How Well Do You Know About U.S Law And Legal Terms?

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The Law of the United States comprises many levels of structured and unstructured forms of law which are strictly followed in the United States. This quiz has been made to test your knowledge about Legal terms, Law and Functions. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a specific category in the NCIC's Missing Person File?

    • A.

      Disabled

    • B.

      Voluntary

    • C.

      Endangered

    • D.

      Involuntary

    • E.

      Juvenile

    Correct Answer
    B. Voluntary
    Explanation
    The NCIC's Missing Person File categorizes missing persons into specific categories based on the circumstances of their disappearance. The categories include Disabled, Endangered, Involuntary, and Juvenile. However, "Voluntary" is not a specific category in the NCIC's Missing Person File. This means that the NCIC does not classify individuals who have willingly gone missing as a separate category in their database.

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  • 2. 

    It is generally conceded that the backbone of the police department is the

    • A.

      Juvenile division.

    • B.

      Detective bereau

    • C.

      Patrol division

    • D.

      Support services

    • E.

      Dispatcher

    Correct Answer
    C. Patrol division
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the patrol division. The patrol division is considered the backbone of the police department because it is responsible for the primary function of law enforcement, which is maintaining public safety and order. Patrol officers are the first responders to emergencies, they conduct regular patrols, respond to calls for service, and proactively prevent crime. They are the most visible and active members of the police department, working on the front lines to protect and serve the community.

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  • 3. 

    _____ Patrol reverses the advantages and disadvantages of foot patrol.

    • A.

      Bicycle

    • B.

      Motorcycle

    • C.

      Mounted

    • D.

      Boat

    • E.

      Automobile

    Correct Answer
    E. Automobile
    Explanation
    Automobile patrol reverses the advantages and disadvantages of foot patrol. This means that while foot patrol has its own set of pros and cons, automobile patrol offers the opposite benefits and drawbacks. It implies that automobile patrol may have advantages such as increased speed, wider coverage area, and enhanced mobility, but it may also have disadvantages like limited access to certain areas and reduced interaction with the community compared to foot patrol.

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  • 4. 

    The most appropriate police response to a self-controlled, tranquil crowd, such as shoppers and commuters. is

    • A.

      No police action

    • B.

      Provision of accurate information

    • C.

      Close monitoring

    • D.

      Use of control techniques

    • E.

      To give avenues of escape

    Correct Answer
    A. No police action
    Explanation
    In the case of a self-controlled, tranquil crowd like shoppers and commuters, the most appropriate police response would be no police action. This is because there is no immediate threat or disturbance that requires intervention from the police. The crowd is behaving peacefully and there is no need for any control techniques or provision of information. Close monitoring may be done as a precautionary measure to ensure the situation remains peaceful, but active police involvement is not necessary.

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  • 5. 

    What patrol method is known for its stealth factor?

    • A.

      Boat

    • B.

      Bicycle

    • C.

      Automobile

    • D.

      Motorcycle

    • E.

      Mounted

    Correct Answer
    B. Bicycle
    Explanation
    The patrol method known for its stealth factor is the Bicycle. Bicycles are quiet and can easily maneuver through various terrains without making much noise. They allow patrol officers to move swiftly and silently, making them an effective choice for stealth operations. Additionally, bicycles are also environmentally friendly and cost-effective, making them a practical option for patrolling.

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  • 6. 

    Which patrol method is known for its green factor?

    • A.

      Boat

    • B.

      Bicycle

    • C.

      Automobile

    • D.

      Motorcycle

    • E.

      Mounted

    Correct Answer
    B. Bicycle
    Explanation
    The patrol method known for its green factor is the Bicycle patrol method. Bicycles are environmentally friendly as they do not emit any harmful gases or pollutants like automobiles and motorcycles. They are also energy-efficient and require no fuel consumption. Additionally, bicycles promote a healthy and active lifestyle, making them an ideal choice for patrols in terms of sustainability and eco-friendliness.

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  • 7. 

    The supreme court case of United States v Place (1983) dealt with the issue of

    • A.

      Rapidity of police response time

    • B.

      Assigning rookies to hime crime areas and "fast" shifts to help them learn their new job more rapidly.

    • C.

      Whether a k9 sniff of luggage consitutes a search

    • D.

      Whether air patrol violated citizens exepctation of privacy.

    • E.

      How officer should respond to various types of crowd situation.

    Correct Answer
    C. Whether a k9 sniff of luggage consitutes a search
    Explanation
    The case of United States v Place (1983) addressed the question of whether a K9 sniff of luggage constitutes a search. This means that the court examined whether the use of a trained police dog to detect drugs in a person's luggage without a warrant violated their Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. The decision in this case had implications for the legality of using K9 units in law enforcement operations and the extent of privacy protections in relation to dog sniffs.

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  • 8. 

    If you break into a house with the intent to steal something, what crime are you most closely committing?

    • A.

      Embezzlement

    • B.

      Robbery

    • C.

      Burglary

    • D.

      Theft

    Correct Answer
    C. Burglary
    Explanation
    Burglary is the correct answer because it involves breaking into a house with the intention to steal something. Unlike robbery, which involves taking something directly from a person using force or threat, burglary specifically refers to the act of unlawfully entering a building or dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, such as theft. Embezzlement, on the other hand, refers to the misappropriation of funds entrusted to someone's care, while theft is a general term for taking someone's property without their permission.

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  • 9. 

    If you are robbing a bank and you intentionally shoot and kill a bank teller, what crime have you most closely committed?

    • A.

      Murder

    • B.

      Capital Murder

    • C.

      Robbery

    • D.

      Aggravated Robbery

    Correct Answer
    B. Capital Murder
    Explanation
    Capital murder is the most closely related crime to intentionally shooting and killing a bank teller while robbing a bank. Capital murder is a specific type of murder that is punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. It typically involves intentional killings that are committed during the commission of other serious crimes, such as robbery. In this scenario, the act of shooting and killing the bank teller during the bank robbery would be considered capital murder due to the intentional nature of the act and the fact that it occurred during the commission of a robbery.

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  • 10. 

    If you light your neighbour's house on fire with the intent to destroy their house, what crime is most closely being committed?

    • A.

      Larceny

    • B.

      Criminal Mischief

    • C.

      Arson

    • D.

      Vandalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Arson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is arson. Arson is the act of intentionally setting fire to someone else's property with the intent to destroy it. In this scenario, the individual is intentionally lighting their neighbor's house on fire with the intention of destroying it, making arson the most closely related crime. Larceny refers to theft, criminal mischief involves damaging or tampering with property, and vandalism refers to the act of intentionally damaging or destroying property without the intent to steal.

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