American Government Ch 4

The Supreme Court has decided that the death penalty ________.

  • is always cruel and unusual punishment
  • is never cruel and unusual punishment
  • may be applied only to acts of terrorism
  • may not be applied to those who were under 18 when they committed a crime*

The Fourth Amendment’s requirement for a warrant  _________________.

  • applies only to searches of the home
  • applies only to the seizure of property as evidence
  • does not protect people who rent or lease property
  • does not apply when there is a serious risk that evidence will be destroyed before a warrant can be issued*

____________________are freedoms, which have limitations on government power, intended to protect freedoms that governments may not legally intrude on.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Liberties*
  • Bill of Rights
  • Constitution

____________________are guarantees that government officials will treat people equally and that decisions will be made on the basis of merit rather than race, gender, or other personal characteristics.

  • Civil Rights*
  • Civil Liberties
  • Bill of Rights
  • Constitution

Right to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure

  • 4th amendment*
  • 5th amendment
  • 8th amendment
  • 9th amendment

Rights in criminal cases, including due process and indictment by grand jury for capital crimes, as well as the right not to testify against oneself

  • 4th amendment
  • 5th amendment*
  • 8th amendment
  • 9th amendment

Right to a speedy trial by an impartial jury

  • 4th amendment
  • 6th amendment*
  • 8th amendment
  • 9th amendment

Right to not face excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishment

  • 4th amendment
  • 5th amendment
  • 8th amendment*
  • 9th amendment

Rights retained by the people, even if they are not specifically enumerated by the Constitution

  • 4th amendment
  • 6th amendment
  • 8th amendment
  • 9th amendment*

Which of the following rights is not protected by the Sixth Amendment?

  • right to trial by an impartial jury
  • right to cross-examine witnesses in a trial
  • right to remain silent*
  • right to a speedy trial

The double jeopardy rule in the Bill of Rights forbids which of the following?

  • prosecuting someone in state court for a criminal act acquitted of in federal court
  • suing someone for damages for an act the person was found not guilty of
  • prosecuting someone in federal court for a criminal act acquitted of in a state court
  • none of these options*