Conspiracy Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Lyle asks Eric if Eric will help him kill his parents. Eric agrees to help Lyle, although he has no intention of doing so. Eric helps Lyle plan the crime, all the time planning on turning Eric into the police before the actual commission of the crimes. On the day the murders are to take place, Eric makes an anonymous phone call to the police tipping them off as to what is going to happen. The police arrest Lyle and Eric and charge them both with conspiracy to commit murder. Eric will probably be:

Choice 1 Convicted, because he entered the agreement with Lyle
Choice 2 Convicted, because he helped plan the crime
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he turned Lyle into the police
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he did not intend to play his part in committing the crime
Sydney and Vaughn are best friends. One night, Vaughn is arrested and charged with robbing a bank. Although there is no obvious evidence that Sydney was in on the robbery, she is charged with conspiracy to commit the robbery. In order to maximize their chances of convicting Sydney, the prosecution must prove that:
Choice 1 She and Vaught were close friends
Choice 2 She and Vaughn had a conversation the day before the robbery
Choice 3 She benefited from the robbery
Choice 4 She and Vaughn took a vacation together after the robbery
Lyle asks Eric if Eric will help him kill his parents. Eric agrees to help Lyle, although, he only enters into the agreement so that he can turn Lyle in and have Lyle put in prison. Eric helps Lyle plan the crime, all the time planning on turning Eric into the police before the actual commission of the crimes. On the day the murders are to take place, Eric makes an anonymous phone call to the police tipping them off as to what is going to happen. The police arrest Lyle and Eric and charge them both with conspiracy to commit murder. Lyle will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he entered the agreement with Eric
Choice 2 Convicted, because he helped plan the crime
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the murder did not take place
Choice 4 Acquitted, because Eric did not enter into the agreement
Danny and Scott conspire to rob a branch of Fleet Bank of Boston. They successfully pull the robbery off and flee to their friend Ronnie's summer house to hide out. Danny and Scott are caught, charged and convicted of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. The prosecution cannot prove that there was any explicit agreement between Scott and Danny and Ronnie. However, Ronnie can still be convicted of conspiracy if the prosecution can show that:
Choice 1 Ronnie works with Danny and Scott
Choice 2 Ronnie let Scott and Danny use the house
Choice 3 Scott and Danny took Ronnie to lunch two days before the robbery
Choice 4 Ronnie used to date Scott
Danny and Scott conspire to rob a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston, launder the money and then use the money to make illegal stock purchases. If they are caught, they can be convicted of three separate conspiracies for the robbery, the money laundering scheme and the plan to make illegal stock purchases:
True
False
In a chain and link conspiracy involving ten different people, the prosecution will have to prove ___ conspiracies in order to convict each co-conspirator:
Choice 1 One
Choice 2 Five
Choice 3 Nine
Choice 4 Ten
In a wheel and spoke conspiracy involving ten different people, the prosecution will have to prove ___ conspiracies in order to convict each co-conspirator:
Choice 1 One
Choice 2 Five
Choice 3 Nine
Choice 4 Ten
Danny and Scott agree to jointly rob a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston. They carefully plan the robbery and successfully carry out the plan. They are eventually caught and brought to trial. At common law, they can be convicted for:
Choice 1 Robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery
Choice 2 Robbery but not Conspiracy to commit robbery
Choice 3 Conspiracy to commit robbery but not Robbery
Choice 4 Nothing
Danny and Scott agree to jointly rob a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston. They carefully plan the robbery and successfully carry out the plan. They are eventually caught and brought to trial. If they are tried in a jurisdiction that had adopted the Model Penal Code, they can be convicted for:
Choice 1 Robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery
Choice 2 Robbery but not Conspiracy to commit robbery
Choice 3 Conspiracy to commit robbery but not Robbery
Choice 4 Nothing
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to rob a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston. They are caught before they can actually rob the bank, charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and tried in a jurisdiction that follows the common law. The prosecution’s cases against Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven are weak and they are all acquitted. However, the prosecution has very strong evidence showing that Danny agreed to help commit the robbery. Therefore, Danny can be convicted even though his co-conspirators have been acquitted.
True
False
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to rob a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston. The police are tipped off before they can actually rob the bank. Danny is caught but everybody manages to escape and go into hiding. Danny is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and tried in a jurisdiction that follows the common law. The prosecution has very strong evidence showing that Danny agreed to help commit the robbery. Therefore, Danny can be convicted even though his co-conspirators have not been caught and charged.
True
False
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to rob a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston. They are caught before they can actually rob the bank, charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and tried in a jurisdiction that has adopted the Model Penal Code. The prosecution’s cases against Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven are weak and they are all acquitted. However, the prosecution has very strong evidence showing that Danny agreed to help commit the robbery. Therefore, Danny can be convicted even though his co-conspirators have been acquitted:
True
False
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to steal one hundred bars of solid gold belonging to the United States Treasury from a branch of the Fleet Bank of Boston. What they do not know is that all of the U.S. Treasury's gold is kept at Fort Knox and therefore, there is no gold in the Fleet Bank of Boston's vault. They are caught before they can actually rob the bank and are charged with conspiracy to commit Federal Grand Larceny. The defendants argue that they should not be convicted of the conspiracy because, since there was no gold at the bank, it was impossible to commit the crime they were trying to commit. This impossibility argument is a valid defense and they will be acquitted:
True
False
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to steal one hundred bars of solid gold belonging to the United States Treasury from a branch Fort Knox. They each play a role in planning the robbery. The morning of the robbery, Danny has a change of heart and tells his co-conspirators that he doesn't want to go through with the crime. The others go on without Danny and they successfully rob the bank. They are eventually caught and everybody, including Danny, is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. The trials take place in a jurisdiction that has adopted the Model Penal Core. If Danny argues that he withdrew from the conspiracy and should therefore be acquitted, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he did not help carry out the crime
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he communicated his withdrawal to his co-conspirators
Choice 3 Convicted, because he helped plan the robbery
Choice 4 Convicted, because he did not prevent the robbery from being achieved
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to steal one hundred bars of solid gold belonging to the United States Treasury from a branch Fort Knox. They successfully break into the bank and steal the gold. As per the plan, each co-conspirator leaves out of a different exit. While he is leaving the bank, Steven is stopped by a security guard. Steven beats the guard up and runs out of the bank. He then car-jacks a person and drives the car toward the meeting point that everybody is supposed to meet at. While driving the car, Steven notices some bank statements belonging to the car owner. Steven stops at the bank and withdraws all of the money in the car owner's account. They are eventually caught and arrested. Along with the bank robbery, Steven is charged with assaulting the police officer, stealing the car and stealing the car owner's money. Danny, Scott Zach and Ronnie can all be charged with:
Choice 1 The bank robbery, assault, the car theft and the theft of the money
Choice 2 The bank robbery
Choice 3 The bank robbery, assault, the car theft
Choice 4 Nothing
Danny, Scott, Zach, Ronnie and Steven conspire to steal one hundred bars of solid gold belonging to the United States Treasury from a branch Fort Knox. The plan calls for them to rob the bank, meet at Ronnie's summer house and divide up the gold. They successfully break into the bank and steal the gold. As per the plan, they meet at the house and divide up the gold. After everybody leaves Ronnie's house, Steven car-jacks someone and drives the car toward the boarder where he has someone willing to buy the gold. While driving the car, Steven is arrested. He is charged with robbing the bank and stealing the car. Danny, Scott, Zach and Ronnie can all be charged with:
Choice 1 The bank robbery and the car theft
Choice 2 The bank robbery
Choice 3 Either the bank robbery or the car theft
Choice 4 Nothing

 

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