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Constitutional Law Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The 9th Amendment is necessary because:

Question 2 2. Surry wants to become a dog groomer. Therefore, she sets up shop in her home and sends invitations to all of her pooch-loving friends. After several months in business, the city shuts her down, citing that she does not have a license to groom dogs. Horrified, she cries foul play. Can they do that?

Question 3 3. Amad's parents came to the United States on a visa program from a Middle Eastern country. While they were here, his mother gave birth to Amad. Once their visa expired, immigration officials denied the family an extension and claimed that Amad was considered only a citizen of his parent's home country. What protection would Amad have under the law?

Question 4 4. Smitty was arrested on his way home. When he was brought into the police station, he was locked up for over 6 days without being informed of the charges. What type of due process was violated?

Question 5 5. Which protections are found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States?

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Question 6 6. This serves as an equal protection clause and are rights read to a person when they are placed under arrest that inform the arrestee that he has a right to remain silent, anything said may be used against him and provides for a right to an attorney.

Question 7 7. Milford passed a police officer. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana on him. What can the officer do?

Question 8 8. Gilbert was born on U.S. soil. His friend tells him that states that any person born in the United States has a right to citizenship.

Question 9 9. What is simply an over-exaggeration of facts, like showing a dog actually asking for a bacon-flavored treat?

Question 10 10. In Griswold v. Connecticut, the plaintiffs used the 9th Amendment as justification for the right to:

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Question 11 11. How did the Griswold v. Connecticut case use the 9th Amendment?

Question 12 12. Paul and his friends were arrested on the following charges: wearing a blue shirt with brown pants in the afternoon, while walking on the boardwalk and drinking a milkshake. Shocked by the arrest, they cried 'foul play.' Is this arrest fair?

Question 13 13. The Griswold v. Connecticut case demonstrates that even though there is no specific amendment within the Bill of Rights or the Constitution that speaks directly to the right to privacy within marriage, the provides rights to citizens and limitations on government power.

Question 14 14. You see, even though an ordinary person may want to take a scalpel to another person, the law says that the person must have completed medical school and pass a licensing test. Therefore, the right to liberty can be tested on the basis of _.

Question 15 15. If a person is pulled over by the police and it is noticed that there is a bag of marijuana and a handgun in plain view, there is no .

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Question 16 16. The police suspect that a few apartments in a complex are involved in prostitution. They are uncertain about which apartment it is, but would like to search all of them. Why would a search without a warrant be illegal?

Question 17 17. Once enough evidence is provided to a judge about the criminal activity of a suspect, what is issued?

Question 18 18. Merv was walking his dog late at night. The police stopped him and demanded to know where he was coming from, why he was outside at such a late hour, and how much money he had on his person. Merv explained that he had no destination in mind, he had no money with him, and he had no reason other than to walk his dog. Can he be arrested?

Question 19 19. How are the 9th and 10th Amendments similar?

Question 20 20. The main difference between the 5th and the 14th Amendments, which provide all citizens with equal protection of their right to life, liberty and property, is:

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Question 21 21. When Warner-Lambert, makers of Listerine mouthwash, advertised that their product prevented colds, the government stepped in and forced the company to cease and desist, or stop the advertisements. Because their product did not prevent colds, Warner-Lambert was engaged in:

Question 22 22. Imagine you're walking down the street when suddenly the police come upon you, slap cuffs on and haul you downtown for no apparent reason. To your horror, you are charged with not having a specific destination! The police tell you that you are a vagrant and define this as a person who moves from place to place without a specific destination or monetary means. You plead that you were just taking a walk. What states that no person, government official or government entity is above the law?

Question 23 23. There are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Of the 27, the first 10 are called the:

Question 24 24. The new City Attorney has decided to crack down on crime in Mapleville. He decides that no person who is arrested shall receive a list of charges. The arrested party must wait several weeks in jail before formal charges are filed. Can he legally implement this new process?

Question 25 25. Bullfrog McCoy was arrested and acquitted (charges dropped) of robbery. When he was released, the police wanted to re-arrest him because they were sure he did the crime. What protects Bullfrog from being rearrested?

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Question 26 26. Joe was arrested for loitering. Upon his arrest, he was denied a phone call. What type of due process was he denied?

Question 27 27. What is the main difference between the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments?

Question 28 28. Under the First Amendment, which advertisement would be appropriate?

Question 29 29. Identify which of the following cases is protected by the expectation of privacy:

Question 30 30. In order to adhere to place restrictions, where might an adult magazine be legally displayed?

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