What Is First Degree Murder? - Definition, Punishment & Examples


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First degree murder is also known as:

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1. Typically, first degree murder is defined as:

2. Which of the following represents an aggravating factor in first degree murder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of first degree murder. Information you'll be assessed on includes a definition of first degree murder as well as identifying aggravating factors in this criminal offense.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Another term for first degree murder
  • First degree murder defined
  • Aggravating factors in first degree murder
  • Punishments for first degree murder

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on first degree murder
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding aggravating factors in first degree murder and interpret them correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the criminal offense of murder in the first degree

Additional Learning

To learn more about crime and punishment, review the accompanying lesson on What Is First Degree Murder? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define first degree murder and relate another term for this crime
  • Describe how the term 'premeditated' is associated with this criminal offense
  • Know the range of sentences for the offense of murder in the first degree
  • Illustrate your understanding of first degree murder through examples