Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 40: Freedom of Religion

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Under the free exercise clause, the government is prevented from
A)unduly burdening religious practice.
B)setting up a state religion.
C)endorsing religion.
D)preferring one religion over another.
Which of the following is an example of the free exercise clause?
A)Mamahali chooses to practice Buddhism.
B)To get parole, inmates must attend Christian chapel on Sundays.
C)The state supreme court places a large replica of the Ten Commandments in the center lobby of the court.
D)To work for state government, employees must belong to a church.
The test to determine whether government action meets the requirements of the establishment clause includes
A)having a secular purpose.
B)neither advancing nor inhibiting religion.
C)not fostering excessive entanglement with religion.
D)all of the above.
Under the establishment clause, the government may provide
A)bus transportation to parochial school students.
B)financial aid directly to religious institutions.
C)salaries for teachers to teach religion.
D)tuition to religious schools.
Inmates who belong to the Church of the New Song claim the right to use hallucinogenic drugs as their sacrament. Under the free exercise clause, the prison officials
A)must provide the hallucinogenic drug to sincere believers.
B)do not have to provide the drug because free expression conflicts with security.
C)must provide the hallucinogenic drug to all inmates.
D)do not have to provide the drug because inmates have no right to freedom of religion in prison.
One man files a lawsuit challenging the inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. His claim is based on the
A)free exercise clause.
B)endorsement clause.
C)establishment clause.
D)right of association.
The establishment clause would permit
A)voluntary prayer at school-sponsored events.
B)school-sponsored daily Bible readings.
C)benedictions by clergy invited by the school principal at public school graduations.
D)voluntary student silent prayers at school.
Which of the following statements about free exercise is true?
A)Generally all religious belief is protected.
B)Actions based on religious beliefs are always protected.
C)Free expression never conflicts with the establishment clause.
D)When free exercise conflicts with other important interests, the First Amendment claim always wins.
One city passed a law to ban religious animal sacrifice, a practice of a certain religion. This ban is
A)valid based on the establishment clause.
B)not valid since the government intentionally acted to interfere with religious practice.
C)valid since the government has an important interest in protecting animals.
D)not valid since the government cannot interfere with any religious practice.
A state university turned down a request from an evangelical Christian student group for funding for its student publication. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this was a violation of the
A)free exercise clause.
B)establishment clause.
C)freedom of speech.
D)freedom of association.
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