Business and Personal Law

Chapter 2: Criminal Law

Online Practice Tests

Murder, rape, and robbery are examples of
A)crimes which do not require a defendant.
D)crimes which do not require a plaintiff.
The plaintiff is the
A)person who is accused of the crime.
B)the government official who brings the case to court.
C)party that accuses a person of a crime.
D)district attorney who represents the public in a criminal case.
The two elements of a crime are the
A)criminal act and the defense.
B)the required state of mind and the motive.
C)the criminal act and the motive.
D)the criminal act and the required state of mind.
An insanity defense requires that
A)the person did not know the difference between right and wrong when the crime was committed.
B)the trial be postponed until the person is found to be sane.
C)a motive be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
D)the criminal act was voluntary but without intent.
The difference between murder and manslaughter is that murder is
A)intentional while manslaughter is not intentional.
B)voluntary while manslaughter is involuntary.
C)the killing of another human being while manslaughter does not involve the death of another human.
D)unjustified and manslaughter is justified.
Larceny can be defined as
A)the wrongful taking of someone's property by threatening or using violence.
B)the unlawful taking of someone's personal property with the intent to keep it.
C)willful or malicious damage to property.
D)breaking and entering into a house to commit a felony.
Embezzlement can be defined as
A)stealing property from a store.
B)using the U.S. Postal Service to obtain money deceptively.
C)the willful and malicious burning of a home or business.
D)the wrongful taking of property by someone entrusted with possession of the property.
Examples of crimes against the government include
A)vandalism and fraud.
B)disorderly conduct and money laundering.
C)treason and perjury.
D)treason and disorderly conduct.
An infraction is also often called a
B)petty crime.
C)minor felony.
D)local criminal law.
Crimes against property can be
A)felonies or misdemeanors.
B)infractions or misdemeanors.
C)major or minor felonies.
D)major or minor misdemeanors.
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