McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010: Summary & Decision


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McDonald named two cities in his lawsuit. Chicago was the first city. What is the name of the other city?

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1. In 1982, Chicago banned ___?

2. The district and appellate courts ___ McDonald's case.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will check your understanding of the court case of McDonald v. the City of Chicago and the effect its ruling had on gun control laws. You will be quizzed on what amendment the case affected and which courts were involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • What city other than Chicago was involved in the case
  • What the city of Chicago banned in 1982
  • How the district and appellate courts handled the case
  • Which amendment McDonald defended by filing this lawsuit

Skills practiced

The worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way in which the appellate courts handled the case
  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding the year that the Supreme Court granted certiorari and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer a question about the thing that Chicago banned in 1982

Additional Learning

To learn more about this case, review the accompanying lesson named, McDonald v. the City of Chicago in 2010: Summary & Decision. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Learn who Otis McDonald is and why he filed the lawsuit
  • Explain how the Supreme Court got involved in the case
  • Cover the monumental decision the Supreme Court made in this case