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Number of justices currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court.
a) 6
b) 7
c) 8
d) 9

Term of a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
a) 10 years
b) 20 years
c) 40 years
d) life

When requesting the Supreme Court to review a case, what document must be sent to the Court?
a) Writ of Certiorari
b) Petition for Writ of Certiorari
c) Writ of Habeas Corpus
d) Petition for Habeas Corpus

Name for the half-wall that separates the audience from the people involved in the trial.
a) bench
b) partition
c) bar
d) barrier

Courts of Appeal at the state and national level are also known as
a) superior courts
b) circuit courts
c) district courts
d) supervisory courts

Which court case gave the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) the power of judicial review.
a) Marbury v. Madison
b) Dred Scott v. Sandford
c) McCulloch v. Maryland
d) Gideon v. Wainwright

Which case gave the Supreme Court the power to make political decisions?
a) Marbury v. Madison
b) Dred Scott v. Sandford
c) Gideon v. Wainwright
d) McCullough v. Maryland

How many U.S. senators are there in Congress?
a) 50
b) 75
c) 100
d) 125

Who leads the judge into the courtroom?
a) clerk
b) no one
c) bailiff
d) district attorney

It is what happens when there is a hung jury.
a) judge/jury automatically issues guilty verdict
b) judge/jury automatically issues not guilty verdict
c) judge declares a mistrial
d) judge sends case back to grand jury

The place in the courtroom where the judge is seated is know as the what?
a) bar
b) bench
c) seat
d) stall

How many U.S. representatives are there in Congress?
a) 100
b) 135
c) 400
d) 435

Term which describes a jury being isolated from the public during the course of a trial.
a) jurisdiction
b) indictment
c) sequester
d) affidavit

What is the term of a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice?
a) 7 years
b) 14 years
c) 20 years
d) life

Which person in a trial maintains all of the evidence and court records?
a) bailiff
b) judge
c) court clerk
d) district attorney

In which type of court are adoption cases heard?
a) city court
b) juvenile court
c) family court
d) federal district court

Another name for an appellate court is a _______ court.
a) supreme
b) superior
c) circuit
d) district

How many peremptory challenges does each attorney get during a voir dire?
a) 6
b) 8
c) 10
d) 12

A mistrial may be declared in all of the following circumstances except
a) hung jury
b) jury tampering
c) serious error of law made by judge or one of the attorneys
d) when two or more witnesses do not show up for the trial

What is discovery?
a) When the defense and the prosecuting attorneys share information before a trial.
b) When the defense and the prosecuting attorneys share information after a trial
c) When the defense and the prosecuting attorneys present their cases at the trial
d) When the defense or prosecution uncover new evidence during a trial

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