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The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If a defendant does not have a lawyer, during which stage of the pretrial process will a lawyer be appointed?

Question 2 2. Why does a jury deliberate?

Question 3 3. What is a motion in limine?

Question 4 4. Which two parties present evidence in a criminal trial?

Question 5 5. In criminal trials, a jury is _____.

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Question 6 6. Why is a jury foreperson important?

Question 7 7. What are motions?

Question 8 8. Why is the sentencing phase important in the post-trial steps?

Question 9 9. What is the first step of an appeal?

Question 10 10. What does due process mean?

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Question 11 11. The defense of mistake is also sometimes known as _____.

Question 12 12. What does the right to an attorney mean?

Question 13 13. Two groups of attorneys are preparing for a criminal trial. They have met to exchange information about the witnesses they are going to use. The defense council has shared results from lab tests run on some mud found at the crime scene and the prosecuting attorney has provided copies of statements given by two witnesses. Which of the pretrial activities has just been described?

Question 14 14. Stacy is 17. She was arrested after destroying a neighbor's landscaping during an episode of anger. She has never been arrested before, so her attorney files a motion requesting she attend anger management classes instead of going to court for this offense. If she completes the classes, the charges will be dropped. What is Stacy's attorney suggesting for her?

Question 15 15. Why are criminal trials held?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a post-trial motion that may be filed?

Question 17 17. When can a prisoner begin filing a writ of habeas corpus?

Question 18 18. An elderly woman with no criminal history is charged with murdering her neighbor. Why might bond be set high in this case?

Question 19 19. What is voir dire?

Question 20 20. In which of the following situations would defense of duress be the most appropriate?

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Question 21 21. What is meant by a speedy trial?

Question 22 22. What happens during the process of voir dire?

Question 23 23. A victim's wishes are taken into consideration during the _____ phase of the post-trial.

Question 24 24. What must a person get before using the defense of insanity in court?

Question 25 25. A four-year-old who gets his father's gun and shoots a playmate while showing them the gun will use the defense of _____.

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Question 26 26. Why might a defendant be tried twice for the same crime?

Question 27 27. What are opening statements?

Question 28 28. When Joe was arrested for throwing a brick through the window of a liquor store, the police demanded that he admit his guilt. What should Joe have done?

Question 29 29. What happens during witness testimony?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an element of criminal trials in the United States?

The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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