2013-2014 Journal Orientation Quiz

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Citation Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz consists of 19 questions pertaining to grammar and Bluebook citation. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the error? There are four correct answers. Open the casebook and read the case, it won't kill you.
    • A. 

      A comma splice.

    • B. 

      A missing conjunction.

    • C. 

      A missing period.

    • D. 

      A run-on sentence.

    • E. 

      A missing semi-colon.

    • F. 

      A sentence fragment.

  • 2. 
    What is the error in this sentence? Under the watchful eye of the senior attorney for litigation services in the office of counsel to the chief executive.
    • A. 

      This is a run-on sentence.

    • B. 

      This sentence needs a semi-colon.

    • C. 

      This is a sentence fragment.

  • 3. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I am asking if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow?

    • B. 

      I am asking "if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow"?

    • C. 

      I am asking if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow.

    • D. 

      I am asking "if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow."

  • 4. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Whenever, Cheryl, is in town she visits her sister.

    • B. 

      Whenever Cheryl, is in town she visits her sister.

    • C. 

      Whenever Cheryl is in town she visits her sister.

    • D. 

      Whenever Cheryl is in town, she visits her sister.

  • 5. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy Jr. became a magazine publisher and a pilot before his tragic death.

    • B. 

      John F., Kennedy, Jr. became a magazine publisher and a pilot before his tragic death.

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy, Jr., became a magazine publisher and a pilot, before his tragic death.

    • D. 

      John F. Kennedy, Jr. became a magazine publisher, and a pilot, before his tragic death.

  • 6. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The argument for negotiating a peaceful resolution was well made.

    • B. 

      The argument for negotiating a peaceful resolution was well-made.

    • C. 

      The argument, for negotiating a peaceful resolution, was well made.

    • D. 

      The argument, for negotiating a peaceful resolution, was well-made.

  • 7. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the 1990's.

    • B. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the 1990s.

    • C. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the '90's.

    • D. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the 90s.

  • 8. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The check was written for three hundred forty-eight dollars and fifteen cents.

    • B. 

      The check was written for three-hundred and forty-eight dollars and fifteen cents.

    • C. 

      The check was written for three hundred forty-eight dollars, and fifteen cents.

    • D. 

      The check was written for three hundred, forty-eight dollars, and fifteen cents.

  • 9. 
    You need to cite a United States Supreme Court case from the year 1890.  The plaintiff is Saul Norman and the defendant is Aaron Buckner.  You are citing from the first page of the case and this is the first time you have cited this case in your writing.  Which cite is correct? 
    • A. 

      Norman v. Buckner, 135 U.S. 500 (U.S. 1890).

    • B. 

      Norman v. Buckner, 135 U.S. 500, 500 (1890).

    • C. 

      Norman v. Buckner, 135 U.S. 500 (1890).

    • D. 

      Saul Norman v. Aaron Buckner, 135 U.S. 500, 500 (1890).

  • 10. 
    Which answer lists the sources of law in correct hierarchical order?
    • A. 

      Common law, statutes, regulations and constitution

    • B. 

      Constitution, statutes, common law, and regulations

    • C. 

      Regulations, common law, statutes, and constitution Regulations, common law, statutes, and constitution

    • D. 

      Common law, constitution, statutes, and regulations

  • 11. 
    Select the correct citation format for the following sources.  Follow the rules for legal documents. Section 328-79 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, all of which appears in the 2005 pocket part 
    • A. 

      Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-79 (Supp. 2005).

    • B. 

      Haw. Stat. 328-79 (2005).

    • C. 

      Rev. Haw. Stat. § 328(79) (2005).

    • D. 

      Haw Rev Stat § 328-79 (Supp. 2005).

  • 12. 
    Section 1(d)(1) of title 15 of the current United States Code, published in 2000.  This section appears in its entirety in the 2003 Supplement III.
    • A. 

      15 U.S.C. § 1 (Supp. 2003).

    • B. 

      15 USC § 1(d)(1) (Supp. 2003).

    • C. 

      15 U.S.C. s. 1(d)(1) (Supp. 2003).

    • D. 

      15 U.S.C. § 1(d)(1) (Supp. 2003).

  • 13. 
    Texaco, Incorporated, versus Fouad N. Dagher.  This is a February 28, 2006 case from the united States Supreme Court.  This case is not yet published in the reporter.  However, this case I available on FindLaw at http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html.
    • A. 

      Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher (Feb. 28, 2006), available at http:www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html.

    • B. 

      Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher, at http:www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html.

    • C. 

      Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher (Feb. 28, 2006), http:www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html.

    • D. 

      Texaco, Incorporated v. Dagher (Feb. 28, 2006), available at http:www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html.

  • 14. 
    In a Motion for Summary Judgment, you wish to cite to paragraph 3 of the Plaintiff’s Original Complaint 
    • A. 

      (Compl. § 3.)

    • B. 

      (Orig. Compl. ¶ 3.)

    • C. 

      (Original Compl. ¶ 3.)

    • D. 

      (Original Compl. § 3.)

  • 15. 
    You are citing a United States Supreme Court Case. The plaintiff is Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the defendant is Casey. The case was decided in 1992.  What is the correct citation format?
    • A. 

      Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (U.S. 1992).

    • B. 

      Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992).

    • C. 

      Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992).

    • D. 

      Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (U.S. 1992).

  • 16. 
    You need to cite a Federal case. The plaintiff is Hoxha and the defendant is Levi.  It is a 2006 case found in volume 465 of the Federal Reporter (3rd) from the Third Circuit (Pennsylvania). You are quoting from page 559 of the court’s opinion and this is the first time you have cited this case in your memo.  The case starts on page 554.  Which cite is correct? 
    • A. 

      Hoxha v. Levi, 465 F.3d 559 (3d Cir. Pa. 2006).

    • B. 

      Hoxha v. Levi, 465 F.3d 554 (3d Cir. 2006).

    • C. 

      Hoxha v. Levi, 465 F.3d 554, 559 (3d Cir. 2006).

    • D. 

      Hoxha v. Levi, 465 F.3d 559 (3d. Cir. Pa. 2006)

  • 17. 
    You need to cite a United States Supreme Court case from the year 1890.  The plaintiff is Saul Norman and the defendant is Aaron Buckner.  You want to use a short-form citation for text found on pages 521 to 522 of the court’s opinion.   The full cite is right above.  How should you cite this?
    • A. 

      Id. at 501 and 502.

    • B. 

      Id. at 521-2.

    • C. 

      Id. at 501-02.

    • D. 

      Id. at 521-22.

  • 18. 
    The eleventh amendment to the Constitution of the United States
    • A. 

      Constitution XI

    • B. 

      US Const. amend. XI

    • C. 

      U.S. Const. amend. XI

    • D. 

      11 Const. amend.

  • 19. 
    In your brief you are citing a rule concerning prohibitions on political activities applicable to attorneys and staff attorneys of the Legal Services Corporation.  The rule is found in title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, at section 1608.8.  The current volume of title 45 was published in 2005.
    • A. 

      C.F.R. 45 s. 1608.8 (2005).

    • B. 

      45 CFR § 1608.8 (2005).

    • C. 

      45 C.F.R. § 1608.8 (2005).

    • D. 

      45 C.F.R. s. 1608.8 (2005).