Street Law Chapter 5 Court System

35 Questions | Total Attempts: 62

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  • 1. 
    During a criminal or civil trial there are two sides called ____________________.
    • A. 

      Contest

    • B. 

      Sides

    • C. 

      Parties

    • D. 

      Participants

  • 2. 
    This __________________________ trial system is a contest between opposing sides.  (Plaintiff vs. Defendant or Government vs. Defendant).
    • A. 

      Criminal justice system

    • B. 

      Inquisitional system

    • C. 

      Adversarial system

    • D. 

      Plaintiff system

  • 3. 
    Jason was granted a trial by jury for a murder case, because of the _______________ amendment.
    • A. 

      Fourth

    • B. 

      Fifth

    • C. 

      Seventh

    • D. 

      Sixth

  • 4. 
    The ______________________  may choose whether there will be a jury during a criminal case.
    • A. 

      Defendant

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      Judge

    • D. 

      Prosecutor

  • 5. 
    The Pennsylvania appeals court overturned a law requiring all persons to wear helmet safety gear when riding a bicycle.  This set a ________________________  for all future cases.
    • A. 

      Reason

    • B. 

      Precedent

    • C. 

      Error of law

    • D. 

      Voir dire

  • 6. 
    In a _______________ examination opposing lawyers question each perspective juror to discover prejudices or preconceived opinions concerning the case.
    • A. 

      Voir dire

    • B. 

      Concurring opinion

    • C. 

      Precedent

    • D. 

      Excusable

  • 7. 
    The highest court in the land is the _______________________.
    • A. 

      High Court

    • B. 

      Superior Court

    • C. 

      Great Court

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 8. 
    Supreme Court Justice Oweto disagreed with the decision regarding abortion so he wrote a ____________________.
    • A. 

      Concurring opinion

    • B. 

      Dissenting opinion

    • C. 

      Nasty gram

    • D. 

      Review letter

  • 9. 
    Every lawyer is allowed _______________________ which allows jurors to be removed without cause.
    • A. 

      Peremptory challenges

    • B. 

      Lawyer throws

    • C. 

      Permissable challenges

    • D. 

      Adversarial challenges

  • 10. 
    The state of Oregon sues the state of California for dumping waste in a river that travels through both states.  This would be considered a ______________________ matter.
    • A. 

      Local

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Federal

  • 11. 
    Jason sued his former girlfriend for using his credit card without his permission to buy clothes from the Gap.  Jason would be considered the _____________________ in small claims court.
    • A. 

      Prosecutor

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      Defendant

    • D. 

      Coworker

  • 12. 
    Justice Granola was nominated by the _________________ and confirmed by the ____________________ for the Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      Governor, Senate

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House, Congress

    • C. 

      President, Senate

    • D. 

      President, House of Representatives

  • 13. 
    In a criminal trial the government serves as this ______________________.
    • A. 

      Prosecutor

    • B. 

      Party

    • C. 

      Defendant

    • D. 

      Plaintiff

  • 14. 
    Chief Tecumseh decided that all Native Americans on the reservation must wear their religious headgear during tribal ceremonies.  This authority is granted to him by __________________.
    • A. 

      Being chief

    • B. 

      Federal government

    • C. 

      Indian powers

    • D. 

      Inherent powers

  • 15. 
    Judge Williams made a judicial mistake or _______________________________.
    • A. 

      Error of law

    • B. 

      Concurring opinion

    • C. 

      Unlawful error

    • D. 

      Precedent

  • 16. 
    The four different types of state trial courts are superior, county, districts, and municipal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The party bringing the legal action (suing) in a civil trial is called the defentant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The two sides to every trial are called the parties
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The eighth amendment guarantees the right to trial by jury in civil cases in federal courts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The party responding to the plaintiff or prosecution is called the acquitted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The three types of court systems in the United States are state, county, and federal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In the inquisitional trial system the judge plays an active role in questioning witnesses and controlling court processes.  This is often used in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The Supreme Court consists of eight justices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In a non-jury trial the judge presides (decides guilt or innocence) over the trial and has the duty of protecting the rights of those involved. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
     In a jury-trial the judge determines the facts of the case and renders a judgement (guilty or innocent)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False