How Well Dso You Know The American Legal System

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 15

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This is a quiz that tests your knowledge in the American legal system, how it came about, how it is today ncluding some important key terms as they apply to the law.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Writ of Habeas Corpus?
  • 2. 
    What are the two basic categories of cases
    • A. 

      Criminial prosecutions

    • B. 

      Tort cases

    • C. 

      Paternity

    • D. 

      Civil suits

    • E. 

      Criminal persecutions

  • 3. 
    How many constitutions do we have?
    • A. 

      33

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

    • E. 

      51

  • 4. 
    The three branches of governement are __________, ____________, and _____________._______________ writes the law, _____________ interprets the law, and _________________ enforces the law.
  • 5. 
    What is federalism?
  • 6. 
    What are the exclusive powers of the federal government?The power to make ___________________ with other nations.To enact laws governing the ______________________.To ________ money.To regulate standards of _________________ and ____________________.To regulate ________________ ___________________.To regulate ______________ and _____________.To provide for the ___________ __________________.To regulate interstate _______________.
  • 7. 
    Whatis police power?
  • 8. 
    Who has police power?
    • A. 

      The federal government

    • B. 

      The state governments

    • C. 

      Both federal and state governement

    • D. 

      Cities

  • 9. 
    Which one of these is Not a police power
    • A. 

      Public health

    • B. 

      Safety

    • C. 

      Taxing

    • D. 

      Welfare

    • E. 

      Morality

  • 10. 
    What does concurrent power mean ? and list some concurrent powers.
  • 11. 
    The power of eminent domain is the power to take _____________ ___________ for _________ uuse.
  • 12. 
    What are the powers of the US congress?
    • A. 

      Applied

    • B. 

      Enumerated

    • C. 

      Enunciated

    • D. 

      Implied

    • E. 

      Supplied

  • 13. 
    What is congressional oversight ?
  • 14. 
    How do we choose our Federal judges
    • A. 

      Peoples vote

    • B. 

      Congress vote

    • C. 

      Appointed by the president

    • D. 

      Lottery system

    • E. 

      Supreme court decides

  • 15. 
    How long does a Federal judge serve for?
    • A. 

      1-5 years

    • B. 

      5-10 years

    • C. 

      10-20 years

    • D. 

      For life

    • E. 

      Until a new one is assigned

  • 16. 
     a criminal prosecution it is the __________ vs the _________ and in a civil suit it is the ___________ vs the _____________.
  • 17. 
    What is the role of the jury ?
    • A. 

      To solve a crime

    • B. 

      To prove someone guilty

    • C. 

      To decide the facts in the case

    • D. 

      To define the law in a case

    • E. 

      To sit in a room all day and be bored til they let you go home

  • 18. 
    Is due process of law
  • 19. 
    What is civil disobedience?
  • 20. 
    Name the sources of positive law.1.____________2._____________3.____________4.___________________5._______________6.__________________7.____________________