Introduction To Legal Studies Test

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Introduction To Legal Studies Test - Quiz

Legal studies are the studies undertaken by undergraduates who wish to qualify for the bar. To become a lawyer is not an overnight occurrence a lot of studying of the rule of law is expected from a student. The test is designed to measure the knowledge you have so far. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All civil lawsuits are controlled by a set of procedural rules known as ________________________________________.
  • 2. 
    The Rules of Civil Procedure tell the lawyers and the parties ______________________________________________________________________________________________________. 
  • 3. 
    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which are the focus of most 1L courses on the subject, govern lawsuits in the ___________ courts.
  • 4. 
    Each state follows the same set of civil procedure rules when governing civil lawsuits. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False: Each state has its own set of civil procedure rules to govern civil lawsuits in their respective state court systems.

  • 5. 
    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure contain _______rules.
    • A. 

      65

    • B. 

      82

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      86

  • 6. 
    Unlike your other first-year courses (except Constitutional Law), many of the cases in Civil Procedure are ______________________ cases. 
  • 7. 
    These cases are different from and more difficult to digest than any other cases.
    • A. 

      District Court Cases

    • B. 

      State Court Cases

    • C. 

      Appellate Court Cases

    • D. 

      U.S. Supreme Court Cases

  • 8. 
    Principal among the topics covered in Civil Procedure are ____________ and _______________ jurisdiction. 
  • 9. 
    A court has power to hear a lawsuit only if _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. 
  • 10. 
    This topic is one of the most difficult, and most heavily tested, issues in Civil Procedure. 
  • 11. 
    A full understanding of complex legal doctrine sometimes can be achieved only by studying its _____________________________. 
  • 12. 
    In most Civil Procedure courses, students will not excel without a thorough understanding of __________________________________________________________________________.
  • 13. 
    This case concerns whether state or federal substantive law applies in a particular case being heard in federal court. 
  • 14. 
    The Erie doctrine is named after a famous Supreme Court case called____________________________________. 
  • 15. 
    This area of law focuses on the formation, performance, and breach of oral and written agreements. 
  • 16. 
    The three essential ingredients to the formation of a binding contract are: 
    • A. 

      Offer

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Acceptance

    • D. 

      Denial

    • E. 

      Contemplation

    • F. 

      Consideration

  • 17. 
    This case involved a negotiation between two intoxicated parties for a piece of farmland. 
  • 18. 
    In this case, one of the parties jokingly signed over his farmland on the back of a restaurant check thinking that the negotiation was done in jest. However, as he soon found out, this was considered a valid manifestation of acceptance and he had to sell his farm. 
  • 19. 
    This rule relates to what, if any, extraneous evidence outside the contract can be considered in interpreting the contract. 
  • 20. 
    This area of law focuses on the study of criminal offenses and defenses, primarily the former. 
  • 21. 
    Criminal Law is highly _________ - based.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Element

    • C. 

      Action

    • D. 

      Litigation

  • 22. 
    All criminal offenses are composed of elements that ______________________________________________________________________________________________. 
    • A. 

      Must be proved by the defendant beyond reasonable doubt

    • B. 

      Must be proved by the plaintiff without doubt

    • C. 

      Must be proved by the prosecution beyond reasonable doubt

    • D. 

      Must be proved by the prosecution short of reasonable doubt

  • 23. 
    These are the two most fundamental elements of a crime. 
    • A. 

      Actus rea

    • B. 

      Mens reus

    • C. 

      Actus reus

    • D. 

      Actus mens

    • E. 

      Mens rea

  • 24. 
    Actus reus is the criminal act itself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Read the statement below. If the statement is true, rewrite the sentence in the blank. If it is false, replace the term in bold with the correct term then rewrite the sentence:Actus reus is the mental state required to be convicted of a particular crime. 
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