Legal IQ


1.  Match List I (Jurists) with List II (Theory) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

      List I


  1. Roscoe Pound
  2. Duguit
  3. Bentham
  4. Ihering

List II


  1. Social Control
  2. Pleasure Pain
  3. Social Engineering
  4. Social Solidarity


A       B     C     D

(a)   3        2      4      1

(b)   2        4      3      1

(c)   3        4      2      1

(d)   2        3      4      1

2.  Who among the following is regarded as the “Father of English Jurisprudence”?

(a)   Bentham

(b)   Austin

(c)   Salmond

(d)   Holland

3.  For a valid custom, there are certain pre-requisites. Which one of the following conditions of a valid custom is not correct?

(a)   Custom must be continuous

(b)   Custom must be reasonable

(c)   Custom might be contrary to statutory law

(d)   Custom must not be immoral

4.  The statement “Precedents are the past decisions which are used as guide in the moulding of future decisions” is attributed to

(a)   Gray

(b)   Keeton

(c)   Salmond

(d)   Dias

5.  Delegated legislation means

(a)   Laws made by State Legislature

(b)   Laws declared by Judges in judicial decisions

(c)   Administrative adjudication

(d)   Rules, bye-laws and regulations made by virtue of statutory powers

6.  Juristic person means

(a)   A person performing judicial work

(b)   A Judge

(c)   A person to whom the law attributes personality

(d)   Either (a) or (b)

7. Consider the following types of legislations:

1.Colonial Legislation
2.Judicial Legislation
3.Parliamentary Legislation
4.Executive Legislation

      The term ‘subordinate legislation’ includes

(a)   1, 2 and 3

(b)   2, 3 and 4

(c)   1, 2 and 4

(d)   1, 3 and 4

8. Consider the following statements:

1.All citizens are natural persons
2.All business associations are legal persons
3.All legal persons are natural persons

      Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

(a)   1 alone

(b)   1 and 2

(c)   2 and 3

(d)   1, 2 and 3

9.  The rules of law upon which the decision is founded in a case is

(a)   Decision incurium

(b)   Ratio decidendi

(c)   Obiter dicta

(d)   None of the above

10.  Rule of ejusdem generis means

(a)   The words of a statute should be understood in their context

(b)   The words of a statute should be in strict consonance with its objectives

(c)   The principle of equity

(d)   The words of a statute should be understood in a logical manner

Answers: 1.(c), 2.(b), 3.(c),
4(.d), 5.(d), 6.(c),
7.(c), 8.(a),
9.(b), 10.(a).

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