TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch02

TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch02 - Chapter 2THE COURT SYSTEM AND DISPUTE...

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Chapter 2—THE COURT SYSTEM AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRUE/FALSE 1. The power of a court to decide certain types of cases is called jurisdiction . ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 2. All courts have original jurisdiction. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 3. A court with limited jurisdiction can only hear certain types of cases. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 4. Reversible errors are commonly made by supreme courts. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 5. The federal court system consists of three levels. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 6. All federal courts are expressly created by the United States Constitution. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 7. The United States Supreme Court can never function as a court of original jurisdiction. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 8. A probate court is an example of a general trial court. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 9. The decisions of state circuit courts generally may be reviewed by the state's supreme court. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 10. State supreme courts generally hear all cases appealed to them. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 11. The defendant in a civil case is the party who is suing. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 12. To begin a lawsuit, both parties must appear in person and state their claims and defenses in court. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic
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13. If questions of fact are involved, the court will decide the case based on the pleadings alone. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 14. Documents filed by both parties at the beginning of a lawsuit are called the pleadings . ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 15. Depositions are usually taken in the courtroom. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 16. A peremptory challenge to a prospective juror generally can be exercised without giving a reason. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 17. A motion for a directed verdict occurs immediately after the last pleading is filed. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 18. Once a lawsuit is commenced, the case must go to the jury. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 19. Generally, the prevailing party in a lawsuit will be awarded the costs of the action, including witness fees and jury fees. ANS: T
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TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch02 - Chapter 2THE COURT SYSTEM AND DISPUTE...

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