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All About Law - Chapter 8 Self-Quiz


 

Multiple Choice

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

 

1. 

Justices of the peace may preside over courts that hear which of the following?

a.

requests for search warrants

d.

all but c

b.

trials for traffic offences

e.

all of the above

c.

requests for arrest warrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

A jury verdict of guilty in a criminal trial means that

a.

12 out of 12 vote to convict

c.

11 out of 12 vote to convict

b.

6 out of 12 vote to convict

d.

1 out of 12 votes to convict

 

 

 

 

 

3. 

In a first-degree murder trial, how many jurors can be challenged by either side with no reason given?

a.

12

c.

21

b.

20

d.

6

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

If a full jury of 12 cannot be selected from the available panel, which of the following results occurs?

a.

the trial cannot proceed

c.

the trial proceeds by judge alone

b.

a new trial is ordered

d.

new prospective jurors are sought

 

 

 

 

 

5. 

In terms of reliability, eyewitness accounts are considered to be

a.

the most reliable evidence

c.

worth having, but not the most reliable

b.

the least reliable evidence

d.

usually inadmissible

 

 

 

 

 

6. 

A witness who fails to attend a trial to give evidence may be found guilty of

a.

peremptory challenge

d.

contempt of court

b.

leading questions

e.

none of the above

c.

willfully obstructing justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

The most important aspect of witness testimony is

a.

credibility

c.

expertise

b.

accuracy

d.

lack of past criminal convictions

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

A voir dire is held to determine

a.

if a witness is lying

c.

if proceedings should be videotaped

b.

if courtroom translation is accurate

d.

if evidence can be shown to a jury

 

 

 

 

 

9. 

For how long can the accused be remanded to evaluate mental fitness to stand trial?

a.

7 days

c.

30 days

b.

14 days

d.

60 days

 

 

 

 

 

10. 

If a jury cannot reach a verdict, which of the following options are available to the judge?

a.

acquit the accused

d.

a and c but not b

b.

find a new jury

e.

b and c but not a

c.

ask the jury to continue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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