Quiz: How Much Do You know about the Supreme Court?
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How Much Do You know about the Supreme Court?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

For decades, the U.S. president has been one of the most powerful and influential people on the planet. But the president is by no means the only master of democracy – the Supreme Court, with its famous justices, is another U.S. power broker, one that often decides the fates of millions of peoples’ lives. In this quiz, what do you really know about the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court has decided major cases in the country’s history. In 1973, it took on the challenges of Roe v. Wade, which became a landmark case on abortion and the right to privacy. In 1966, it addressed Miranda v. Arizona, which created important changes with regard to due process and self-incrimination.

Do you recall other landmark Supreme Court cases? They include the likes of Brown v. Board of Education, Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson and a lot more.

The justices who wield such incredible power are often under intense scrutiny, particularly during the confirmation process. Their political leanings and intellectual fortitude can shape (or destroy) aspects of our society.

All rise for this Supreme Court quiz! Let’s see if you can win the case or if you get tossed out of the courtroom!


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How many justices sit on the Supreme Court?
3
9
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True or false, is the Supreme Court the most powerful court in the United States?
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The Supreme Court mostly deals with which kinds of cases?
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How long do Supreme Court justices serve?
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In what year did the court finally feature a female justice?
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Each year, about how many cases compete to make it into the Supreme Court's calendar?
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Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
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How many female Supreme Court justices are there?
1
3
7
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When was the Supreme Court created?
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Justices always wear robes while they're in court. What color are those robes?
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg tends to side with which faction of the court?
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Which president nominated John Roberts to be Chief Justice?
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Who was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
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About how much time does each party have to present oral arguments before Supreme Court justices?
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For the first 100 years of the court, what were justices required to do?
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Who was the only president who also served on the Supreme Court?
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Sandra Day O'Connor had a record of siding with which side on cases?
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How are justices seated in the courtroom?
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What sort of people become Supreme Court clerks?
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How many people of African-American descent have served on the court?
2
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Which of the following justices has the LEAST seniority on the court?
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How many different Supreme Courts have there been in U.S. history?
2
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she'd like to serve on the Court until she's at least what age?
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What is the Chief Justice's annual salary?
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The Supreme Court heard its first case in August 1791. How long did it take to decide the case?
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Samuel Chase is the only justice ever to have faced which challenge?
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