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Take Our Quiz: What's Your Freedom Type?

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Quiz: Where do you stand on Freedom?

Question 1 of 10
First Amendment Text
Do you think the government should be able to limit people's freedoms - for example, freedom of speech - if doing this will make you safer?
What do you think?
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Question 2 of 10
College Auditorium
What if: A college student association invites a controversial comedian to perform at the school. After student protests, the administration cancels the invitation. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 3 of 10
What if: A large group of protesters gathers at a public event where the president will be speaking. For security purposes, the Secret Service moves the protesters to a fenced-in area a block away. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 4 of 10
High school entrance
What if: A political group pickets on the public sidewalk near a high school entrance, shouting anti-gay slurs as students arrive for class. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 5 of 10
blogger
What if: A blogger obtains a confidential document that shows the mayor kept secret a bomb threat made against area schools. The blogger publishes the document. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 6 of 10
Sikhs
What if: Airport security procedures require fliers to remove certain bulky items for screening. The items include turbans that Sikhs wear as part of their faith. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 7 of 10
Two female students studying in the library
What if: After a Muslim college student is linked to a Syrian terrorist group, the police start to monitor local Muslim student associations for terrorism ties. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 8 of 10
What if: The government ordered a major technology company to provide the FBI with the power to unlock any smartphone the company manufactures. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 9 of 10
Newspapers
What if: The official student newspaper of a local college publishes an opinion article that mocks a major religion. It questions the intelligence of the religion’s believers. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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Question 10 of 10
Police Car
What if: The police stop one of your friends because he “looks suspicious.” They tell him to put his hands against a wall and frisk him before letting him go. Should this be allowed?
What do you think?
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