The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)


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_____ is a private dispute resolution alternative to trial in a civil court.

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1. The Federal Arbitration Act applies to any arbitration agreement in a commercial transaction in admiralty or _____.

2. Under the Federal Arbitration Act, arbitration clauses are given _____ to any other contract provision.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) with this convenient quiz and worksheet. This quiz requires you to know about the enforcement of arbitration clauses and when FAA applies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • A private dispute resolution alternative to a civil court trial
  • When the Federal Arbitration Act applies
  • Arbitration clauses under the Federal Arbitration Act
  • Who has the power to enforce arbitration clauses
  • An option when a contract dispute that's in trial contains an arbitration provision

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Federal Arbitration Act
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about enforcing arbitration clauses and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how parties can resolve a dispute outside of a civil trial court

Additional Learning

Delve even further into this topic by reviewing the related lesson titled The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • The primary provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
  • How 'arbitration' is defined
  • The US Supreme Court's interpretation of what constitutes interstate commerce