Basic Trial, Jury Selection Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Seventh Amendment of the United States Constitution, there is:
Choice 1 an absolute right to a jury trial.
Choice 2 a right to a jury trial at the judge’s discretion.
Choice 3 a right to a jury trial where the value in controversy is over twenty dollars.
Choice 4 a right to a jury trial when both parties agree to a jury trial.
The purpose of voir dire is:
Choice 1 to allow the prospective jurors to ask questions about the trial process.
Choice 2 to allow the attorneys to learn more about the jurors’ backgrounds, including possible prejudices that may affect the case.
Choice 3 to allow the judge to disqualify jurors who may unfairly influence other jurors.
Choice 4 to allow the attorneys to influence prospective jurors.
During jury selection, Rich, the attorney for the plaintiff, argues that Mike, the attorney for the defendant, only has three preemptory challenges and three challenges for cause. Mike argues that Rich has misstated the general law. To clarify the general law, what will the Judge state in response?
Choice 1 Each side has an unlimited number of challenges for cause, but a limited number of preemptory challenges.
Choice 2 Each side has an unlimited number of preemptory challenges, but a limited number of challenges for cause.
Choice 3 Each side has a limited number of preemptory challenges and challenges for cause.
Choice 4 Each side has an unlimited number of preemptory challenges and challenges for cause.
Bob and Sue are engaged in a lawsuit in the state of Texarkana regarding the ownership of a piece of real property. During the jury selection process, attorneys for both sides interviewed prospective jurors, Jane, Justine, and Joey. The Texarkana rules of civil procedure permit the use of one preemptory challenge and an unlimited number of challenges for cause. Questioning revealed the following information regarding each prospective juror:

Jane is Bob’s best friend’s wife.
Justine is a former employee of Bob.
Joey is a college graduate who is looking for a job.

Sue’s attorney is seeking to make her challenges to Jane, Justine and Joey as jurors. Which of the following choices is the best use of the available challenges under the Texarkana rules of civil procedure?

Choice 1 Sue’s attorney may only dismiss Jane because she has only one preemptory challenge and the remaining jurors may not be dismissed using challenges for cause.
Choice 2 Sue’s attorney may only dismiss Joey because she has only one preemptory challenge and the remaining jurors may not be dismissed for using challenges for cause.
Choice 3 Sue’s attorney may dismiss Jane and Joey using a challenge for cause, and Justine using a preemptory challenge.
Choice 4 Sue’s attorney may dismiss Jane and Justine using challenges for cause, and Joey using a preemptory challenge.

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