Criminal Law Test Questions

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1) The meaning of Duress is a person who commits an unlawful act because of a threat of imminent death or serious bodily injury to self or to another, except when an innocent third person is killed intentionally. Is the statement above True or False?

A. True
B. False
Correct Answer is A (True) if the actor intentionally kills a third person he or she shall not be able to use “duress” as a justified reason for the killing in court.

2) What are the five major types of defenses based on justification defense?

A. (1) Defense to others (2) Insanity (3) Necessity (4) Duress (5) Excuse B. (1) Self defense (2) Defense of others (3) Necessity (4) Crime prevention and Law Enforcement (5) Defense of property or habitation C. (1) Necessity (2) Crime prevention and Law Enforcement (3) Defense of others (4) Self defense, (5) Intoxication D. (1) Voluntary intoxication (2) Self defense (3) Intoxication (4) Necessity (5) Duress

Correct Answer is B (1) Self defense (2) Defense of others (3) Necessity (4) Crime prevention and Law Enforcement (5) Defense of property or habitation.

3) The tests to determine insanity include: (1) The M’Naghten (right-wrong) test (2) the MPC test (3) the federal test (4) the irresistible impulse test (5) product based on the Durham case. True or False?

A. False
B. True
Correct Answer is B (True)

4) Under the following circumstances a person can use force to defend property: the person can defend the property from trespass or theft, the property is in immediate danger. Can a person use deadly force?

A. Yes, a person may use deadly force in order to protect property from harm or crime. B. No, under no circumstances may a person be allowed to use deadly force solely to protect the property. Correct Answer is B A person can use reasonable force to regain possession of property immediately after dispossession and to prevent another person from dispossessing him or her from...
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