Sources of Law Self-Quiz








During oral arguments, the defendant’s attorney argues that according to New York’s Consolidated Laws, one must be 18 years old to be a member of a corporate board of directors. The plaintiff’s attorney concedes that such a law exists, but argues that the common law allows anyone who has reached the age of 16 to become a member of a corporate board of directors, and therefore, the defendant, who is 17 years old, is a valid member of the board of directors. How will the court rule?
Choice 1 For the defendant.
Choice 2 For the plaintiff.
Representative Smith introduced House Bill No. 1000 into the U.S. House of Representatives, where it was reviewed and approved by the proper committee and subcommittee. The House conducted debates and, after a unanimous vote, passed the bill and presented it to the President, who signed it. Is the legislation effective?
Choice 1 Yes, because both the House of Representatives and the President approved the bill.
Choice 2 No, because the Senate has not approved the bill.
Choice 3 Yes, because the vote in the House was unanimous.
Choice 4 Yes, because the President approved the bill.
Which branch of the federal government creates statutes?
Choice 1 The Executive Branch, because the President is the last person to sign a bill and make legislation effective.
Choice 2 The Legislative Branch, by authority of the U.S. Constitution.
Choice 3 The Judiciary Branch.
Which branch of the federal government creates administrative regulations?
Choice 1 The Executive Branch.
Choice 2 The Legislative Branch.
Choice 3 The Judiciary Branch
“Any entity with an operational smokestack must report all levels of emissions to the Environmental Protection Agency by the last day of each month.” This is most likely an example of a/an:
Choice 1 Administrative regulation.
Choice 2 State statute.
Choice 3 Federal statute.
Choice 4 Judicial decision.
“This chapter is intended to create uniform laws governing commerce and the sale of goods.” This statute is known as a/an:
Choice 1 Preamble or policy statement.
Choice 2 Substantive section.
Choice 3 Construction section.
Choice 4 Procedural section.

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