Gideon's Trumpet Test | Final Test - Easy

Anthony Lewis
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the Justices asks Jacob if he believes all the prisoners currently jailed without benefit of an attorney are __________________.
(a) Illiterate.
(b) Innocent.
(c) Guilty.
(d) Indigent.

2. The Justice makes the point that all the prisoners currently jailed without counsel were entitled to an attorney ________________________.
(a) Because this is America.
(b) Under the special circumstances rule.
(c) Until proven guilty.
(d) Whether they wanted one or not.

3. Which of the following do the Supreme Court Justices have?
(a) All of these.
(b) Personalities.
(c) Individual ideas.
(d) Core ideals.

4. What is the name of another case in Florida that is similar to Gideon's regarding right to an attorney?
(a) Carney vs. Collins.
(b) Carnley vs. Cochran.
(c) Cromwell vs. Cooley.
(d) Cronin vs. Cochran.

5. Who replaces Justice Frankfurter when he retires?
(a) Justice Avery Gillette.
(b) Justice Alan Ginsburg.
(c) Justice Arthur Goldberg.
(d) Justice Arthur Goldman.

6. What did State Judge Walter V. Schaefer of the Illin.ois Court of Illinois assert as a citizen's greatest right?
(a) The right of free speech.
(b) The right to bear arms.
(c) The right to an attorney.
(d) The right to practice religion.

7. Alabama's brief declares that ___________________ is more likely to be acquitted.
(a) A retarded person.
(b) An indigent with counsel.
(c) An indigent without counsel.
(d) A first-time offender.

8. What do some people at the state level want to see implemented?
(a) Another appellate court.
(b) Mandatory attorney representation.
(c) A lottery to decide who takes a case.
(d) A public defender's office.

9. Overall, the courts deal with ____________ while the legislature deals with abstraction in large numbers.
(a) Individuals.
(b) Lifetime criminals.
(c) Retarded people.
(d) Indigents.

10. What "stupid answer" does Jacob give in response to a Justice?
(a) The Justices have not done their due diligence in the case.
(b) Gideon did the crime and he has to do the time.
(c) A judge would not object to a lay person representing someone else.
(d) He did not realize that he would be questioned on some of these issues.

11. What amazes Jacob about appearing in the Supreme Court?
(a) The quality of the furniture.
(b) The informality of the proceedings.
(c) The huge number of people present.
(d) The courtroom cameras.

12. Lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court should not be overconfident or ______________.
(a) Ill-prepared.
(b) Brash.
(c) Arrogant.
(d) Loud.

13. Prior to Gideons' Supreme Court case, how many of the nine Justices does Fortas think will rule in his favor?
(a) 6.
(b) 8.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

14. In the Betts vs. Brady case in 1942, in what state did Smith Betts live?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Montana.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Maryland,

15. What can a lay person not be expected to know?
(a) Supreme Court Justices.
(b) Attorney phone numbers.
(c) Legal fees.
(d) Points of law.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comment does George Mantz say that draws laughter from the Justices?

2. Who is the law student who works on research for Fortas?

3. What is the case in which six black boys were accused of rape of two white girls in 1932?

4. Who had complete control over deciding who would represent Gideon?

5. Jacob recommends that if a new law were to come from the Gideon case it should not be _______________.

(see the answer keys)

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