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Intro to Law Quiz-Fall2011

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QUIZZES-LAW10-FALL2011

 

Quiz A - Chp. 1 - Intro to Law

 

1. John is a judge. The function of John and other judges is to

 

a. decide cases on the basis of their opinions about the issues.

b. decide cases on the basis of their personal philosophical views.

c. interpret and apply the laws.

d. make the laws.

 


2. Under Ohio’s state constitution, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issues a new rule, the Polk County Commission approves a new property tax measure, and the professors and students at Ohio Law School publish the results of their most recent legal research. Sources of law do not include

 

a. the measures approved by local governing bodies.

b. the results of legal scholars’ research.

c. the rules issued by state administrative agencies.

d. the states’ constitutions.

 


3. Hawaii enacts a state law that violates the U.S. Constitution. This law can be enforced by

 

a. no one.

b. the federal government only.

c. the state of Hawaii only.

d. the United States Supreme Court only.

 

 

4. In a suit against Sandy, Tyler obtains a remedy. In the U.S. legal system, this remedy will most likely be

 

a. an injunction.

b. damages.

c. rescission.

d. specific performance. 

 

5. Lee is a judge in a court of eq­uity. In this court, Lee may bar a suit if it is not filed within a proper time under the doctrine known as

 

a. laches.

b. stare decisis.

c. the chancellor’s discretion.

d. the king’s conscience. 

 

6. In Abel v. Baker, a state supreme court held that a minor could cancel a contract for the sale of a car. Now a trial court in the same state is deciding Charles v. Delta, a case with similar facts. Under the doctrine of stare decisis, the trial court is likely to

 

a. allow the minor to cancel the contract.

b. disregard the previous case.

c. order the minor to cancel the contract.

d. require the minor to fulfill the contract.

 


7. Kurt is a judge hearing the case of Local Co. v. Macro Corp. Applying the relevant rule of law to the facts of the case requires Kurt to find previously decided cases that, in relation to the case under consideration, are

 

a. as different as possible.

b. as similar as possible.

c. at odds.

d. exactly identical.

 


8. In Export Co. v. Imports, Inc., there is no precedent on which the court can base a decision. The court can consider, among other things,

 

a. neither public policy nor social values.

b. public policy only.

c. public policy or social values.

d. social values only.

 


9. Quinn is a state court judge. In the case of Regal Products, Inc. v. Superior Manufacturing Co., Quinn establishes a logical relationship by comparing the facts in the case to the facts in other cases and, to the ex­tent the facts are similar, applies the same rule. This is

 

a. deductive reasoning.

b. faulty reasoning.

c. linear reasoning.

d. reasoning by analogy.

 

10. A federal statute regulates an employment practice. To resolve a dispute concerning the practice, Paula, a judge, will most likely apply

 

  a. a common law doctrine that applied before the statute was enacted.

  b. a common law doctrine that applies to other, different practices.

  c. Paula’s personal philosophy of law.

  d. the statute. 


 

11. Areas of the law not governed by statutory or administrative law are

 

a. governed by the common law.

b. not governed by any law.

c. open to each individual’s own interpretation.

d. subject to local ordinances.

 

12. In an action against Elin, Frank obtains a remedy. This is

 

a. an administrative agency’s enforcement of its rule.

b. a principle of the law derived from earlier court cases.

c. a statute enacted by a state legislature or Congress.

d. the legal means to recover a right or to redress a wrong.

 


13. Holly is a state court judge. Ilsa appears in a case in Holly’s court, claiming that Jim breached a contract. As in most state courts, Holly may

 

a. award damages, cancel a contract, or direct a party to do or not to

do an act.

b. award damages only.

c. cancel a contract only.

d. direct a party to do or not to do a particular act only.

 


14. In a suit against Clem, Dona obtains the cancellation of a contractual obligation. This is

 

a. an injunction.

b. damages.

c. rescission.

d. specific performance.

 


15. The title of a case appears as “Duck Sales Corp. v. Egret Supply Co.” The party in whose favor the case was decided
 
a. could be either party.
b. might be neither party.
c. must be Duck.
d. must be Egret.  

16. During a sports event for East High School, Floyd, a senior, waves a sign that reads, “Meth’d Up!” Gina, East’s principal, confiscates the sign and suspends Floyd from school for ten days. Under the principles discussed in “A Sample Court Case,” Morse v. Frederick, Gina most likely acted
 
a. in violation of Floyd’s rights under the First Amendment.
b. reasonably in confiscating the sign but not in suspending Floyd.
c. reasonably in suspending Floyd but not in confiscating the sign.
d. reasonably in the circumstances and under the law. 
 
17. The South Carolina Supreme Court decides the case of Toy Co. v. Umbrella Corp. The court issues an opinion that does not indicate which justice authored it. This opinion is
 
a. a concurring opinion.
b. a dissenting opinion.
c. an en banc decision.
d. a per curiam opinion.

18. During a sports event for East High School, Floyd, a senior, waves a sign that reads, “Meth’d Up!” Gina, East’s principal, confiscates the sign and suspends Floyd from school for ten days. Under the principles discussed in “A Sample Court Case,” Morse v. Frederick, Gina most likely acted

 

a. in violation of Floyd’s rights under the First Amendment.

b. reasonably in confiscating the sign but not in suspending Floyd.

c. reasonably in suspending Floyd but not in confiscating the sign.

d. reasonably in the circumstances and under the law.

 

19. To Pete, the written law of a particular society at a particular time is most significant. Pete is

 

a. a legal positivist.

b. a legal rationalist.

c. a legal realist.

d. a person who adheres to the natural law tradition.

 

 

20 The River City Council, the Santa Clara County Board, the Texas state legislature, and the U.S. Congress enact laws. These laws constitute

 

a. administrative law.

b. case law.

c. stare decisis.

d. statutory law.

updated 8/21/11 @2:36 pm

 

 

 

 

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