What Is the Miranda Warning? - History & Rights


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When must the Miranda Warnings be read against a person?

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1. Which of the following represents one of the Miranda Warnings?

2. What is a possible consequence of police failure to read a suspect their Miranda Warnings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'You have the right to remain silent...' is a common line in every cop drama, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the Miranda warnings, which is where that famous phrase comes from. You'll learn about the specific rights enumerated in the Miranda warnings and how those rights came into existence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The Supreme Court case that led to the establishment of the Miranda warnings
  • When a suspect must be read his or her Miranda rights
  • Rights guaranteed in the Miranda warnings
  • Consequences of not reading the Miranda warnings to a suspect

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 related Miranda warning lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Miranda v. Arizona and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use knowledge of the specific rights guaranteed in the Miranda warnings to understand the role they play in the law enforcement process

Additional Learning

To learn more about Miranda rights, review the accompanying lesson: Miranda Warning History & Rights. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the Supreme Court case that led to the creation of the Miranda warnings
  • Identify the rights guaranteed to a suspect under the Miranda warnings
  • Know the consequences of police failure to read a suspect their rights