Law And Society Revision

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Law Quizzes & Trivia

Complete this quiz to assess your knowledge of Law and Society. We will discuss the answers to these questions as a class, so please be sure to ask the teacher for further explanation of any answers you are unsure of.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the difference between laws and rules?
    • A. 

      There is no difference.

    • B. 

      Laws apply to all people in society all of the time, whereas rules apply to some people only some of the time.

  • 2. 
    NSW Courts in order from lowest to highest court
    • A. 

      District Court, Local Court, Supreme Court.

    • B. 

      Family Court of Australia, Local Court, District Court.

    • C. 

      Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court.

    • D. 

      Local Court, District Court, High Court of Australia.

  • 3. 
    What is the difference between a magistrate and a judge?
    • A. 

      There is no difference.

    • B. 

      The magistrate makes decisions in the local court whereas higher courts are presided over by judges.

  • 4. 
    What is the role of the judge and jury in deciding criminal matters?
  • 5. 
    Criminal law is:
    • A. 

      A private law as it has to do with how people treat individuals.

    • B. 

      A public law as persons breaking criminal laws are considered to be harming all members of society.

  • 6. 
    Civil law is:
    • A. 

      Private law as it regulates the way that individuals and organisations interact with each other.

    • B. 

      Public law as it has to do with how people in government behave.

  • 7. 
    The Australian Constitution separates powers between the three most important groups ruling in Australia, the __________ which refers to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the legislature which refers to the _____________ and the Judiciary represented by the ______________. Select the option from the multiple choice which lists the words to fill in the blanks in the correct order. 
    • A. 

      Legislature, Parliament, High Court of Australia

    • B. 

      Executive, High Court of Australia, Parliament

    • C. 

      Executive, Parliament, High Court of Australia.

  • 8. 
    Statute laws are made by parliament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Common laws are made by judges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is the role of the Legal Aid Commission?
    • A. 

      To help lawyers who receive complaints from their clients.

    • B. 

      To provide legal assistance to people who cannot afford a lawyer.

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