US Government - Serving on a Jury
1. Which amendment to the US Constitution guarantees a right to trial by jury?
2. Which of the following is not a requirement to serve on a federal jury?
a. US citizen
b. Not a felon
c. At least 18 years old
d. Speak English
e. Graduated from high school
3. How many people are there on the typical jury in the United States?
4. True or False: Jurors can discuss the trial with friends and family members to get their opinions.
5. Where are jury members supposed to get their information regarding a case?
a. Evidence at the trial
c. Social media
6. How are people chosen to become potential jurors?
a. They apply for jury duty at the local court house
b. Jurors are voted on in local elections
c. They are people who have graduated from jury school
d. They are randomly selected from local citizens
e. All of the above
7. What percentage of jurors must agree on a verdict for it to become final?
8. What does it mean when juries are sequestered?
a. They are isolated from the public during the trial
b. They are allowed to use the internet to research the trial
c. They are supposed to give interviews to the press
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
9. What is it called when a jury cannot come to a unanimous decision?
a. Court veto
b. Contempt of court
c. Hung jury
d. Lost cause
10. What type of jury doesn't decide a final verdict, but determines if criminal charges should be brought against someone?
a. Criminal petit jury
b. Grand jury
c. Civil jury
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