Rape Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Bill is a bank executive who oversees the mortgages that his bank gives out. Monica is a homeowner who has recently lost her job and can no longer make her mortgage payments. Monica is about to lose her house so she goes to Bill to see if there is anything she can do. Bill tells Monica that if she has sex with him he will alter her mortgage records to reflect that her payments are up to date but if she does not, he will foreclose on her property and have her kicked out of the house immediately. Having no other choice, Monica consents to having sex with Bill. Afterwards, she goes to the local police station and accuses Bill of rape. If Bill is charged with raping Monica, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he obtained Monica’s consent through threats
Choice 2 Convicted, because what Bill did was no different than soliciting prostitution
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Monica’s consent was valid
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he did not have to save Monica’s house
Helen is six months pregnant and goes to her Obstetrician, Dr. T, for a routine appointment. After examining her, Dr. T explains that it will be difficult for Helen's baby to be born naturally because she is too narrow. He tells her that a simple procedure, involving a special instrument, can widen the birth canal and make a natural birth more likely. Helen consents to the procedure. However, instead of performing the procedure appropriately, Dr. T has intercourse with her while she is under anesthesia. Dr. T is charged with rape. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he lied to Helen about the nature of what he was doing
Choice 2 Convicted, because what he did is malpractice
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Helen consented to an invasive procedure
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he was performing a medical procedure
Celina is a talented young singer who is being coached by Rene, one of the most highly regarded singing coaches in the world. Rene tells Celina that, in order to improve her singing, she should have intercourse with him. He claims that the opening created by the intercourse will create a better flow of air through her body and improve her vocal range. Celina, who is somewhat naive, consents to the intercourse. After her singing does not improve, she realized that she has been tricked and she accuses Rene of rape. If he is charged, he will probably be convicted:
True
False
William is an amateur actor who is starring in a production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Anne is a theater buff who goes to several plays a month. She is so moved by William's portrayal of Romeo that she waits for him backstage and tells him to come to her apartment later that night dressed as Romeo. Richard, another actor in the play, overhears Anne inviting William to her apartment. Richard dresses in Romeo's costume and goes over to Anne's apartment. The lights are off so Anne does not see that it is not William who has come over. Anne and Richard have intercourse. Afterward, when Anne turns on the lights and sees that it is Richard, and not William, who she has just slept with, she calls the police and has Richard charged with rape. Richard will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because Anne consented to the intercourse
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Anne invited a perfect stranger to her apartment
Choice 3 Convicted, because Anne did not invite Richard over
Choice 4 Convicted, because Richard tricked Anne into thinking that he was William
Tommy and Pam, two college students, have been dating for several months and they discuss having intercourse. Pam is shy and she tells Tommy that she is going to go back to her dorm room and that he should come over one hour later. She tells Tommy that if the door is unlocked when he gets there, he can have intercourse with her but that he must leave the lights off. When Pam returns to her dorm room, she decides that she is not ready to have intercourse with Tommy so she locks the door, turns off the lights and goes to sleep. A few minutes before Tommy arrives, Pam's roommate Carmen comes home for a few minutes to change clothes before going out again. Unfortunately, Carmen forgets to lock the door when she leaves. When Tommy arrives a few minutes later, he finds the door unlocked so he goes inside and begins to have intercourse with Pam. Pam wakes up in the middle, pushes Tommy away and calls the police. If Tommy is charged with rape, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because Pam did not consent
Choice 2 Convicted, because Pam was sleeping
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he was invited to Pam’s room
Choice 4 Acquitted, because Tommy believed, in good faith, that Pam had consented and his mistake was reasonable
Tommy and Pam are two high school sophomores who have just started sleeping together. Pam is fifteen. When Pam's father finds out that his daughter and Tommy have been sleeping together, he notifies the police and has Tommy arrested. If Tommy is charged with statutory rape, his best argument for acquittal is that:
Choice 1 Pam consented
Choice 2 He did not know that Pam was underage
Choice 3 He is also fifteen
Choice 4 He wants to marry Pam

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