Tx Govt Ch 11 Quiz

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1

An alternative to a grand jury indictment is __________, which is used for minor offenses.

the information

2

Defenders traditionally refer to the justice courts as the _________ and maintain that elimination of the justice courts would remove the close contact many treasure

people's court

3

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has one presiding judge and _________ other judges.

eight

4

Which of the following statements about grand jurors is incorrect?

The accused can have an attorney in the room during questioning

5

Which of the following is not an original jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court?

Ruling in death penalty cases

6

Most states use the __________ system to select their judges.

merit

some states use non-partisan & Texas uses partisan

7

Which of the following statements about indictments in Texas is incorrect?

The vote of all of the twelve grand jurors is needed to indict

8

The majority of the cases heard by the Texas Supreme Court are from a

petition for review

9

Which branch of government authorizes city governments to determine whether their municipal courts are courts of record?

State legislature

10

Original jurisdiction of a court involves all of the following except

review of the record

11

When an individual is not indicted by a grand jury, a _________ is issued.

no bill

12

The burden of proof standard used in civil cases is

a preponderance of the evidence

13

Currently, there are _____district courts, all of which function as single-judge courts.

456

14

The purpose of a grand jury is to

determine if there is sufficient evidence to bring the accused to trial

15

Which of the following is not a qualification to become a district court judge?

Must be a resident of Texas for 10 years

16

Which of the following statements about court of appeals judges is incorrect?

They must have lived in their district five years prior to the election

17

When grand juries consider matters independent of the district attorney's recommendation they are called

"runaway" grand juries

18

County courts-at-law have jurisdiction for all of the following except

civil jurisdiction involving cases over $100,000

19

Which is not an example of a civil suit?

Arson