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All About Law - Chapter 1 Self-Quiz


 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

1. 

In Canadian society, laws exist for all but one of the following purposes. For which one do they not exist?

a.

to settle disputes

c.

to reduce conflicts

b.

to ensure that a person who supports human rights becomes prime minister

d.

to eliminate violent conflicts

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

The government of Canada does not have which of the following?

a.

the right to enforce laws

c.

unelected officials

b.

unlimited power

d.

the right to enact laws

 

 

 

 

 

3. 

Common law is based on the rule of

a.

Magna Carta

c.

precedent

b.

habeas corpus

d.

citations

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

In Quebec, civil law is still based on

a.

the Code of Hammurabi

c.

modern European democracies

b.

Mosaic law

d.

the Napoleonic or Civil Code

 

 

 

 

 

5. 

The basis of our modern property laws is

a.

the English feudal system

c.

Roman law

b.

personal freedom

d.

the Justinian Code

 

 

 

 

 

6. 

Magna Carta recognized the principle of

a.

citations from case law

c.

the rights of the people

b.

democratic government

d.

the rule of law

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

What was the original name of Canada's first constitution?

a.

Statute of Westminster

c.

Constitution Act, 1867

b.

British North America Act

d.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

The formula for changing Canada's constitution requires the consent of

a.

the Canadian Parliament

d.

a and c but not b

b.

the Supreme Court

e.

all of the above

c.

two-thirds of the provinces with 50 percent of the population

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. 

One of the following is not a class of international treaty. Which one?

a.

convention

c.

protocol

b.

tribunal

d.

charter

 

 

 

 

 

10. 

Which of the following did the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal define as international crimes:

a.

crimes against the environment

d.

a and b but not c

b.

crimes against peace

e.

b and c but not a

c.

crimes against humanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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