Mcq in Criminal Law with Answers

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MCQs in Criminal Law

Choose the best answer.

1. Sailor Kriseth is a merchant ship registered in Puerto Rico and owned by Seta Alcantara, a Filipino citizen. The Captain of the Ship is Captain Amerigo who is an American citizen. While passing through Laguna bay, the ship was searched by customs officials and they found 10 kilos of prohibited drugs. The owner and the captain of the ship were charged in the Regional Trial Court for possession of illegal drugs. Does the Philippine Courts have jurisdiction over the case?

a. No, because following the French rule, Philippine Courts could not try crimes committed on board merchant vessels unless they affect the peace and security of the country.

b. Yes, because following the principle of territoriality, crimes committed on Philippine territory are triable by our courts.

c. No, because the captain of the ship is an American citizen, and hence the case is triable by American courts.

d. Yes, because even though the ship is registered in Puerto Rico, it is owned by a Filipino citizen, hence, triable by Philippine courts.

e. None of the above.

2. Which of the following is not an element of a frustrated felony:

a. All acts of execution which would produce the felony were performed.

b. Felony was not produced.

c. Elements for the accomplishment of the crime were present.

d. The reason why the felony was not produced was not because of the offender’s spontaneous desistance.

e. None of the above.

3. When is proving motive relevant in a criminal case?

a. When intent is lacking

b. When the identity of the accused is in doubt.

c. Proving motive is always relevant in a criminal case.

d. Motive is not at all relevant when intent is established.

e. None of the above.

4. Jemima was a law student. She was sick and tired of her life in law school. She decided to commit suicide. She went to the roof top of a 100 storey building and jumped. However, instead of hitting the ground, she landed on an old lady and as a result of the impact, the old lady died. Is Jemima liable for the death of the old lady?

a. No, for there is no intent.

b. Yes, because the act of Jemima is the proximate cause of the death of the old lady.

c. No, because the resulting injury was not committed by reason of a felony, suicide not being a crime punished by the Revised Penal Code.

d. Yes, because of criminal negligence. Jemima should’ve made sure that the ground is clear before jumping.

e. None of the above.

5. Which of the following is not an absolutory cause?

a. Passion and obfuscation

b. Instigation

c. Mistake of fact

d. Theft committed by a relative

e. All of the above

6. Proximate cause means:

a. the motive in committing the crime
b. the unlawful intent in committing in committing the crime c. the efficient cause uninterrupted by any supervening event without which the result would not have occurred d. the reason of the offender in committing the crime

e. Direct cause

7. A is mad at B because the latter allegedly cheated A on a card game for which A incurred heavy losses. A decided to kill B with the help of his friends, X, Y, Z. They armed themselves with pistols and proceeded to the house of B. Y served as the driver and stayed at their get-away-car, X positioned himself about 10 meters from the scene to act as a lookout, Z stood outside the door of the house to block anyone’s escape. A entered the house and the fired at B, but A missed and B escaped using the back door. Because of his irritation, A fired indiscriminately and killed the 2 children and wife of B

Who are liable for the death of B’s children and wife?

a. A only, for...
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