The U.S. Legal System, Jurisdiction & Evidence Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Evidence that is presented in a civil or criminal trial that suggests a fact is true, but may not prove it directly is known as:

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a type of circumstantial evidence?

Question 3 3. Jurisdiction is the _____ of a court to hear a case.

Question 4 4. A court hears a case and has proper jurisdiction. Then that same case is filed in another state's court. In this situation, which is true?

Question 5 5. What is the most common form of direct evidence?

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Question 6 6. What kind of character evidence is generally inadmissible?

Question 7 7. The national government has exclusive control over foreign policy, while the states have exclusive control over other specific areas. This division of responsibilities reflects:

Question 8 8. This portion of the Constitution says that the powers that are not strictly given to the national government must belong to the states.

Question 9 9. The supremacy clause states that which laws have the highest authority?

Question 10 10. Does a federal law have to explicitly state that it supersedes a state law?

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Question 11 11. The lower level of the federal court system is comprised of:

Question 12 12. The middle level of the federal court system is comprised of:

Question 13 13. What was one objection of the ACLU to Mapp's arrest?

Question 14 14. How do conservatives and liberals typically view the Mapp v. Ohio decision?

Question 15 15. If a forensic expert testifies that bloodstains on a crime scene indicate that a person was murdered in the master bedroom, then dragged into the living room, what type of analysis has been completed?

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Question 16 16. What does DNA stand for?

Question 17 17. Beyond a reasonable doubt is the standard of proof in which of the following circumstances?

Question 18 18. Which party has the burden of proof in a civil trial?

Question 19 19. When could a party appeal a state case to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Question 20 20. Why would a defendant appeal a case to the state appellate court?

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Question 21 21. Documentary evidence is presented for what purpose?

Question 22 22. Blood, hair, or DNA samples are considered to be what kind of evidence?

Question 23 23. Prejudicial evidence _____.

Question 24 24. A prosecutor may introduce a defendant's prior bad acts, or previous criminal history, only if _____.

Question 25 25. Who can present circumstantial evidence at trial?

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Question 26 26. If a court has the authority to hear a case, then it has:

Question 27 27. Why is it important to prove that an eyewitness is credible?

Question 28 28. Under this theory of federalism, a practical sharing of obligations and duties between state and federal is preferable.

Question 29 29. Who decides whether a conflict exists between a federal and state law?

Question 30 30. Which of the following cases can originate in a federal district court?

The U.S. Legal System, Jurisdiction & Evidence Chapter Exam Instructions

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