Judicial Branch - The Supreme Court

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Judicial Branch - The Supreme Court.

1. Which of the following is not a part of the Judicial Branch of government?
a. The Supreme Court
b. Federal Court of Appeals
c. Federal District Courts
d. The Department of Justice
e. All of the above

2. What is considered the highest court of the United States?
a. The Federal Court of Appeals
b. The Presidential Court
c. The Supreme Court
d. The Congressional Court
e. The Department of Justice

3. True or False: A decision made by the Supreme Court can be appealed to the Senate.

4. How many justices are there on the current Supreme Court?
a. 1
b. 6
c. 9
d. 12

5. How long is the term for a Supreme Court justice?
a. 1 year
b. 2 years
c. 4 years
d. 6 years
e. For the rest of their life.

6. What two documents guarantee the right of a fair judicial process to every citizen of the United States?
a. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
b. The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights
c. The Magna Carta and the Constitution
d. The Rule of Law and the Fair Trial Papers
e. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

7. What happens if a person can`t afford a lawyer?
a. They are automatically determined guilty.
b. They are given a lawyer by the government.
c. They must represent themselves before the judge.
d. The judge acts as their lawyer.
e. They must take out a loan to pay for a lawyer.

8. About how many cases does the Supreme Court review each year?
a. 2
b. 10
c. 75
d. 150
e. 1000

9. What is the main reason that federal judges are appointed to their position for life rather than a specific term like most politicians?
a. Because many cases take years and years to review.
b. So they will make decisions based on what they think is right, rather than on what they think will help them keep their job.
c. In order to allow them to learn their job and become good at it over time.
d. Because most of them are old and will die soon anyway.

10. If someone feels that their trial was not fair or was handled wrong, what is the next step they can take in the judicial process?
a. They can appeal to a higher court of law.
b. They can ask for a Congressman to pardon them.
c. They can fire their lawyer and ask the judge for another trial.
d. They can flee to another country and then declare a new trial.
e. There is nothing they can do.

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