Gideon's Trumpet Test | Final Test - Hard

Anthony Lewis
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In most cases the majority of the work falls on _________________.

2. Which state files its own brief in support of the principles of Gideon's case?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How do Fortas and Jacob differ in their perceptions of Supreme Court procedure?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

With what crime had Clarence Earl Gideon been charged? What prevented his being appointed an attorney? Wouldn't Gideon have qualified under the "special circumstances" clause? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of indigent men with diminished intelligence in the South in the 1960s. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? Do they have any freedoms that 21st century men do not have?

Essay Topic 3

In Gideon's Supreme Court case, Abe Fortas is assigned to represent him while Bruce Jacob represents the state's rights. Compare and contrast Abe Fortas and Bruce Jacob. What similarities do they share? How are they different? Do you think the Supreme Court Justices knew what they were doing when they appointed Fortas to Gideon's case? Explain.

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