Law And Ethics Mid Term Quiz

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Ethics Quizzes & Trivia

Law is very essential to each and every aspect of our lives. Every country around the world has laws and ethics. Find out how well you know the US laws and ethics by taking this quiz. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term jurisdiction refers to
    • A. 

      The party who appeals a court judgment to a higher court. Sometimes called the petitioner.

    • B. 

      A legally enforceable agreement made either orally or in writing

    • C. 

      A body of citizens whose duty is to determine whether probable cause exists to formally charge someone with a crime.

    • D. 

      Authority of government and its courts to make and enforce laws and decide cases. Limited by territorial and subject matter boundaries.

    • E. 

      A motion to dismiss a civil case, alleging that the plaintiff 's complaint fails to state grounds for a valid legal claim.

  • 2. 
    The federal government exercises exclusive jurisdiction over:
    • A. 

      Making treaties with foreign governments, regulate interstate commerce, coin money, declaring war, etc.

    • B. 

      A provision in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution that requires states to treat similarly situated persons in an equal fashion.

    • C. 

      The central legal principle to be drawn from a court decision

    • D. 

      To overturn the judgment of a court.

  • 3. 
    Lawsuits concerning federal constitutional rights may be adjudicated in
    • A. 

      US Supreme Court

    • B. 

      US District Court

    • C. 

      Federal Court or State Court

    • D. 

      Federal Court

  • 4. 
    The final arbiter on all legal questions involving the U.S. Constitution is
    • A. 

      US District Court

    • B. 

      Federal Court

    • C. 

      US Supreme Court

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    The main trial court in the federal system is called the:
    • A. 

      US Federal Court

    • B. 

      US Supreme Court

    • C. 

      District Court

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    The United States is composed of how many sovereign legal systems:
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      51

  • 7. 
    The federal and state judicial systems consist of two basic kinds of courts
    • A. 

      Trial an Appellate courts

    • B. 

      Criminal

    • C. 

      Civil

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
    Under the doctrine of judicial review, it is the role of each state court system to
    • A. 

      A direct, tangible, legally protectible stake in a legal controversy.

    • B. 

      An appellate court opinion in which one or more judges agree with the majority ruling but state different or additional reasons

    • C. 

      Interpret that jurisdictions constitution

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 9. 
    Statutes enacted by the federal government are published in the
    • A. 

      Custom and usage

    • B. 

      Doctrine of judicial review

    • C. 

      Complaints

    • D. 

      Torts

    • E. 

      United States Code

  • 10. 
    Laws passed by federal administrative agencies are published in the
    • A. 

      Preliminary hearing

    • B. 

      Federal Register

    • C. 

      Trial court

    • D. 

      U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • 11. 
    Without the                   ,common law would simply be a worthless muddle of disjointed rules.        ,
    • A. 

      Doctrine of precedent

    • B. 

      Motion to suppress

    • C. 

      Doctrine of judicial review

    • D. 

      Motion

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 12. 
         In most jurisdictions, statutes passed by legislative bodies are systematically arranged in bound volumes. These compilations are referred to as
    • A. 

      Torts

    • B. 

      Codes

    • C. 

      Jurisdictions

    • D. 

      Pleadings

  • 13. 
    One area that is mainly a criminal matter is the law
    • A. 

      Codes

    • B. 

      Petitions

    • C. 

      Statutes

    • D. 

      Pleadings

  • 14. 
    Promoting ill opinions of government in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was often known as
    • A. 

      Libel

    • B. 

      Seditious libel

    • C. 

      Liabel

    • D. 

      Affirmed

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 15. 
      One of the first published arguments in favor of freedom of the press was made by the poet John Milton in his book titled
    • A. 

      The Art of Law and Ethics

    • B. 

      Areopagitica

    • C. 

      Relic

    • D. 

      A Divine Justice

  • 16. 
    The First Amendment was for the first time applied to the states in the landmark 1925 case of
    • A. 

      Simon & Schuster v. Crime Victims Board

    • B. 

      Cohen v. California

    • C. 

      Gitlow v. New York

    • D. 

      Brandenburg v. Ohio the Supreme

    • E. 

      New York Times v. Hanlon

  • 17. 
    In two recent Supreme Court cases, Wilson v. Layne and Hanlon v. Berger, law enforcement officers brought media along during residential searches. The Court said the government could be liable for
    • A. 

      Transgressing bright lines

    • B. 

      Allowing the media in

    • C. 

      Not liable at all

    • D. 

      Walking in the grayish

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 18. 
    What First Amendment standard emerged out of Schenck v. United States
    • A. 

      Clear and present danger act

    • B. 

      Cause of action

    • C. 

      Certiorari

    • D. 

      Majority opinion

  • 19. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court first began to interpret the scope of the First Amendment
    • A. 

      Late 1900s

    • B. 

      1820s

    • C. 

      Mid 1970s

    • D. 

      Mid 1920s

    • E. 

      None of the Above