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Equity (law): Quiz


Question 1: The "law courts" or "courts of law" were the courts in ________ that enforced the king's laws in medieval times.
EnglandWalesUnited KingdomScotland

Question 2: Charles Dickens' ________ parodied the excessive time and expense associated with the Court of Chancery, the court that heard suits in equity in 19th-century England.
Dombey and SonLittle DorritNicholas NicklebyBleak House

Question 3: The two courts became locked in a stalemate, and the matter was eventually referred to the ________, Sir Francis Bacon.
United KingdomSingaporeCanadaAttorney general

Question 4: As time went on the rules of equity did lose much of their flexibility, and from the 17th century onwards equity was rapidly consolidated into a system of precedents much like its ________ cousin.
Reception statuteShariaCommon lawCivil law (legal system)

Question 5: ________ explained in 1785 that there are three main limitations on the power of a court of equity:
Benjamin FranklinThomas JeffersonJames MonroeJohn Adams

Question 6: Equity is the name given to the set of legal principles, in jurisdictions following the English ________ tradition, which supplement strict rules of law where their application would operate harshly.
ShariaCivil law (legal system)Reception statuteCommon law

Question 7: Some other states (such as Illinois and ________) have separate divisions for legal and equitable matters in a single court.
New JerseyDelawareMassachusettsPennsylvania

Question 8: In ________ the common law doctrine of equity had traditionally been followed even after it became independent in 1947.
Lok SabhaIndiaResearch and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 9: In the ________ today, the federal courts and most state courts have merged law and equity in the courts of general jurisdiction, such as county courts.
CanadaAlaskaUnited StatesPhilippines

Question 10: Equity is commonly said to "mitigate the rigor of common law", allowing courts to use their discretion and apply ________ in accordance with natural law.
UtilitarianismJusticePolitical philosophyDeontological ethics


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