Civil Law Quiz

Question 1 of 44

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The goal of Civil Law is...

Select one of the following:

  • Compensation, or to restore someone to a position before a wrong doing took place.

  • To charge someone with a criminal offence.

  • To be on TV.

Question 2 of 44

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Civil Law is considered...

Select one of the following:

  • Public Law

  • Private Law

Question 3 of 44

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Any province can settle a Civil Law case from any other province.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 44

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Civil Law proceedings are governed by...

Select one of the following:

  • Court of Justice Act

  • Criminal Code of Canada

  • Federal and Provincial regulations.

Question 5 of 44

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The two divisions of Civil Law courts are Small Claims, and Civil Court.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 44

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The amount of a claim usually distinguishes which Civil court the case will be heard in (Small Claims, or Civil Court).

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 44

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Civil Court cases are usually more complex than Small Claims court cases.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 44

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Small Claims court is...

Select one of the following:

  • An arm of the Superior Court of Justice.

  • An arm of the Ontario Court of Justice.

  • An arm of the Ontario Court of Appeals.

  • None of the above.

Question 9 of 44

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A Superior Court of Justice judge resides over Small Claims court proceedings.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 44

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A Plaintiff in Small Claims court can sue for...

Select one of the following:

  • As much as he/she wants, but will only get $25,000 max.

  • $25,000 max only.

  • Under $10,000.

  • As much as he/she wants.

Question 11 of 44

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There is no court fees for filing in a Small Claims action.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 44

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Can you represent yourself in Small Claims court?

Select one of the following:

  • Yes.

  • No.

Question 13 of 44

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The types of claims heard in Small Claims court include...

Select one of the following:

  • Money owed, Monetary Compensation, and the Recovery of Personal Property.

  • Land and Property claims.

  • Criminal charges under $5000.

Question 14 of 44

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Small Claims decisions can compel someone to do something, prohibit their actions, or cause a court order to be issued.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 15 of 44

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A Civil Action begins when...

Select one of the following:

  • The Plaintiff serves the Defendant a subpoena.

  • The Plaintiff files a claim.

  • The police submit an information.

  • The court files a claim with the Plaintiff and Defendant.

Question 16 of 44

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You are responsible for serving a Defendant a copy of the claim, although you don't have to do it yourself.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 44

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After serving the Defendant, you must prepare...

Select one of the following:

  • An Affidavit of Service.

  • An Affidavit of Civil action.

  • A Statement of Claim.

  • A Plaintiff's Claim form.

Question 18 of 44

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Defendants can contest the claim against them by filing a "Defence".

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 44

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If you don't agree with the claim against you, the time limit for filing a "Defence" is...

Select one of the following:

  • 10 days.

  • 20 days.

  • 60 days.

  • No time limit.

Question 20 of 44

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Can the Defendant file a claim against the Plaintiff at the same time?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Yes. It's called a "Defendant's Claim".

  • No. Only one claim at a time.

Question 21 of 44

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When filing a "Defence", you must make 2 copies, one for the court, and the other for the Plaintiff.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 44

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An Affidavit of Service let's the court know who was served, and how it was done.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 23 of 44

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A case that is brought forward in Civil court is between private parties or negligent acts that cause harm to others.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 24 of 44

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Civil court cases usually involve disputes over contracts or Torts.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 25 of 44

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A subdivision of Contract Law would be...

Select one of the following:

  • Divorces.

  • Criminal offenses.

  • Negligence.

  • Freedom of Information.

Question 26 of 44

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Civil Contractual Law applies if there are no other existing statutes to address the problem.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 27 of 44

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Can a legal contract be oral? A spoken agreement?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Yes.

  • No.

Question 28 of 44

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The Rules of Contract Law. Select all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Offer Acceptance.

  • Benefit to Each Side.

  • Legal Consent.

  • Clarity of Terms.

Question 29 of 44

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A contract can be voided because of duress, undue influence, or serious unfairness.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 30 of 44

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A Tort is...

Select one of the following:

  • A Civil wrong doing.

  • A minor Criminal offense.

Question 31 of 44

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A finding of guilt in a Criminal court is required to sue someone in Civil action.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 32 of 44

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The payment cap for "Pain and Suffering" in Ontario is...

Select one of the following:

  • $25,000.

  • $100,000.

  • $333,000.

  • No limit to the amount you can receive.

Question 33 of 44

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All Torts require a proof of fault (negligence) as a basis for imposing liability.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 34 of 44

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Types of Torts. Check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Intentional.

  • Negligence.

  • Strict Liability.

  • "Pain and Suffering"

  • Theft.

Question 35 of 44

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"Res Ipsa Loquitur" means "The Thing Speaks For Itself".

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 36 of 44

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A settlement can be reached at any time prior to the Judge giving their judgement.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 37 of 44

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A Settlement Conference is held by a Deputy Judge.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 38 of 44

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The purpose of a Settlement Conference is...

Select one of the following:

  • To reach a settlement and prevent a trial.

  • To outline the details of a case before trial.

  • To allow the Plaintiff to make changes to their case before trial.

  • To reach a verdict without involving a Judge.

Question 39 of 44

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What percentage of Civil suits actually end up going to trial?

Select one of the following:

  • 2%

  • 12%

  • 50%

  • Less than 1%

Question 40 of 44

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A witness in Civil cases is called to court by a...

Select one or more of the following:

  • Summons.

  • Subpoena.

  • Injunction.

  • Affidavit of Service.

Question 41 of 44

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Do you have to pay a witness to attend your trial?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Yes.

  • No.

  • Only if they ask.

Question 42 of 44

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Exclusion of Witness is a common practice, where witnesses are asked to wait outside the court room, so they don't hear each other's testimony.

Select one or more of the following:

  • True.

  • False.

Question 43 of 44

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The "Burden of Proof" in Civil court is...

Select one or more of the following:

  • "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"

  • "Balance of Probabilities"

Question 44 of 44

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Most Small Claims have a time limit of 6 months.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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