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Trivia Quiz - Supreme Court of the United States


Test your knowledge by taking this quiz about the Supreme Court of the US.

Quiz Number: 4460
Date Submitted: May 06, 2012
Quiz Categories: American Government
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 80.2 percent
Times Taken: 46 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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Supreme Court of the United States
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1. How many justices are there in the Supreme Court?
  A.   3
  B.   5
  C.   7
  D.   9

2. What is the title of the lead judge of the Supreme Court?
  A.   Chief Justice
  B.   Lead Justice
  C.   Associate Justice
  D.   Top Justice

3. In 1789, the formation of the Supreme Court was authorized and established by:
  A.   George Washington
  B.   The Declaration of Independence
  C.   The Constitution
  D.   Articles of Confederation

4. Who was the first US president to also serve as a Supreme Court Justice?
  A.   Woodrow Wilson
  B.   Andrew Jackson
  C.   William H. Taft
  D.   John F. Kennedy

5. Who nominates new Supreme Court justices?
  A.   US President
  B.   Chief Justice
  C.   the current Supreme Court justices
  D.   The Senate

6. Who confirms new Supreme Court justices?
  A.   Chief Justice
  B.   US Senate
  C.   the current Supreme Court justices
  D.   The President

7. Who was the first US president to serve a full term without nominating a Supreme Court justice?
  A.   Ronald Reagan
  B.   Jimmy Carter
  C.   George HW Bush
  D.   Bill Clinton

8. Which of the following would not prompt a justice to leave the Supreme Court?
  A.   retirement
  B.   death
  C.   impeachment
  D.   expiration of their term length

9. Who was the first US president to appoint 10 or more Supreme Court justices?
  A.   Ronald Reagan
  B.   Abraham Lincoln
  C.   George Washington
  D.   Franklin D. Roosevelt

10. Which of the following is not true about the powers of the US Supreme Court?
  A.   The court's powers are outlined in the Bill of Rights
  B.   The court's powers are outlined in Article III, Section 1 and 2, of the U. S. Constitution
  C.   The court has appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts
  D.   The court has appellate jurisdiction over state supreme courts on matters of federal law or Constitutional issues


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