Paralegal Essentials – Civil Procedure (Quiz)

Do the following quiz as a way to see how much you know about California Civil Procedure.  Answers will be in tomorrow’s post.

1.  Technically speaking, defendants are “in default” if they fail to file an answer, demurrer or other responsive pleading within the time allowed by law.  True or false?

2.  Once the clerk has entered the default of the defendant, there is no need to “prove up” the judgment, and the plaintiff can begin the collection procedures.  True or false?

3.   The court can grant relief that was not demanded in the complaint if the default of the defendant has been entered as long as the relief requested is reasonable.  True or false?

4.   The California discovery act is identical to federal law in all points.  True or false?

5.  Most discovery procedures are available as a matter of right, and no showing of “good cause” is required.  True or false?

6.  A deposition is testimony taken before trial, not under oath, subject to cross examination, and preserved in writing.  True or false?

7.  A deposition can be taken either orally or in writing.  True or false?

8.  Discovery is usually filed with the court.  True or false?

9.  A deposition cannot be recorded using video or audiotape.  True or false?

10.  By federal law, no default judgment may be taken against which of the following persons?

  • Person living out of state
  • Person living out of the country
  • Person in active military service

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