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written by: borough
 
Be a law-abiding citizen and take this quiz! It focuses on terms and facts related to law.

Question 1:


This ancient legislation, which stood at the foundation of the Roman law, marked the beginning of the Roman legal history.
Lex Duodecim Tabularum
Lex Fufia Caninia
Corpus Iuris Civilis
Lex Acilia Calpurnia

Question 2:


This collection of laws, originating from Mesopotamia, is known as one of the earliest sets of laws.
Code of Hammurabi
Codex of Eshnunna
Codex of Lipit-Ishtar of Isun
Ur-Nammu

Question 3:


This legal Latin term, which in English means "obvious", denotes evidence that is sufficient to prove a particular fact.
prima facie
res ipsa loquitur
primogeniture
pro hacvice

Question 4:


The United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, which sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children, was adopted by The United Nations General Assembly on what date?
October 10, 1990
November 20, 1989
November 20, 1959
May 12, 2000

Question 5:


Which treaty, signed on 7 February, 1992, led to the creation of the European Union?
Maastricht Treaty
Elysee Treaty
Treaty of Berlin
Treaty of Nice

Question 6:


The death penalty was abolished in Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Powers) Act in what year?
1983
1972
1973
1970

Question 7:


In the judicial system of England and Wales this court has two divisions - Civil Division and Criminal Division.
High Court
Magistrates' Court
Crown Court
Court of Appeal

Question 8:


Clara Shortidge Foltz was the first woman to be admitted to practice law in the State of California. This happened in what year?
1878
1872
1886
1884

Question 9:


On May 17, 1954 this person announced the decision of the Supreme Court regarding Brown v. Board of Education, a landmark case in the United States legal history.
Chief Justice Joseph Story
Chief Justice John Marshall
Chief Justice Taney
Chief Justice Earl Warren

Question 10:


This person presided over the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany from 1987 to 1994, before being elected President of Germany.
Christiane Herzog
Roman Herzog
Richard von Weizsacker
Johannes Rau

 


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