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1.

When the Supreme Court established the principle of judicial review in Marbury v. Madison, it

 

(A)

increased the Court’s power

 

(B)

limited the Court’s power

 

(C)

gave the president more power

 

(D)

challenged the Constitution

  

2.

In Reynolds v. Sims (1964), the Court told Alabama to redraw its legislative districts to guarantee the principle of

 

(A)

judicial review

 

(B)

freedom of speech

 

(C)

one person, one vote

 

(D)

state authority

  

3.

The 1978 ruling in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke said that

 

(A)

affirmative action was unconstitutional

 

(B)

setting racial quotas was unconstitutional

 

(C)

admitting children of alumni was legal

 

(D)

athletic scholarships were illegal

  

4.

The issue of states’ rights was important in the cases of

 

(A)

Schenck v. United States and Reynolds v. Sims

 

(B)

Marbury v. Madison and Plessy v. Ferguson

 

(C)

McCulloch v. Maryland and Gibbons v. Ogden

 

(D)

Dred Scott v. Sandford and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

  

5.

In McCulloch v. Maryland, the Court upheld federal authority over state authority by ruling that

 

(A)

states could limit banking operations

 

(B)

the Elastic Clause was unconstitutional

 

(C)

Congress could not establish a bank

 

(D)

a state could not tax a national bank

  

6.

In Gibbons v. Ogden, the Court ruled that the power to regulate interstate commerce belonged to

 

(A)

the state governments

 

(B)

the federal government

 

(C)

a mediator appointed by the Court

 

(D)

a commission appointed by the states

  

7.

The Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) that

 

(A)

slavery was unconstitutional

 

(B)

African Americans were not citizens

 

(C)

the Missouri Compromise was legal

 

(D)

Dred Scott was free

  

8.

The Plessy v. Ferguson ruling declared that it was legal for blacks and whites to have

 

(A)

integrated schools

 

(B)

equal protection under the law

 

(C)

“separate but equal” facilities

 

(D)

involuntary servitude in the United States

  

9.

In ruling that Charles Schenck’s leaflets created a “clear and present danger,” the Supreme Court addressed limits of

 

(A)

free speech

 

(B)

religious freedom

 

(C)

a free press

 

(D)

political party freedom

  

10.

In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka(1954) the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in education was

 

(A)

a decision for state legislatures

 

(B)

legal if facilities were equal

 

(C)

protected by the Fourteenth Amendment

 

(D)

unconstitutional

  
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