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1. In 1934, the U.S. Supreme Court first heard the case of Arizona v. California, and they didn't issue their final decree until 1964. What scarce commodity in the western states was at the core of the case?
2. Known as "America's Toughest Sheriff", Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio found a way to deal with overcrowding in the county's jails. Where did he house prisoners?
3. "You have the right to remain silent..." One of the most famous court cases in Arizona (and in the nation) dealt with the arrest of suspects. Which case was it?
4. In a case that ended up being dismissed, diminutive fitness guru Richard Simmons was arrested at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix in 2004. With what crime was he charged?
5. The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 recognized Native Americans as citizens of the United States and gave them the right to vote, but some states denied the right based on technicalities. What reason was given in 1928 to deny Native Americans in Arizona the right to vote?
6. In the 1930s and 1940s, why was the Arizona border town of Yuma a popular place for celebrities from California to get married?
7. Which notorious Chicago gangster was captured in Tucson in 1934?
8. Arizona justice Sandra Day O'Connor made history when she became the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. What claim to fame did fellow Arizona judge Lorna Lockwood hold?
9. In 1992, Arizona became the first state to have a voter-approved holiday honoring which man?
10. One of the most notorious court cases in Arizona history occurred in 1932, when Winnie Ruth Judd was found guilty and sentenced to hang. With what crime was Judd charged?
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