Quiz Me! - The Constitution The constitution defines the structure of the governmentand their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. 1 / 10 Many constitutional scholars consider this to be the most important right of an accused person in criminal cases. Speedy and public trial Right to counsel No double jeopardy Exclusionary rule 2 / 10 Which of the following statements regarding the Twenty-First Amendment is CORRECT? The Twenty-First Amendment effectively repealed the Nineteenth Amendment. The Twenty-First Amendment had the lengthiest ratification processes of any of the amendments to date. The Twenty-First Amendment was the only amendment ratified using the convention method. The Twenty-First Amendment was primarily championed by rural legislators. 3 / 10 The prosecuting attorney excluded all African American potential jurors from participating in the trial of an African American accused of a felony. The attorney for the defendant objected. His objection was based on the fact that The prosecutor’s behavior was a blatant violation of the 8th Amendment All of the above The trial would take longer since the jury pool had to be expanded, creating a delay in the start of the trial and thus violate the speedy trial provision of the 6th Amendment The composition of a jury should reflect the population of the area where the trial is being held 4 / 10 All of the following statements about rulings of the U. S. Supreme Court are correct EXCEPT: Executing those who were under the age of 18 when they committed a criminal offense violates the “cruel and unusual punishment” provision of the Constitution.. Corporal or physical punishment like paddling in the public schools does not violate the “cruel and unusual punishment” provision of the Constitution. Executing a female, no matter what she may have done, violates the “cruel and unusual punishment” provision of the Constitution. Executing those who are mentally retarded, no matter what they may have done, violates the “cruel and unusual punishment” provision of the Constitution. 5 / 10 All of the following are correct EXCEPT: “To be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation” means that a defendant has the right to know the specific charge against him and cannot be convicted of one crime on an indictment charging a very different crime. The Supreme Court has ruled that there can be no restrictions placed on how the press covers the trial. “The confrontation clause” means that the defendant has a right to be present at his trial and to cross-examine witnesses against him.” The right “to have compulsory process for obtaining favorable witnesses” means that the defendant is entitled to subpoena or summon witnesses who could possibly produce testimony favorable to the defendant. 6 / 10 The due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment extends this protection to citizens against state action from which amendment contained in the original Bill of Rights? 5th Amendment 8th Amendment 6th Amendment 4th Amendment 7 / 10 The longest Article of the U. S. Constitution is Article IV Article III Article II Article I 8 / 10 If the states argue that the national government has exceeded its power under the Constitution, their position is most often based on which of the following: Amendment 27 Amendment 10 Amendment 6 Amendment 18 9 / 10 Why was section 2 of the Thirteenth Amendment added? An additional section was needed for clarity on the definition of slavery to lighten the burden placed upon the Supreme Court in handling civil rights cases To decrease federal control over the process of ending slavery Many in Congress worried that they would need to take further action to ensure the successful implementation of the amendment 10 / 10 A United States senator serves a term of 4 years Good behavior 6 years 2 years Your score is Try another 10!