Criminal Law Quiz: How Well You Know?

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Criminal Law Quiz: How Well You Know?

How well do you know criminal law? Criminal law is the part of the law that pertains to crime. Crime endangers the property, health, safety, and welfare of people in a society. Criminal law entails both punishment and rehabilitation of those who break the law. The idea in the United States is that depending on the crime, everyone deserves a second chance. This quiz will support you to learn more about criminal law. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are an early set of legal principles, engraved on stone, established to ensure property and other rights?
    • A. 

      The Code of Hammurabi

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Early Roman Law

    • D. 

      The Ten Commandments

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a procedural defense?
    • A. 

      Duress

    • B. 

      Mistake of fact

    • C. 

      Double jeopardy

    • D. 

      Infancy

  • 3. 
    Which law refers to a traditional body of unwritten legal precedents created through everyday practice and supported by court decisions?
    • A. 

      Civil

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Common

    • D. 

      Administrative

  • 4. 
    Murder, robbery, and drug offenses would all be defined as crimes under
    • A. 

      Civil law

    • B. 

      Criminal law

    • C. 

      Common law

    • D. 

      Administrative law

  • 5. 
    What law results from legislative action and is thought of as the "law of the land" or the "law on the books"?
    • A. 

      Procedural

    • B. 

      Administrative

    • C. 

      Statutory

    • D. 

      Substantive

  • 6. 
    Tax laws, health codes, and restrictions on pollution are examples of?
    • A. 

      Administrative law.

    • B. 

      Procedural law.

    • C. 

      Civil law.

    • D. 

      Criminal law

  • 7. 
    What is the latin term that means "the body of the crime"?
    • A. 

      Actus reus

    • B. 

      Mens rea

    • C. 

      Stare decisis

    • D. 

      Corpus delicti

  • 8. 
    Which of the following elements of crime means "guilty mind"?
    • A. 

      Concurrence

    • B. 

      Harm

    • C. 

      Actus reus

    • D. 

      Mens rea

  • 9. 
    A woman breaks into a home and, once inside, is cornered by the family dog Spike, a Rottweiler. When the homeowner gets home and sees what Spike has in his possession, she calls the police who arrest the suspect. Base on these facts, the woman who broke into the home could be charged with:
    • A. 

      Conspiracy to commit burglary.

    • B. 

      Nothing, she did not commit a crime.

    • C. 

      Burglary.

    • D. 

      Attempted burglary.

  • 10. 
    The latin term "stare decisis" means
    • A. 

      Let the decision stand.

    • B. 

      An act in violation of the law.

    • C. 

      The state of mind.

    • D. 

      The body of crime.

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