World GK MCQs

World Famous Legal Cases MCQs with Answers

Which legal case established the principle of “separate but equal” racial segregation in the United States?
a) Plessy v. Ferguson
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Plessy v. Ferguson

Which legal case recognized the constitutional right to same-sex marriage in the United States?
a) Obergefell v. Hodges
b) Citizens United v. FEC
c) Bush v. Gore
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Obergefell v. Hodges

Which legal case established the “Miranda rights” warning for criminal suspects in the United States?
a) Miranda v. Arizona
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Miranda v. Arizona

Which legal case legalized abortion in the United States?
a) Roe v. Wade
b) Bush v. Gore
c) Citizens United v. FEC
d) Obergefell v. Hodges
Answer: a) Roe v. Wade

Which legal case determined the outcome of the 2000 U.S. presidential election?
a) Bush v. Gore
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Bush v. Gore

Which legal case established the principle of “one person, one vote” in the United States?
a) Reynolds v. Sims
b) Citizens United v. FEC
c) Obergefell v. Hodges
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Reynolds v. Sims

Which legal case ruled that corporations have the same political free speech rights as individuals in the United States?
a) Citizens United v. FEC
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Citizens United v. FEC

Which legal case affirmed the principle of “judicial review” in the United States?
a) Marbury v. Madison
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Marbury v. Madison

Which legal case declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional in the United States?
a) Brown v. Board of Education
b) Bush v. Gore
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Brown v. Board of Education

Which legal case established the right to privacy in the United States, including the right to contraception?
a) Griswold v. Connecticut
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Citizens United v. FEC
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Griswold v. Connecticut

Which legal case ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional for juveniles in the United States?
a) Roper v. Simmons
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Roper v. Simmons

Which legal case determined that same-sex sexual activity is protected by the right to privacy in the United States?
a) Lawrence v. Texas
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Lawrence v. Texas

Which legal case established the principle of “equal protection” under the law in the United States?
a) Brown v. Board of Education
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Citizens United v. FEC
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Brown v. Board of Education

Which legal case ruled that the police must inform suspects of their constitutional rights in the United States?
a) Miranda v. Arizona
b) Bush v. Gore
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Obergefell v. Hodges
Answer: a) Miranda v. Arizona

Which legal case determined that public schools cannot lead prayers or promote religion in the United States?
a) Engel v. Vitale
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Citizens United v. FEC
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Engel v. Vitale

Which legal case established the right of indigent defendants to have an attorney in the United States?
a) Gideon v. Wainwright
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Miranda v. Arizona
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Gideon v. Wainwright

Which legal case determined that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own firearms in the United States?
a) District of Columbia v. Heller
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) District of Columbia v. Heller

Which legal case ruled that public figures must prove “actual malice” to successfully sue for defamation in the United States?
a) New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) New York Times Co. v. Sullivan

Which legal case determined that the government cannot censor or prohibit the publication of classified information unless it poses a clear and present danger?
a) Pentagon Papers case (New York Times Co. v. United States)
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Pentagon Papers case (New York Times Co. v. United States)

Which legal case established the right of prisoners to challenge their confinement through a petition of habeas corpus in the United States?
a) Ex parte Milligan
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Ex parte Milligan

Which legal case determined that the government must have a warrant to conduct electronic surveillance on individuals in the United States?
a) Katz v. United States
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Katz v. United States

Which legal case established the right to counsel during police interrogations in the United States?
a) Escobedo v. Illinois
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Escobedo v. Illinois

Which legal case ruled that prisoners have a constitutional right to receive necessary medical treatment in the United States?
a) Estelle v. Gamble
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Estelle v. Gamble

Which legal case determined that the use of the death penalty against mentally disabled individuals is unconstitutional in the United States?
a) Atkins v. Virginia
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Atkins v. Virginia

Which legal case established the “exclusionary rule” that evidence obtained through an illegal search and seizure cannot be used in court in the United States?
a) Mapp v. Ohio
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Mapp v. Ohio

Which legal case ruled that the government cannot punish individuals for burning the American flag as a form of political protest in the United States?
a) Texas v. Johnson
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Texas v. Johnson

Which legal case determined that police officers must have a warrant to search a person’s cell phone during an arrest in the United States?
a) Riley v. California
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Riley v. California

Which legal case established the right of married couples to use contraception in the United States?
a) Griswold v. Connecticut
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Citizens United v. FEC
d) Roe v. Wade
Answer: a) Griswold v. Connecticut

Which legal case determined that public schools cannot sponsor or endorse religious activities in the United States?
a) Lemon v. Kurtzman
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Lemon v. Kurtzman

Which legal case ruled that the government can restrict speech that poses a clear and present danger in the United States?
a) Schenck v. United States
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Schenck v. United States

Which legal case determined that states cannot ban interracial marriage in the United States?
a) Loving v. Virginia
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Loving v. Virginia

Which legal case established the “clear and present danger” test for restricting free speech in the United States?
a) Schenck v. United States
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Schenck v. United States

Which legal case determined that evidence obtained through a warrantless search incident to arrest is admissible in the United States?
a) Chimel v. California
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Chimel v. California

Which legal case ruled that states must provide an attorney to defendants who cannot afford one in serious criminal cases in the United States?
a) Gideon v. Wainwright
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Gideon v. Wainwright

Which legal case determined that a woman’s right to have an abortion is protected by the right to privacy in the United States?
a) Roe v. Wade
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Roe v. Wade

Which legal case established the principle of “equal protection” under the law for women in the United States?
a) Reed v. Reed
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Citizens United v. FEC
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Reed v. Reed

Which legal case ruled that the government cannot ban the distribution of sexually explicit material unless it meets the definition of obscene in the United States?
a) Miller v. California
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Miller v. California

Which legal case determined that students have First Amendment rights in public schools in the United States?
a) Tinker v. Des Moines
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Tinker v. Des Moines

Which legal case ruled that police officers must have a warrant to search a person’s home in the United States?
a) Payton v. New York
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Payton v. New York

Which legal case determined that the government can restrict speech that incites “imminent lawless action” in the United States?
a) Brandenburg v. Ohio
b) Obergefell v. Hodges
c) Roe v. Wade
d) Miranda v. Arizona
Answer: a) Brandenburg v. Ohio

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