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The Supreme Court Quiz

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The Supreme Court affects the life of every American. Its decisions have shaped our society, our laws, our government, and our history. So we probably ought to know every answer to these questions, right?

  1. 1. Who is this justice?

    Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Samuel Alito
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    Marco Rubio
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    Incorrect
    Leon Panetta
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    Antonin Scalia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Antonin Scalia

  2. 2. How many justices are there in the Supreme Court?

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    12
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    9
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    8
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    16
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    9

    There is one chief justice and eight associate justices.

  3. 3. Who is this justice?

    Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Anthony Kennedy
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    John Roberts
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    Stephen Breyer
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    David Souter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Anthony Kennedy

  4. 4. How long is the term of a Supreme Court justice?

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    4 years
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    8 years
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    12 years
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    Life
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Justices hold office as long as they choose to and their terms are only limited by impeachment.

  5. 5. Which justice is this?

    Steve Petteway / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    John Paul Stevens
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    Stephen Breyer
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    John Roberts
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    David Souter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Stephen Breyer

  6. 6. Which justice is this?

    Steve Petteway / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Eric Holder
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    Thurgood Marshall
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    Clarence Thomas
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    John Roberts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Clarence Thomas

  7. 7. How many justices have been removed or impeached?

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    3
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    7
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    11
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    1
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1

    Samuel Chase

  8. 8. Which justice is this?

    Steve Petteway / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    John Ashcroft
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    John Roberts
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    John Paul Stevens
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    John Boehner
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Chief Justice John Roberts

  9. 9. Approximately how many cases does the Supreme Court hear per year?

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    between 1 and 60
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    between 61 and 140
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    between 141 and 220
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    between 221 and 300
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    between 61 and 150

    ...out of approximately 10,000 petitioned cases.

  10. 10. Who is this justice?

    Steve Petteway / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Elena Kagan
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    Janet Reno
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    Sonia Sotomayor
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sonia Sotomayor

  11. 11. Who nominates potential new justices for the Supreme Court?

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    The chief justice
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    The Senate
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    The other Supreme Court justices
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    The president
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    Wrong!

    The president nominates the candidate and the Senate votes on their acceptance.

  12. 12. Which justice is this?

    Steve Petteway / Via upload.wikimedia.org
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    Steve Scalise
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    Samuel Alito
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    Patrick Leahy
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    David Souter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Samuel Alito

  13. 13. Which justice Is This?

    Steve Petteway / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Elena Kagan
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    Sandra Day O'Connor
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Nancy Pelosi
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    Wrong!

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  14. 14. How many federal circuit courts of appeals are there?

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    8
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    50
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    13
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    4
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There are 13 judicial circuit courts.

    Each Supreme Court justice must preside over at least one.

  15. 15. Who is this justice?

    Steve Petteway / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Elena Kagan
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    Incorrect
    Elizabeth Warren
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    Kay Hagan
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    Valerie Jarrett
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    Wrong!

    Elena Kagan

  16. 16. Where does the Supreme Court meet?

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    Matt H. Wade / Via en.wikipedia.org
    Matt H. Wade / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Pine / Via en.wikipedia.org
    Pine / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    AgnosticPreachersKid / Via en.wikipedia.org
    AgnosticPreachersKid / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Noclip / Via en.wikipedia.org
    Noclip / Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Wrong!

    The Supreme Court Building

    1 First Street NE, Washington, D.C.

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