People v. Berry: Facts, Decision, & Significance


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Which below is NOT an element of first degree murder?

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1. The main difference between less and more severe criminal homicide charges is the:

2. Another name for the element of provocation in a manslaughter charge is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the People v. Berry case study. For instance, you should be familiar with another term used for provocation in a manslaughter charge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following details related to the People v. Berry case study:

  • Elements of first degree murder
  • How less and more severe criminal homicide charges are different
  • Another term for provocation when someone is charged with manslaughter
  • The California Supreme Court's statement about the charge of manslaughter in People v. Berry
  • What would make a defendant guilty of first-degree murder instead of manslaughter

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as less and more severe criminal homicide charges
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between People v. Berry and the charge of manslaughter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question concerning what the California Supreme Court said about the charge of manslaughter in People v. Berry

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this case by studying the lesson titled People v. Berry: Facts, Decision, & Significance. Here's a quick look at topics covered:

  • Charges against Albert Berry
  • How 'voluntary manslaughter' is defined
  • Why People v. Valentine was significant
  • The Supreme Court's ruling in People v. Berry