LS100: Chapter 14 Practice Quiz

Question 1 of 30

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A crime is a social wrong or social evil that punishable under the law.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 30

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Why was the Model Penal Code adopted in whole or in part by many states?

Select one of the following:

  • to create consistent criminal laws

  • to create a system of criminal laws specific to one political party

  • because states do not write their own laws and seek outside sources to write them

  • because they want a strict criminal law system

Question 3 of 30

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What are some things that a paralegal working for a criminal lawyer might do during the course of a regular work day? (Check all that apply)

Select one or more of the following:

  • research the case law and the statutes applicable to the case

  • interview witnesses to determine the facts of the case

  • reviews the paperwork for potential flaws in the pleadings or flaws in the laws relied upon in the pleadings

  • take the deposition of the client

  • draft and file motions on behalf of client

Question 4 of 30

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A defendant is always guilty until proven innocent.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 5 of 30

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What are some of the underlying reasons for criminal punishment--check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • anger

  • deterrence

  • rehabilitation

  • education

  • incapacitation

  • retribution

Question 6 of 30

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What are the two basic elements of a crime?

Select one of the following:

  • anger and motive

  • motive and harm

  • guilty state of mind and physical act by the defendent

  • guilt and evidence

Question 7 of 30

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Under the Model Penal Code, four states of mind fulfill the mens rea requirement: purposeful, knowing, reckless, and competent.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 30

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The mental element of a crime is called "mens rea," or the guilty mind.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 30

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An example of a purposeful act is when a defendant shot a gun at the victim, in self-defense.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 30

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What is a "knowing act"?

Select one of the following:

  • The act is done by someone who knows the victim.

  • occurs when the defendant acts with the knowledge that the result is almost certain to occur.

  • the defendant did not know or understand the result of the act

Question 11 of 30

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A reckless act is one in which a person is careless or indifferent to the consequences of the action.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 30

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An example of a negligent act is when the defendant’s 1,000-acre ranch was clearly posted with “No Trespassing” signs; no one should have been on the ranch on the Fourth of July. The defendant fired his gun into the air and the bullet struck and injured a trespasser.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 13 of 30

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Actus reus is another way of referring to the guilty act or the physical aspect of the crime.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 14 of 30

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The action involved in the actus reus must be a voluntary act.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 15 of 30

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All crimes require both a mental and a physical act.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 30

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What does concurrence mean in the context of criminal law?

Select one of the following:

  • The facts of the case support the defendant's argument.

  • The underlying legal theory supports the prosecutor's position.

  • The joining of the physical and mental elements of the crime.

  • The defendant's attorney and the judge agree.

  • The judge and jury agree.

Question 17 of 30

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What are some examples of crimes against people? (Check all that apply)

Select one or more of the following:

  • burglary

  • rape

  • murder

  • hate crime

  • battery

  • assault

Question 18 of 30

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Crimes against property include burglary, embezzlement, and receiving stolen goods.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 30

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Hate crimes, vagrancy, rape and disorderly conduct are all examples of crimes against the public.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 30

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Felonies are not as serious as misdemeanors,

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 21 of 30

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All homicides are crimes.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 30

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First-degree murder is a homicide that is premeditated, willful, and deliberate.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 23 of 30

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Second degree murder is the same as manslaughter.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 24 of 30

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What is the difference between an assault and a battery?

Select one of the following:

  • The victim suffers a physical injury with an assault, but there is only a threat of injury in a battery.

  • No physical injury occurs in an assault.

  • There has to be intent to harm in an assault, but not a battery.

Question 25 of 30

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All kidnappings involve a false imprisonment.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 26 of 30

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There are three elements necessary ti prove burglary.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 27 of 30

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What are some possible things the defendant can do at trial? (check all that apply)

Select one or more of the following:

  • The defendant may plead not guilty.

  • The defendant may argue with the judge,

  • The defendant may offer a defense.

  • The defendant may plead with his/her attorney.

Question 28 of 30

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When it comes to crimes, adults and juveniles are treated the same in the eyes of the law.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 29 of 30

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Can a juvenile receive the death penalty for a crime committed?

Select one of the following:

  • yes

  • no

Question 30 of 30

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There is no uniformity among the states in how the juvenile court system works.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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