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Law Quizzes

The questions are about UK law unless otherwise stated.

Law Quiz I

  1. What is the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales?




  2. You can make decisions on someone’s behalf if they appoint you using a LPA, what does LPA stand for?
  3. The High Court consists of three divisions, the Queen's Bench Division and the Chancery Division are two, can you name the third?
  4. What is intestate?
  5. How many years after an author's death does copyright last for in the UK?
  6. What word describes legal theory or the theoretical study of law?
  7. From May 2020 in England, what will have an 'opt out' system and is sometimes referred to as 'Max and Keira's Law'?
  8. What Latin term meaning "in chambers", is the hearing of a case in private rather than in open court?
  9. As of 1313, it has been illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing what?
  10. In UK law and under the Public Order Act 1986, how many people are needed for a violent affray to be classed as a riot?
  11. It was replaced in 1999 by 'claimant' but which former word was used for the party who initiates a lawsuit?
  12. How many years employment do you need to bring a claim for unfair dismissal or redundancy pay?

Answers:

  1. 10 years old
  2. Lasting power of attorney
  3. The Family Division
  4. A person who dies without leaving a will
  5. 70-years
  6. Jurisprudence
  7. Organ donation
  8. In camera
  9. A suit of armour
  10. Twelve
  11. Plaintiff
  12. Two years



Law Quiz II

  1. What name is given to the Scottish equivalent of a barrister in England and Wales?
  2. True or false, it is an offence to deface a United Kingdom banknote by writing on it?
  3. Roe versus Wade in 1973 was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court with regards to what?
  4. The UK law requiring all drivers to wear seatbelts came in to force in January of which year?
  5. There are four Inns of Court in London – Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple are three, can you name the fourth?
  6. In which decade in Ireland were women first legally allowed to own their homes outright?
  7. Which two words describe a deal when the defendant pleads guilty instead of not guilty in return for a concession by the prosecution?
  8. Under the UK Gambling Act of 2005, lottery tickets may be bought only by people of at least what age?
  9. What latin phrase meaning "you have the body" is legal action by which a prisoner can seek to be released from unlawful detention?
  10. In American law, which word means a document that requires its recipient to appear in court as a witness? The UK equivalent may be a witness statement.
  11. In which Asian country has a chewing gum sales ban been in place since 1992?
  12. A deemster is a judge in which part of the United Kingdom?
  13. The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales is commonly known by what name?
  14. What word means an intentional lie under oath or in a sworn statement?
  15. In which decade of the 19th-century was the last British convict transported to Australia?

Answers:

  1. Advocate





  2. True
  3. Abortion
  4. 1983
  5. Gray's Inn
  6. 1970s (1976)
  7. Plea bargain
  8. 16
  9. Habeas corpus
  10. Subpoena
  11. Singapore
  12. Isle of Man
  13. The Old Bailey
  14. Perjury
  15. 1850s (1855)