Legal Terminology - Chapter 1

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Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will cover information contained in Chapter 1 of your textbook; federal and state jurisdiction.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The power of two or more courts to decide a particular case is called:
    • A. 

      Original jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Appellate jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Concurrent jurisdiction

  • 2. 
    If, by chance, a court should hear a particular case and make a decision without having jurisdiction, the decision would be meaningless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Federal Court System was established by the:
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      U.S. Constitution

    • C. 

      Congress

  • 4. 
    The court where the plaintiff lives has jurisdiction over the defendant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Cases heard by the U.S. courts of appeal are decided by three judges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which branch of the federal government enforces our laws?
    • A. 

      Judicial branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch

    • C. 

      Executive branch

  • 7. 
    Owing to the fact that the case was being tried for the first time, the court had________  ____________, not appellate jurisdiction.
  • 8. 
    In addition, because the Salem court was the only one that had the power to hear the case, it had___________   _________________ rather than concurrent jurisdiction.
  • 9. 
    The place where the trial is held is called the _____________.
  • 10. 
    In personam jurisdiction means:
    • A. 

      A lawsuit in which the court has jurisdiction over the person

    • B. 

      The power or authority that a court has to hear a case

    • C. 

      A lawsit in which the court has jurisdiction over property

  • 11. 
    Circuits is the name given to the division of U.S. district courts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When parties agree in advance to binding arbitration, the decision of the arbitrator must be followed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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