Direct Evidence: Definition, Law & Examples


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What is direct evidence?

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1. What is the most common form of direct evidence?

2. What is circumstantial evidence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you answer the questions on this quiz, you'll check your comprehension of direct evidence. The multiple-choice questions concern topics such as the most common form of direct evidence and the kind of character evidence that is usually inadmissible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz asks you about:

  • The definition of direct evidence
  • The most common form of direct evidence
  • What circumstantial evidence is
  • Type of character evidence that is generally inadmissible
  • Why it's important to prove that an eyewitness is credible

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of direct evidence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding circumstantial evidence and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why it's important to prove the credibility of an eyewitness

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study this subject further, check out our short lesson called Direct Evidence: Definition, Law & Examples. This lesson is designed to help you achieve these goals:

  • Provide an example of circumstantial evidence
  • Identify the kind of evidence that involves inference
  • Discuss the authentication required for some direct evidence