05 Jan Criminal law quiz
Criminal law quiz
In the absence of a confession, mens rea is usually proven by circumstantial evidence
In the absence of a confession, intent must generally be proven by __________ evidence.
The objective determination that the defendant’s act triggered a chain of events that ended as the bad result is called the
A. cause in fact
B. negligent cause
C. subsequent cause
D. total cause
Different levels of blameworthiness are indicated by different types of intent.
Fault that requires a “bad mind” in the actor is called
A. objective fault
B. subjective fault
C. no fault
D. concurrent fault
Liability without fault or in the absence of mens rea is called:
A. strict liability
B. harm causation
C. offending behavior
D. wanton liability
In strict liability cases, the prosecution has to prove only that the defendants committed a
A. voluntary act that caused the harm
B. voluntary civil act that caused harm
C. voluntary criminal act that caused harm
D. voluntary mistake that caused harm
General intent is the intent to…
A. commit a criminal act
B. cause harm
C. make the act cause the harm
D. have the mens rea
The mental element of a crime is called the:
A. mens rea
C. actus reus
Intent to commit a criminal act as defined in a statute is called
A. general intent
B. personal intent
C. blameless intent
D. negligent intent
Which of the following is not a type of culpability in the Model Penal Code?
What is the ONLY crime defined in the US Constitution?
Another term for a criminal act is
A. mens rea
B. actus reus
C. de novo
D. pro bono
What is the only direct evidence of a defendant’s mens rea?
A. a confession
B. a motive
C. a signed statement
D. polygraph examination
Mistake is a defense whenever the mistake prevents the formation of any fault-based
D. mens rea
Factual cause is also known as which of the folowing?
A. “but for” cause
B. legal cause
C. proximate cause
D. intervening cause
Proximate cause is a subjective question of fairness that appeals to the jury’s sense of:
Recklessness requires awareness of substantial and unjustifiable risks.
Ignorance of facts and law _____________ create a reasonable doubt that the prosecution has proved the element of criminal intent.
Mens rea translated means “evil state of mind.”
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