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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
Corpus Iuris Civilis
Lex Fufia Caninia
Lex Acilia Calpurnia

Question 2:


This collection of laws, originating from Mesopotamia, is known as one of the earliest sets of laws.
Codex of Eshnunna
Code of Hammurabi
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.
res ipsa loquitur
primogeniture
prima facie
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?
November 20, 1989
November 20, 1959
October 10, 1990
May 12, 2000

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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?
1872
1886
1878
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 John Marshall
Chief Justice Joseph Story
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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