Multiple Choice Answers

1. The power of the states to enact and enforce laws comes from the
A. rulings of the Supreme Court.
B. Ninth Amendment to the Constitution.
C. Declaration of Independence.
D. Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
2. An important aspect of the Magna Carta was that
A. no free man could be imprisoned without judgment by his peers.
B. the common people were given the ability to vote.
C. the common people were given the ability to own land.
D. no free man could be made to pay taxes to a king.
3. Which of the following cases can be brought in Delaware’s Court of Chancery?
A. A preliminary hearing in a murder trial
B. A misdemeanor traffic violation
C. A request for an equitable lien on property
D. A real estate fraud prosecution
4. A suspect chose to plea bargain rather than have a trial. After one day in prison, he decided he wanted to appeal his case. Which of the following can he appeal?
A. What would have happened at the trial
B. How he is treated in prison
C. Almost nothing, if in his plea bargain he signed away his right to appeal
D. The prejudice against him of the officer who investigated the case
5. The Constitution provides for
A. the organization of the federal judiciary.
B. the power of the courts to enforce their orders.
C. the existence of the judicial branch of government.
D. each state and territory to have a supreme court.
6. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is stated in what document?
A. The 1689 Bill of Rights
B. The Magna Carta
C. The Constitution
D. The Declaration of Independence
7. The law firm you work for has a client who was in the Gulf War, and now suffers from several illnesses. She has been denied disability benefits, and has hired your firm to appeal this decision. Which of the following represents the likely course the litigation would take?
A. Court of Veterans Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Supreme Court
B. Court of Veterans Appeals, Court of Federal Claims, Supreme Court
C. Federal District Court, Court of Veterans Appeals, Supreme Court
D. Court of Veterans Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Supreme Court
8. An equitable remedy can
A. award only monetary damages.
B. compel action or force cessation of action.
C. proclaim rights and duties and enforce them.
D. compel someone to follow the common law.
9. A state court hears a criminal felony case and in the appeal from conviction, the defendant raises the question of whether or not his counsel gave effective assistance. The state court of last resort rules that counsel was effective. The defendant may
A. appeal the decision to the U.S. District Court.
B. not appeal the decision further because it was decided by the court of last resort.
C. not appeal the decision because it didn’t involve a right protected by the Constitution.
D. appeal the decision to the federal appellate courts.
10. You’re a lawyer, and you must argue whether or not a new state statute is constitutional. In order to do this, you must review the rights established by
A. federal codes..
B. the U.S. Constitution.
C. the state constitution
D. common law.