Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke


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Which of the following made it illegal for a person to speak, write, or publish anything against the government?

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1. Which U.S. Socialist Party official was arrested during World War I under the Sedition Act?

2. Which of the following cases established the clear and present danger test?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Schenk and Bakke court cases are about exceptions to civil liberties. This worksheet/quiz combination will test your knowledge of the cases. You will need to be familiar with both cases, the Sedition Act, and other facts taught in the lesson to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Act making it illegal for a person to speak/write/publish anything against the government
  • U.S. Socialist Party official arrested during WWI
  • Case that established the clear and present danger test
  • Policy that aims to give minorities special privileges in an attempt to correct a history of inequality

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combination allows students to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Schenck and Bakke cases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of the Bakke case
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the U.S. Socialist Party during WWI and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke. The following objectives are covered:

  • Understand civil liberties
  • Review the court cases Schenck v. United States and Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
  • Understand the establishment of the clear and present danger test
  • Recall the purpose of the Sedition Act of 1918
  • Define affirmative action
  • Know about quota systems