Paralegal Quiz – Vocabulary

Paralegal Quiz – Vocabulary

Paralegal Quiz – Vocabulary

1. Choose the best definition for the word ambivalent:

a. soft lighting

b. having mixed feelings about something

c. equal in value, force, or effect

d. reacting quickly

 

2. A “frivolous” lawsuit:

a. is one that does not exist

b. is one wherein there are several corporate defendants

c. in one wherein there are several corporate plaintiffs

d. is a suit in which there are no real facts to prove the claim

 

3. A.K.A. means:

a. Any Known Aspect

b. Also Known As

c. Always Kept Appropriately

d. All Known Aliases

 

4. DBA means:

a. Doing Business As

b. Data Base Assessment

c. Doing Business After

d. Denver Bar Association

 

5. Choose the best definition for the word “abatement”

a. an amount deducted or subtracted

b. reduction of a tax assessment

c. suppression or termination

d. All of the above

 

6. PACER is:

a. the federal public access to court and electronic records system

b. the proper and correct every day rate

c. a device that physicians can implant in a cardiac patients heart in order to regulate its      beat.

d. none of the above

 

7. A “gift tax” is a tax that

a. must be paid by the person receiving a cash gift

b. must be paid by the person giving a cash gift

c. must be paid by the person giving any gift valued at more than a certain dollar amount

d. does not exist

 

8. “To wit” means:

a. namely

b. that is to say

c. as follows

d. all of the above

 

9. M’Naughten is:

a. a Supreme Court Judge

b. a rule that supplies the test for legal sanity

c. an infamous appellate Court ruling that says possession is 9/10ths of the law

d. a candy bar

 

10.  Dation is:

a. a payment of something other than money that is given to a creditor.

b. a French term used in Louisiana

c. similar to the accord and satisfaction in common law

d. all of the above

 

11. Solvency means:

a. having a difficult time

b. being able to dissolve something

c. having insufficient assets to cover liabilities

d. having sufficient assets to cover liabilities

 

12. Diligence means:

a. working very hard at something of great importance

b. being aware of  your surroundings

c. both A and B

d. none of the above

 

 

13. Habeas Corpus:

a. is a Latin term that means “show me the body”

b. is a legal motion which asks that a defendant be produced in Court and the charges against him/her read.

c. both A and B

d. None of the above

 

14. Libel is:

a. a term that indicates the party responsible for a negligent act

b. a form of defamation

c. a word that means a person could be held accountable for damages to another

d. all of the above

 

15. Legal custody is:

a. a form of custody wherein the parent is authorized to make decisions about the child’s

schooling, healthcare, religion, and other important lifestyle considerations

b. a form of custody wherein a parent is authorized to make decisions about the child’s             legal issues.

c. a form of custody wherein a parent is authorized to make decisions about the child’s             everyday life, living situation, and legal issues.

d. None of the above.

 

 

Answers

1. b – see ambivalent

2. d – see frivolous

3. b – see aka

4. a – see dba

5. d – see abatement

6.  a – see PACER

7. c – see gift tax

8. d – see to wit

9. b – see M’Naughten Rule

10. d – see Dation

11. d- see solvency

12. d- see diligence

13. c- see Habeas Corpus

14. b- see Libel

15. a – see Legal vs. Physical Custody

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