General Concepts and Larceny Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odie is riding his bike when he passes Jon's house. Odie sees that Jon's cat Garfield is napping on the porch. Odie has always liked Garfield so he stops his bike, picks up the cat, puts him in the basket on the front of his bike and rides away. A few days later, Jon spots Odie playing with Garfield and calls the police. Odie is arrested and charged with larceny. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he intended to take Garfield
Choice 2 Convicted, because he knew that Garfield belonged to Jon
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Garfield is a house cat
Choice 4 Acquitted, because Odie takes good care of Garfield
Orville is driving in rural Iowa when he passes by a vast corn field. Orville, who happens to be a big fan of corn, pulls over and begins walking around in the field. He picks an ear of corn and begins to nibble on it. Unfortunately for Orville, Ray, the owner of the field happens to be walking by when he sees Orville pick the ear of corn. Ray calls the police and Orville is arrested. If Orville is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because Ray was not harmed in the least bit by the loss of one ear of corn
Choice 2 Acquitted, because the corn never came into Ray’s possession
Choice 3 Convicted, because Orville knew the corn did not belong to him
Choice 4 Convicted, because Orville intended to pick the corn
Orville is driving in rural Iowa when he passes by a vast corn field. Orville, who happens to be a big fan of corn, pulls over and begins walking around in the field. He picks an ear of corn and begins to nibble on it. Unfortunately for Orville, Ray, the owner of the field happens to be walking by when he sees Orville pick the ear of corn. Ray calls the police and Orville is arrested. If Orville is charged with larceny in a jurisdiction that has adopted the modern rules of larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because Ray was not harmed in the least bit by the loss of one ear of corn
Choice 2 Acquitted, because the corn never came into Ray’s possession
Choice 3 Convicted, because Orville could have bought corn at a store
Choice 4 Convicted, because Orville took the corn without permission
Odie is riding his bike when he passes Jon's house. Odie sees that there is a bronze statute of Jon's pet cat Garfield on the porch. The statute has been mounted on a small stand. Odie has always liked Garfield and he decides to take the statute and the stand home with him. Odie leans his bike up against a tree and then climbs the few stairs to Jon's porch. Odie sees that Garfield is sleeping in a pet bed and he decides to take the bed as well. He lifts the statute off of the stand, places it back down on the porch and carries the stand to his bike. On his way back to get the cat, Jon sees what Odie is doing and calls the police. If Odie is arrested and charged with two counts of larceny for the statue and the stand, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted for the stand but not the statue
Choice 2 Convicted for the statute but not the stand
Choice 3 Convicted for both the stand and the statue
Choice 4 Acquitted of both charges
Orville is driving past Ray's corn fields when he sees Ray preparing to haul a load of corn to the grain market a few miles away. Orville loves corn and he concocts a plan to get Ray's corn from him. Orville pulls his truck over and introduces himself to Ray as an agent of the Environmental Protection Agency. He tells Ray that the EPA has discovered that unusually high levels of acid rain have made this season's corn crop too dangerous for human consumption and that the EPA is confiscating and destroying all corn harvests in the area. Orville tells Ray that he must give over his corn ad that he will receive a check from the Federal government for the market price of the corn in a few weeks. He then gives Ray some phony documents to sign. After Orville drives off with Ray's corn, Ray calls the EPA to verify Orville's story. When Ray finds out he has been fooled, he calls the police. Orville is arrested and charged with larceny a few days later. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because Ray willingly gave up his corn
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Ray should have checked out Orville’s story before he gave up his corn
Choice 3 Convicted, because it is a crime to impersonate an agent of a federal agency
Choice 4 Convicted, because he misrepresented a present fact in order to obtain Ray’s corn
Orville is driving past Ray's corn fields when he sees Ray preparing to haul a load of corn to the grain market a few miles away. Orville loves corn and he concocts a plan to get Ray's corn from him. Orville pulls his truck over and offers to take Ray's corn to the market for him and return with the money he gets from the sale of the corn. Ray agrees and loads the corn onto Orville's truck. Orville, who has no intention of taking the corn to the market, begins to drive off. Ray sees that Orville is driving in the opposite direction of the market and he immediately calls the police. When Ray finds out he has been fooled, he calls the police. Orville is arrested and charged with larceny a few days later. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because Ray should not have entrusted his corn to a stranger
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Orville misrepresented his future intentions in order to obtain Ray’s corn
Choice 3 Convicted, because he tricked Ray into giving him his corn
Choice 4 Convicted, because he did not know where the market was
Steven's favorite hobby is reading and he spends a lot of time in the public library in the town where he lives. One evening, while he is walking home from the library, some bigger kids start pushing him around. One of them, a girl named Tabitha, grabs the book Steven has just taken out of the library, and walks off with it. If Tabitha is charged with larceny, she will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because she is older than Steven
Choice 2 Convicted, because Steven was rightfully in possession of the book
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Steven did not own the book
Choice 4 Acquitted, because other kids were also picking on Steven at the time
Carlito owns a high end car rental agency in Miami. His one employee, Benny is in charge of parking the returned cars in their proper spaces in Carlito's lot. Benny is only allowed to drive the cars for that purpose and, under no circumstances is he allowed to drive the cars off of the lot. One day, while Carlito is at a business meeting, Benny forges some documents indicating that a new Cadillac had been rented. Benny then drives the Cadillac to his house and hides it in his garage under a big tarpaulin. One week later, after the "client" fails to return the car, Carlito calls the police. Eventually, Benny admits to what he did and he is arrested. If he is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he had some authority to drive the cars
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he admitted what he did
