Mens Rea vs. Actus Reus: Difference & Comparison

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

If Tabitha's victim threw her arm up to defend herself and the broom bounced back and hit Tabitha in the eye, has the victim committed a crime?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Tabitha's victim suffered several bruises and some lacerations in the attack. She decided that as soon as she healed enough, she was hunting Tabitha down. The day her stitches were removed, she drove to Tabitha's workplace. It's a good thing Tabitha was a nurse because Tabitha's victim jumped over the receptionist's counter with a knife in hand and slashed Tabitha's face in several places. Were the requirements of mens rea and actus reus fulfilled and a crime committed?

2. What do some states follow to determine if mens rea exists?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Work through the quiz and worksheet to figure out how much you know about mens rea versus actus reus. Their differences are highlighted on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials let you check your comprehension of:

  • How some states determine if mens rea exists
  • The meaning of actus reus
  • Fulfilling requirements of mens rea and actus reus

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as mens rea and actus reus
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on mens rea versus actus reus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about expressed and implied malice

Additional Learning

Learn more material by using the lesson called Mens Rea vs. Actus Reus: Difference & Comparison. This lesson lets you:

  • Determine when actus reus can exist
  • See how crimes are determined
  • Review the different requirements of mens rea
Support