Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 17: Law and Terrorism

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Which of the following is a historical example of the government's taking away of rights during times of crisis?
A)President Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus
B)the use of a military draft during the Vietnam War
C)the raising of taxes to pay for the costs of the Civil War
D)a rationing system in which people received limited goods during wartime
Enemy combatants are
A)soldiers from countries with which the United States is at war.
B)former U.S. citizens who have renounced their citizenship.
C)people who have spied on U.S. government operations.
D)people who have fought against the United States, but not in a conflict between two recognized governments.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
A)was set up by the USA Patriot Act.
B)had as its original purpose to gather foreign intelligence, not evidence of domestic crimes.
C)had as its original purpose to gather evidence of domestic crimes, not foreign intelligence.
D)is handling the trials of the unlawful combatants detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court holds hearings
A)to remove immigrants who have no legal authority to remain in the United States.
B)that are kept completely secret.
C)to try persons accused of giving classified information to foreign governments.
D)to screen executive orders for their constitutionality.
_____ is the law that permits the government to delay notifying people whose premises have been searched until after the search occurs.
A)The USA Patriot Act
B)A writ of habeas corpus
C)The Fourth Amendment
D)The Japanese American Reparations Act
The Military Commissions Act
A)permits federal courts to determine who is an enemy combatant.
B)grants habeas corpus to enemy combatants.
C)gives enemy combatants a choice of filing for a determination of status in federal courts or military commissions.
D)created a military process for determining the status of enemy combatants.
The federal government has argued that enemy combatants
A)have the right of habeas corpus.
B)can lawfully be detained until the end of the war on terror.
C)may be tortured.
D)are entitled to the protection of the U.S. Constitution.
Enemy combatants are protected from torture by the
A)Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
B)constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
C)Geneva Convention.
D)USA Patriot Act.
The Protect America Act broadens the government's powers to
A)conduct surveillance of communications between persons within the United States and outside of the United States.
B)seize money believed to be financing terrorism.
C)conduct aggressive questioning of enemy combatants.
D)monitor students from Middle Eastern countries who are studying in U.S. colleges.
After September 11, 2001, Congress created a Cabinet-level entity known as the _____ to better coordinate antiterrorism activities across the government.
A)Central Intelligence Agency
B)Federal Bureau of Investigation
C)Department of Homeland Security
D)Immigration and Naturalization Agency
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