Communications 300 Lesson 1

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Communication Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is for chapter covered in lesson 1. Communications 300.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False: State court systems operate independently of the federal system, and of other state systems, under the authority of state constitutions and laws
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    With the exception of Virginia and West Virginia, every person who loses in a trial court has the right to
    • A. 

      As many appeals as he or she wants

    • B. 

      At least one appeal

    • C. 

      Appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court

    • D. 

      A new trial

  • 3. 
    Courts of original jurisdiction are also called
    • A. 

      Appellate courts

    • B. 

      Courts of ultimate appeal

    • C. 

      Supreme courts

    • D. 

      Trial courts

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is most correct, according to the Hopkins text?
    • A. 

      Voir dire is taken more seriously in civil than in criminal cases.

    • B. 

      Grand juries meet in public to hear the reading of bills of information.

    • C. 

      Criminal law punishes wrongs committed against society.

    • D. 

      The punishment for crimes usually is that the criminal must pay damages to the victim of the wrongdoing.

  • 5. 
    Constitutional law is made by
    • A. 

      Legislative bodies, in enacting laws

    • B. 

      Executive agencies, in issuing executive orders

    • C. 

      Courts, in deciding cases by interpreting the federal or a state constitution

    • D. 

      Administrative agencies, when issuing administrative rules

  • 6. 
    In the United States, the country's ultimate legal authority (the supreme law of the land) is:
    • A. 

      The U. S. Supreme Court

    • B. 

      The U. S. Constitution

    • C. 

      The Chief Justice of the United States

    • D. 

      The U. S. Congress

  • 7. 
    True or False: There is at least one U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in each state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is most correct?
    • A. 

      The law may allow behavior that would not be allowed by personal or professional ethics.

    • B. 

      Personal and professional ethics make lower demands on acceptable behavior than the law.

    • C. 

      The law, as reflected in statutes and court decisions, parallels personal and professional codes of ethics.

    • D. 

      Personal and professional ethics are limited by the demands of the law

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is true, according to the Hopkins text?
    • A. 

      Statutory law is judge-made or court-made law.

    • B. 

      Statutory law is based primarily in constitutional interpretation.

    • C. 

      A state statute applies only to people in the state wherein it was adopted and must be consistent with both the federal and the state's constitutions.

    • D. 

      A federal statute applies only to specific states, and must be consistent with both the federal Constitution and all state constitutions.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is false, according to the Hopkins text?
    • A. 

      As interpreter of the U. S. Constitution, the Supreme Court can review the constitutionality of all legislation.

    • B. 

      The courts have the power and resources to enforce their own decisions.

    • C. 

      The decisions of a state Supreme Court are binding on all of that state's courts.

    • D. 

      State governors can call on the U.S. Army to enforce State Supreme Court rulings.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is false, according to the Hopkins text?
    • A. 

      U. S. Supreme Court justices are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

    • B. 

      All federal judges are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

    • C. 

      There are nine justices on the U. S. Supreme Court.

    • D. 

      All federal judges, including the justices on the U. S. Supreme Court, can be removed by the President.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is correct, according to the Hopkins text?
    • A. 

      Judicial review is power of courts to deem laws unconstitutional.

    • B. 

      There are at least two U. S. District Courts in each state.

    • C. 

      The Chief Justice of the United States can veto the votes of the associate justices.

    • D. 

      There are 12 justices on the U. S. Supreme Court.

  • 13. 
    A non-criminal wrong committed by one person against another is called
    • A. 

      Damages

    • B. 

      Indictment

    • C. 

      Probable cause

    • D. 

      A tort

  • 14. 
    The decisions (precedents) of a U. S. Court of Appeals must be followed by
    • A. 

      All appeals courts in the federal system

    • B. 

      All district courts in the federal system

    • C. 

      All state courts of appeal

    • D. 

      The U. S. Supreme Court

    • E. 

      The federal district courts under the jurisdiction of that U. S. Court of Appeals

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements is true, according to the discussion in the lesson?
    • A. 

      Ethics is the system of rules that governs society.

    • B. 

      Law is concerned with what is right and wrong, in a deep moral sense.

    • C. 

      Law may deem some ethical codes to be immoral.

    • D. 

      Law and ethics both promote social harmony.

  • 16. 
    True or False: When the U. S. Supreme Court refuses to accept a case (denies certiorari), it must give an explanation for why it has not accepted the case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The person who appeals a case to a court of last resort is known as the
    • A. 

      Respondent

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      Petitioner

    • D. 

      Defendant

  • 18. 
    True or False: Federal regulatory agencies (such as the FCC and the FTC) have the authority to make rules that have the force of law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements is false, according to the Hopkins text?
    • A. 

      Four Supreme Court Justices must vote to hear a case.

    • B. 

      Justices often write concurring or dissenting opinions to explain their votes on a case.

    • C. 

      A plurality opinion is supported by more justices than any other opinion in a case, but is not supported by the majority of justices.

    • D. 

      A per curium opinion is issued and signed by one judge, writing for the court.

  • 20. 
    A basic responsibility of appeals courts is to
    • A. 

      Hear new testimony that was missed by the lower court

    • B. 

      Review the application of the law by the lower court

    • C. 

      Decide whether a case should be sent to the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Interview the petitioner