Burglary Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Kramer is sitting on his porch one day when he sees Jerry go into his house with a new television set. Kramer decides that he must have Jerry's TV so he puts together a plan to steal the set. That night, after Jerry has left his house, Kramer crosses Jerry's lawn and climbs up to Jerry's back porch. Kramer then wraps his hand in a towel and puts his fist through a window. As soon as the window breaks, Jerry's alarm goes off and the police arrive. Kramer is arrested and charged with Burglary. If Kramer argues that he did not commit burglary because he never entered Jerry's house, he will probably be acquitted:
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Kramer is sitting on his porch one day when he sees Jerry go into his house with a new television set. Kramer decides that he must have Jerry's TV so he puts together a plan to steal the set. That night, after Jerry has left his house, Kramer crosses Jerry's lawn and climbs up to Jerry's back porch. Kramer then takes the crowbar that he has brought with him and breaks the window. As soon as the window breaks, Jerry's alarm goes off and the police arrive. Kramer is arrested and charged with Burglary. If Kramer argues that he did not commit burglary because he never entered Jerry's house, he will probably be acquitted:
True
False
Kramer is sitting on his porch one day when he sees Jerry go into his house with a new television set. Kramer decides that he must have Jerry's TV so he puts together a plan to steal the set. That night, after Jerry has left his house, Kramer crosses Jerry's lawn and climbs up to Jerry's back porch. Kramer sees that one of the windows facing the porch is partially broken. Kramer then wraps his hand in a towel, breaks a wider hole in the window and steps through into Jerry's house. As soon as Kramer enters the house, Jerry's alarm goes off and the police arrive. Kramer is arrested and charged with Burglary. Kramer will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he only enlarged an already existing opening
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he did not actually steal the TV
Choice 3 Convicted, because enlarging an existing opening qualifies as breaking
Choice 4 Convicted, because Kramer tripped Jerry’s alarm
Kramer is sitting on his porch one day when he sees Jerry go into his house with a new television set. Kramer decides that he must have Jerry's TV so he puts together a plan to steal the set. That night, after Jerry has left his house, Kramer crosses Jerry's lawn and climbs up to Jerry's back porch. Kramer sees that one of the windows facing the porch open so he crawls through it into Jerry's house. As soon as Kramer enters the house, Jerry's alarm goes off. In a panic, Kramer gets confused and cannot find the open window he used to enter the house so he breaks the first window he sees and tries to get away. However, the police arrive before Kramer can make his escape. Kramer is arrested and charged with Burglary. Kramer will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he did not break into the house
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he did not actually steal the TV
Choice 3 Convicted, because he entered the house with the intent of stealing the TV
Choice 4 Convicted, because Kramer tripped Jerry’s alarm
Jerry owns a ski chalet in Vermont where he spends a good part of each winter. However, at the end of each winter, he closes up the chalet for the summer. Once the fall is over, he returns to the chalet. Kramer breaks into the chalet one evening in July because he knows that Jerry is not there. Jerry has not been to the chalet in four months at that point and will not return to the chalet for another five months. While Kramer is in the chalet, he trips an alarm and the police arrive and arrest him. If he is charged with burglary, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he broke into a dwelling
Choice 2 Convicted, because he tripped the alarm
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the chalet is only a seasonal home
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he knew that Jerry was not in the chalet at the time
Kramer jumps over a fence enclosing Jerry's property, breaks into a tool shed and steals Jerry's lawnmower. If Kramer is charged with burglary he will be:

Choice 1 Convicted, because he committed a crime on Jerry’s property
Choice 2 Convicted, because the tool shed was within the same fence as the house
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he did not break into the house
Choice 4 Acquitted because he did not directly threaten Jerry’s safety
Kramer is walking by Jerry's ski chalet one evening when he notices that the door is wide open. Kramer pokes his head in the door and calls out to see if anybody is home. When he realizes that the house is empty, he begins to look around for things to take. Behind a painting hanging on one of the living room walls he finds a safe that is actually built into the wall. Kramer leaves the house and comes back soon after with some small explosives which he uses to blow the safe's lock. In the safe he finds several thousand dollars in cash. Unfortunately for Kramer, a police officer happens to be passing by when he hears an explosion coming from the chalet. The officer sees Kramer running out of Jerry's chalet and arrests him immediately. If Kramer is charged with Burglary, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he did not break into the house
