pols exam (ch.4) mult choice

  1. Civil liberties are __________ that the government cannot take away
    personal freedoms
  2. The Bill of Rights is made up of the first __________ amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
  3. Which clause prevents the national government from sanctioning an official religion?
    free exercise clause
  4. Which rule bars the use of illegally seized evidence at trial?
  5. Which U.S. Supreme Court case found that a woman's right to have an abortion is protected by the implied constitutional right to privacy?
    Roe v. Wade
  6. In Roth v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court held that material must be utterly without social importance in order to be considered __________.
  7. Selective incorporation makes the protections from the Bill of Rights applicable to the states through the ___ amendment
  8. Article I of the Constitution prohibits ____________,  which makes an act punishable as a crime even if the act was legal when it was committed
    ex post facto laws
  9. A false written statement is __________; the same statement spoken aloud is __________.
    libel, slander
  10. Which amendment protects the right to bear arms?
    2nd amendment
  11. The Constitution protects against search of an individual's person, home, or vehicle without __________.
  12. What does the Sixth Amendment guarantee to those accused of a crime?
    a jury trial
  13. Today, the United States is the only western country to use __________ to punish one for the crime they committed?
    death penalty
  14. What did Abington School District vs. Schempp find to be unconstitutional?
    state-mandated Bible reading
  15. The free exercise clause guarantees that the national government will not interfere with ____.
  16. Profanity, obscenity, and threats are examples of what?
    fighting words
  17. According to Table 4.1, How Has Selective Incorporation Made the Bill of Rights Applicable to the States?, which of the constitutional amendments was the first to be incorporated and applied to the states?
  18. Which of the following generally is unconstitutional in school?
  19. According to Justice Blackmun, a woman had which type of right to an abortion in her first trimester?
    an arguable right
  20. In 2004, the Supreme Court ruled that detainees have a right to which of the following?
    habeas corpus
  21. The doctrine of prior restraint prevents the government from prohibiting speech or publication __________.
    before the fact
  22. In Near v. Minnesota, the Supreme Court further developed which of the following?
    incorporation doctrine
  23. Which test examines the constitutionality of religious establishments?
    Free Exercise
  24. Miranda rights include the right to which of the following?
  25. The USA PATRIOT Act enhances the government's ability to do which of the following?
    examine private records
  26. Which Supreme Court case developed the exclusionary rule?
    Mappv. Ohio
  27. The Supreme Court has ruled that states can limit abortions if the regulations do not pose which of the following?
  28. The Supreme Court briefly outlawed which of the following in the 1970s by asserting that it was being imposed in an arbitrary manner?
  29. What kind of speech is by its very utterance intended to inflict injury or incite an immediate breach of peace?
  30. What type of due process protects citizens from arbitrary or unjust state or federal laws?
  31. The Supreme Court has used selective incorporation to __________ the rights of states.
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pols exam (ch.4) mult choice
pols exam (ch.4) mult choice