Choice 3 Convicted, because he only had custody of the cars
Choice 4 Convicted, because the car was very expensive
Carlito owns a high end car rental agency in Miami. His one employee, Benny, is in charge of parking the returned cars in their proper spaces in Carlito's lot. Benny is also responsible for delivering cars to preferred customers and picking up cars when the renter has completed his use of the car. Often, Benny has to drive hundreds of miles to return cars that clients have rented for one way trips. One day, while Carlito is at a business meeting, Benny forges some documents indicating that a new Cadillac had been rented. Benny then drives the Cadillac to his house and hides it in his garage under a big tarpaulin. One week later, after the "client" fails to return the car, Carlito calls the police. Eventually, Benny admits to what he did and he is arrested. If he is charged with larceny, he will probably be:

Choice 1 Acquitted, because he had significant control of the cars
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he admitted what he did
Choice 3 Convicted, because he only had custody of the cars
Choice 4 Convicted, because the car was very expensive
Carlito owns a high end car rental agency in Miami. His one employee, Benny, is in charge of parking the returned cars in their proper spaces in Carlito's lot. Benny is only allowed to drive the cars for that purpose and, under no circumstances is he allowed to drive the cars off of the lot. One day, while Carlito is at a business meeting, Benny gets into a new Cadillac and drives it over to his girlfriend's house. Benny plans on cruising through the city with her, taking her to a drive in movie and then returning the car before Carlito gets back. Unfortunately for Benny, Carlito returns from the meeting a few hours early and, when he sees that one of his new Cadillacs is missing, he calls the police. Eventually, the car is found and Benny is arrested. If he is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he had some authority to drive the cars
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he intended to return the car
Choice 3 Convicted, because he only had custody of the cars
Choice 4 Convicted, because the car was very expensive
Carlito owns a high end car rental agency in Miami. His one employee, Benny, is in charge of parking the returned cars in their proper spaces in Carlito's lot. Benny is only allowed to drive the cars for that purpose and, under no circumstances is he allowed to drive the cars off of the lot. One day, while Carlito is at a business meeting, Benny gets into a new Cadillac and drives it over to his friend's house. Benny plans on playing a few rounds of chicken with the car and then returning the car before Carlito gets back. Unfortunately for Benny, Carlito returns from the meeting a few hours early and, when he sees that one of his new Cadillacs is missing, he calls the police. Eventually, the car is found and Benny is arrested. If he is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he had some authority to drive the cars
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he intended to return the car
Choice 3 Convicted, because he only had custody of the cars
Choice 4 Convicted, because he took the car with the intent of doing something that ran a substantial risk that Carlito would never the car back
Nomar and Pedro love playing catch with a baseball. One morning, Nomar realizes that he has lost his last baseball. He doesn't feel like going to the sporting goods store to buy a new ball so he goes into Manny's room, grabs a ball out of Manny's gym bag, and goes outside with Pedro. Nomar intends to keep the ball after he finishes playing catch with Pedro but he also intends to go to the sporting goods store later that day and buy Manny a new ball. Manny sees Nomar and Pedro playing catch with his ball and calls the police. If Nomar is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he took Manny’s ball without permission
Choice 2 Convicted, because he intended to keep Manny’s ball
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the ball is of minimal value
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he intends to replace the ball with a new one
The batteries in Daphne's walkman have just died so she goes into Roz's room to get a new pack. Daphne finds some batteries and, although Roz does not give her permission, Daphne takes them. Daphne has every intention of returning the batteries but not before they are mostly used up. In Fact, Daphne does return the batteries to Roz but only after they are almost dead If Daphne is charged with larceny for taking the batteries in a jurisdiction that has adopted the Model Penal Code, she will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because she intends to return the batteries
Choice 2 Acquitted, because batteries are very cheap to replace
Choice 3 Convicted, because she kept the batteries for long enough that most of their economic value was gone
Choice 4 Convicted, because she took the batteries without permission
Steve loves fishing and he asks his friend Irwin if he can borrow his cabin cruiser for the day to do some deep sea fishing. Irwin allows Steve to borrow the boat. Steve takes the boat to his favorite fishing spot but, at the end of the day, Steve has had so much fun that he decides to keep the boat and not return in to Irwin. Steve begins to cruise south to another harbor where he can dock the boat so that no one will find it. When Steve does not return with the boat, Irwin calls the coast guard. Steve is eventually found and arrested. If Steve is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he formed the intent to take the boat after it was in his possession
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he got caught
Choice 3 Convicted, because he intended to permanently deprive Irwin of his boat
Choice 4Convicted, because he broke a promise to return the boat
Steve asks his friend Irwin if he can borrow his cabin cruiser for the day to do some pleasure cruising. Irwin is a staunch animal rights activist and he tells Steve, whom he knows loves to fish, that he can borrow the boat for the day as long as Steve does not fish off the boat. Steve agrees. However, Steve does, in fact, intend to spend the day fishing. Steve takes the boat to his favorite fishing spot but, at the end of the day, Steve has had so much fun that he decides to keep the boat and not return in to Irwin. Steve begins to cruise south to another harbor where he can dock the boat so that no one will find it. When Steve does not return with the boat, Irwin calls the coast guard. Steve is eventually found and arrested. If Steve is charged with larceny, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he formed the intent to take the boat after it was in his possession
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he got caught
Choice 3 Convicted, because he intended to permanently deprive Irwin of his boat
Choice 4 Convicted, because the initial taking of the boat was wrongful

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