Lrw: The American Legal System

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Lrw: The American Legal System

This quiz will test your knowledge of the American legal system. In particular, it will explore what you learned during the TeachingLaw. Com readings on civics, federalism, and legal interaction. Understanding this information is essential because it builds a foundation for your future legal research. Please select the best answer. You will have three minutes to answer each question and cannot go back to change your answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three bodies of government that create law in the United States?
    • A. 

      Executive branch

    • B. 

      Administrators

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Courts

    • E. 

      Councils

  • 2. 
    Fill in the blanks in the paragraph below (in order) using the options below:     All three bodies of government create laws. The legislative branch creates law through _______________ and _____________ . The judicial branch creates law by issuing court _____________ . Finally, the ______________ branch creates law by creating regulations.
    • A. 

      Constitutions, statutes, opinions, executive.

    • B. 

      Statutes, opinions, rules, administrative.

    • C. 

      Opinions, constitutions, statutes, council

    • D. 

      Voting, statutes, regulations, federalism

  • 3. 
    The map below shows:
    • A. 

      The 11 state circuits

    • B. 

      The 11 federal circuits

    • C. 

      The 11 administrative regions

  • 4. 
    Which of the choices below lists the courts from the lowest level court to the highest level court? (Select all that are correct)
    • A. 

      New York Supreme Court, New York Appellate Division, New York Court of Appeals.

    • B. 

      Massachusetts District Court, Massachusetts Superior Court, Massachusetts Court of Appeals, Massachusetts Supreme Court

    • C. 

      U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court

  • 5. 
    True or False: State courts are bound by the U.S. Constitution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    There are many levels of legal interaction in the American legal system. Select the correct words below (in order) that explains that interaction:The ___________ branch creates statutes. Courts define, apply, and ____________ those statutes. Administrative agencies also create _____________ interpreting statutes. If the legislature determines that the court has misinterpreted a legal term of art within a _____________, it can rewrite it.
    • A. 

      Legislative, analyze, regulations, statute

    • B. 

      Executive, rewrite, constitutions, statute

    • C. 

      Judicial, ignore, opinions, regulation

  • 7. 
    True or false: A federal court hearing a case based on diversity of citizenship will apply the particular state law and will be bound by the decisions of the state court applying state law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False