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Elements of a Crime Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a mens rea?

Question 2 2. Which of the following scenarios constitutes a strict liability crime?

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST describes statutory rape?

Question 4 4. In Burrage v. United States, the idea that Banka might have lived 'but for' the heroin sold to him is part of the _____ of the crime.

Question 5 5. Marcus Burrage won his Supreme Court case because the court said that _____.

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Question 6 6. In the SCOTUS case Burrage v. United States, Marcus Burrage was challenging his _____.

Question 7 7. Which is FALSE about a superseding causation of crime?

Question 8 8. If Lila throws a spear at Stretch but misses, and then Stretch dies anyway, which scenario best fits how Lila could be the legal cause of Stretch's death?

Question 9 9. Which is FALSE about the concept of criminal causation?

Question 10 10. The requirement that the guilty state of mind and guilty act coincide is known as which of the following?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following types of crimes do NOT require proof of a guilty state of mind?

Question 12 12. When can a guilty mental state be retroactively applied to a guilty action to prove guilt?

Question 13 13. Someone who falsifies a legal document with the intent of taking something from another person to whom it legally belongs is committing the specific intent crime of

Question 14 14. James finds out his girlfriend, Leda, is seeing another man. He is outraged and determined to confront Leda. Under the pretense of cooking Leda a special meal, he lures her to his apartment where he plans to tell her what he knows. Shortly after Leda's arrival, James tells her he knows she is seeing someone else. James then pulls out a loaded gun he had hidden behind a pillow and shoots Leda twice, taking her life. James is charged with murder in the first degree. This is a specific intent crime because:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is considered a strict liability crime?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following definitions describes the mental state element of a crime?

Question 17 17. Concurrence is an element of a crime which relates to which of the following concepts?

Question 18 18. The guilty conduct (guilty act) is best described as which of the following elements?

Question 19 19. What is true regarding the difference between a specific element and general element?

Question 20 20. Which is TRUE regarding the purpose of attendant circumstances?

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Question 21 21. Which is NOT true regarding an element of a crime?

Question 22 22. What is the definition of a general intent crime?

Question 23 23. A _____ is when you intended to commit a certain illegal act and intended the resulting consequence.

Question 24 24. Why is rape a general intent crime?

Question 25 25. What differentiates strict liability crimes from other categories of crimes?

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Question 26 26. The Supreme Court case Burrage v. United States was decided in which year?

Question 27 27. _____ and _____ must exist simultaneously for a crime to occur.

Question 28 28. In general, what element(s) make up a crime?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is considered a specific intent crime?

Question 30 30. The causal connection between a criminal act and the resulting harm relates to which of the following elements of a crime?

Elements of a Crime Chapter Exam Instructions

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