Chapter 5 Criminal Law quiz

Chapter 5 Criminal Law

1. What kind of strike does the law not allow to form the basis of self-defense claims?

d. Preemptive Correct

Question 2

The castle exception is an exception to what doctrine?

a. the retreat doctrine

Question 3

Which of the following cases involves the “New York Subway Vigilante?”

c. People v. Goetz (1986) Correct

Question 4

Most defenses are perfect defenses; if they’re successful, defendants are

c. acquitted.

Question 5

The retreat requirement is weakest or nonexistent when persons are attacked

b. in their own homes. Correct

Question 6

The defense of consent recognizes the societal value of

a. individual autonomy. Correct

Question 7

A defense in which the defendant admits the act but claims that, under the circumstances, they

aren’t legally responsible is called

b. excuse. Correct

Question 8

A defense in which the defendant accepts responsibility for the act but claims what they did was

right is called

a. justification. Correct

Question 9

Circumstances that convince fact finders that defendants don’t deserve the maximum penalty for

the crime they’re convicted of are called

c. mitigating circumstances. Correct

Question 10

Which of the following never justifies the use of force against another person?

a. retaliation

Question 11

At the heart of the choice-of-evils defense is the necessity to prevent

a. imminent danger. Correct

Question 12

A person who was the initial aggressor can gain a lawful right to self-defense if they do which of the

following from the incident they started?

b. completely withdraw Correct

Question 13

A person can use deadly force against an attacker whom the victim reasonably believes is going to

cause them an injury less than death. The attacker is said to be threatening

b. serious bodily injury. Correct

Question 14

What is the heart of self-defense?

a. necessity Correct

Question 15

The general rule is that self-defense is available only against what type of attacks?