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Interpretation of statutes MCQs

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MCQs- IOS(INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES)

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1.  There is no need for presumptions? 

     a. The intention of the legislation is clear 

     b. The intention of the legislation is not clear 

     c. Can be used in any condition 

     d. All of the above 

2. Where in an enactment, there are two provisions which cannot be reconciled with each other; they should be so interpreted that, if possible effect may be given to both. This is what known as the_____________ 

a. Rule of harmonious construction 

b. Rule of reasonable construction 

c. Rule of ejusdem generis 

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3. According to the ________ rule of interpretation, meaning of a word should be known from its Accompany ignore associating words? 

a. Mischief rule 

b. Golden rule 

c. Noscitur a sociis 

d. Primary rule 

4.________means that contemp or an eousex position is the best and strongest in law? 

a. Ejusdem generis 

b. Contemporanea Expositio Est Optima Et Fortissima in Lege 

c. Noscitur a sociis 

d. None of above 

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5. Interpretation of statute should not be given a meaning which would make other________ Provisions? 

a. In effective 

b. Redundant 

c. Dormant 

d. None of the above 

6. Rule of ejusdem generis is applicable when__________? 

a. Specific word follow general words 

b. General word follows specific words 

c. Either (a) or (b) 

d. Both (a) and (b) 

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7. According to which rule of interpretation old statutes should be interpreted as they would Have been at the date when they were passed? 

a. Expression unisest exclusion alteri us 

b. Contemporanea Expositio Est Optima Et Fortissima In Lege 

c. Futuresmag is valeat Quam Pereat 

d..Nosciur a Sociis 

8. According to primary rule, the ________of a statute are to be understood in the natural, ordinary or popular and grammatical meaning unless such a construction leads to an Absurdity or contents or object of the statute suggests a different meaning? 

a. Words 

b. Phrase 

c. Sentences 

d. All of above 

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9. If you were looking for them earning of provision, the first place you would look is______? 

a. A dictionary 

b. The interne 

c. The definition section 

d. Any of the above 

10._______sets out in general terms, the purpose of the Act and it often precedes the preamble? 

a. Long title 

b. Short title 

c. Preamble 

d. None of above 

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11. Which of the following is an external aid for interpretation of statute? 

a. Parliamentary history 

b. Use of foreign decisions 

c. Historical background 

d. All of above 

12. When statute does not profess to make any alteration in the existing law, but merely declare Or explain what it is, then such law is known as________? 

a. Codifying statute 

b. Remedial statute 

c. Declaratory statute 

d. Consolidating statute 

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13. According to the _________the words, phrases, sentences so fast a tute are to be understood In their natural, ordinary or popular and grammatical meaning, unless such a construction Leads to an absurdity or contents or object of the statute suggests a different meaning? 

a. Literal construction 

b. Mischief rule 

c. Strict rule of interpretation 

d. None of above 

14. Which of the following is internal aid for interpretation of statute? 

a. Long title 

b. Marginal notes 

c. Interpretation clauses 

d. All of above 

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15. As per the rule of _________meaning of a word should be known from its accompanying or Associating words. 

a. Noscitur a sociis 

b. Strict and liberal construction 

c. Ejusdem generis 

d. None of the above 

16. Which of the following are acceptable extrinsic material use in interpreting legislation? 

a. Parliamentary committee reports 

b. Dictionaries 

c. Notes on Clauses of the bill 

d. All of above 

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17. Generally ____________are given strict interpretation? 

a. Labour

b. Welfare laws 

c. Criminal laws 

d. None of the above 

18. If there is any appearance of consistency between the schedule and specific provision in An enactment, the ________ shall prevail? 

a.Schedule 

b. Provisions 

c. Both will be applicable as per situation 

d. None of the above 

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19. Heydon’s case deals with____? 

a. Mischief rule 

b. Rule of reasonable construction 

c. Noscitur a sociis

d. Golden rule 

20. Non obstante clause usually starts with the word___? 

a. Provided that 

b. Notwithstanding anything contained 

c. Save as provided otherwise 

d. Any of the above 

21._____is used to remove special cases from the general enactment and provide for them specially? 

