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First Amendment Quiz

(Answers below.)

1. Which of the following is NOT a RIGHT protected by the First Amendment?
Assembly, Religion, Petition, Press, Privacy, Speech

2. Do the Federal Courts have the RIGHT to send reporters to jail for refusing to reveal a news source?
Yes or No

3. Are there some student extracurricular groups the school may exclude?
Yes or No

4. Is it constitutional to teach about RELIGION in a public school?
Yes or No

5. Do public school students have to salute the FLAG during recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance?
Yes or No

6. Is it the Supreme Court, not Congress, that ultimately determines what rights are protected by the First Amendment?
Yes or No

7. In America, does the media need to get permission from the government before it publishes critical articles?
Yes or No

Plus, here are three more questions you didn't have on the back of your NewsSchool Bookmark.

8. Do Americans have the RIGHT to burn the American Flag as a means of political protest?
Yes or No

9. Does the government have the RIGHT to restrict indecent material on the Internet?
Yes or No

10. Does someone have the legal RIGHT to shout "FIRE" in a croweded arena as a prank?
Yes or No

Answer Key:
1) Privacy
2) Yes
3) Yes
4) Yes
5) No
6) Yes
7) No
8) Yes
9) No
10) No

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