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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. How many other states sign Berlin's legal brief?
(a) 12.
(b) 38.
(c) 17.
(d) 22.

2. How many people other than Jacob are on Jacob's law team in the Gideon case?
(a) 2.
(b) 5.
(c) None.
(d) 3.

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

4. Jacob contends that the basis for his case is about _________________, not an attorney.
(a) The Fourteenth Amendment.
(b) The Constitution.
(c) States' rights.
(d) The Attorney General.

5. Who is the Attorney General in 1963?
(a) Robert McNamara.
(b) Daniel Ellsberg.
(c) Robert F. Kennedy.
(d) Lyndon Johnson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a Justice seated during Gideon's Supreme Court case?

2. What is a legal document submitted to the Supreme Court from anyone who may have something helpful to add to a case?

3. Gideon is perceived to be intelligent but ______________.

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

5. Who does George Mantz say is looking out for defendants with attorneys?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the premise of the brief written by George D. Mentz of the Alabama Attorney General's office which supports Jacob's case?

2. What is the author's reply to those who may question whether a case like Gideon's should be managed through legislation or allowed to proceed to the Supreme Court?

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

4. Who is Bruce Robert Jacob and what is his role in Gideon's Supreme Court trial?

5. What is the premise of the Betts vs. Brady case in 1942?

6. What could be the reason that the Supreme Court Justices selected Fortas to represent Gideon?

7. How could Gideon vs. Wainwright overthrow the Betts vs. Brady decision that was enacted just 20 years prior?

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

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

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

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