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All About Law - Chapter 5 Self-Quiz


 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

1. 

What percentage of criminal offences committed in Canada during a given year are Criminal Code offences?

a.

100%

c.

80%

b.

50%

d.

25%

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

Laws must be worded carefully for which of the following reasons?

a.

to conform to international standards

d.

a and c but not b

b.

to prevent wrongful arrests

e.

b and c but not a

c.

to avoid failure to convict the guilty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 

A threat can be an assault if

a.

the hearer is of smaller stature

c.

the threat involves name-calling

b.

the hearer feels threatened by the words

d.

the threat could be carried out when made

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

The mens rea (guilty mind) of sexual assault can rest on

a.

avoiding asking for consent

d.

all of the above

b.

knowledge that there was no consent

e.

none of the above

c.

recklessness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. 

Consent is not a defence to sexual assault where the victim is under 14 years of age, unless the accused

a.

is of unsound mind

c.

is less than 5 years older than victim

b.

is less than 3 years older than victim

d.

none of the above

 

 

 

 

 

6. 

Which of the following is a legal defence permitted to the non-custodial parent who runs off with a child?

a.

the other parent consented

d.

all of the above

b.

child insisted on it

e.

none of the above

c.

child was going to run away alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

The minimum sentence for using a firearm while committing an indictable offence is

a.

two years less a day

c.

thirty days

b.

one year

d.

no minimum

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

For which of the following offences can the minimum penalty be increased to four years if a weapon is used?

a.

robbery

d.

all of the above

b.

manslaughter

e.

b and c but not a

c.

kidnapping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. 

All but one of the following is a major property crime. Which one is not?

a.

theft under $5000

c.

vandalism

b.

possession of stolen goods

d.

fraud

 

 

 

 

 

10. 

Syendra owns a car whose serial numbers have been removed. What will the law presume about Syendra's car?

a.

the dealership was guilty of negligence

c.

Syendra's knowledge of cars is limited

b.

the car was obtained via an indictable offence

d.

nothing can be assumed from this fact

 

 

 

 

 


 

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