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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the right to an attorney issue become even greater on the state level?
(a) There are judges who want to rule on a case-by-case basis.
(b) There are more indigent defendants.
(c) The states resist the change.
(d) There are more intellectually challenged defendants.

2. Which of the following happens to legal services when appointed attorneys are not compensated?
(a) They are hasty.
(b) They are inept.
(c) All of these.
(d) They are perfunctory.

3. In most cases the majority of the work falls on _________________.
(a) The defense attorney.
(b) The defendant.
(c) The Attorney General.
(d) The prosecutor's office.

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

5. What is the case in which the the opinion indicates that federal defendants should always have the right to an attorney?
(a) Jackman vs. Zerbst.
(b) Johnson vs. Johnson.
(c) Jackson vs. Zolta.
(d) Johnson vs. Zerbst.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did retired Justice Frankfurter say about Gideon vs. Wainwright?

2. Who replaces Justice Frankfurter when he retires?

3. Which organization submits a brief in support of Gideon's petition?

4. What type of payment do most appointed attorneys get?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Jacob's opinion on the retroactive element of any law which may evolve from Gideon's Supreme Court case?

2. What is the next step after the Supreme Court rules in Gideon's favor?

3. What is Justice Black's statement about Betts when he offers the Supreme Court opinion?

4. What are a couple reasons that the Supreme Court works so well in terms of independent thinking?

5. What major points stem from revising the method of assigning attorneys who are not compensated?

6. What does Fortas believe would be the surest way to get assenting opinions from the Justices in Gideon's case?

7. What is Justice Harlan's simple statement that overturns Betts vs. Brady?

8. Compare and contrast the legal resources for Jacob representing states' rights and Fortas representing just one man.

9. What is State Judge Walter V. Schaefer's reasoning on why the right to an attorney is greater than all other rights?

10. What does John Hart Ely discover about Florida cases while doing research for Gideon's Supreme Court case?

(see the answer keys)

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