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Law L01 Quiz

L01: Quiz

This quiz includes 10 questions about material covered in the Lesson 1 lecture videos and readings.

Question 1

One type of federal court gets its name from the fact that it derives its power from a certain provision of the U.S. Constitution. These courts are known as:

Article I Courts

Article II Courts

Article III Courts

Article IV Courts

Question 2

The category of law that regulates all aspects of agreements between parties is called:

Procedural Law

Tort Law

Commercial Law

Contract Law

Question 3

In a U.S. civil trial, who assesses evidence to determine the facts of the case?

  1. the jury, in cases where a jury is present
  1. the trial judge, in cases where there is no jury

both A and B

neither A nor B

IncorrectQuestion 4

A state court's authority to prosecute an individual who is physically present in the state for a crime committed in that state is an example of:

"In State" Jurisdiction

"In Rem" Jurisdiction

"In Personam" Jurisdiction

"In Situ" Jurisdiction

Question 5

The method of pretrial discovery that involves taking witnesses' oral testimony under oath is called:

a Pretrial Conference

an Interrogatory

a Deposition

an Examination

an Inspection

IncorrectQuestion 6

The category of law that is based on legal codes (such as the Napoleonic Code)and statutes enacted by legislatures, and which is common in many European countries, is known as:

Code Law

Civil Law

Roman Law

Written Law

Question 7

In law, a "tort" is a:

contractual-based claim for damages

criminal violation resulting in a maximum penalty of less than one year

procedural mechanism that allows the accused to assert a defense to the alleged crime

civil wrong resulting in injury or harm that constitutes the basis for a claim by the injured party

Question 8

The usual standard of evidence in civil cases, which is generally interpreted as being anything greater than 50% probability, is called:

evidence beyond a reasonable doubt

preponderance of the evidence

clear and convincing evidence

persuasive evidence

Question 9

Criminal law:

protects the rights of individuals by giving them access to the courts to assert claims for monetary damages

protects society as a whole by using punishment to deter criminal action and rehabilitate offenders

interprets and implements the U.S. Constitution with respect to intergovernmental and government/individual relationships

is based on Roman law embodied in Justinian's Code and the Napoleonic Code

Question 10

Laws and legal principles made by administrative agencies (both Federal and state) that govern their administration and regulation are referred to as:

Constitutional law

Governance law

Administrative law

Civil law

Common law

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