LS100: Chapter 14 Practice Quiz

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Question 1

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A crime is a social wrong or social evil that punishable under the law.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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

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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)
Answer
  • 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

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A defendant is always guilty until proven innocent.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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What are some of the underlying reasons for criminal punishment--check all that apply.
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  • anger
  • deterrence
  • rehabilitation
  • education
  • incapacitation
  • retribution

Question 6

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What are the two basic elements of a crime?
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  • anger and motive
  • motive and harm
  • guilty state of mind and physical act by the defendent
  • guilt and evidence

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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What is a "knowing act"?
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  • 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

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

Question 12

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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.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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

Question 14

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The action involved in the actus reus must be a voluntary act.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 15

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All crimes require both a mental and a physical act.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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What does concurrence mean in the context of criminal law?
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  • 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

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What are some examples of crimes against people? (Check all that apply)
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  • burglary
  • rape
  • murder
  • hate crime
  • battery
  • assault

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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Felonies are not as serious as misdemeanors,
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  • True
  • False

Question 21

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All homicides are crimes.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 22

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First-degree murder is a homicide that is premeditated, willful, and deliberate.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 23

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Second degree murder is the same as manslaughter.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 24

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What is the difference between an assault and a battery?
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  • 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

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All kidnappings involve a false imprisonment.
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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There are three elements necessary ti prove burglary.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 27

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

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

Question 29

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Can a juvenile receive the death penalty for a crime committed?
Answer
  • yes
  • no

Question 30

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There is no uniformity among the states in how the juvenile court system works.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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