What is a Civil Court? - Definition & Characteristics Video


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Who brings a case to civil court?

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1. Which of these is NOT included in a complaint for a civil case?

2. Which of these is the process of gathering information before a civil trial begins?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge about civil courts. Complaints for civil court and the process for gathering information will be on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • How a case is brought to civil court
  • Components of a complaint for a civil case
  • Method of getting information before a civil trial starts
  • Burden of proof in a civil case

Skills Practiced

Students using the quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding civil courts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how a case makes it to civil court
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about civil courts in a different light

Additional Learning

To discover more about this kind of court, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Civil Court? - Definition & Lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define who a defendant is
  • Explain the pre-trial process
  • Cover the difference between civil and criminal courts
  • Explore burden of proof