San Diego Justicecorps Civil Law: Trivia Quiz

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San Diego Justicecorps Civil Law: Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Legal documents filed with the Court must be typed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Unlawful Detainer is the legal terminology for eviction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Fasle

  • 3. 
    A Tenant has the right to repair serious defects in the rental unit and deduct certain repair costs from the rent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A Tenant not named on the eviction action can still file an Answer by completing the Claim of Right to Possession.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A Landlord can evict a tenant without cause.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A Landlord can enter the rental unit without notice in cases of an emergency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A Tenant has 30 days to file an Answer to an eviction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Other than when married, you can only change your name once during your lifetime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You must file a Petition for Change of Name in the County where you were born.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Unless you are in the FBI’s Witness Protection Plan, you must disclose your new name request to the court.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If you cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you cannot file a response to any action brought against you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    You can legally change your child's name if the other parent has not contacted you or the child for 12 months and has not paid child support.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you know someone intends to file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order against you, you should go to the nearest court and file a TRO against that person so you can be the petitioner.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If you file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order against the person in the apartment next to yours, that person will have to find a different place to stay until the hearing. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The court must furnish an interpreter for anyone that does not understand English.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is a landlord’s first step in formally evicting a tenant for failing to pay rent?
    • A. 

      Make a police report

    • B. 

      Verbally ask the tenant for the rent

    • C. 

      Contact the Tenant’s employer

    • D. 

      Give the Tenant a written notice asking the Tenant to pay rent or move out

  • 17. 
    What must the Notice to Pay Rent or Quit have on its face to make it valid in the State of California?
    • A. 

      The number of days to pay

    • B. 

      The amount of the rent to pay

    • C. 

      The name of the person to pay rent to

    • D. 

      The address of the person to pay rent to

    • E. 

      The telephone number of the person to pay rent to

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    In an Unlawful Detainer case, what are the correct terms used to identify the case's parties?
    • A. 

      Petitioner and Respondent

    • B. 

      Plaintiff and Defendant

    • C. 

      Owner and Claimant

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    How many days does a Tenant have to file a response to an eviction lawsuit?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      7, not counting Sundays

  • 20. 
    What is the type(s) of Notices an Owner can serve to terminate a tenancy?
    • A. 

      3 Day Notice Pay Rent or Quit

    • B. 

      3 Day Notice to Quit

    • C. 

      30 Day Notice to Quit

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    What can a Tenant do if he/she cannot afford to pay the Court fees to defend an eviction case?
    • A. 

      Write a letter to the presiding judge explaining his/her finances

    • B. 

      Fill out a Court form asking the Court to waive the fees

    • C. 

      Borrow the court fees or move

    • D. 

      File Bankruptcy

  • 22. 
    If a Tenant loses his/her case, what type of notice will the Sheriff post on the Tenant's door?
    • A. 

      3 Day Notice to Vacate

    • B. 

      5 Day Notice to Vacate

    • C. 

      10 Day Notice to Vacate

    • D. 

      Sheriff has no obligation to a notice on the Tenant’s door.

  • 23. 
    Before the Sheriff restores possession to the landlord, the Sheriff must:
    • A. 

      Wait until you remove all of your belongings from the house

    • B. 

      Collect all old keys in your possession and change the locks on the door

    • C. 

      Make sure you have somewhere to stay for the next 5 days

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    If a parent has 5 children, how many Petitions for Name Change must the parent file?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2, 1 for the boys 1 for the girls

    • C. 

      1 for each child

    • D. 

      1 for each group of children having the same last name

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    If a person indicates they cannot afford to pay the filing fees and costs of a lawsuit, the person must show:
    • A. 

      Proof that they do not have a job

    • B. 

      Proof they are citizens of the United States

    • C. 

      Proof they are on financial assistance

    • D. 

      Proof of all parties living in their home

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

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