Legal And Ethical Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a situation in which the goal of law is not accurately portrayed?
    • A. 

      A woman takes her husband to court to obtain a divource

    • B. 

      An individual sues his neighbor over a property line

    • C. 

      A man slashes his neighbor's tires over a dispute

    • D. 

      A child is taken from her neglectful mother and placed in foster care by the state

  • 2. 
    The foundation of the law of the land is
    • A. 

      State constitutions

    • B. 

      Municipal laws

    • C. 

      District court decisions

    • D. 

      The constitution of the united states

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a result of the impact of the bill of rights on the health-care system
    • A. 

      Patient privacy

    • B. 

      Computerized patient records

    • C. 

      Patient's denying of health care because of religious beliefs

    • D. 

      Confidentiality of patient lab results

  • 4. 
    Which branch of government developed the source of law that implemented the medicaid and medicare amendments to the social security act of 1965
    • A. 

      Legislative branch

    • B. 

      Judicial branch

    • C. 

      Executive branch

    • D. 

      Municipal branch

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not an agency that can enact rules that become administrative law
    • A. 

      Occupational safety and health admin

    • B. 

      American bar association

    • C. 

      Department of health and human services

    • D. 

      Environmental protection agency

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about the checks and balances system is untrue
    • A. 

      The legislature can develop statues and veto the executive branch

    • B. 

      The executive branch has veto power and can propose legislation

    • C. 

      The judicial branch interprets laws

    • D. 

      The legislature proposes laws

  • 7. 
    Which state does not have roots in english common law
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Louisiana

    • D. 

      Maine

  • 8. 
    All the cases below would be considered a civil case except
    • A. 

      Divorce

    • B. 

      Breach of contract

    • C. 

      Dispute over real estate sale

    • D. 

      Terrorist threats

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is primarily a criminal case
    • A. 

      A physician refuses to repay student loans

    • B. 

      A physician performs a pelvic exam without a glove

    • C. 

      An office assistant releases medical information without patient consent

    • D. 

      An office assistant accesses medical informatin by computer about a patient who is not under a doctor's care at the time

  • 10. 
    An example of in personam jurisdiction is
    • A. 

      A dispute between neighbors over a fence line

    • B. 

      Theft of a computer from a private home

    • C. 

      Vandalism to a car parked in a school lot

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    When a court has jurisdiction over property or a thing itself, rather than over the people involved, the type of jurisdiction is called:
    • A. 

      In rem jurisdiction

    • B. 

      In personam jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Ad litem jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Appellate jurisdiction

  • 12. 
    Which of the following cases could be sent from the district court to the appellate court
    • A. 

      A woman suing for the right to have an abortion in her last trimester of pregnancy

    • B. 

      A man suing a physician for negligence

    • C. 

      A parent suing on behalf of a child injured in a car accident

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The individual who brings a case to court is the
    • A. 

      Defendant

    • B. 

      Prosecuting attorney

    • C. 

      Plaintiff

    • D. 

      Defending attorney

  • 14. 
    If a physician is being sued by a patient for the acts of medical assistant, which of the following applies
    • A. 

      Stare decisis

    • B. 

      Respondeat superior

    • C. 

      Res ipsa loquitur

    • D. 

      Quid pro quo

  • 15. 
    If a defendant is asked, "what did you see just before you stopped your car to help the victims of the car wreck?" what situation likely is involved?
    • A. 

      Sovereign immunity

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Good samaritan

    • D. 

      Negligence

  • 16. 
    When the us supreme court decises a case, it is binding to
    • A. 

      Only the parties involved

    • B. 

      Only the city involved and its residents

    • C. 

      Only the state involved and its residents

    • D. 

      All state and federal courts

  • 17. 
    If a man enters surgery to have his left leg amputated and leaves surgery with his right leg amputated, which latin term of law applies
    • A. 

      Respondeat superior

    • B. 

      Res ipsa loquitur

    • C. 

      Stare decisis

    • D. 

      Quid pro quo

  • 18. 
    If a judge decides a case on the basis of findings of a previous court in a similar case, which latin term applies
    • A. 

      Respondeat superior

    • B. 

      Res ipsa loquitur

    • C. 

      Stare decisis

    • D. 

      Quid pro quo

  • 19. 
    The supreme court hears cases from courts with what jurisdiction
    • A. 

      Higher jurisdiction than the supreme court

    • B. 

      Lower jurisdiction than the supreme court

    • C. 

      Equal jurisdiction than the supreme court

    • D. 

      No jurisdiction

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is true about a malpractice case
    • A. 

      There must be proof of a breach of duty

    • B. 

      No damages can be present

    • C. 

      The cause of the damages does not have to be specific

    • D. 

      The person who caused the damages does not have the duty to care for the patient

  • 21. 
    Which of the following would not be considered a tort
    • A. 

      Medical malpractice

    • B. 

      False imprisonment

    • C. 

      Trespass

    • D. 

      Theft of narcotics

  • 22. 
    Which type of tort has at its essence the relationship to or ownership of the thing that causes harm
    • A. 

      Intentional torts

    • B. 

      Quasi-intentional torts

    • C. 

      Strict liability

    • D. 

      Negligence

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not among the major intentional torts
    • A. 

      Battery

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Assualt

    • D. 

      False imprisonment

  • 24. 
    Placing a person in immediate fear or apprehension of a harmful touching without his or her consent is
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      Consent

    • D. 

      Negligence

  • 25. 
    During which of the following surgeries would it be reasonable for a physician to remove the organ mentioned without specific consent
    • A. 

      The physician removes an ovary that contains several cysts instead of removing the cysts alone

    • B. 

      The physician finds an unexpected blood clot and removes it during heart surgery

    • C. 

      The physician removes a uterus that is full of fibroid tumors

    • D. 

      The physician notices a sebaceous cyst when removing suspicious moles from the surface of the skin and removes the cyst at the same time

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