What Is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment


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Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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1. Which of the following are considered as theft?

2. Which of the following accurately describes grand theft?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Unfortunately, theft is a daily occurrence. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of how the law punishes those who commit theft crimes. You'll be tested on areas that include the types of thefts that can occur, definition of grand theft, and how theft punishments can vary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of the laws against theft and their punishments:

  • The definition of theft
  • A type(s) of theft
  • What constitutes grand theft
  • Theft of property valued at less than $500
  • How laws regarding punishment for theft vary

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding theft and punishment and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define or identify main phrases, such as grand theft and theft of property less than $500
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of thefts and their punishments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about theft laws

Additional Learning

To learn more about how theft is legally defined and punished, review the accompanying lesson, What is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of theft and types of theft
  • Hypothetical examples of theft and punishment
  • The importance of knowing theft laws of a state
  • Variations in theft punishment