English Legal System Unit 1 Test 2 Essay examples

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(For lessons 3 & 4)

1. The Common Law is so called because: a) it was designed to protect the ordinary people.
b) the Judges sought to make English law common to all areas of the country.
c) in the middle ages there were no such things as statutes
d) the law was extremely simple to understand.

2. After the Norman Conquest, the social system devised by King William was called: a) the common law system
b) the curia regis
c) Frankelmoign
d) the Feudal System

3. After the Norman Conquest, what was the name given to the class of people who provided services without being given land in return?

a) Peasants
b) Villeins
c) Surfs.
d) Yokels

4. What was the name of the first common law court to be established?

a) The Court of Common Pleas
b) The Court of Chancery
c) The Court of Kings Bench
d) The Court of Exchequer

5. How many common law courts were there in the Middle Ages, other than possible appeal courts?

a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Five

6. How many remedies are available to a litigant in common law?

a) One
b) Two
c) Four
d) Seven

7. Is it true that Equity superseded the common law?

a) Yes
b) No

8. Is it true that Equity supplemented the common law?

a) Yes
b) No

9. There is a Maxim in Equity, which states “He who seeks equity must do equity”.
This Maxim means :-

a) That all equitable actions must be commenced in a Court of Equity
b) That if the action is a common law action the parties cannot obtain a relief in equity
c) That if a party delays in bringing an action then an equitable remedy will not be available
d) That a person who seeks an equitable relief must have acted fairly towards his opponent.

10. What was the name of the legislation that abolished the old courts and introduced a new unified court structure called The Supreme Court of Judicature?

Answer .....The Judicature Acts (1873-75) .......................................................................................................

11. Primary Legislation consists of:

a) All Acts of Parliament
b) The more important Acts of Parliament
c) Acts of Parliament introduced by the Government and not by way of a Private Member’s Bill
d) Acts of Parliament introducing new law.

12. Individual Members of Parliament may not introduce new legislation:

a) True
b) False

13. Green Papers are consultation documents inviting comments about proposed new legislation:

a) True
b) False

14. How many readings does a Bill have in each House of Parliament?

a) Two
b) Three
c) Six
c) Seven

15. Delegated legislation :

a) Is also called ‘secondary’ legislation,
b) can be Bye Laws
c) Can be Statutory Instruments
d) All the above are correct…