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Business Law I Essentials

Assessment Questions

Business Law I EssentialsAssessment Questions


Which country is the United States legal system derived from?

  1. Germany.
  2. United Kingdom.
  3. United States of America.
  4. Canada.

What is the function of law in the United States?

  1. Establish standards.
  2. Promote consistency.
  3. Promote, provide, and maintain order.
  4. All of the above.

As a judge, Baxter applies common law rules. These rules develop from:

  1. decisions of the courts in legal disputes.
  2. regulations issued by administrative agencies.
  3. statutes enacted by Congress and the state legislatures.
  4. uniform laws drafted by legal scholars.

What is the difference between state and federal law?


The legislature of the state of Wyoming enacts a new statute that sets standards for the liability of businesses selling defective products. This statute applies in:

  1. Wyoming only.
  2. only Wyoming and its bordering states.
  3. all states.
  4. all states but only to matters not covered by other states’ laws.

Alex has been sued by Will for failure to pay rent for their apartment which source of law will govern this lawsuit?

  1. Administrative law.
  2. The Constitution.
  3. Civil Law.
  4. Criminal Law.

Four sources of law in the U.S. legal system are:

  1. Constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, and maritime law.
  2. Federal law, state law, international law, and maritime law.
  3. Statutory law, case law, equity, and common law.
  4. Constitutional law, judicial law, legislative law, and administrative law.

Where can you find a codification of federal laws?

  1. The library.
  2. Federal Court.
  3. United States Code.
  4. U.S. Library of Congress.

What is the supreme law of the land? What are statutes? What are ordinances? What is an administrative rule?


Regulations are:

  1. Laws passed by Congress.
  2. Rules made by local governments.
  3. Derived from decisions made by judges.
  4. Rules adopted by administrative agencies.

What is an Unfair Trade Practice and which Administrative Agency regulates it?


Some of the rights in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights extends to Corporations.

  1. True.
  2. False.

Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) include all of the following except:

  1. Mediation.
  2. Settlement.
  3. Litigation.
  4. Arbitration.

Consequences of being convicted a crime include all of the following except:

  1. Prison.
  2. Fines.
  3. Community service.
  4. Damages.

Securities are only regulated by federal laws.

  1. True.
  2. False.
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