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GACE Political Science: U.S. Jurisprudence Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does the right to an attorney mean?

Question 2 2. Pete and Nate were involved in a civil suit involving discrimination at work. Pete initiated the lawsuit and lost in lower court. He appealed the decision and took the case to federal appeals court. What should Pete include in his brief?

Question 3 3. When Jane arrived at court to sue her neighbor for allowing his dog to roam in her backyard, she brought evidence. Which of the following can NOT be classified as evidence?

Question 4 4. You just found out that the State of Florida raised the fee for a driver's license by $1.00. This upsets you because you found that the extra dollar you and all other license holders of the State are paying is going to the preservation of a small beach area. Since you do not like the beach, you sue the State for using your hard earned money for such a cause. Will your case be heard?

Question 5 5. What is meant by a speedy trial?

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Question 6 6. Barry was watering the lawn. John was walking on the sidewalk and tripped over the hose causing him to break a leg. John initiates a lawsuit. Barry, not convinced that he did anything wrong, wants to complain to the court as well. What would he do?

Question 7 7. How is venue decided in real estate cases?

Question 8 8. In the oral argument stage of the appeals process, the judge listens to:

Question 9 9. When Joe was arrested for throwing a brick through the window of a liquor store, the police demanded that he admit his guilt. What should Joe have done?

Question 10 10. Barney was terminated from employment. He wanted to sue his company but decided to allow a third party to listen and decide on a resolution. Which form of dispute resolution did he agree to?

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Question 11 11. Concurrent jurisdiction means:

Question 12 12. The new City Attorney has decided to crack down on crime in Mapleville. He decides that no person who is arrested shall receive a list of charges. The arrested party must wait several weeks in jail before formal charges are filed. Can he legally implement this new process?

Question 13 13. Why might a defendant be tried twice for the same crime?

Question 14 14. When witnesses are examined, who is allowed to ask questions?

Question 15 15. When a group of employees with common interests form a group, it is called a:

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Question 16 16. What is substantive law?

Question 17 17. Before a court can hear a case, personal jurisdiction must be established. Personal jurisdiction is applied to which of the following elements in a case?

Question 18 18. Maria was denied acceptance into a country club. She was told that it was because of her national origin. Based on jurisdiction, where should Maria file her case?

Question 19 19. Emma is taking Sarah to court. Emma wants Sarah's account of what happened on the record and so she decides to have Sarah come in and answer questions in the presence of her lawyer. What is this called?

Question 20 20. What would be considered an example of a petit jury?

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Question 21 21. What does habeas corpus mean in English?

Question 22 22. Jimmy is an Asian-American. He wanted to attend a local public college but his application was rejected and he suspects it was because of his ethnic origin. He filed suit against the college. Why is constitutional law applied in such a case?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT true of an appeal?

Question 24 24. A young man is arrested by his ex-wife's uncle, who is a policeman, and charged with disorderly conduct. Why must a judge carefully review the substance of charges?

Question 25 25. Sometimes the information contained in a complaint or counterclaim is vague and not easy to understand. When this happens, what should be filed?

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Question 26 26. Mary witnesses a fatal car accident and begins having nightmares as a result. Does she have standing to sue for pain and suffering or emotional distress?

Question 27 27. Joe is suing the car repair shop because his muffler fell off within minutes of having it installed. Prior to payment, he signed a viable document with the repair shop which gave him a 6 month guarantee, but the shop claims they never managed to process the paperwork for the contract. Why would this be a matter of contract law?

Question 28 28. What is procedural law?

Question 29 29. You just received your car loan statement to find out that your interest rate has been raised over 35% making the payments unaffordable. Out for justice, you file a lawsuit against Bank of Anytown, the Governor, the President, Wall Street, Nasdaq, NYSE and a few others you cannot remember. How do you think the court will view this lawsuit?

Question 30 30. A car salesman sold a car to a young man, claiming it was the safest car he had ever sold. One week later, the brakes of the car failed and the young man suffered a car crash that left him with several broken bones. He sued the car salesmen and was awarded $200,000. Why is this an example of tort law?

GACE Political Science: U.S. Jurisprudence Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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