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Chapter Exam

This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
Which branch did Alexander Hamilton call the "least dangerous branch"?

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Question 2.
The federal judiciary was given form and substance by

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Question 3.
In its early days, the Supreme Court met

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Question 4.
Lawyers can use their peremptory challenges to exclude jurors on the basis of their I. education. II. race. III. occupation. IV. gender.

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Question 5.
In court rulings, a reliance on precedents to formulate decisions on new cases is called

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Question 6.
Democrats have complained that George W. Bush's nominees to the federal courts have been

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Question 7.
The justices of the Supreme Court are

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Question 8.
Questions involving ________ make up about half of the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.

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Question 9.
Since 1988, most appellate cases have arrived at the Court have been through

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Question 10.
The member of the Justice Department who handles all Supreme Court appeals for the U.S. government is the

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Question 11.
Research by political scientists finds that

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Question 12.
Interest groups often participate in Supreme Court cases through the use of

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Question 13.
A Supreme Court justice who agrees with the outcome reached by the majority but not with the legal reasoning behind the decision may issue a

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Question 14.
The attitudinal model of Supreme Court decision making posits that

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Question 15.
In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled that public high school graduations could not include a prayer. However, many schools continue to include prayers at graduation ceremonies and football games. This demonstrates the difficulties of

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Question 16.
Article III is less detailed than Article I and Article II.

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Question 17.
Judicial review is granted to the Supreme Court in Article IV of the Constitution.

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Question 18.
In Marbury v. Madison, Chief Justice Abe Fortes wrote, "it is emphatically the province and duty of Congress to say what the law is."

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Question 19.
Circuit Court decisions set binding precedents for all federal courts, unless the Supreme Court intervenes.

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Question 20.
During the Bush administration, Republican home-state senators had considerable input as to who would be nominated for the federal district courts. This is called senatorial courtesy.

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Question 21.
Most Supreme Court justices have been members of traditional Protestant faiths.

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Question 22.
Robert Bork was easily confirmed as associate justice to the Supreme Court.

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Question 23.
A former clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun has complained that the clerks of the court are too ideological and have too much power.

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Question 24.
The U.S. solicitor general's petitions to the Supreme Court are more likely to be accepted than the petitions from any other party.

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Question 25.
The Roberts Court ruled that the Bush administration's denial of habeas corpus rights to prisoners at Guant�namo Bay was unconstitutional.

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