American Government

  1. The language of the Fourteenth Amendment clearly states that the Bill of Rights is applicable to the states
  2. For the Most part the Supreme Court considers obscenity as unprotected speech.
  3. The Court has ruled that libel is specifically protected  by the First Amendment.
  4. The establishment clause forbids the creation of an official state religion.
  5. When action based on religious belief runs counter to criminal law the latter prevails.
  6. A police officer must always present a warrant before any search is made.
  7. Indigent people have no constitutional right to have state appointed counsel in civile cases.
  8. The Supreme Court has required the states to formulate uniform policies toward capital punishment.
  9. Roe v. Wade prohibited virtually all restrictions on a woman's right to have an abortion during her first trimester of pregnancy.
  10. Civil rights refers exclusively to one's specific constitutional rights.
  11. The separate but equal doctrine was struck down by the Supreme Court in Plessy V. Ferguson
  12. Shortly after the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, schools in the South were desegregated
  13. Public opinion polls have shown overwhelming popular support for affirmative action programs
  14. The voting Rights Act of 1965 requires that any change in a locale's electoral system must be first cleared by the U.S. attorney general or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  15. Very few American Indians still live in reservations.
  16. Much of what government and private citizens have done in recent decades has been driven by an intolerance of inequality.
  17. The Fourteenth Amendment

    B.   is directed to state governments
  18. Which of the following statements does not reflect an important objective of free expression

    D.   It contributes to social and political stability
  19. Regarding the issue of obscenity, the Supreme Court has

    C.   regarded it as unprotected speech
  20. Which of the following is an example of symbolic speech?

    A.   a sit-in
  21. Using the Lemon test criteria, the Supreme Court has approved aid to sectarian schools in the form of

    D.   textbook loans to pupils
  22. The Supreme Court has approved all of the following except

    A.   letting members of the American Indian Church ingest peyote as part of a religious ritual
  23. Mens rea refers to which of the following

    C.   criminal intent
  24. The exclusionary rule

    B.   denies government the use of evidence gained as a result of violation of the suspect's rights.
  25. Miranda rights do not include the right to

    C.   refuse a search if not presented with a warrant
  26. The right to counsel is guaranteed in all cases except

    C.   civil cases
  27. Which of the following statements about capital punishment is false?

    C.   All fifty states allow capital punishment under certain conditions
  28. Which of the following is true of the Ninth Amendment?

    D.   It suggests that people have certain rights that are not specifically stated in the constitution
  29. Roe v. Wade

    C.   prohibited virtually all restriction on abortions during the first trimester
  30. Which of the following did Webster v. Reproductive Health Services do?

    C.   It made it clear that states could place restriction on abortions.
  31. "If life is like a marathon, the government may have to carry some runners to the finish line if they are to get there at all," reflects the idea of

    C.   equality of result
  32. To get around the Fifteenth Amendment, Southern legislature often turned to discriminatory devices such as

    D.   all of the above
  33. Early attempts to undermine racial segregation took the form of

    A.   lawsuits to challenge the constitutionality of discrimination
  34. Quick implementation of the Brown decision way hampered by

    D. all of the above
  35. According to the Supreme Court, when is segregation between school districts unconstitutional?

    B.   there is evidence that school boards have caused the segregation between districts
  36. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has had the effect of

    D.   all of the above
  37. sexual bias in employment and promotion practices was outlawed by

    A.   Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  38. Comparable worth

    A.   Would mandate equal pay for jobs of equal value
  39. Which of the following statements about American Indians is false?

    A.   they live primarily in large urban areas
  40. The nation's fastest growing minority group consists of

    D.   Latinos
  41. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

    D.   all of the above
  42. Which of the following is true of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990?

    B.   it bans discrimination in employment and places of public accommodation
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