Unit 5 Chapter 5 True/False Questions



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Unit 5
Chapter 5 - True/False Questions:


  1. In Gitlow v. New York, the Supreme Court used the Fourteenth Amendment to apply the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech to the states.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 156-157


  1. In Gitlow v. New York, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot infringe on a citizen’s freedom of speech.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 156-157


  1. The incorporation doctrine is a principle used to limit the powers of the national government in the realm of civil rights and liberties.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 156


  1. The establishment clause prohibits the national government from establishing a national religion and is found in the First Amendment.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 158


  1. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been more likely to allow the mingling of church and state.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Synthesis

Page reference: 159


  1. Recent Supreme Court decisions have strengthened the “wall of separation” between church and state.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Synthesis

Page reference: 159


  1. The Court first ruled that a prayer recited in public school was unconstitutional in Engel v. Vitale.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 159


  1. At times, the Supreme Court allows the use of hallucinogenic drugs for use in religious observances.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 160


  1. The Supreme Court has ruled that burning the American flag is a protected form of symbolic speech.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 164


  1. Two-thirds of colleges and universities ban some forms of speech or related conduct.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 166


  1. The first Supreme Court case dealing with symbolic speech was Stromberg v. California.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 164


  1. According to the First Amendment, government cannot prevent speech based on its content.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 164


  1. The Supreme Court has ruled that public universities can use mandatory student fees to fund student groups that may be unpopular with some students.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 165


  1. In New York Times v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. government could prevent the publication of papers that painted the government in a negative light.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 164


  1. In New York Times v. Sullivan (1964), the Supreme Court made it extremely difficult for a public figure to win a libel suit.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Synthesis

Page reference: 166-167


  1. The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Third Amendment.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 169


  1. The Supreme Court has ruled that police do not need a search warrant to search a person being arrested.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 171


  1. Police officers do not need a warrant if they have consent to search.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 171


  1. The Fourth Amendment's purpose was to deny the national government the authority to conduct general searches.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 170


  1. The police can search anyone who willingly gives consent to be searched.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 170-172


  1. The prohibition against double jeopardy prevents the government from retrying someone who has been acquitted, even if compelling new evidence comes to light after the trail is over.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 172-173


  1. The exclusionary rule was adopted in the case of Miranda v. Arizona.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 173


  1. If new evidence comes to light after the accused has been acquitted, the courts can order a new trial if the recently discovered evidence is sufficiently compelling.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 174


  1. The Fifth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 174


  1. The Supreme Court has determined that mentally retarded convicts are eligible for the death penalty if they received a fair and public trial.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 177


  1. Over 100 people have been released from death row due to the results of DNA tests.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 177


  1. Capital punishment is banned in all Western democracies.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 178-179


  1. In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled that women have an absolute right to an abortion in the first trimester.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 182


  1. The right to privacy prevents states from criminalizing private sexual behavior between consenting adults.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 185




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