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

2. 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.

3. What is the next issue following the Supreme Court's ruling in Gideon's favor?
(a) Theory.
(b) Budget.
(c) Implementation.
(d) Strategy.

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

5. Which of the following is true regarding Supreme Court Justices?
(a) All of these.
(b) They are free to disagree.
(c) They don't seek re-election and are not indebted to anyone.
(d) They are appointed to lifetime terms.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which are the only two states to stand with Florida on the right to an attorney position?

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

3. Most prisoners currently jailed without the benefit of an attorney do not have which of the following characteristics that Gideon possesses?

4. Gideon is perceived to be intelligent but ______________.

5. What amazes Jacob about appearing in the Supreme Court?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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 form of support does Jacob get to help him defend the state position in the trial?

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

7. What change on the Supreme Court bench seems fortunate for Gideon's case?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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