How Much Do You Know About Rule Of Law?

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How Much Do You Know About Rule Of Law?

Rule of Law according to the Oxford English Dictionary is the authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behavior, hence, the principle whereby all members of the community including those in government are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes. It refers not just to any specific legal rule but to a political situation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The use of the phrase can be traced to which of the following? 
    • A. 

      16th century

    • B. 

      18th century 

    • C. 

      17th century 

    • D. 

      15th century 

  • 2. 
    Which of the following used it in arguing against the divine right of kings? 
    • A. 

      Samuel Rutherford 

    • B. 

      A.V. Dicey 

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Aristotle 

  • 3. 
    Rule of Law was popularized in the 19th century by which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Samuel Rutherford 

    • B. 

      John Locke 

    • C. 

      Aristotle 

    • D. 

      A.V. Dicey

  • 4. 
    "We're all servants of the laws in order to be free." is a statement attributed to which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Aristotle 

    • B. 

      Plato 

    • C. 

      A.V. Dicey 

    • D. 

      Cicero 

  • 5. 
    In what country was "rule by law" promoted as opposed to "rule of law"? 
    • A. 

      China 

    • B. 

      Britain 

    • C. 

      England 

    • D. 

      Korea 

  • 6. 
    The Islamic jurisprudence rule of law was formulated when? 
    • A. 

      7th century 

    • B. 

      9th century 

    • C. 

      5th century 

    • D. 

      10th century 

  • 7. 
    The first known use of the phrase "rule of law" in the early modern period occurred when? 
    • A. 

      AD 1500

    • B. 

      600 BC 

    • C. 

      1790

    • D. 

      AD 1700

  • 8. 
    Lex, Rex by Samuel Rutherford was written in what year? 
    • A. 

      1644

    • B. 

      1759

    • C. 

      1492

    • D. 

      1670

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is regarded to as having a more "rigid" interpretation to Rule of Law?
    • A. 

      France 

    • B. 

      United Kingdom 

    • C. 

      Germany 

    • D. 

      North Korea 

  • 10. 
    The Magna Carta was made valid in what year? 
    • A. 

      1212

    • B. 

      1245

    • C. 

      1215

    • D. 

      1211

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