GOVERNMENT 2305 UNIT IV TEST – VERSION A Print your name, subject, and date in spaces indicated on the SCANTRON FORM NO. 882 Print “A” in the Test No. Space Multiple Choice: Answer all questions. Each question is worth 1 point. Cumulative value of the multiple choice questions is 60 points. 1. Which of the following was a part of the Judiciary Act of 1789? d. It created both federal circuit and district courts. 2. What was the principal effect of Marbury v. Madison (1803) on the Supreme Court? a. It gave the Court the ability to rule on whether laws violate the Constitution. 3. After asserting the power of judicial review, the Supreme Court’s ability to rule on the constitutionality of state laws: a. was based on the supremacy clause of the Constitution 4. Why is it important that the Supreme Court was given the right to rule on the constitutionality of state laws? c. It ensures the uniform application of the Constitution across the states. 5. A court’s appellate jurisdiction applies to: d. cases in which the court resolves conflicts over interpretations or the applicability of laws 6. The individual or group that initiates judicial action in a trial court is the: a. plaintiff 7. The individual or group that is sued or charged with a crime is the: b. defendant 8. The individual or group that appeals the decision of a lower court is the: c. petitioner 9. The individual or group that defends the decision of a lower court on appeal is called the: d. respondent 10. In which of the following is it possible for judges to face election? c. state courts 11. Which of the following is a criterion typically used in selecting nominees to the Supreme Court? a. ideology and partisanship 12. The Constitution provides ________ about the requirements for federal judicial service than it does for serving as president or in Congress. c. less detail 13. Which of the following are constitutional criteria for determining when the Supreme Court will hear a case? b. collusion, mootness, and ripeness 14. The Supreme Court spends most of its time: c. reading briefs and writing opinions 15 An opinion written by a Supreme Court justice who agrees with a case but does not agree with its legal logic is called a: a. concurring opinion 16. The strategic model of Supreme Court decision making emphasizes: b. how the justices account for the views of other justices when deciding how to act
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- Government, Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution