Criminal law In the absence of a confession mens rea is usually proven by circumstantial evidence

Criminal law In the absence of a confession mens rea is usually proven by circumstantial evidence

QUESTION 1

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1.   In the absence of a confession, mens rea is usually proven by circumstantial evidence

[removed] True

[removed] False

 

QUESTION 2

1.   In the absence of a confession, intent must generally be proven by __________ evidence.

[removed]A.peremptory
[removed]B.exclusive
[removed]C.referential
[removed]D.circumstantial

QUESTION 3

1.   The objective determination that the defendant’s act triggered a chain of events that ended as the bad result is called the

[removed]A.cause in fact
[removed]B.negligent cause
[removed]C.subsequent cause
[removed]D.total cause

QUESTION 4

1.   Different levels of blameworthiness are indicated by different types of intent.

[removed] True

[removed] False

 

QUESTION 5

1.   Fault that requires a “bad mind” in the actor is called

[removed]A.objective fault
[removed]B.subjective fault
[removed]C.no fault
[removed]D.concurrent fault

QUESTION 6

1.   Liability without fault or in the absence of mens rea is called:

[removed]A.strict liability
[removed]B.harm causation
[removed]C.offending behavior
[removed]D.wanton liability

QUESTION 7

1.   In strict liability cases, the prosecution has to prove only that the defendants committed a

[removed]A.voluntary act that caused the harm
[removed]B.voluntary civil act that caused harm
[removed]C.voluntary criminal act that caused harm
[removed]D.voluntary mistake that caused harm

QUESTION 8

1.   General intent is the intent to…

[removed]A.commit a criminal act
[removed]B.cause harm
[removed]C.make the act cause the harm
[removed]D.have the mens rea

 

QUESTION 9

1.   The mental element of a crime is called the:

[removed]A.mens rea
[removed]B.harm
[removed]C.actus reus
[removed]D.concurrence

QUESTION 10

1.   Intent to commit a criminal act as defined in a statute is called

[removed]A.general intent
[removed]B.personal intent
[removed]C.blameless intent
[removed]D.negligent intent

QUESTION 11

1.   Which of the following is not a type of culpability in the Model Penal Code?

[removed]A.purpose
[removed]B.knowledge
[removed]C.negligence
[removed]D.willfulness

QUESTION 12

1.   What is the ONLY crime defined in the US Constitution?

[removed]A.murder
[removed]B.rape
[removed]C.treason
[removed]D.forgery

QUESTION 13

1.   Another term for a criminal act is

[removed]A.mens rea
[removed]B.actus reus
[removed]C.de novo
[removed]D.pro bono

QUESTION 14

1.   What is the only direct evidence of a defendant’s mens rea?

[removed]A.a confession
[removed]B.a motive
[removed]C.a signed statement
[removed]D.polygraph examination

QUESTION 15

1.   Mistake is a defense whenever the mistake prevents the formation of any fault-based

[removed]A.prejudice
[removed]B.hate
[removed]C.animus
[removed]D.mens rea

QUESTION 16

1.   Factual cause is also known as which of the folowing?

[removed]A.“but for” cause
[removed]B.legal cause
[removed]C.proximate cause
[removed]D.intervening cause

QUESTION 17

1.   Proximate cause is a subjective question of fairness that appeals to the jury’s sense of:

[removed]A.justice
[removed]B.duty
[removed]C.fairness
[removed]D.guilt

QUESTION 18

1.   Recklessness requires awareness of substantial and unjustifiable risks.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 19

1.   Ignorance of facts and law _____________ create a reasonable doubt that the prosecution has proved the element of criminal intent.

[removed]A.can
[removed]B.cannot
[removed]C.always
[removed]D.never

QUESTION 20

1.   Mens rea translated means “evil state of mind.”

[removed] True

[removed] False

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