BUS 393 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Precedent

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Published on 17 Dec 2015
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Simon Fraser University
Department
Business Administration
Course
BUS 393
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SAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS:
Multiple Choice Questions
The first type of question are multiple choice questions. These make up at least half of the points on each
exam. Choose the best answer according to the textbook and lecture discussions. As discussed, these
questions will not be used in the actual exam.
1 Which of the following statements with regard to the characteristics of civil and criminal actions
is true?
a. The person who begins a civil action is usually called the prosecutor.
b. A civil action is a private action; that is, a person or persons sue another or others usually for the
purpose of being compensated for injury or loss suffered.
c. If a person is convicted of a criminal offence, he or she cannot also be sued in a civil action by the
victim.
d. In a criminal case, an individual person is taking the action against the accused.
e. The prosecutor must prove his or her case based "upon a balance of probabilities."
2 Which of the following statements is correct with respect to the sources of our law?
a. The Courts of Chancery developed the law of contracts.
b. Equity is a system of law developed by the provincial legislatures.
c. The term stare decisis refers to the practice of following precedent, which forms the basis of our
common law system.
d. The only province in which a judge is required to follow a comprehensive civil code is Ontario.
e. The common law derived aspects of the law of families and estates from the French Civil Code.
3 Fred sold Carole his old Macintosh computer and his printer in addition to eight programs for
$2900. After she paid $1000, Carole quit paying. When she had no complaint about the computer, printer,
or programs but simply wouldn't pay, Fred decided to sue. He would most likely begin his action in:
a. Small Claims Division, Provincial Court
b. B.C. Supreme Court
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The first type of question are multiple choice questions. These make up at least half of the points on each exam. Choose the best answer according to the textbook and lecture discussions. As discussed, these questions will not be used in the actual exam. Which of the following statements with regard to the characteristics of civil and criminal actions. When she had no complaint about the computer, printer, or programs but simply wouldn"t pay, fred decided to sue. He would most likely begin his action in: small claims division, provincial court, b. c. Supreme court: criminal division, provincial court, federal court, b. c. The next type of question is the short answer question. These are intended to be answered with a single word or short phrase. They are the least valuable type of question, usually being worth 10-20 % of your grade on each exam.