1. Law can
be distinguished from other kinds of rules because it
a) is enforced by the government.
b) is enacted by the people.
c) involves one person suing another.
d) means a violator will go to prison.
2. Stephanie runs a red light and crashes into
a car driven by Britta, who was speeding. At trial, the jury finds Stephanie
80% at fault, and Britta 20% at fault. Britta’s total damages were $100,000,
and the judge awards her $80,000. The judge was most likely applying the
a) Assumption of the risk.
b) Contributory negligence
c) Comparative negligence
d) Implied consent
3. Congress’s authority to make laws
prohibiting discrimination in employment comes from the:
a) Common law
b) Due Process Clause
c) Commerce Clause
d) First Amendment
4. Which of
the following would violate the Equal Protection Clause?
a) A sheriff stops only people of
Hispanic origin to check immigration papers.
b) An airport has separate restrooms for
men and women.
c) A landlord refuses to rent an
apartment to a homosexual couple.
A woman registered on a dating website
only considers African-American men as possible partners.
5. Justin is
a famous professional athlete. The Daily News publishes a story which discloses
that Justin gave syphilis to his ex-girlfriend, which he did. If Justin sues
the Daily News for defamation, he will probably
a) win, because this would injure his
b) win, because this has nothing to do
with his status as an athlete.
c) lose, because he has no damages.
d) lose, because the statement was true.
to the text, which of the following is the “supreme law of the land?”
a) The law enacted by Congress
b) Rulings of the Supreme Court
c) The U.S. Constitution
d) The State statutory law
7. OSHA is a
federal law with both criminal and civil penalties, which applies to:
a) Consumer fraud
b) Workplace safety
c) Securities fraud
d) Bribery of foreign officials
8. A crime
which is punishable by more than one year’s imprisonment would be a:
d) Capital crime
9. Which of
the following is NOT a court of limited jurisdiction?
a) Circuit court
b) Traffic court
c) Surrogate court
d) Small claims court
10. The type
of law produced by bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the
Internal Revenue Service is known as:
a) Regulatory law
b) Limited law
c) Concurrent law
d) Administrative law