Graham v. Connor: Summary & Decision

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The reasonableness test, as used in 'use of force' cases, is based on:

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1. When applying the reasonableness test established in Graham v. Conner, courts should NOT consider:

2. What does 'remanded' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Graham v. Connor is a key case in the history of the Supreme Court, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its details and significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various details of the Graham v. Connor case, such as:

  • The disease Graham suffered from
  • The Supreme Court's indication of the test for use of police force
  • The law under which Graham sued the police department
  • How the case was decided

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the details of Graham v. Connor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the Graham v. Connor case was decided
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the laws involved in Graham v. Connor as well as the basis for which the Supreme Court considered the use of police force

Additional Learning

To learn more about the case of Graham v. Connor, review the accompanying lesson on Graham v. Connor. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the situational details that led to the Graham v. Connor case
  • Learn how the Supreme Court handled the case
  • Know where the case was eventually decided
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