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History of the Supreme Court (Grade 6)

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History of the Supreme Court

1. 
The Supreme Court was created in 1789 as part of the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Article III of the Constitution does not say how many justices there should be in the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
What is the head of the Supreme Court's title?
  1. Prime Judge
  2. Magistrate
  3. Chief Justice
  4. Senior Barrister
4. 
What is "judicial review"?




5. 
The number of Supreme Court Justices has not changed since it was set by the Judiciary Act of 1789.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Picked by George Washington,                  was the first Chief Justice.
  1. John Jay
  2. Aaron Burr
  3. James Madison
  4. Thomas Jefferson
7. 
In 1805, Samuel Chase became the only Supreme Court Justice to be impeached.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
William Howard Taft was the only person to have been both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
The Judiciary Act of                 set the number of justices on the Supreme Court to nine.
  1. 1789
  2. 1793
  3. 1869
  4. 1925
10. 
In 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was able to increase the size of the Supreme Court to twelve justices.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
Anyone can be nominated to serve on the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Only twelve nominees to the Supreme Court have been rejected by the Senate.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Senate rules changed in 2017 that allowed the filibuster to be used to block votes on Supreme Court nominees.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
The Supreme Court generally hears between 100 and 150 cases per year.
  1. True
  2. False

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