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1. What is the formal mode of informing the accused of the nature and cause of accusation against
A. Arrest B. Judgment C. Arraignment D. Trial
2. What is the duty of a witness?
A. To impose penalty C. To remain silent
B. To prosecute the accused D. To tell the truth
3. This type of question encourages or suggests a desired answer.
A. Direct questions C. Leading questions
B. Misleading questions D. All of the above
4. What is NOT a purpose of direct testimony?
A. To narrate the facts C. To confirm of witness is telling the truth
B. To tell the witness version of truth D. Not of the above
5. What is the role of the complainant during trial?
A. Lawyer B. Prosecutor C. Witness D. Judge
6. Which is a content of a complaint affidavit?
A. Date of the commission of the crime C. Place of the commission of the crime
B. Name of the offender D. All of the above
7. What is the purpose of cross examination?
A. To prosecute the witness C. To dismiss the case
B. To embarrass the witness in open court D. To test credibility of witness
8. What crime is committed when a witness will lie in court?
A. Libel B. Arson C. Perjury D. Estafa
9. Who conducts direct testimony?
A. Lawyer B. Prosecutor C. Witness D. Judge
10. Who can invoke the right to remain silent?
A. Any witness B. Lawyer of the accused C. Accused D. None


__________ 1. Generally, a witness can only testify on matters based on his personal knowledge.

__________ 2. A witness can invoke the right to remain silent.

__________ 3. To be qualified as a witness, the witness should take oath before a notary public.

__________ 4. Lying in court is a crime called libel.

__________ 5. The witness should only answer questions asked of him.

__________ 6. A witness can refuse to testify in court.

__________ 7. An ordinary witness can offer or volunteer his/her opinion about the case.
__________ 8. A witness may bring a document when testifying.

__________ 9. When testifying, the witness should speak in a clear voice.

__________ 10. When you are called to testify, you move to the front of the courtroom near the
judge and clerk of court.

__________ 11. If a witness will not tell the truth, he/she can be prosecuted for a crime.

__________ 12. A witness should answer questions even if he/she does not understand the

__________ 13. A witness should memorize his/her testimony.

__________ 14. If a witness commits a mistake, he/she should never apologize.

__________ 15. A witness should avoid looking at his/her attorney.

__________ 16. A witness can disobey a subpoena to testify.

__________ 17. If a witness refuses to appear and testify in court, he/she can be arrested.

__________ 18. A witness should stay calm when testifying in court.

__________ 19. A witness can testify on matters not related to the issue of the case.

__________ 20. Testifying in court requires preparation.


1. What Is the importance of learning how to testify in court? Explain briefly.