Freedom of Speech (QUIZ)

It is one of America’s most treasured ideals. While we all talk about it, how well do you really understand it? Take this seven-question quiz to get a notion on how well you do. (This quiz was originally posted on Oxygen Media.)


1. First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects free speech by:

a) Restricting Congress’ ability to pass laws that unreasonably limit free speech

b) Prohibiting individuals from silencing one another

c) Allowing individuals to say what they want, when they want

d) All of the above


2. So you just can’t stand the fact that Congress failed to increase funding for child care; the First Amendment gives you the right to protest any time, place and way that you want.

a) True

b) False


3. Who gets to decide what speech is protected by the First Amendment?

a) The Congress

b) The Supreme Court

c) The state legislatures

d) All of the above

e) All speech is protected


4. My right to free speech allows me to yell “fire” in a crowded movie theater.

a) True

b) False


5. The First Amendment allows me to wear a jacket with the slogan “F**k the Draft” emblazoned upon it.

a) True

b) False


6. Freedom of speech means that I can protest an abortion clinic and tell women I see entering the clinic that they are making a mistake and should consider other options.

a) Absolutely

b) Not necessarily


7. May I legally burn the American flag?

a) Yes

b) No way