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3.11 State and Federal Court Systems

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Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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SS.7.C.3.11

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  • Q1
    The diagram provides details about the US court system. Which court completes the diagram?
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    Military Courts
    Court of Veterans Appeals
    Claims Courts
    US Court of Appeals
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  • Q2
    What is the correct order of Florida's courts, from lowest to highest authority?
    circuit courts, Florida Supreme Court, county courts, District Court of Appeals
    Florida Supreme Court, circuit courts, District Court of Appeals, county courts
    District Court of Appeals, Florida Supreme Court, county courts, circuit courts
    county courts, circuit courts, District Court of Appeals, Florida Supreme Court
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  • Q3
    The trial process is listed in this diagram. Which option completes the trial process?
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    investigation
    verdict
    jury instructions
    cross examination
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  • Q4
    Which power is held by the Florida Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court?
    Both courts may issue writs of mandamus
    Both courts may issue writs of habeas corpus
    Neither court hears equal protection cases
    Neither court hears death penalty cases
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  • Q5
    This passage describes a dispute between two neighbors. Which court heard this case?
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    Florida Supreme Court
    Circuit Court of Appeals
    appellate court
    county court
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  • Q6
    This passage describes a US Supreme Court decision. What does this court decision illustrate?
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    The court has the power to accept appeals cases
    The court is a district court
    The court has the power of judicial review
    The court is a trial court
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  • Q7
    This graph describes appeals filed by the type of case in the US Courts of Appeals, 1990-2010. Based on the graph, what conclusion can be drawn about court cases in the US?
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    More civil actions are being dropped before trial.
    More criminal cases are being filed without legal representation.
    More criminal actions are being dropped before trial.
    More civil cases are being filed without legal representation.
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  • Q8
    An individual is arrested for stealing mail from a United States Post Office located in the city of Orlando, Florida. Which court would have original jurisdiction in this case?
    Florida District Court of Appeals
    Orlando City Court
    Orange County Trial Court
    United States District Court
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  • Q9
    This excerpt is from a U.S. Supreme Court opinion announcement: Based on the excerpt, how does the U.S. Supreme Court protect citizens’ rights?
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    By interpreting the free speech clause of the First Amendment
    By interpreting the reserved powers clause of the Tenth Amendment
    By interpreting the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
    By interpreting the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
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  • Q10
    Which one of the following is a similarity between trial and appellate courts?
    A jury that reaches a verdict after deliberation
    Jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases
    Original jurisdiction over cases
    A panel of three judges
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  • Q11
    This passage is taken from the US Constitution. Based on this passage, what can the government not do?
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    seize a person's property without first paying for it
    discriminate against citizens based on gender or race
    hold a prisoner indefinitely without showing cause
    declare a person guilty of a crime without allowing a trial
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  • Q12
    Read the scenario to answer the question. Which Florida court will hear the case?
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    District Court of Appeals
    Federal Courts
    County Courts
    Circuit Courts
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  • Q13
    Read the excerpt to answer the question. What conclusion can be drawn from this excerpt?
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    A higher court made a decision that impacted the laws in the state of Florida.
    A lower court was not capable of making a fair decision within a specific time frame.
    An appeal was made to a higher court to change a ruling made by a lower court.
    The requirement to recount votes in a presidential election is not a legal process.
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  • Q14
    Use the chart to answer the question. Which of the following completes the chart?
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    Criminal Law and Civil Law
    Original Jurisdiction and Appellate Jurisdiction
    Supreme Courts and District Courts
    Federal Courts and State Courts
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  • Q15
    Which part of the US Constitution contains the quote in the excerpt?
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    Article III
    The Bill of Rights
    The Preamble
    Article I
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  • Q16
    Which of the following describes the opinion of an appellate court that would like to send a case back to a lower court to be tried again?
    Uphold
    Remand
    Reverse
    Affirm
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  • Q17
    In which of the following cases does the Constitution grant exclusive jurisdiction to federal courts?
    A senator from Ohio is accused of robbing a jewelry store in Cleveland.
    A divorced couple in Montana cannot agree how to share financial support for their children.
    The states of Missouri and Illinois are in dispute over water rights on the Mississippi River.
    A motorist in Florida is charged with reckless driving after running over a fire hydrant.
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  • Q18
    This passage can best be interpreted as a description of the process of
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    judicial review
    stare decisis
    exclusive jurisdiction
    appellate jurisdiction
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  • Q19
    Which court is represented by section Y of the diagram?
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    Municipal court
    Traffic court
    State supreme court
    Court of appeals
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  • Q20
    Which level of courts is depicted in the photo?
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    Supreme Court
    Appellate Courts
    Trial Courts
    Military Court
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