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Are you a student of law? Then here, we have prepared a penal code practice quiz for you through which you can test your knowledge of the law and your understanding of various panel codes. The quiz is not just a mere test, but it also provides you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge on the same as you test it. So, doesn't it seem exciting and useful? Let's go for it then!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Punishable by imprisonment for 2 - 10 years and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.

    • A.

      Capital Felony

    • B.

      1st Degree Felony

    • C.

      2nd Degree Felony

    • D.

      3rd Degree Felony

    • E.

      State Jail Felony

    Correct Answer
    D. 3rd Degree Felony
    Explanation
    A 3rd Degree Felony is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for 2 - 10 years and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000. This means that if someone is convicted of a 3rd Degree Felony, they could face a prison sentence ranging from 2 to 10 years, and may also be required to pay a fine of up to $10,000.

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  • 2. 

    A person acts (with) __________ with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or the result of his conduct when he ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur.  The risk must be of such a nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint.

    • A.

      Knowingly

    • B.

      Recklessly

    • C.

      Criminal Negligence

    • D.

      Intentionally

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Criminal Negligence
    Explanation
    Sec 6.03

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  • 3. 

    When a person intentionally or knowingly causes the penetration of the anus or female sexual organ of another person who is not the spouse of the actor by any means, without that person's consent, they have committed the offense of:

    • A.

      Assault

    • B.

      Sexual Assault

    • C.

      Aggravated Sexual Assault

    • D.

      Rape

    Correct Answer
    B. Sexual Assault
    Explanation
    Sec 22.011

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  • 4. 

    Nate refuses to leave a residence after being informed to leave by the owner. Nate is arrested for Criminal Trespass. What penalty group would this fall under?

    • A.

      Felony 3rd Degree

    • B.

      Misdemeanor Class A

    • C.

      Misdemeanor Class B

    • D.

      Misdemeanor Class C

    Correct Answer
    B. Misdemeanor Class A
    Explanation
    Sec 30.05

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  • 5. 

    A.J. finds an expired credit card in the garbage. He knows the card is expired (and not his) but uses it to purchase a bottle of Hennesy. A.J. is guilty of:

    • A.

      Theft (3rd Degree Felony)

    • B.

      Theft (Class A Misdemeanor)

    • C.

      Credit Card Abuse

    • D.

      Fraud

    Correct Answer
    C. Credit Card Abuse
    Explanation
    Sec 32.31

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  • 6. 

    All persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and no person may be convicted of an offense unless each element of the offense is proven. The burden of proof required for a conviction is:

    • A.

      Suspicion

    • B.

      Reasonable suspicion

    • C.

      Reasonable doubt

    • D.

      Proof beyond a reasonable doubt

    • E.

      The Preponderance of the evidence

    Correct Answer
    D. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proof beyond a reasonable doubt." This is because in the legal system, the burden of proof required for a conviction is very high. It means that the evidence presented must be so strong and convincing that there is no reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors or judge that the defendant is guilty. This standard is used to protect the rights of the accused and ensure that innocent individuals are not wrongfully convicted.

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  • 7. 

    Alan is drunk and driving a motor vehicle. He strikes and kills Tim as Tim is crossing the intersection. Alan may be charged with:

    • A.

      Murder

    • B.

      Capital Murder

    • C.

      Manslaughter

    • D.

      Intoxication Manslaughter

    Correct Answer
    D. Intoxication Manslaughter
    Explanation
    Alan may be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter because he was drunk while driving a motor vehicle, which impaired his ability to operate the vehicle safely. As a result, he struck and killed Tim, indicating that his intoxication directly contributed to the death. Manslaughter charges are typically applied when a person causes the death of another person due to their reckless or negligent behavior, and in this case, Alan's drunk driving fits this criteria. Capital Murder and Murder charges would require evidence of premeditation or intent to kill, which is not mentioned in the given scenario.

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  • 8. 

