What is Original Jurisdiction? - Definition & Examples


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What does original jurisdiction refer to?

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1. How is appellate jurisdiction different from original jurisdiction?

2. What does the Supreme Court have original jurisdiction over?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of original jurisdiction. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the purpose of appellate courts and the meaning of original jurisdiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Area of the Supreme Court's original jurisdiction
  • Original jurisdiction in federal courts
  • Specialty courts and original jurisdiction

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on original jurisdiction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding courts established for special cases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the differences between appellate jurisdiction and original jurisdiction

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called What is Original Jurisdiction? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn where the Constitution give the Supreme Court power of original jurisdiction
  • Examine an instance where the Supreme Court had original jurisdiction
  • Identify original jurisdiction in the Supreme Court, as well as federal and local courts