Lady Justice: Meaning & Symbolism


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Where can Lady Justice frequently be located?

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1. Which of the following items is NOT seen in images of Lady Justice?

2. What do the scales of Lady Justice represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Justice is blind, so Lady Justice, the symbol of justice, is blindfolded. Your knowledge of this historical image can be assessed with this worksheet, which covers the origin of this symbol, its history and the significance of the symbol's components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key facts about Lady Justice:

  • Locations where one is likely to find Lady Justice displayed
  • The items held by Lady Justice
  • Legal principle that the scales held by Lady Justice represent
  • Roman goddess who is the inspiration for Lady Justice
  • Principle that is represented by the blindfold on Lady Justice

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of who the Roman goddess Justia was and how she compares to Lady Justice
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions identifying the objects held by Lady Justice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can understand information regarding where you might see the image of Lady Justice displayed
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the symbolism of the objects held by Lady Justice and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Lady Justice, review the accompanying lesson about Lady Justice meaning & symbolism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what qualities Lady Justice symbolizes
  • Know who the image of Lady Justice is derived from
  • Name the objects held by Lady Justice and know what each object symbolizes
  • Explain why Lady Justice is blindfolded