Legal Terminology Trivia Quiz

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If you just went to court for the first time there are definitely some legal terminologies you came across that only apply to that sector and nowhere else. As a law student, one of the things you must know is the different terminologies. Test how well you know them by taking the trivia below. All the best and come back for more.


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  • 1. 

    Comments made at the beginning of a trial by the attorneys to the jury sumarizing the factual and legal issues of the case.

    • A.

      Closing Arguments

    • B.

      Opening Statements

    • C.

      Miranda Rights

    • D.

      Briefs

    Correct Answer
    B. Opening Statements
    Explanation
    Opening statements are comments made at the beginning of a trial by the attorneys to the jury, summarizing the factual and legal issues of the case. This is the first opportunity for the attorneys to present their case and outline the evidence they will present. Opening statements are not arguments but rather a preview of what the attorneys will prove during the trial. They set the stage for the trial and help the jury understand the key points and issues at hand.

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  • 2. 

    He charge of having commited a crime, based on the judgment of a grand jury.

    • A.

      Arrest

    • B.

      Fraud

    • C.

      Indictment

    • D.

      Injunction

    Correct Answer
    C. Indictment
    Explanation
    An indictment is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime, based on the judgment of a grand jury. It is a legal document that initiates criminal proceedings against an individual. An arrest refers to the act of taking someone into custody for a suspected crime, while fraud refers to deceit or deception for personal gain. An injunction is a court order that requires a person to do or refrain from doing a specific action. Therefore, the correct answer in this case is indictment, as it aligns with the charge based on a grand jury's judgment.

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  • 3. 

    Ontracts that are implied from the action and conduct of the parties rather than stated in oral or written words

    • A.

      Implied-in-fact Contract

    • B.

      Agreement

    • C.

      Illegal Contract

    • D.

      Breach of Contract

    Correct Answer
    A. Implied-in-fact Contract
    Explanation
    An implied-in-fact contract is a type of contract that is not explicitly stated in oral or written words, but rather inferred from the actions and conduct of the parties involved. This means that the agreement between the parties is implied based on their behavior and actions, rather than being explicitly stated. Unlike an illegal contract, which is against the law, or a breach of contract, which is a violation of the terms of a contract, an implied-in-fact contract is a valid and enforceable agreement.

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  • 4. 

    The practice of law concerning marriage, divorce, and child custody and support.

    • A.

      Criminal Law

    • B.

      Probate

    • C.

      Estate Planning

    • D.

      Family Law

    Correct Answer
    D. Family Law
    Explanation
    Family Law is the correct answer because it specifically deals with legal matters related to marriage, divorce, child custody, and support. This branch of law focuses on issues that arise within families and provides legal guidance and solutions for individuals involved in these matters. Criminal Law deals with crimes and their prosecution, Probate deals with the administration of estates after someone's death, and Estate Planning involves the arrangement of one's assets and properties for future distribution. None of these areas of law directly address the specific issues related to marriage, divorce, and child custody and support, making Family Law the most appropriate choice.

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  • 5. 

    A tort doctrine that makes manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and others in the chain of distribution of a defective product liable for damages caused by the defect, irrespective of fault.

    • A.

      Domestic Corporation

    • B.

      Doctrine of Strict Liability

    • C.

      Equitable Distribution

    • D.

      Fraud

    Correct Answer
    B. Doctrine of Strict Liability
    Explanation
    The doctrine of strict liability holds manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others in the supply chain responsible for damages caused by a defective product, regardless of fault. This means that even if the parties involved did not intentionally cause harm or act negligently, they can still be held liable for any harm caused by the defective product. This doctrine aims to protect consumers by ensuring that those involved in the distribution of products take responsibility for their safety and quality.

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  • 6. 

    Oral will that is made before a witness during the testator's last illness.

    • A.

      Last Will

    • B.

      Motivation Will

    • C.

      Substantive Will

    • D.

      Noncupative Will

    Correct Answer
    D. Noncupative Will
    Explanation
    A noncupative will refers to an oral will that is made before a witness during the testator's last illness. This type of will is usually considered valid in some jurisdictions, but it is subject to certain limitations and requirements. Noncupative wills are often used when the testator does not have the opportunity or means to create a written will. However, they are typically not recognized as valid in all jurisdictions and may have restrictions on the types of assets that can be included in the will.

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  • 7. 

    Crimes usually involving cunning and deceit rather than physical force

    • A.

      White-collar Crimes

    • B.

      Blue-collar Crimes

    • C.

      Misdemeanor

    • D.

      Embezzlement

    Correct Answer
    A. White-collar Crimes
    Explanation
    White-collar crimes are usually characterized by cunning and deceit rather than physical force. These crimes are typically committed by individuals in professional or business settings, such as embezzlement, fraud, or insider trading. Unlike blue-collar crimes, which involve physical force or violence, white-collar crimes are often nonviolent and are committed for financial gain. Misdemeanor refers to a less serious offense, while embezzlement specifically refers to the act of dishonestly misappropriating funds entrusted to one's care. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is white-collar crimes.

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  • 8. 

    Trial without a jury

    • A.

      Arraignment

    • B.

      Bench Trial

    • C.

      Jury Trial

    • D.

      Appeal

    Correct Answer
    B. Bench Trial
    Explanation
    A bench trial is a trial without a jury, where a judge makes the final decision on the case. In this type of trial, the judge acts as both the fact finder and the decision-maker, evaluating the evidence presented and applying the law to reach a verdict. This differs from a jury trial, where a group of individuals is responsible for determining the outcome. A bench trial may be chosen for various reasons, such as when the complexity of the case requires legal expertise or when a party prefers to have a judge decide the case rather than relying on a jury's decision.

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  • 9. 

    An objectively written document in which the researcher informs another of the law governing a specific situation.

    • A.

      Shepardizing

    • B.

      InterOffice Memo

    • C.

      Thesis

    • D.

      Memorandum of law

    Correct Answer
    D. Memorandum of law
    Explanation
    A memorandum of law is an objectively written document in which a researcher informs another person about the law governing a specific situation. It is a formal legal document that presents legal analysis and arguments to support a particular legal position or provide guidance on a legal issue. It is typically used by lawyers and legal professionals to communicate legal information and research findings to clients, colleagues, or superiors. The purpose of a memorandum of law is to provide a clear and concise explanation of the relevant legal principles and their application to a specific case or situation.

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  • 10. 

    An out-of-court proceeding in which parties submit a dispute to a neutral person for resolution.

    • A.

      Jury Trial

    • B.

      Arbitration

    • C.

      Arbitration Brief

    • D.

      Conclusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Arbitration
    Explanation
    Arbitration is the correct answer because it refers to an out-of-court proceeding where parties involved in a dispute agree to have a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator, make a binding decision to resolve their conflict. This process is chosen as an alternative to a jury trial or litigation, allowing the parties to avoid the formalities and costs associated with a court trial.

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