What is Perjury? - Definition, Penalty & Example


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The penalties for perjury include which of the following?

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1. Under federal law, the maximum prison term a person can serve for perjury is:

2. Bob knows that the defendant committed a crime because he was a witness to the act. On the stand, Bob states that the defendant did not commit the crime. Which of the following BEST describes Bob's statement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of perjury. Several of the topics you'll be assessed on include a description of perjury as well as the maximum federal prison term for committing perjury.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Perjury penalties
  • Maximum prison term under federal law for perjury
  • Perjury described and exemplified
  • Result of lying under oath

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 perjury
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the penalties for perjury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition and an example of perjury

Additional Learning

To learn more about the legal system, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Perjury? - Definition, Penalty & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define perjury
  • Know the penalties for lying under oath
  • Relate the phrase 'penalty of law' to the act of perjury
  • Understand perjury as a serious offense which can result in serious consequences