Stand Your Ground & Duty to Retreat Laws: Definitions & Examples


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In determining whether a killing is a first-degree murder or something less, the difference will be in the element of:

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1. Which defense below is considered a justification?

2. Which of the following is NEVER an element of self-defense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whenever you get the chance, you can take this quiz and see how much you know about stand your ground and duty to retreat laws. The questions will test your knowledge of certain topics like the term for determining if a murder was in the first-degree or lower and a defense that's considered a justification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas of study will be considered:

  • Elements of a common justification defense
  • Opponents of the duty to retreat law
  • Law that specifically eliminates the duty to retreat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on stand your ground and duty to retreat laws, including the way the degree of murder is determined by law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the attributes of an common justification defense and the opponents of the duty to retreat law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a defense that's a justification

Additional Learning

You'll be able to learn more about these laws in the lesson called Stand Your Ground & Duty to Retreat Laws: Definitions & Examples. These points will be covered in greater detail:

  • Self-preservation in a crime
  • The aggressor in an attack
  • Example of when a person doesn't have a duty to retreat