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Courtroom Legal Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Courtroom Legal Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

Read each group of words and circle the one that doesn't fit.

  1. alimony, custody, felony
  2. perjury, jurisdiction, testimony
  3. conviction, bankruptcy, garnishment
  4. arraignment, continuance, delinquent
  5. felony, testimony, misdemeanor

Activity 2: YOU DECIDE

Read each statement and circle the best answer.

  1. Deciding the amount of alimony is part of the process of
    1. going bankrupt.
    2. getting divorced.
    3. taking a deposition.
    4. committing a felony.
  2. Asking for a continuance is the same thing as asking for a
    1. postponement.
    2. better attorney.
    3. lesser charge.
    4. conviction.
  3. A jurisdiction is a
    1. type of attorney.
    2. degree of crime.
    3. strict garnishment.
    4. geographical area.
  4. Probation allows a person convicted of a crime to
    1. go to the county jail.
    2. ask for a lesser sentence.
    3. go free with good behavior.
    4. ask for a new trial.
  5. Oral evidence in a trial is referred to as
    1. a writ.
    2. testimony.
    3. mediation.
    4. unconstitutional.

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

On the lines below, write a story about a courtroom experience using at least five of the vocabulary words in this lesson. Make sure you use the correct form of the word.

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

Read each clue and figure out which vocabulary word fits in the puzzle.

Order in the Court Legal Terms

Answers

Activity 1: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

  1. felony
  2. jurisdiction
  3. conviction
  4. delinquent
  5. testimony

Activity 2: YOU DECIDE

  1. b
  2. a
  3. d
  4. c
  5. b

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

There are no right or wrong answers for this activity. However, you may wish to have a family member, friend, or teacher review your response and give feedback.

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

Order in the Court Legal Terms

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