Quiz #6: Bankruptcy

This is an online 10-question quiz relating to the immediately proceeding bankruptcy readings from the Federal Judicial Center (see these resource page here and here — or otherwise linked at the bottom of this page).  When used as a culminating exercise, this quiz is a good way to bring the FJC bankruptcy resources together to a conclusion.

An advantage of the quiz format is that audiences are able to check their answers before moving on to the next question.  This allows the audience to see what they actually retained from the previous resources — and gives users the correct answers if they guessed wrong.  This may be helpful because not only is the material specialized, but if someone did not get much from the documents, the quiz will reinforce the most important information.

The questions are quite sophisticated, but emerge out of the bankruptcy section elsewhere on the site, and serve, especially via the "check answers" component, to reinforce key concepts and issues.


How do you use it?

This quiz is best used as a review following a presentation; this is not a stand-alone resource. This quiz could be given as-is to ensure that an audience retained the key concepts of bankruptcy presentation, but the questions could also be migrated over to a PowerPoint presentation and used as core points for a talk to high school and especially college students interested in economics, business, finance and law.  

If the quiz is used alone, following a judge's presentation, for example, it can serve to give the users direct feedback to see what they've learned and retained.  Depending on how the quiz is given, a computer or hand-out (s) would be needed if individuals were to complete the answers by themselves.  If the quiz was going to be done by a group, a projector/smart board for an oral test/group discussion would be sufficient.  A blackboard would also work for answers.

Students with little knowledge of bankruptcy would be unable to complete the quiz.  This resource must be done in conjunction with another resource or a detailed presentation.  It is a good tool for measuring achievement of learning objectives.  

Who is the audience?

This quiz is primarily geared to high school students or adults, but with some more context and explanation it could be adapted to fit the needs of a younger audience.

What other resources will complement this?

  1. Bankruptcy Basics  Website/documents from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (H, A) 
  2. How Bankruptcy Cases Move through Federal Courts   Websites/documents from the Federal Judicial Center (H, A) 
  3. What is a Bankruptcy Case?  Document from the Federal Judicial Center (M, H, A)

Additional Recommended Resources Off-Site Links
  1. A Constitutional Timeline
    • Multi-aged audience timeline that highlights key dates in history of Constitution, with links to text, audio and video clips. From National Constitution Center's Constitution Day site. 
  2. Interactive Constitution
    • Multi-aged audience site that enables users to search Constitution by keyword or topic, with access to explanatory materials throughout. From National Constitution Center.   
  3. The Annenberg Guide to the United States Constitution
    • Multi-aged audience site that lists the text of each section of every article in the Constitution, and provides explanation of what the text means in plain language.  From the Leonore Annenberg Institute of Civics. 
  4. Understanding the Federal Courts
    • Multi-aged online textbook-type document that includes sections on Article III, the Federal Court system and the geographical boundaries of the Courts of Appeal and the District Courts, the code of conduct for judges, juror qualifications, exemptions and terms of service, as well as categories of bankruptcy cases.  From the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.