    The form of criminal homicide normally occurring during sudden passion is:

    • A.

      Murder

    • B.

      Capital Murder

    • C.

      Manslaughter

    • D.

      Intoxication Manslaughter

    • E.

      Criminally Negligent Homicide

    Correct Answer
    A. Murder
    Explanation
    The form of criminal homicide normally occurring during sudden passion is murder. This occurs when a person intentionally causes the death of another person, but the act is committed in the heat of the moment and without premeditation. It is typically a result of sudden anger, rage, or other intense emotions that temporarily cloud the person's judgment. While murder is a serious crime, the element of sudden passion can sometimes lead to a lesser charge or reduced sentence compared to premeditated murder.

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  • 9. 

    Andy knowingly carries on the front seat of his car a pair of brass knuckles. Andy could be charged with:

    • A.

      Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

    • B.

      Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon

    • C.

      Possession of Weapon by Felon

    • D.

      No charge

    Correct Answer
    A. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
    Explanation
    Sec. 46.05

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  • 10. 

    Punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $4,000.

    • A.

      State Jail Felony

    • B.

      Class A Misdemeanor

    • C.

      Class B Misdemeanor

    • D.

      Class C Misdemeanor

    Correct Answer
    B. Class A Misdemeanor
    Explanation
    Sec. 12.21

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  • 11. 

    Punishable by confinement in a state jail for not more than two years or less than 180 days and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.

    • A.

      State jail Felony

    • B.

      Class A Misdemeanor

    • C.

      Class B Misdemeanor

    • D.

      3rd Degree Felony

    Correct Answer
    A. State jail Felony
    Explanation
    Sec. 12.35

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  • 12. 

    Punishable by confinement in jail for not more than 180 days and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000.

    • A.

      State Jail Felony

    • B.

      Class A Misdemeanor

    • C.

      Class B Misdemeanor

    • D.

      Class C Misdemeanor

    Correct Answer
    C. Class B Misdemeanor
    Explanation
    Sec 12.22

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  • 13. 

    Punishable by imprisonment for 5 - 99 years, or life, and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000. 

    • A.

      Capital Felony

    • B.

      1st Degree Felony

    • C.

      2nd Degree Felony

    • D.

      3rd Degree Felony

    • E.

      State Jail Felony

    Correct Answer
    B. 1st Degree Felony
    Explanation
    Sec. 12.32

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  • 14. 

    Punishable by imprisonment for 2 - 20 years, and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.

    • A.

      Capital Felony

    • B.

      1st Degree Felony

    • C.

      2nd Degree Felony

    • D.

      3rd Degree Felony

    • E.

      State Jail Felony

    Correct Answer
    C. 2nd Degree Felony
    Explanation
    Sec. 12.33

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  • 15. 

    A suspect decides to rob a store. Acting with intent to commit the offense, the suspect points a pistol at the store owner and fires. The owner dies as a result of the shooting. The suspect may be charged with:

    • A.

      Involuntary Manslaughter

    • B.

      Voluntary Manslaughter

    • C.

      Murder

    • D.

      Capital Murder

    Correct Answer
    D. Capital Murder
    Explanation
    19.03

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  • 16. 

    Punishable by life in prison or death

    • A.

      Capital Felony

    • B.

      1st Degree Felony

    • C.

      2nd Degree Felony

    • D.

      3rd Degree Felony

    • E.

      State Jail Felony

    Correct Answer
    A. Capital Felony
    Explanation
    A capital felony is a crime that is punishable by life in prison or death. This means that if someone is convicted of a capital felony, they may receive a sentence of either life imprisonment or the death penalty. Capital felonies are typically the most serious crimes, such as murder, treason, or terrorism. The severity of the punishment reflects the gravity of the offense and serves as a deterrent for potential offenders.

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  • 17. 

    Officer Sotelo has stopped Matt for a traffic violation. Matt uses abusive language towards Sotelo, but there is no one around to be offended by the remarks. Sotelo arrests Matt for Disorderly Conduct, knowing he does not have a lawful arrest. What offense has Sotelo committed?

