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Question 1: India's system of common law is also a mixture of ________ and the local Hindu law, except in the state of Goa which retains the Portuguese civil code.
Contemporary Welsh LawEnglish lawScots lawNorthern Ireland law

Question 2: Comparable pluralistic (or 'mixed') legal systems operate in Quebec, ________ and South Africa.
LouisianaMississippiUnited StatesArkansas

Question 3: In contrast, in civil law systems, ________ proceedings, where an examining magistrate serves two roles by developing the evidence and arguments for one and the other side during the investigation phase.
Adversarial systemCriminal procedureInquisitorial systemPlea

Question 4: The state of ________, which also has a civil law history from its Dutch colonial days, also began a codification of its law in the 19th century.
New JerseyConnecticutMassachusettsNew York

Question 5: Where a tort is rooted in common law, then all traditionally recognized damages for that tort may be sued for, whether or not there is mention of those ________ in the current statutory law.
Judgment (law)DamagesDeposition (law)Pleading

Question 6: An example is the ________ of wrongful death, which allows certain persons, usually a spouse, child or estate, to sue for damages on behalf of the deceased.
Product liabilityNegligenceReasonable personTort

Question 7: British traditions such as the ________ were rejected by the U.S.
Crown jewelsConstitutional monarchyMonarchyCoronation

Question 8: In the UK, the Practice Statement of 1966 allows the ________, in certain circumstances, to overrule a previous decision made in the same House.
House of Commons of the United KingdomHouse of LordsParliament of the United KingdomPolitics of the United Kingdom

Question 9: From this developed the system of equity, administered by the ________, in the courts of chancery.
Department for Constitutional AffairsHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilHome SecretaryLord Chancellor

Question 10: The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it cannot be dealt with as if it contained only the ________ and corollaries of a book of mathematics."
AxiomAxiomatic systemMathematical logicSet theory

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