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All About Law - Chapter 11 Self-Quiz


 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

1. 

The main purpose of civil law is to

a.

provide a forum for discussing problems

c.

compensate victims

b.

keep order in society

d.

all of the above

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

All but one of the following are small claims court issues. Which one is not?

a.

unpaid bills

c.

consumer complaints

b.

common assault

d.

failure to pay rent

 

 

 

 

 

3. 

How is the jury used, if at all, in a civil trial?

a.

no jury is used

c.

a jury of 12

b.

a jury of 6

d.

a professional jury

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

In a civil case, the formula that describes how the plaintiff must prove the case is which of the following?

a.

on the balance of probabilities

c.

beyond a reasonable doubt

b.

according to a statistical formula

d.

in the mind of a "reasonable observer"

 

 

 

 

 

5. 

Categories of general damages include all but one of the following. Which one do they not include?

a.

loss of income

c.

pain and suffering

b.

injunctions

d.

loss of enjoyment of life

 

 

 

 

 

6. 

The most common use of injunctions is to

a.

stop metal heavy band rehearsals

c.

stop factories from dumping waste

b.

stop protesters at trade summits

d.

make strikers go back to work

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

Certain assets cannot be seized to settle a judgment. These include all but one of the following. Which one do they not include?

a.

clothing

c.

furniture

b.

tools

d.

vacation property

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) includes all but one of the following methods. Which one is not included?

a.

mediation

c.

negotiation

b.

litigation

d.

arbitration

 

 

 

 

 

9. 

Negotiation, as a method of resolving disputes, is all but one of the following, in most cases. Which one is it not likely to be?

a.

voluntary

c.

inexpensive

b.

informal

d.

involving many third parties

 

 

 

 

 

10. 

The cost of mediation is usually

a.

an expense borne by the courts

c.

shared between the parties

b.

the responsibility of the loser

d.

the responsibility of the winner

 

 

 

 

 


 

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