    • A.

      Official Misconduct

    • B.

      Official Oppression

    • C.

      Violation of Civil Rights of Prisoners

    • D.

      No offense, Matt really is guilty of Disorderly Conduct

    Correct Answer
    B. Official Oppression
    Explanation
    Sec. 39.03

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  • 18. 

    Abuela threatens to "punch out" the dog catcher because he testified against her in court for violation of the city's barking dog ordinance. Abuela may be charged with:

    • A.

      Assault (Class A Misdemeanor)

    • B.

      Assault (3rd Degree Felony)

    • C.

      Retaliation

    • D.

      Coercion of Public Servant or Voter

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Retaliation
    Explanation
    36.06

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  • 19. 

    A deputy did not study for their promotional exam. In order to gain more time to study, the deputy calls the office and states, "a bomb will go off in 20 minutes". The deputy may be charged with:

    • A.

      Hoax Bomb

    • B.

      False Report to Peace Officer

    • C.

      Disorderly Conduct: Hindering Proceedings

    • D.

      Terroristic Threat

    Correct Answer
    D. Terroristic Threat
    Explanation
    22.07

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  • 20. 

    Rob walks into "Porky's" (a premise licensed to sell alcoholic beverages) with a 10" Bowie knife strapped to his side. Rob can be charged with:

    • A.

      Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

    • B.

      Place's Weapon Prohibited

    • C.

      Unlawful Carrying Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)

    • D.

      Unlawful Carrying Weapon (3rd Degree Felony)

    Correct Answer
    D. Unlawful Carrying Weapon (3rd Degree Felony)
    Explanation
    Sec. 46.02

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  • 21. 

    Rocky goes into a dressing room of a department store, puts a sweater (worth $75.00) on underneath his coat, and walks out without paying for the sweater. What offense has occurred?

    • A.

      Theft (Class C)

    • B.

      Robbery

    • C.

      Shoplifting

    • D.

      Theft (Class B)

    Correct Answer
    A. Theft (Class C)
    Explanation
    Sec 31.03

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  • 22. 

    You are investigating an Aggravated Robbery where the victim was beaten with a metal pipe. During your investigation, you discover there was a witness who watched the entire incident; the witness made contact with the victim after the suspect departed but then departed from the area without calling the police to report the offense. What, if any, the criminal offense can the witness be charged with?

    • A.

      Failure to Stop and Render Aid

    • B.

      Failure to Report a Felony

    • C.

      Criminal Conspiracy

    • D.

      No Criminal Offense

    Correct Answer
    B. Failure to Report a Felony
    Explanation
    Sec 38.171

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  • 23. 

    An adult male admits to having consensual sexual intercourse with his adult aunt. The criminal offense is

    • A.

      Sexual Assault

    • B.

      Aggravated Sexual Assault

    • C.

      Prohibited Sexual Conduct

    • D.

      No Criminal Offense

    Correct Answer
    C. Prohibited Sexual Conduct
    Explanation
    Sec 25.02

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  • 24. 

    A person discharges a firearm into a crowd of people at a football game. During your interview with the suspect, he admits he fired the weapon, but he states he thought the gun was empty. The person can be charged with the criminal offense of 

    • A.

      Aggravated Assault

    • B.

      Deadly Conduct

    • C.

      Terroristic Threat

    • D.

      No Criminal Offense

    Correct Answer
    B. Deadly Conduct
    Explanation
    Sec 22.05

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  • 25. 

    For approximately 34 consecutive days, the 22-year-old suspect sexually abused the 12-year-old victim on five (5) different occasions. The criminal offense is

    • A.

      Sexual Assault of a Child

    • B.

      Indecency with a Child

    • C.

      Aggravated Sexual Assault

    • D.

      Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

    Correct Answer
    D. Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
    Explanation
    Sec 21.02

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