What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor & a Felony?


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All are felony-level offenses except _____.

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1. All are misdemeanor punishments except _____.

2. What two crimes are 'unclassified felonies' and are given specific sentences outlined by the state or federal criminal code.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to find out how much you know about felonies and misdemeanors. Make sure you know the key differences between these types of offenses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set you'll see what you know about:

  • Things that can cause a misdemeanor to become a felony
  • Examples of felony crimes
  • The two crimes that are considered unclassified felonies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what three differences separate felonies and misdemeanors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what two offenses are listed as unclassified felonies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different felony and misdemeanor crimes and punishments

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about these types of crime classifications, read the lesson titled What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor & a Felony? This lesson covers important topics like:

  • The different degrees of misdemeanor crimes
  • Restitution as a form of punishment
  • Examples of felony punishments based on degree