Choose the best answer.  All questions are weighted equally.  For true/false questions, A is true and B is false. 


________        1.  Which one of the following schools of jurisprudential thought denotes a system of moral and ethical principles that are inherent to human nature and that people discover through the use of their natural intelligence, or reason?

a.       Historical school.

b.      Positivist school.

c.       Legal realism.

d.      Natural law school.

e.       None of the above.


________        2.  Which one of the following is an example of a secondary source of law?

a.       First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

b.      Internal Revenue Code section 7525.

c.       Blackís Law Dictionary.

d.      Arizona v. Miranda (a U.S. Supreme Court Decision).

e.       None; all of the above are primary sources of law. 


________                        3.  The American Legal System is based upon the common law system. 

      According to your textbook, in which country did this common law

system develop?

a.       France.

b.      England.

c.       Germany.

d.      Sweden.

e.       Spain. 


________            4.  True or False.  If a statute regulates a particular employment practice,

the statute will apply rather than the common law doctrine that applied before the enactment of the statute. 


_________            5.  True or False.  Because more and more statutes are being enacted, the

common law is of little or no importance to the law today. 


_________            6.  True or False.  In general federal courts have more limited jurisdiction

than state courts.




_________      7.  Concurrent jurisdiction means:

a.       only the state court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

b.      only the federal court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

c.       only the probate court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

d.      only the bankruptcy court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

e.       both the state and federal courts have jurisdiction to hear the case. 


________        8.  The minimum contacts requirement of jurisdiction deals with:

a.       the minimum amount of impact necessary to sue for personal injuries in an automobile accident.

b.      the minimum amount of impact required to sue another for assault. 

c.       the standards of professionalism defining the minimum contact lawyers must keep with their clients.

d.      the minimum contact a business must have with a stateís residents for the stateís courts to exercise jurisdiction over them.

e.       the minimum contact a judge must have with a state to render binding judicial decisions in that state.


________            9.  True or False.  A bankruptcy courtís (a specialized federal court)

decision may be appealed to the California Supreme Court. 


________        10.  Which one of the following is NOT a pretrial procedure that could result in a judgment without a formal trial? 

a.       Motion for Summary Judgment.

b.      Motion for Judgment on the pleadings.

c.       Motion to Dismiss.

d.      Request for Default Judgment.

e.       Motion for a Judgment N.O.V. (notwithstanding the verdict).


1.                  d (page 3)

2.                  c (page 6)

3.                  b (page 13)

4.                  a (page 14)

5.                  b (page 14)

6.                  a (page 32)

7.                  e (page 32)

8.                  d (page 35)

9.                  b (page 38: Exhibit 2-1)

10.              e (page 55)