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PNP Regional Training Center

Tacloban City

Test and Evaluation Questions on Criminal Law 1

1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of criminal law?

A. Generality
B. Relativity
C. Territoriality
D. Prospectivity

2. Whenever a penal law is to be construed or applied and the law admits of two
interpretations - one lenient to the offender and one strict to the offender- that interpretation
which is lenient or favorable to the offender will be adopted.

A. Doctrine of Prospectivity
B. Doctrine of Relativity
C. Doctrine of Pro Res
D. Doctrine of Pro Tanto

3. The act cannot be criminal where the mind is not criminal.

A. Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege


B. Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea
C. Oculo pro oculo, dente pro dente.
D. mala in se

4. Violations of the Revised Penal Code are referred to as ___________, which literally
means, that the act is inherently evil or bad or per se wrongful.

A. malum in se
B. malum prohibits
C. Oculo pro oculo
D. dente pro dente

5. ________ is deliberate intent otherwise referred to as criminal intent, and must be


coupled with freedom of action and intelligence on the part of the offender as to the act done
by him.

A. Culpa
B. Dolo
C. Criminal intent
D. Intelligence

6. In ____________, a person directed the blow at an intended victim, but because of poor
aim, that blow landed on someone else.
A. Error in personae or mistake in identity
B. Praeter intentionem or mistake in identity
C. Aberratio ictus or mistake in blow
D. Impossible crime

7. In __________, the intended victim was not at the scene of the crime. It was the actual
victim upon whom the blow was directed, but he was not really the intended victim.

A. Error in personae or mistake in identity


B. Praeter intentionem or mistake in identity
C. Aberratio ictus or mistake in blow
D. Impossible crime

8. ____________ is an act which would be an offense against person or property were it


not for the inherent impossibility of its accomplishment or on account of the employment of
inadequate or ineffectual means.

A. Error in personae or mistake in identity


B. Praeter intentionem or mistake in identity
C. Aberratio ictus or mistake in blow
D. Impossible crime

9. The following are circumstances affecting criminal liability, except one:

A. Justifying circumstances;
B. Exempting circumstances;
C. Corroborating circumstances;
D. Aggravating circumstances;

10. A, a male classmate is escorting B, a female classmate. On the way out, some men
whistled lustfully. The male classmate stabbed said men. This was held to be _______.

A. obfuscation
B. vindication of a grave offense
C. sufficient threat or provocation
D. passion

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ANSWERS:

1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of criminal law?

A. Generality
B. Relativity
C. Territoriality
D. Prospectivity

2. Whenever a penal law is to be construed or applied and the law admits of two
interpretations - one lenient to the offender and one strict to the offender- that interpretation
which is lenient or favorable to the offender will be adopted.

A. Doctrine of Prospectivity
B. Doctrine of Relativity
C. Doctrine of Pro Reo
D. Doctrine of Pro Tanto

3. The act cannot be criminal where the mind is not criminal.

A. Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege


B. Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea
C. Oculo pro oculo, dente pro dente.
D. mala in se

4. Violations of the Revised Penal Code are referred to as ___________, which literally
means, that the act is inherently evil or bad or per se wrongful.

A. malum in se
B. malum prohibits
C. Oculo pro oculo
D. dente pro dente

5. ________ is deliberate intent otherwise referred to as criminal intent, and must be


coupled with freedom of action and intelligence on the part of the offender as to the act done
by him.

A. Culpa
B. Dolo
C. Criminal Mind
D. Intelligence

6. In ____________, a person directed the blow at an intended victim, but because of poor
aim, that blow landed on someone else.

A. Error in personae or mistake in identity


B. Praeter intentionem or mistake in identity
C. Aberratio ictus or mistake in blow
D. Impossible crime

7. In __________, the intended victim was not at the scene of the crime. It was the actual
victim upon whom the blow was directed, but he was not really the intended victim.

A. Error in personae or mistake in identity


B. Praeter intentionem or mistake in identity
C. Aberratio ictus or mistake in blow
D. Impossible crime

8. ____________ is an act which would be an offense against person or property were it


not for the inherent impossibility of its accomplishment or on account of the employment of
inadequate or ineffectual means.

A. Error in personae or mistake in identity


B. Praeter intentionem or mistake in identity
C. Aberratio ictus or mistake in blow
D. Impossible crime

9. The following are circumstances affecting criminal liability, except one:

A. Justifying circumstances;
B. Exempting circumstances;
C. Corroborating circumstances;
D. Aggravating circumstances;

10. A, a male classmate is escorting B, a female classmate. On the way out, some men
whistled lustfully. The male classmate stabbed said men. This was held to be _______.

A. obfuscation
B. vindication of a grave offense
C. sufficient threat or provocation
D. passion

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