Do You Really Know About Rules Of Evidence? Trivia Quiz

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In law, the rule of evidence encompasses the rules and legal principles that govern the proof of facts in a legal proceeding – simply put, this rule dictates what evidence can be considered the trier of fact in a decision.


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  • 1. 
    Judicial notice is one type of evidence. Name three other general types of evidence. 
  • 2. 
    Is the following statement true or false? Direct Evidence is best defined as evidence from which inferences can be drawn to prove a point.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Is the following True or False? The term "probative" is appropriately described as assisting in the exploration for truth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who is the Gatekeeper?
  • 5. 
    Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence provides that although evidence is relevant, it may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by a danger of one or more factors. Please name 3 of the 6 factors that are contained within in Rule 403. 
    • A. 

      Undue delay

    • B. 

      Waste of time

    • C. 

      Proof of motive

    • D. 

      Misleading the jury

    • E. 

      Intent

  • 6. 
    Define the term "hearsay"
  • 7. 
    T/F: Only a preliminary showing of authenticity needs to be made to cause the court to allow the evidence to be seen by the jury. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Photographs are self-authenticating. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Blood was drawn from a suspect to use as a sample for DNA testing. After the blood was drawn, it was misplaced by a lab technician. It showed up three weeks later in a hospital refrigerator, and nobody knew how it got there. The problem with this blood sample is that the prosecutor will not be able to show the:
    • A. 

      Best evidence rule

    • B. 

      Chain of custody

    • C. 

      Blood type

    • D. 

      Documentary evidence

  • 10. 
    Jim and Lisa entered into a contract, which Jim breached. When Lisa looked for the original contract, she could only find the duplicate. The duplicate is...
    • A. 

      Inadmissible as hearsay

    • B. 

      Admissible, unless there are problems with authenticity

    • C. 

      Inadmissible under the best evidence rule

    • D. 

      NONE of the above

  • 11. 
    ALL statements made before Miranda warnings are given are:
    • A. 

      Inadmissible because they violate the individual's 5th amendment rights

    • B. 

      Inadmissible because not providing Miranda Warnings is a constitutional violations

    • C. 

      Arguably admissible or inadmissible, depending on the cirumstances

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    T/F: Only the attorney can waive the attorney/client privilege. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    All communications b/w an attorney and his/her client are always privileged. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Mary confessed to her priest that she had a sexual relationship with an elected official. The priest was later called to testify at congressional hearings about what Mary had confessed. the priest refused to testify, and he was threatened with contempt of Congress. The likely result is:
    • A. 

      The priest's communication with Mary is not privileged

    • B. 

      The priests communication with Mary is privileged, buy only Mary can exert the privilege, and so the priest will be held in contempt

    • C. 

      The priest's communication with Mary is privileged, and the priest will not be held in contempt.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The 5th amendment protectsthe individual's rights to have a trial by jury in a criminal proceeding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Rule 404(b) states that evidence of a crime, wrong, or other act is not admissible to prove a person's character in order to show that on a particular occasion the person acted in accordance with the character. However, Rule 404(b) also identifies 9 purposes for which prior crimes, wrongs, or other acts may be admissible for. Name 4 of the 9 purposes identified in Rule 404(b)(2).
    • A. 

      Proof of Motive

    • B. 

      Knowledge

    • C. 

      Absence of mistake or accident

    • D. 

      Undue dealy

    • E. 

      Emotions

    • F. 

      Opportunity

  • 17. 
    T/F: In a criminal proceeding involving alleged sexual misconduct, evidence offered to prove that a victim engaged in other sexual behavior is always admissible. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    FRE 402: Relevant evidence is admissible unless any of the following provides otherwise...
  • 19. 
    FRE 403: The court may exclude relevant evidence if its probative value is substantially outweighed by a danger of one or more of the following list three of the six (or as many as you can)...