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Question 1: In ________, Justice of the Peace (Justices) play a key role in the administration of justice at the provincial level.
BarbadosUnited StatesCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 2: In larger cities, cases may be heard in a ________ which has jurisdiction only within that city.
State courtSouth CarolinaState supreme courtKentucky

Question 3: This has now been changed such that they are assigned to ________, but less strongly.
BristolLocal justice areasCheshireShropshire

Question 4: ________ of Edmonton, Canada, preceded her by some three and a half years.
Cannabis (drug)The Famous Five (Canada)Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General)Emily Murphy

Question 5: In some ________, the Justice of the Peace is a judge of a court of limited jurisdiction, a magistrate, or a quasi-judicial official with certain statutory or common law magisterial powers.
U.S. stateMassachusettsConnecticutColorado

Question 6: Being an unpaid office, undertaken more for the sake of renown and to confirm the justice's standing within the community, the justice was typically a member of the ________.
Upper classSerfdomGentryNobility

Question 7: In 1195, Richard I ("the Lionheart") of ________ commissioned certain knights to preserve the peace in unruly areas.
WalesUnited KingdomEnglandScotland

Question 8: Justices of the Peace in Connecticut can preside over same-sex ________ and will preside over gay marriage ceremonies beginning October 28, 2008.
Domestic partnershipCivil unionSame-sex unionSame-sex marriage

Question 9: Magistrates also had some limited civil jurisdiction, such as licensing applications, although these functions were mostly removed from them under the ________ and transferred to local authorities.
Human Rights Act 1998Statutory Instrument (UK)United Kingdom legislationLicensing Act 2003

Question 10: This was replaced by the present system, where the ________ nominates candidates with local advice, for appointment by the Crown.
Lord ChancellorHome SecretaryHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilDepartment for Constitutional Affairs

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