Quiz: Only A Lawyer Will Know The Meaning Of All These Law Terms. Do You?

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Are you a legal expert?

Do you know the law? Take this fun but challenging quiz to find out if you know some very important legal terms!

 Sep 19, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is a lesser crime classification called?
Misdemeanor
Homicide
Felony

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the legal term for a voluntary written statement made under oath?
Acquital
Amendment
Affidavit

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the first female justice on the US Supreme Court?
Elena Kagan
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sandra Day O' Connor

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do you call a person who testifies under oath before a court of law?
Defendant
Witness
Plantiff

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which among the following is not a Miranda Right?
You have the right to call your family
You have the right to an attorney
You have the right to remain silent

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do you call a group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in court?
Elders
Committee
Jury

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What area of law deals with marriages, custody and support?
Entertainment Law
Copyright law
Family law

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do you call the decision of a jury?
Rule
Verdict
Answer

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do you call a trial before a court of law which does not involve a jury?
Bench trial
Kangaroo court
Mock trial

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do you call a person who initiates a lawsuit in a court of law?
Plantiff
Baliff
Defendant

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What term refers to petty offenses that are typically punishable by fines?
Infraction
Felony
Misdemeanor

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If something is "credible" in court, what is it?
Believable
Detailed
False

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does the word "damages" mean?
Money to be recovered in court
The act of physical violence
The things that were broken during an altercation

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Comments made at the beginning of a trial by the attorneys summarizing the case are called what?
Closing arguments
Filibuster
Opening arguments

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The charge of having committed a crime, based on the judgment of a grand jury is called:
An affidavit
An indictment
An injunction

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

An oral will that is made before a witness is called a:
Testamentary trust
Living will
Nuncupative will

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the term used for lying under oath in court?
Witness tampering
Perjury
Acquital

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is a docket?
The judge's chambers
The place where jurors sit
A calendar or list of cases for trial
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