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Original Versus Appellate Jurisdiction: Definition & Differences

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What type of jurisdiction applies to cases between residents of different states?

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1. Which courts may serve both as appellate courts and trial courts?

2. What type of case can NOT be heard in the United States Supreme Court?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on when a court has the right to hear a case, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the difference between original and appellate jurisdiction. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know what courts exercise original jurisdiction and which ones have appellate jurisdiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Courts with original jurisdiction
  • Courts that exercise appellate jurisdiction
  • Cases the Supreme Court can hear
  • Examples of original and appellate jurisdiction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the types of cases the Supreme Court can hear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine the type of jurisdiction described in a given example
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast appellate and original jurisdiction

Additional Learning

Gain a clearer understanding of this area of the judicial system by reviewing the lesson called Original Versus Appellate Jurisdiction: Definition & Differences. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what jurisdiction means
  • Identify where limited jurisdiction applies
  • Explain the federal court structure
  • Describe the difference between appellate and original jurisdiction
  • Appreciate the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
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