CFIF Supreme Court Quiz Print
By CFIF Staff
Tuesday, October 01 2019

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Take CFIF’s 10-Question Supreme Court Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Highest Court.

(Answer key may be found at the bottom)


1. How many Justices comprise the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. Five
b. Six
c. Nine
d. Eleven

2. How many times has Congress changed the number of justices comprising the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. Three times
b. Five times
c. Six times
d. Never

3. Who was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. John Jay 
b. John Marshall
c. John Roberts
d. John Paul Stevens

4. Which President’s Supreme Court nominee was the first to fail Senate confirmation?

a. George W. Bush
b. George Washington
c. Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. Ronald Reagan

5. How many U.S. Presidents have also served on the Supreme Court?

a. None
b. One
c. Two
d. Three

6. Who was first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
b. Elena Kagan
c. Sandra Day O’Connor
d. Sonia Sotomayor

7. How many Supreme Court Justices have subsequently run for President of the United States?

a. None
b. One
c. Three 
d. Five

8. Which U.S. President had the most Supreme Court nominations fail to receive Senate confirmation?

a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Franklin D. Roosevelt
c. John Tyler
d. John F. Kennedy

9. Who is the longest-serving Supreme Court Justice to date?

a. John Marshall 
b. William O. Douglas
c. Thurgood Marshall
d. John Paul Stevens

10. Who is the current Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
b. William Rehnquist
c. John Roberts
d. Clarence Thomas

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"It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is."
Marbury v. Madison, 1803


Answers: 1(c); 2(c); 3(a); 4(b); 5(b); 6(c); 7(b); 8(c); 9(b); 10 (c)