Arson Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Freddie is burning leaves with some matches when he gets bored and decides to burn something larger. He walks past a nice looking home and he decides that it would be fun to burn it. He makes a Molotov cocktail and throws it through the window. The carpet in the living room where the cocktail lands ignites and soon the room has filled with smoke. However, the house's sprinkler system is activated before any real damage can be done. All told, the rug was completely burned but the walls and floor were only scorched and discolored by soot. If Freddie is charged with arson, he will be convicted:
True
False
Freddie is over at a friend's house watching the ball game. After the game, Freddie lays down on his friend's couch, lights up a cigarette and starts flipping through a sports magazine. Unfortunately, Freddie falls asleep while his cigarette is still lit. The cigarette slips out of Freddie's hand and lands on the living room rug. The rug ignites and, soon, the whole house is on fire. If Freddie is charged with arson, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because, but for his actions, the house would not have burned down
Choice 2 Convicted, because he was negligent in falling asleep with a lit cigarette in his hand
Choice 3 Acquitted, because it is not illegal to light a cigarette in someone’s home
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he did not intend to burn the house
Freddie is burning leaves with some matches when he gets bored and decides to burn something larger. He owns a small log cabin in the forest and he decides that it would be fun to burn it. He drives up to his cabin, which is the only dwelling for miles around, makes a Molotov cocktail and throws it through the window. The carpet in the living room where the cocktail lands ignites and soon the house is completely engulfed in flames. If Freddie is charged with arson, he will be convicted:
True
False
Freddie is burning leaves with some matches when he gets bored and decides to burn something larger. He walks past a nice looking home and he decides that it would be fun to burn it. He makes a Molotov cocktail and throws it through the window. The carpet in the living room where the cocktail lands ignites and soon the room has filled with smoke. However, the house's sprinkler system is activated before any real damage can be done. All told, the rug was completely burned but the walls and floor were only scorched and discolored by soot. If Freddie is charged with arson in a jurisdiction that has adopted the modern rules for arson, he will be convicted:
True
False

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