Thursday, 3 September 2015

Top 50 Legal Advisor Objective type Questions and Answers

1. In what kinds of societies are laws usually written down formally?
 a) large-scale societies
 b) small-scale societies
 c) both of the above
 d) neither of the above
Ans: A

2. What are common laws? 
a) laws that evolve slowly over time and are usually part of the existing cultural tradition rather than being enacted by legislatures or rulers
 b) laws that are enacted by legislatures or rulers and that apply commonly to everyone
 c) laws that are commonly found in all kinds of societies
Ans: A

3. Which of the following statements about law is true?
 a) It is not uncommon for some laws to be confusing for the members of the society in which they exist.
 b) Laws are often open to interpretation depending on the situation of a crime.
 c) both of the above
 d) none of the above
Ans: C

4. Juries around the world commonly are expected to reflect the judgment of _________________ .
 a) a reasonable man
 b) a reasonable person
 c) the political elite within society
Ans: A

5. The term "positive sanction" refers to ____________________ .
 a) the concept of ownership in which an owner of property has the right to keep it whether or not it is being used or actively possessed
 b) a reward for appropriate or admirable behavior that conforms with the social norms
 c) a punishment for violations of social norms
Ans: B

6. An informal negative sanction is _________________________ .
 a) an unofficial, non-governmental punishment for violations of social norms
 b) a law prohibiting sexual intercourse and marriage between people of different races
 c) a socially recognized link between individuals created as an expedient for dealing with special circumstances, such as the bond between a godmother and her godchild
Ans: A

7. In what kind of social environment are informal negative sanctions most likely to be an effective mechanism of social control?
 a) large cities in modern nation states like the United States
 b) small rural towns in which everyone knows everyone else
 c) isolated bands of foragers
 d) b and c
 e) all of the above

8. Which of the following are important parts of social control in some small non-western societies? 
a) forced use of hallucinogenic drugs
 b) threat of witchcraft
 c) both of the above
 d) neither of the above
Ans: B

9. Which of the following would be a positive sanction?
 a) receiving good grades in school
 b) being promoted in the military
 c) being allowed to go to your religion's "heaven"
 d) all of the above
 e) none of the above
Ans: D

10. Which of the following kinds of people would most likely be considered to be criminal for acting oddly in public and subsequently be arrested by the police in North America?
 a) a well dressed rich man
 b) an unemployed man of African origin who is living on the street
 c) a homeless woman of European origin who is living on the street
Ans: B

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