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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. Under the Betts rule, who is required to have an attorney?
(a) A person of low intelligence.
(b) An indigent person.
(c) An innocent person.
(d) A guilty person.

2. Which organization submits a brief in support of Gideon's petition?
(a) The American Civil Liberties Union.
(b) The Democratic Party.
(c) The NAACP.
(d) The Harvard Law School.

3. Which of the following is the consensus regarding appointed attorneys?
(a) All of these?
(b) An unpaid lawyer provides little or no real legal advice.
(c) No one attorney should withstand the continuing burden.
(d) Governmental funding will be required.

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

5. Why was the Betts case able to prevail in 1942?
(a) The Civil Rights Law was not voted in.
(b) People were more concerned about going to war.
(c) America wasn't ready for the tenets of Gideon vs. Wainwright at that time.
(d) There was no Supreme Court then.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "stupid answer" does Jacob give in response to a Justice?

2. What is the case in which the the opinion indicates that federal defendants should always have the right to an attorney?

3. Attorneys should view questions as _______________________.

4. Who is the young lawyer assigned to defend the state's position in Gideon's case?

5. Which of the following is true of Gideon's case?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the impact of the Gideon ruling regarding getting support for attorneys who are appointed to criminal cases?

2. Why is Gideon's Supreme Court case called Gideon vs. Wainwright?

3. Before hearing Gideon's case, what are the Justices aware of regarding many of the cases they hear?

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

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

6. 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?

7. What flaw does Fortas present in determining decisions on a case-by-case basis?

8. What embarrassing statement does Jacob make in dialogue regarding Gideon representing someone else in court?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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