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Test your knowledge of the American jury system with this quiz.

Question #1:

When were grand juries first divided into two types, civil and criminal?

A: 12th Century

B: 15th Century

C: 20th Century

Question #2:

Which was the last U.S. state to eliminate prohibitions on women serving on juries?

A: Kansas, 1963

B: Mississippi, 1970

C: Alabama, 1966

Question #3:

What percentage of Americans has served as jurors?

A: 24 percent

B: 43 percent

C: 71 percent

Question #4:

Some 10 million U.S. citizens are summoned for jury duty each year. How many report for jury service?

A: 900,000

B: 4 million

C: 7.5 million

Question #5:

In what year did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that it is unconstitutional to allow women to opt to serve on a jury, rather than making their service mandatory?

A: 1967

B: 1975

C: 1984

Question #6:

A peremptory challenge is a challenge of a prospective juror that does not require a stated cause or reason. When did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that peremptory challenges based on race are unconstitutional?

A: 1971

B: 1986

C: 1990

Question #7:

In the "key-man" system of selecting jurors, respected members of the community are asked to compile lists of people they know who could serve on a jury. Which was the last U.S. state to eliminate this system of jury selection?

A: Wyoming, 1973

B: West Virginia, 1986

C: Kentucky, 1992

Question #8:

One Day/One Trial jury systems were designed to expand citizen participation in the jury system by making service less cumbersome. Under the system, trial jurors serve either one day or, if impaneled, one trial. When and where was the first One Day/One Trial system implemented?

A: Massachusetts, 1936

B: Vermont, 1955

C: Houston, 1971