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  1. 1. 1. Data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects defines: <ul><li>Courtroom </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Jury </li></ul><ul><li>Verdict </li></ul>
  2. 2. 2. Another word for attorney is: <ul><li>Judge </li></ul><ul><li>Witness </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Bailiff </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3. An individual who, being present, personally sees or perceives a thing or is an eyewitness to an event is a witness. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  4. 4. 4. What do we call a document or object displayed in court and referred to and identified in written evidence. <ul><li>An exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Portrait </li></ul><ul><li>A record </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5. What do we call a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law? <ul><li>Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Police officer </li></ul><ul><li>Judge </li></ul>
  6. 6. 6. What is this object called? <ul><li>Hammer </li></ul><ul><li>Pounder </li></ul><ul><li>Gavel </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  7. 7. 7. A person accused of breaking a law is a <ul><li>Bailiff </li></ul><ul><li>Jury </li></ul><ul><li>Defendant </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer </li></ul>
  8. 8. 8. True or false, defense lawyers charge a person with a crime and argue that he/she is guilty of that crime. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  9. 9. 9. The bailiff is an officer of the court who keeps order, calls witnesses to the stand, and assists the judge in this manner. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  10. 10. 10. Which of the following choices would be first in trial order? <ul><li>Opening statement of the defense </li></ul><ul><li>Opening statement of the prosecution </li></ul><ul><li>Defense calls witnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Defense cross-examines witnesses </li></ul>
  11. 11. 11. Which team calls their witnesses first? <ul><li>The Jury </li></ul><ul><li>The Prosecution </li></ul><ul><li>The Defense </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  12. 12. 12. True or false, the jury votes whether or not a defendant is guilty or not and must have only 50% of votes to find the defendant guilty. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  13. 13. 13. True or False, if a person cannot afford a lawyer, a public defender is assigned to him/her. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  14. 14. 14. True or False, a misdemeanor is a more series crime than a felony. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  15. 15. 15. Which of the crimes below would not be a felony? <ul><li>Criminal damage to property </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Kidnapping </li></ul><ul><li>Armed robbery </li></ul>
  16. 16. 16. True or false, being charged with a crime is the same as being convicted of a crime. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  17. 17. 17. What is it called when a witness is questioned after he or she has been questioned by a the prosecuting lawyer or the defending lawyer? <ul><li>A. Questioning of the witness </li></ul><ul><li>B. The verdict </li></ul><ul><li>C. Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>D. Cross examination </li></ul>
  18. 18. 18. Which of the following would not be tried in a criminal court? <ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Assault </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul>
  19. 19. True or false, in a criminal case there is a plaintiff and a defendant. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  20. 20. 20. True or false, after you have completed the &quot;May it Please the Court&quot; class you will be certified to practice law in the state of Iowa. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>