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  • 1. 
    A law based on customs, traditions and earlier decisions is a
    • A. 

      Statuary Law

    • B. 

      Common Law

    • C. 

      Administrative Law

    • D. 

      Constitutional Law

  • 2. 
    A law that is made by lawmaking bodies such as Congress and state legislators is a
    • A. 

      Statuary Law

    • B. 

      Common Law

    • C. 

      Administrative Law

    • D. 

      Constitutional Law

  • 3. 
    A law that is created by agencies and affects our everyday lives is a
    • A. 

      Statuary Law

    • B. 

      Common Law

    • C. 

      Administrative Law

    • D. 

      Constitutional Law

  • 4. 
    A law that is interperted by the Supreme Court from the Constitution is a
    • A. 

      Statuary Law

    • B. 

      Common Law

    • C. 

      Administrative Law

    • D. 

      Constitutional Law

  • 5. 
    Criminal Law is the group of laws that refers to disputes between people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Most criminal laws are statutory laws
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Judges are not allowed to make decisions based on common sense or previous cases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    There are two basic categories of laws, criminal and civic
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In America, the accused are guilty until proven innocent
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In  a criminal case, the accused may not confront the accuser
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Any behavior that is illegal and causes harm to the sosciety is a ________.
  • 12. 
    Many judges may follow a __________, or earlier decision when considiering a case
  • 13. 
    Match the examples with the type of law
    • A. CPSC judges toys on whether or not they are safe
    • A.
    • B. The 5th amendment
    • B.
    • C. Every building must have fire exits
    • C.
    • D. A law based on an earlier descision
    • D.
  • 14. 
    Supreme Court has 9 _____________.
  • 15. 
    ________________ courts are the lowest level.
  • 16. 
    ___________________ is the highest level of courts in America.
  • 17. 
    Original Jurisdiction has the power over appelate jurisdiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    There are four levels of courts in the United States
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    All federal judges, except those in the US territories are appointed for life by the president and approved by the Senate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In a court of appeals, a panel of how may judges desides the cases
    • A. 

      12 jurors

    • B. 

      At least three judges

    • C. 

      At least 5 judges

    • D. 

      6 jurors

  • 21. 
    How many federal district courts are there in the United States?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      94

    • C. 

      51

    • D. 

      13

  • 22. 
     In what order does the Supreme Court hear a case?
    • A. Justices inform the parties of the courts opinion
    • A.
    • B. Lawyers for each side present oral arguments
    • B.
    • C. Justices agree to hear a particular case
    • C.
    • D. Justices read written arguments and consider what was said in court
    • D.
    • E. Justices hold a private meeting to vote on the case
    • E.
  • 23. 
    Congress can rule a Supreme Court decision unconstitutional
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Justices are appointed to the Supreme Court for 10 year terms
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    A Supreme Court justice is selected by the president and approved by the Senate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Supreme Court... you can have more than one answer
    • A. 

      Review cases that are appealed from district courts

    • B. 

      Where justices write opinions on cases

    • C. 

      At least one in all 50 states and washington dc

    • D. 

      Makes final decisions