Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Get out your pencils. You should ace these....

                 POP QUIZ!
1)  Where does the term Miranda come from?
   a) It’s Spanish for ‘no question’. 
   b) It was a defendant’s name.
   c) It’s a combination of letters from a procedure in the police    training manual.
2)  You just robbed a store at gunpoint.  Did you …
   a)  commit a robbery?
   b)  commit a burglary?
   c)  commit a hate crime?
3)  Your brother was sentenced to 3 years in state prison.  Was his crime a …
   a)  Misdemeanor
   b)  Felony
4)  Your friend walked up to and hit another guy in a bar for no apparent reason.  He was arrested for…
   a)  Battery
   b)  Assault
5)  In order to be an accessory after the fact a person:
   a)  assisted or gave aid knowingly in a crime
   b)  knew the other person was committing a crime
   c)   split the proceeds of the crime
   d)   did all of the above
6)  Criminal mischief means?
   a)  pranking someone
   b)  causing damage to someone’s property
   c)   acting willfully and maliciously
   d)  A and B
   e)  B and C
7)  To be convicted of a DUI (driving under the influence) in most US states your blood alcohol level must be over…
   a)  .15
   b)  .08
   c)  1.0
8)  The cops said you were fleeing.  You were:
   a)  failing to stop when the police said to
   b)  making false statements to the police
   c)  driving an unregistered vehicle
9)   An element of a home invasion charge would include:
   a)  entering someone’s home uninvited
   b)  making yourself a sandwich while you’re in there
   c)  leaving threatening notes
10)  If you are convicted of a felony, what rights could you lose?
   a)  the right to have an attorney
   b)  the right to vote
   c)  the right to apply for a driver license
11)  You hit a parked car and took off without leaving a note.  You are guilty of:
   a)  aiding and abetting
   b)  car jacking
   c)  leaving the scene of an accident
12)  She says you kidnapped her.  What did you do?
   a)  You wouldn’t let her leave the house when she wanted to
   b)  You took money from her purse
   c)  You locked her out of the house
13)  You were accused of being lewd.  What did you do?
   a)  You burped in public
   b)  You acted in an unchaste manner
   c)  You gawked at a woman/man on the street
14)  To loiter is to linger or dawdle or remain or move about without a lawful purpose.
   a)  True
   b)  False
15) A car is speeding, hits a person crossing the street, and kills that person.  What is the charge?
   a) murder
   b) manslaughter
16)  You lied on the witness stand in court during a legal proceeding.  What crime did you commit?
   a)  uttering a false statement
   b) perjury
   c)  withholding evidence
17)  When is a borrowed car a stolen car?
   a)  after 7 days
   b)  overnight
   c)  when the owner says so
18)  Can you get a DUI on a boat?
   A) yes
   b) no
19)  Is it against the law to share prescription medication?
   a) no, when the other person says it’s okay
   b) yes, unless that person is over 18 years of age
   c) Yes, period.
20)  Is a rent-a-cop a real cop?
   a) yes
   b) no


1)b 2)a 3)b 4)a 5)d 6)e 7)b 8)a 9)a 10)b 11)c 12)a 13)b 14)a 15)b 16)b 17c 18)a 19)c 20)b

17 or more correct - you've been paying attention. Excellent.
13-16 correct - You better go back and review some old posts.  Good.
9-12 correct - You're just guessing, right?  Poor
Under 9?  Law is not your thing.  Maybe you'd do better to write romantic comedies.


Tamara said...

I loved this test, Jody (and I got 19 right). I knew more than I thought. Not sure that'll translate into a plausible mystery story :).

Jody E. Lebel said...

@ Tamara

Gold Star!

Okay, spill sister...which one tripped you up?

Susan said...

My sister, my husband and I took this together. We missed #6. This was fun! Thanks!

Jody E. Lebel said...

@ Susan. Another Gold Star! Yeah, pranking isn't against the law unless it goes too far.