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Chapter 7 Civics Study Guide

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1.  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.
2.  A law that is made by lawmaking bodies such as Congress and state legislators is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  In a court of appeals, a panel of how may judges desides the cases
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  Original Jurisdiction has the power over appelate jurisdiction.
A.
B.
5.  Judges are not allowed to make decisions based on common sense or previous cases
A.
B.
6.  Congress can rule a Supreme Court decision unconstitutional
A.
B.
7.  There are four levels of courts in the United States
A.
B.
8.  Many judges may follow a __________, or earlier decision when considiering a case
9.  Supreme Court has 9 _____________.
10.  A Supreme Court justice is selected by the president and approved by the Senate
A.
B.
11.  There are two basic categories of laws, criminal and civic
A.
B.
12.  A law that is created by agencies and affects our everyday lives is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  Criminal Law is the group of laws that refers to disputes between people
A.
B.
14.  ________________ courts are the lowest level.
15.   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.
16.  How many federal district courts are there in the United States?
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  In America, the accused are guilty until proven innocent
A.
B.
18.  A law based on customs, traditions and earlier decisions is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  Most criminal laws are statutory laws
A.
B.
20.  ___________________ is the highest level of courts in America.
21.  Any behavior that is illegal and causes harm to the sosciety is a ________.
22.  In  a criminal case, the accused may not confront the accuser
A.
B.
23.  Justices are appointed to the Supreme Court for 10 year terms
A.
B.
24.  A law that is interperted by the Supreme Court from the Constitution is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  All federal judges, except those in the US territories are appointed for life by the president and approved by the Senate
A.
B.
26.  Supreme Court... you can have more than one answer
A.
B.
C.
D.
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