Lrw: Primary Vs. Secondary Sources

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Lrw: Primary Vs. Secondary Sources - Quiz

This quiz will test your understanding of primary sources of law and secondary sources of law. You will need to understand the distinction between these two sources of law to efficiently research the law and effectively represent your clients. Select the best answer for each questions. You will have 3 minutes to complete each question and will not be able to go back once you have answered.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify this source of law:

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary source
    Explanation
    A primary source of law refers to the original and authoritative documents or materials that establish legal rules and principles. These sources include legislation, constitutions, case law, and administrative regulations. They are considered the most important and direct sources of law. Therefore, the correct answer is "Primary source."

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  • 2. 

    Identify this source of law:

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary source
    Explanation
    A primary source of law refers to the original and authoritative documents that establish legal rules and principles. These sources include constitutions, statutes, regulations, and case law. They are directly created by legislative bodies or courts and carry the most weight in legal decision-making. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations, analysis, and commentary on the primary sources. Therefore, the correct answer is "Primary source" as it denotes the original and authoritative nature of the source of law.

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  • 3. 

    Identify this source of law:

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary source
    Explanation
    A secondary source of law refers to materials that interpret, explain, or analyze the primary sources of law. These sources do not have the authority to create or establish law themselves but provide commentary, opinions, and analysis on the primary sources. Examples of secondary sources include legal textbooks, legal encyclopedias, law review articles, and legal commentaries. These sources are valuable for understanding and interpreting the law but do not hold the same weight as primary sources such as statutes, regulations, or court decisions.

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  • 4. 

    Identify this source of law:

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary source
    Explanation
    A secondary source of law refers to materials that analyze, interpret, or explain the primary sources of law. These sources provide commentary, scholarly articles, textbooks, or legal opinions that help interpret and understand the primary sources, such as statutes or case law. They are not the original or authoritative sources of law but rather provide additional information or analysis. Therefore, the given answer "Secondary source" accurately describes a type of legal resource that is not a primary source of law.

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  • 5. 

    Identify this source of law:

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary source
    Explanation
    A secondary source refers to a document or publication that interprets or analyzes primary sources of law. It does not have the authority to establish or create law itself. Instead, it provides commentary, summaries, or explanations of primary sources such as statutes, regulations, or court cases. Secondary sources can include legal textbooks, law review articles, treatises, or legal encyclopedias. These sources are valuable for understanding and researching the law but are not considered the original or authoritative sources of law.

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  • 6. 

    Identify this source of law:

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary source
    Explanation
    A primary source of law refers to the original and authoritative documents or materials that establish legal principles, rules, and regulations. These sources include constitutions, statutes, regulations, case law, and treaties. They are considered the most reliable and direct sources of law as they come directly from the governing authority. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations, commentaries, or analyses of the law and are not considered as authoritative as primary sources. Therefore, the correct answer is primary source.

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  • 7. 

    Fill in the blank:________________ sources are persuasive.

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    Secondary sources are persuasive because they are typically written by experts or scholars who have analyzed and interpreted primary sources. These secondary sources provide an interpretation or analysis of the primary sources, which can be persuasive in presenting a particular viewpoint or argument. They often provide additional context, analysis, and insights that can influence the reader's understanding and perspective on a topic.

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