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Question 1.1. The trajectory of cases from Marbury v. Madison demonstrate that the Supreme Court (Points : 1)
✓ A- had to stay within the confines of public opinion.
B- always had supreme authority.
C- was afraid of the states.
D- needed to manage public relations.

Question 2.2. The Judiciary Act of 1789 established all of the following except that the Supreme Court would (Points : 1)
A- have one Chief Justice.
B - have five associate justices.
C - sit in two sessions each year.
✓ D - determine how many federal districts there would be.

Question 3.3. Judges who practice what their critics call “judicial activism” argue that judges (Points : 1)
✓ - A have a responsibility to protect individual rights and liberties.
B -have a responsibility to be anti-majoritarian because democracy is not always a good thing.
C- should ask what was the intent of the framers of the Bill of Rights when they framed our civil liberties.
D- are all powerful and their judgment is superior to the judgment of the people.

Question 4.4. When the Supreme Court hands down a decision, it is (Points : 1)
✓ - A often a mixed decision with majority, dissenting, and even concurring opinions.
B- always a unanimous 9-0 decision.
C- a law forever and can never be overturned.
D - always free of politics.

Question 5.5. A right is generally defined as (Points : 1)
A - an obligation that we have to others.
B- that which everybody around the world enjoys.
✓ C -a zone of protection around an interest that we would like protected.
D- an obligation that others have to us.

Question 6.6. Overall, we learn that civil liberties in the United States mean that (Points : 1)
✓ A - there is to be a presumption in favor of individual rights, but they can be restricted for a compelling public interest.
B - individual rights are dependent on the will of the majority and can be changed at any time.
C - states and legislators are free to create barriers to education, social and financial equality.
D - civil liberties are absolute and unlimited.

Question 7.7. The reason why the Supreme Court came around to upholding that states had an obligation to provide attorneys to those who could not afford them was (Points : 1)
A - attorneys were charging additional costs to poor defendants.
✓ B - to provide a fair advantage to defendants.
C - it was something that other countries did.
D - to encourage defendants to plea bargain.

Question 8.8. The 1964 Civil Rights Act (Points : 1)
A - required localities to bus students in order to end racial segregation.
B - overturned the 1921 anti-boycotting law.
✓ C - ended racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and by “public accommodations.”
D- required voters to pass a literacy test before registering.

Question 9.9. The case of Schenck v. United States established that (Points : 1)
A- free speech is an absolute and unlimited civil liberty.
B- speech may be abridged when an individual finds it offensive.
✓ C - speech may be abridged when it creates a clear and present danger.
D -nothing can be considered dangerous speech during time of war.

Question 10.10. A suspect in a crime (Points : 1)
✓ A -must be informed of his Miranda rights upon arrest.
B - does not have to be informed of his Miranda rights until arraigned.
C- may confess and then be informed of his Miranda rights.
D- can be forcibly coerced to confess after being informed of his Miranda rights.

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    I don't know about 1 and 2, but I believe your other answers are right.

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