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Rule of Law Quiz

From Law Day 2021

1. The Rule of Law is a principle under which all persons, institutions, and entities are accountable to laws that are:

a. Publicly promulgated

b. Equally enforced

c. Independently adjudicated

d. Consistent with international human rights principles

e. All of the above

2. True or False: Our nation’s fundamental law is the Golden Rule.

a. True

b. False

3. True or False: When an individual becomes a citizen of the United States, the individual is required to take an oath to, among other things, support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States.

a. True

b. False

4. In our Constitution, how many branches of government were created?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 5

d. 10

5. The courts, the judiciary, have the responsibility to _________ the laws.

a. Make

b. Enforce

c. Interpret

6. True or False: The Constitution protects the impartiality of federal judges when they have to make unpopular decisions in order to follow the Rule of Law.

a. True

b. False

7. Are judges able to impose their personal beliefs on others when deciding issues before them?

a. Yes

b. No

8. True or False: Laws reflect the will of the people and the people consent to abide by the laws.

a. True

b. False

9. True or False: Laws are made in a private process and are not available to the public.

a. True

b. False

Quiz Answer Key:

1. e

2. b (Correct answer: Constitution.)

3. a

4. b

5. c

6. a

7. b

8. a

9. b (Correct answer: Laws are made in a public process and are available to the public.)

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