a. Exception clause 

b. Saving clause 

c. Proviso 

d. Non obstante clause 

22. Ut Res Magis Valeat Quam Pareatis also known as______? 

a. Rule of harmonious construction 

b. Rule of reasonable construction 

c. Rule of ejusdem generis 

d. All of above 

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23.________contain them an object of the act? 

a. Long title 

b .Short title 

c. Preamble 

d. None of the above 

24 .Heydon’s case,in 1584,was resolved by the? 

a. Supreme Court of India 

b. Bombay high court 

c. Barons of the Exchequer 

d. House of lords 

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25. When a general word follows a specific word of a distinct category, the general word may be given a striated meaning of the same category. His general word take its meaning from Preceding expression. This is what is known as? 

a. Rule of harmonies construction 

b. Ut Res Magis Valeat Quam Pereat 

c. Ejusdem generis 

d. Expression unisest exclusion alteri us 

26. In the interpretation of the statue, an important role is played by____ 

a. Schedule 

b. Preamble 

c. Heading 

d. All of above 

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27. While constructing a provision in penal statute if there appears to be a reasonable doubt or Ambiguity it shall be solved in favour of? 

a. State government 

b. Union 

c. Person who would be liable to penalty 

d. None of the above 

28. Which of the following is internal aid for interpretation of statute? 

a. Reference to reports of committee

b. Statement of objects and reasons 

c. Dictionaries 

d. Preamble 

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29. The rules______means the express mention of one thing is the exclusion of other? 

a. Rule of harmonious construction 

b. Primary rule 

c. Ejusdem generis 

d. Expressio Unius est exclusio alterius 

30.Internal aid in interpretation of statute includes? 

a. Title 

b. Preamble 

c. Marginal notes 

d. All of above 

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31. A statute has been defined as the______ 

a. Will of the king 

b. Will of the society 

c. Will of them magistrate 

d. Will of the legislature 

32. What is the doctrine of stare decisis? 

a. The doctrine of Parliamentary sovereignty 

b. The doctrine of royal pardon 

c. The doctrine of statutory interpretation 

d. The doctrine of precedent 

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33. What is case law? 

a. Law representing the decisions of the courts 

b. Law passed by Parliament 

c. Delegated legislation 

d. Case law is not really law at all 

34. What is legislation? 

a. Legislation is law made by judges 

b. Legislation is law made by Parliament 

c. Legislation is law made by custom 

d. Legislation is law made by the Law Commission 

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35. How many readings must a Bill have in the House of Commons and the House of Lords Before it receives Royal Assent? 

a. 1 in the House of Commons, 3in the House of Lords 

b. 3 in the House of Commons,1in the House of Lords 

c. 1 in each House 

d. 3 in each House 

36. What is the Committee Stage in the passage of a Bill through the House of Commons? 

a. A committee reading of the title of the Bill 

b. A committee debating the general principles of a Bill 

c. A committee considering the provisions of the Bill in detail 

d. A committee drafting the Bill 

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37. How long can the House of Lords delay a Bill (except a Money Bill)? 

a.1 month 

b.6 months 

c.1 year 

d.6 years 

38. What is a Public Act? 

a. An Act affecting particular individuals or individual bodies 

b. An Act affecting the general public 

c. An Act made in private 

d. An Act made in public 

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To see all the answers please download the pdf file at the bottom

39. What is meant by statutory interpretation? 

a. The interpretation of a statute by Parliament 

b. The interpretation of a statute by the House of Commons 

c. The interpretation of a statute by the courts 

d. The interpretation of a statute by the House of Lords 

40. What is meant by the purposive approach? 

a. The judge must interpret the statute on purpose 

b.The judge must interpret the statute in the light of the purpose its enactment 

c. The judge must interpret the statute with a purposeful manner 

d. The judge must interpret the statute in the purpose of deciding the case before him or her 

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