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The Court Quiz is for everybody. How much do you know about court? Try it and see how well you do!
Who gives support and information about court to victims and witnesses who will be testifying?
Parents and friends
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Who records everything that is said in the courtroom?
The court reporter
The court secretary
If the lawyer asks a question the witness does not understand, the witness should . . .
Ask for a recess
Say, "I don't understand the question"
Make up the answer so as not to appear stupid
Pretend not to hear the question
What should the witness do when asked an embarrassing question?
Tell the lawyer that you are too embarrassed to answer the question
Refuse to answer the question
Tell the court what happened even if it is difficult and embarrassing
Shrug your shoulders
During cross-examination the witness should . . .
Make sure the question is understood before answering
Answer the question truthfully
Answer only the questions that are asked
All of the above
What does the term "Crown" mean in a court of law?
One of the symbols on the Canadian Coat of Arms
The tiara worn by the Queen in her portraits
The lawyer representing the public
The judge's seating area
A victim of a crime can describe how the crime has affected their life by . . .
Writing a Victim Impact Statement
Calling the judge at home
Holding a press conference
Making a website
Why do people in the courtroom have to stand when the judge enters and exits the courtroom?
The judge is able to see everyone better
It is an outdated ritual that we haven't done away with yet
It shows respect for the position of the judge
The accused can not be forced to testify because . . .
The defence lawyer is paid to testify for the accused person
The law says an accused person cannot be forced to testify against him or herself
The accused must be silent during the trial
Their testimony would interfere with the investigation
What is the role of a defence lawyer?
To test the evidence, to try to show that the evidence isn't strong enough to support a conviction
To defend everyone involved in the trial
To defend society by making sure criminals are brought to justice
To defend victims by proving the accused is guilty