Kent v. United States: Summary - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following describes the concept of a court's jurisdiction?

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1. What action did the juvenile court take in Kent's case?

2. What does due process mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our helpful quiz/worksheet combo asks you questions to check your comprehension of the court case of Kent v. United States. You'll be asked about due process, court jurisdiction and the way in which these concepts applied in the Kent v. United States case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz ask you to do the following:

  • Explain the concept of court jurisdiction
  • Detail the action taken by the juvenile court in Kent's case
  • Define due process
  • Outline the determination of the Supreme Court to ensure due process in the Kent case
  • Identify the level of due process that is guaranteed to juvenile offenders

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about due process for juvenile offenders in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the actions of the juvenile court in Kent's case
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Kent v. United States lesson

Additional Learning

Our lesson called Kent v. United States: Summary provides you with even more information about this engaging topic. You should be able to complete these goals once you've reviewed the lesson:

  • Identify the crimes Kent was charged with
  • Detail Kent's age when the Supreme Court gave its determination
  • Outline why the case went to the U.S. District Court, and discuss its ruling