A Unique Quiz On Crimes Chapter 9

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 170

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Crime Quizzes & Trivia

There have been criminals in this world that have shocked the world all over and they get some convictions that they get at times match the crime. How much do you know when it comes to criminology? Take this unique quiz below on crimes covering chapter nine and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The right of pretrial discovery was originally granted to the defendant upon the theory that the right would assist the defendant:
    • A. 

      In obtaining the names of key witnesses.

    • B. 

      In suppressing unfavorable testimony.

    • C. 

      In establishing an alibi.

    • D. 

      In the preparation of his or her case and would aid in obtaining a fair trial.

  • 2. 
    In states where pretrial discovery is not recognized, generally the defendant must rely on:
    • A. 

      Arraignment

    • B. 

      Preliminary hearing

    • C. 

      Trial judge's discretion

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The right of pretrial discovery may come into being by:
    • A. 

      Legislative action

    • B. 

      Appellate court decisions

    • C. 

      Appellate court decision and/or legislative actions

    • D. 

      Executive flat

  • 4. 
    The chief argument against granting the prosecution any right of discovery is that the right would be compelling the defendant to:
    • A. 

      Be a witness against himself or herself

    • B. 

      Reveal the weakness in the defense case

    • C. 

      Subject the witnesses to harassment

    • D. 

      Reveal an alibi defense

  • 5. 
    The police searched Jerry’s home without a warrant and found drugs under his bed. To contest the legality of the search, his counsel may file a motion to:
    • A. 

      Censure the police officers

    • B. 

      Admit the evidence

    • C. 

      Suppress the evidence

    • D. 

      Determine the legality of the search

  • 6. 
    Whether or not a continuance is granted is based on:
    • A. 

      Needs of the prosecution

    • B. 

      Needs of the defense

    • C. 

      Needs of the jury

    • D. 

      The discretion of the trial judge

  • 7. 
    When the prosecutor enters a nolle prosequi, he or she takes the following action:
    • A. 

      Demands a swift trial

    • B. 

      Requests that the trial court dismiss the action

    • C. 

      Requests that the trial court censure the defense for misconduct

    • D. 

      Request that the trial court immediately issue a ruling on the motion

  • 8. 
    Most state laws generally provide that a continuance may not be granted except:
    • A. 

      On a request of the defendant

    • B. 

      On a request of the prosecutor

    • C. 

      As needed to effectuate the ends of justice

    • D. 

      On request of the trial judge

  • 9. 
    Two defendants are being tried together for the robbery of a bank. The defendants do not want to be tried at the same time in the same court. Their counsel should submit a motion for:
    • A. 

      Joinder of offenses

    • B. 

      Joinder of defendants

    • C. 

      Severance of offenses

    • D. 

      Severance

  • 10. 
    If the competency of the defendant is in question:
    • A. 

      The proceeding is stopped until the issue of competency is determined.

    • B. 

      A plea of not guilty by reason of insanity is entered.

    • C. 

      The defendant must be placed in a mental hospital.

    • D. 

      The trial proceeds with the defense having the assistance of a psychiatrist.

  • 11. 
    Few motions are filed in criminal cases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The right of discovery permits the opposite side to inspect the evidence held by the opposition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The right of discovery existed at common law. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The right of discovery was created primarily for the benefit of the prosecution. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The right of discovery comes into being by legislative action only. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court has sanctioned the right of discovery by the prosecution. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The most frequently used reason to request the suppression of evidence is that the evidence was unlawfully seized. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If the accused commits a series of crimes of the same nature, those crimes may not be tried together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If two or more persons jointly commit a crime, they must be tried together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court has not sanctioned plea bargaining.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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