Jacobellis v. Ohio: Case, Summary & Facts


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According to the lesson, which is NOT true about the part the sexual revolution of the 1960's played in the dispute over the definition of obscenity?

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1. Regarding the Supreme Court's decision as a whole, which statement is most accurate?

2. Which is a TRUE statement regarding free speech and freedom of expression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz and worksheet measure how much you know about the 1964 Jacobellis v. Ohio case. This quiz requires you to be familiar with the facts surrounding the case and the Supreme Court's decision.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • The sexual revolution and the meaning of 'obscenity'
  • The Supreme Court's decision in Jacobellis v. Ohio
  • Free speech and freedom of expression
  • How Brennan addressed the Supreme Court's role
  • The difficulty in objectively defining obscenity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the Supreme Court's decision in Jacobellis v. Ohio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about free speech and freedom of expression
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the sexual revolution in the 1960s and interpret it correctly

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