State Court System: Structure & Overview


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How are the federal court system and the state court system similar?

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1. What defines broad jurisdiction?

2. In the Intermediate Court of Appeals, an appellant or appellee _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet assess your knowledge of the structure of the state court system and types of cases that are heard by state courts. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how the federal and state court systems are similar and what broad jurisdiction means.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • What an appellant can or cannot do in the state Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • Criteria to be met to file for divorce in Hawaii
  • Similarity between federal and state court systems

Skills Practiced

This worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences: compare and contrast the federal and state court systems
  • Making connections: use understanding of the concept of the structure of the state court system
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding broad jurisdiction in a state court system
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure of the state supreme court

Additional Learning

To learn more about state courts, review the accompanying lesson, State Court System: Structure & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail the District, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the U.S. Federal Court System
  • Explain the state court system and its jurisdiction
  • Understand how the different state court systems operate