Types of Criminal Defenses Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is critical to a mistake of fact?

Question 2 2. Which of the following cases is a famous mistake of fact case?

Question 3 3. Which is a FALSE statement about an affirmative defense?

Question 4 4. Which is NOT an element of the defense of necessity?

Question 5 5. The intoxication defense relates to which element of a crime?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following criminal defenses may be used to prove that a defendant lacked a guilty state of mind?

Question 7 7. Some states have adopted _____, which provide that a person can use deadly force to defend him or herself against the threat of serious bodily harm or death anywhere that the person has a legal right to be, without having a duty to retreat.

Question 8 8. The castle doctrine provides that _____.

Question 9 9. One of the main components of the Castle Doctrine is the principle that if someone enters your home illegally, then you do not have to ____.

Question 10 10. Mississippi Code Annotated §97-3-15 states that a person can use deadly force in what place or places?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is true about entrapment?

Question 12 12. What are the two different types of laws regarding entrapment?

Question 13 13. Daniel M'Naghten shot and killed Edward Drummond and was found:

Question 14 14. In Durham v. United States, what test was established to determine legal insanity?

Question 15 15. A writ that allows a higher court to review the decision of a lower court is called a _____:

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Question 16 16. In the case, Sherman v. United States, the Supreme Court held that _____:

Question 17 17. In what year was the Van Horn v. Torti case in California?

Question 18 18. The Bible verses that tell the Parable of the Good Samaritan are?

Question 19 19. Which defense below is considered a justification?

Question 20 20. Which law do some jurisdictions have, in which the duty to retreat is specifically, and purposefully, eliminated?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following tests for insanity borrows its name from a famous English case where the defense was used?

Question 22 22. Which of the following elements of the prosecution's case applies to the insanity defense?

Question 23 23. Inez Innocent was walking home from a bar when Carl Criminal attacked her from behind, and placed her in a headlock. Fearing for her life, Inez struck Carl in the head with her umbrella, causing serious injury to Carl. What legal defense should Inez use to avoid criminal responsibility?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is not a criminal mental state?

Question 25 25. In which of the following crimes might a duress defense be presented?

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Question 26 26. One of the six elements required for a successful duress defense under Florida law is that _____.

Question 27 27. The case of Sherwood v. Walker contained a mistake of fact. The mistake can BEST be described as which of the following?

Question 28 28. Which statement BEST describes why the law allows for affirmative defenses such as necessity?

Question 29 29. What form of intoxication may provide a complete defense to a crime by proving that a defendant's intoxication was caused by something outside of his control (i.e. a spiked punch bowl)?

Question 30 30. When a person defends him or herself against the threat of harm, his or her actions must be proportionate to the harm threatened. Which of the following examples demonstrates a proportionate self defense response?

Types of Criminal Defenses Chapter Exam Instructions

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