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Which of the following cases decided whether a state could compel children to attend school beyond eighth grade even if it violated the students’ sincerely held religious beliefs?
a) Wisconsin v Yoder (1972)
b) US v Lopez (1995)
c) McDonald v City of Chicago (2010)
d) Baker v Carr (1962)

Which of the following Supreme Court cases establishes that a woman has a due process right to make a decision whether or not to have an abortion?
a) Roe v. Wade (1973)
b) United States v. Lopez (1995)
c) McDonald v. Chicago (2010)
d) Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

Which of the following constitutional clauses was most relevant in the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade (1973) ?
a) Due Process clause
b) Commerce clause
c) Free Exercise clause
d) Equql Protection clause

In Roe v. Wade, the majority of Supreme Court justices determined that
a) the United States Constitution implies a right to privacy and thus made abortions legal
b) abortions could be performed only during the first twelve weeks of a pregnancy
c) a constitutional right to privacy necessitated making contraceptives legal
d) a husband is allowed to veto his wife’s decision to have an abortion

In Gideon v. Wainwright, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the
a) Sixth Amendment right-to-counsel provision applies to those accused of major crimes under state laws
b) Eighth Amendment cruel-and-unusual-punishment provision cannot be applied in a discriminatory manner
c) exclusionary rule prevented the introduction of evidence seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment from being used in court
d) Bible could be distributed at public schools under the free exercise clause of the First Amendment

In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the Supreme Court established which of the following principles?
a) Separation of students by race, even in equally good schools, is unconstitutional.
b) Everyone must go to school at least until the age of 16.
c) A school official can search a student for drugs.
d) A moment of silent prayer at the beginning of the school day is allowable under the First Amendment.

In the case Boynton v. Virginia (1960), the Supreme Court ruled that segregation at a bus stop restaurant was illegal based on the Interstate Commerce Act. Which of the following explains how this case is similar to Brown v. Board of Education
a) Both cases struck down local ordinances that prescribed segregation.
b) Both cases were related to school bussing.
c) Both cases were primarily about the application of the commerce clause to address segregation.
d) Both cases ruled that the federal government did not have the authority to address segregation.

Which of the following reflects the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade (1973) ?
a) It ruled that a woman’s right to an abortion was a privacy right incorporated to all of the states
b) It ruled that the state had a justifiable interest to legalize abortion
c) It ruled that the case was moot, as Roe’s pregnancy had ended by the time the case came up for review.
d) It ruled that the state had an overarching right to prohibit women from having abortions anytime during their pregnancies

Which of the following cases examined a state law that required all children to attend school through the twelfth grade in order to promote the general welfare of its citizens?
a) Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)
b) Engel v. Vitale (1962)
c) Marbury v. Madison (1803)
d) Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969)

With respect to prayer in public schools, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that
a) state-sponsored prayer violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment
b) since educational policy is controlled by state governments, the First Amendment does not affect school policy on prayer
c) the free exercise clause permits teachers to mandate silent prayer
d) state-sponsored prayer is permitted by the free exercise clause of the First Amendment

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