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he did not intend to commit a crime when he entered the chalet
Choice 3 Convicted, because he tried to steal the money
Choice 4 Convicted because the safe he broke into was part of the house
Kramer is sitting on his porch one evening when he sees Jerry go into his house with a new television set. Kramer decides that he must have Jerry's TV so he puts together a plan to steal the set. The next morning, after Jerry has left for work, Kramer crosses Jerry's lawn and climbs up to Jerry's back porch. Kramer then wraps his hand in a towel and puts his fist through a window. As soon as the window breaks, Jerry's alarm goes off and the police arrive. Kramer is arrested and charged with Burglary. Kramer will probably be acquitted:
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Donald owns several large apartment buildings in New York City. He rents one of the apartments to Ivana, a model and fashion designer who has just moved to New York. Over the next several months, Donald asks Ivana out several times but she shuns him each time. One night, being fed up with Ivana's snubs, Donald takes a spare key to her apartment that he keeps with him and lets himself in. He plans on surprising Ivana and showing her what kind of man he is, whether she likes it or not. Ivana hears the door to her apartment being opened and manages to call the police just before Donald enters her bedroom. If Donald is charged with burglary, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he intended to rape Ivana
Choice 2 Convicted, because Ivana had the right to live in the apartment
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he owns the apartment so he did not break into the dwelling of another
Choice 4 Acquitted, because there was a chance that Ivana might have consented
Donald owns several large apartment buildings in New York City. He rents one of the apartments to Ivana, a model and fashion designer who has just moved to New York. Over the next several months, Donald asks Ivana out several times but she shuns him each time. One night, being fed up with Ivana's snubs, Donald takes a spare key to her apartment that he keeps with him and lets himself in. He plans on surprising Ivana with a dozen roses and a dinner invitation. Ivana tells Donald to get lost. He is so infuriated by this rejection that he attacks Ivana and sexually assaults her. If Donald is charged with burglary, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he raped Ivana
Choice 2 Convicted, because Ivana had the right to live in the apartment
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he owns the apartment so he did not break into the dwelling of another
Choice 4 Acquitted, because, when he entered the apartment, he only wanted to give Ivana flowers and invite her to dinner
Donald owns several large apartment buildings in New York City. He rents one of the apartments to Ivana, a model and fashion designer who has just moved to New York. Over the next several months, Donald asks Ivana out several times but she shuns him each time. One night, being fed up with Ivana's snubs, Donald takes a spare key to her apartment that he keeps with him and lets himself in. He plans on surprising Ivana and showing her what kind of man he is, whether she likes it or not. Ivana hears the door to her apartment being opened and manages to call the police just before Donald enters her bedroom. Luckily, the police arrive before Donald can harm Ivana. If Donald is charged with burglary, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he intended to rape Ivana when he entered the apartment
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Ivana should have gone out with him
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he owns the apartment so he did not break into the dwelling of another
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he did not actually commit the rape
Kramer is sitting on his porch one evening when he sees Jerry go into his house with a new television set. Kramer decides that he must have Jerry's TV so he puts together a plan to steal the set. The next morning, after Jerry has left for work, Kramer crosses Jerry's lawn and climbs up to Jerry's back porch. Kramer then wraps his hand in a towel and puts his fist through a window. As soon as the window breaks, Jerry's alarm goes off and the police arrive. Kramer is arrested and charged with Burglary. If Kramer is tried in jurisdiction that has adopted the modern rules of burglary, he will probably be acquitted:
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False

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