What is Extortion? - Definition, Meaning & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT considered a threat under extortion laws?

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1. A protection scheme is _____.

2. Ransomware is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of topics related to extortion and law, including different types of extortion and the nature of a protection scheme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested as you complete this quiz:

  • Characteristics of extortion
  • Function of Ransomware
  • Types of extortion

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about protection schemes in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about extortion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ransomeware

Additional Learning

Be sure you check out the related lesson titled What is Extortion? - Definition, Meaning & Examples. You'll learn more about this topic, including the following subjects:

  • Common types of extortion
  • Classic mafia protection schemes
  • Blackmail
  • Extortion of a famous actress