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CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY

STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION

COLLEGE OF LAW
Quiz No. 1 1st Semester 2013-2014

DIRECTION: Select the best answer by writing the letter of your choice on the space provided before each
number:
________1. The following are requisites for the exercise of judicial power, except?
A. Existence of an appropriate case
B. Substantial interest
C. Appropriate delegation of power
D. Plea that function be exercised at the earliest opportunity
________2. Under this view, an unconstitutional act is not a law. It confers no right and duties?
A. modern view
B. orthodox view
C. contemporaneous view
D. hedonistic view
________3. When does a law take effect?
A. after 15 days after its publication
B. after 15 days of signing
C. after 15 days following the completion of its publication in the official gazette unless it is otherwise
Provided
D. 15 days after its approval
________4. In computation of the period of time, the basic rule is?
A. Include the first day, exclude the last day
C. Include the first day, include the last day
B. Exclude the first day, and include the last
D. Exclude the first day, exclude the last day
day
________5. The following are tests for the validity of ordinances, EXCEPT?
A. It must not contravene the Constitution
B. It may prohibit a trade
C. It must not be partial or discriminatory
D. It must be general
________6. The modern view of unconstitutionality admits partial invalidity. This statement is ?
A. True
C. It depends upon the situation
B. False
D. Cannot be ascertained
________7. Publication of the statute can be dispensed with if the effectivity clause provides that it
Shall be effective immediately after it is signed into law by the President. This statement is?
A. True
B. False
C. It depends
D. Cannot be ascertained
________8. It is an act of legislature as an organized body, expressed in the form, and passed according to the
procedure required to constitute it as part of the law of the land.
A. Law
B. Statute
C. Legislation
D. Jurisprudence
________ 9. Criminal law is an example of what kind of statute?
A. Public
B. Private
C. Both A and B
D. either A or B
________10. The legislative power to enact laws under the Philippine constitution is vested in?
A. The House of Senate
C. The People
B. The House of Representatives
D. All of the above
________11. A bill may originate from either the Lower House or Upper House. Which of the following bills should
originate? Exclusively from the Lower House?
A. Taxation Bills
C. Environmental Bills
B. Family Laws
D. All of the above
________12. Which of the following happens during the Third Reading of the Proposed bill?
A. The bill is subjected to deliberations and debates
B. The title and number of the bill is being read
C. The bill is subjected for final voting by yes and no
D. The bill is presented to the President for approval
________13. A part of the statute which is a prefatory statement or explanation of the findings of facts, reciting the
purpose, reason or occasion for making the law to which it is prefixed is termed?
A. Enacting Clause
C. Purview
B. Preamble
D. Separability Clause
________14. There are three ways by which a bill may become a law. One of these is when the President vetoed the bill
but repassed by Congress. What are the vote requirements to repass a vetoed bill?
A. Two thirds vote of all the members of both houses voting in Congress assembled
B. Two thirds vote of all its members, each house voting separately
C. Majority vote of the quorum during a session of each house
D. Majority vote of all its members, each house voting separately
_______ 15. Acts of the President which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of his duties
as head of the government is called?
A. Proclamations
B. Executive orders
C. Administrative orders
D. Memorandum orders
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