Dr Gossman                                                            Legal Environment 380     NAME ___________________________
                                                                                        E-Q #1

Instructions: Please print this quiz, complete it, and hand it in at the beginning of class on Fri., Sept. 15.

1. Until individuals come together and form a social unit (a society) law cannot exist. T F (Circle one.)

2. The notion that not all law is made by human beings, but some has existed since before human beings ever
attempted to make their own law, is a basic concept of the school of jurisprudence known as (1) Natural Law,
(2) Legal Positivism, (3) The Sociological School, (4) Legal Realism, (5) none of the above. (Circle one.)

3. The notion that law is made by the government, and we are bound to follow what ever rules the government dictates,
is a basic concept of the school of jurisprudence known as (1) Natural Law, (2) Legal Positivism, (3) The Sociological
School, (4) Legal Realism, (5) none of the above. (Circle one.)

4. The school of jurisprudence that provides the basic foundation for law in the American legal system is (1) Natural
Law, (2) Legal Positivism, (3) The Sociological School, (4) Legal Realism, (5) none of the above. (Circle one.)

5. The words of the Declaration of Independence, AWe hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and
the pursuit of happiness@ is an example of a practical application of the philosophy of (1) Natural Law, (2) Legal
Positivism, (3) The Sociological School, (4) Legal Realism, (5) none of the above. (Circle one.)

6. Sources of law (who makes the rules of law) in the American Legal System include (1) the legislative branch
of government, (2) the executive branch of government, (3) the judicial branch of government, (4) 1 and 3 only,
(5) all of the above. (Circle one.)

7. The United States of America was created by the United States Constitution. T F (Circle one.)

8. All law made in the United States must be within the limits set by the United States Constitution, and will be void if not
within those limits. T F (Circle one.)

9.The term "_______________________________" means that courts, in handing down decisions, are to be guided by
previous decisions of higher courts (case precident.)

10. Criminal law is that part of the American legal system that is established to protect the rights of individuals, as opposed
to civil law, which seeks to protect the rights of society as a whole. T F (Circle one.)