Roper Vs. Simmons Assessment

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Roper Vs. Simmons Assessment - Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name of the Supreme Court Case?

    • A.

      Simon vs. Roger

    • B.

      Roper vs. Simmons

    • C.

      Simone vs. Rodney

    • D.

      Samba vs. Rhode Island

    Correct Answer
    B. Roper vs. Simmons
    Explanation
    Roper vs. Simmons is the correct answer because it is the only option that matches the given format of "vs." followed by two surnames. The other options do not fit this format and therefore cannot be the name of the Supreme Court case.

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  • 2. 

    How old was Christopher Simmons when he murdered Mrs. Crook?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    A. 17
    Explanation
    Christopher Simmons was 17 years old when he murdered Mrs. Crook.

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  • 3. 

    How old was Shirley Crook when she passed away?

    • A.

      82

    • B.

      67

    • C.

      56

    • D.

      46

    Correct Answer
    D. 46
  • 4. 

    The boy who committed the murder (Simmons) was a teenager, and he was going to be put to the death penalty, but than was sentenced to life in prison.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. It states that the boy who committed the murder, Simmons, was a teenager and initially faced the death penalty but was later sentenced to life in prison. This implies that Simmons was found guilty of the crime and his punishment was changed from death penalty to life imprisonment.

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  • 5. 

    The murder was in 1993 but it was reevaluated in 2005.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that the murder case occurred in 1993, and then it was reevaluated in 2005. This suggests that there was a review or reassessment of the murder case after 12 years. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct, indicating that the statement is accurate.

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  • 6. 

    Was Christopher Simmon's childhood really good?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The question asks if Christopher Simmon's childhood was really good. The correct answer is false, indicating that his childhood was not good.

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  • 7. 

    Christopher Simmons didn't admit to murdering Shirley Crook.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Christopher Simmons didn't admit to murdering Shirley Crook" implies that Christopher Simmons did not confess to the crime. Therefore, the correct answer is False, indicating that he did not admit to the murder.

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  • 8. 

    When did the United States Supreme Court rule that the death penalty for those who had committed their crimes at under 18 years of age was cruel and unusual punishment?

    • A.

      February 32, 1921

    • B.

      August 8, 2000

    • C.

      March 1, 2005

    • D.

      December 12, 2005

    Correct Answer
    C. March 1, 2005
    Explanation
    On March 1, 2005, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty for individuals who had committed their crimes under the age of 18 was cruel and unusual punishment. This decision was based on the principle that it is unconstitutional to impose such a severe punishment on juvenile offenders due to their immaturity and capacity for rehabilitation. The Court's ruling in this case established a precedent that recognized the importance of considering an offender's age and developmental factors in determining appropriate punishment.

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  • 9. 

    Christopher Simmons had a criminal history before the murder.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no information given in the statement about Christopher Simmons having a criminal history before the murder. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    What was the first reason why the Supreme Court said the case was prohibited?

    • A.

      You can't execute a minor..

    • B.

      You could not execute a guy with blonde hair..

    • C.

      You can't execute a human being..

    • D.

      You could not execute the mentally ill..

    Correct Answer
    D. You could not execute the mentally ill..
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court stated that the case was prohibited because executing mentally ill individuals was deemed unconstitutional. This means that it is against the law to carry out the death penalty on individuals who suffer from mental illnesses.

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