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QUESTION 1

What is the only direct evidence of a defendant’s mens rea?A.a confessionB.a motiveC.a signed statementD.polygraph examination

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QUESTION 2

Proximate cause is a subjective question of fairness that appeals to the jury’s sense of:A.justiceB.dutyC.fairnessD.guilt

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QUESTION 3

Different levels of blameworthiness are indicated by different types of intent. True
False

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QUESTION 4

The mental element of a crime is called the:A.mens reaB.harmC.actus reusD.concurrence

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QUESTION 5

Mistake is a defense whenever the mistake prevents the formation of any fault-basedA.prejudiceB.hateC.animusD.mens rea

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QUESTION 6

In the absence of a confession, intent must generally be proven by __________ evidence.A.peremptoryB.exclusiveC.referentialD.circumstantial

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QUESTION 7

Mens rea translated means “evil state of mind.” True
False

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QUESTION 8

Intent to commit a criminal act as defined in a statute is calledA.general intentB.personal intentC.blameless intentD.negligent intent

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QUESTION 9

What is the ONLY crime defined in the US Constitution?A.murderB.rapeC.treasonD.forgery

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QUESTION 10

Recklessness requires awareness of substantial and unjustifiable risks. True
False

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QUESTION 11

In the absence of a confession, mens rea is usually proven by circumstantial evidence True
False

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QUESTION 12

Which of the following is not a type of culpability in the Model Penal Code?A.purposeB.knowledgeC.negligenceD.willfulness

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QUESTION 13

The objective determination that the defendant’s act triggered a chain of events that ended as the bad result is called theA.cause in factB.negligent causeC.subsequent causeD.total cause

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QUESTION 14

Ignorance of facts and law _____________ create a reasonable doubt that the prosecution has proved the element of criminal intent.A.canB.cannotC.alwaysD.never

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QUESTION 15

Fault that requires a “bad mind” in the actor is calledA.objective faultB.subjective faultC.no faultD.concurrent fault

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QUESTION 16

Another term for a criminal act isA.mens reaB.actus reusC.de novoD.pro bono

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QUESTION 17

In strict liability cases, the prosecution has to prove only that the defendants committed aA.voluntary act that caused the harmB.voluntary civil act that caused harmC.voluntary criminal act that caused harmD.voluntary mistake that caused harm

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QUESTION 18

Factual cause is also known as which of the folowing?A.”but for” causeB.legal causeC.proximate causeD.intervening cause

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QUESTION 19

General intent is the intent to…A.commit a criminal actB.cause harmC.make the act cause the harmD.have the mens rea

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QUESTION 20

Liability without fault or in the absence of mens rea is called:A.strict liabilityB.harm causationC.offending behaviorD.wanton liability

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