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Federal Court System (Grade 5)

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Federal Court System

The Supreme Court is the only court mentioned by name in the Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
How many inferior courts does the Constitution say should be created?
  1. 3
  2. 5
  3. 7
  4. It does not give a specific number
According to the Constitution, who is responsible for the creation of new courts?
  1. Congress
  2. the president
  3. the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  4. the Speaker of the House of Representatives
The vice president is responsible for selecting judges to fill vacant positions on federal courts.
  1. True
  2. False
The Constitution does not mention the number of judges the Supreme Court should have.
  1. True
  2. False
Who confirms judges selected by the president?
  1. the House of Representatives
  2. the Supreme Court
  3. the Senate
  4. Congress
What are three of the five ways a federal judge may leave office?

Federal district courts can see both criminal and civil cases.
  1. True
  2. False
How many federal districts are there?
  1. 12
  2. 48
  3. 94
  4. 111
The United States Courts of Appeals are also called                                   .
The appeals courts hear cases that are out of the jurisdiction of the district courts.
  1. True
  2. False
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is the only appeals court that can hear patent related cases.
  1. True
  2. False
Federal appeals courts do not hold trials.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the purpose of the appeals courts?

The Supreme Court must hear all cases appealed from the circuit courts.
  1. True
  2. False
Both laws passed by the legislature and executive orders are subject to judicial review by the courts to determine if they are constitutional.
  1. True
  2. False

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