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Crime and Punishment Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It's based on our crime and punishment vocabulary page, part of our English for Police section.

What crime is being committed in each of these cases?

1. A thief goes into your house through a window.

fraud
burglary
vandalism
a) fraud b) burglary c) vandalism

2. A child steals a chocolate bar from a store.

assault
child abuse
shoplifting
a) assault b) child abuse c) shoplifting

3. A car is driven faster than the limit.

speeding
drunk-driving
trafficking
a) speeding b) fine c) trafficking

4. An American dealer sells cocaine to a Canadian buyer.

theft
smuggling
drug trafficking
a) theft b) smuggling c) drug trafficking

5. A guard refuses to give a prisoner food or water unless the prisoner gives up information.

abduction
torture
hijacking
a) abduction b) torture c) hijacking

6. A police officer shoots and kills an unarmed teenager who refused to obey him.

murder
terrorism
assault
a) murder b) terrorism c) assault

7. A person throws a lit match into a building and it catches fire.

arson
burglary
domestic violence
a) arson b) burglary c) domestic violence

8. A terrorist group takes over an airplane and changes its course.

vandalism
trafficking
hijacking
a) vandalism b) trafficking c) hijacking

9. A man regularly assaults his wife and children.

homicide
domestic violence
abduction
a) homicide b) domestic violence c) abduction

10. A dishonest lawyer charges a client for more hours of work than he really did.

burglary
armed robbery
fraud
a) burglary b) armed robbery c) fraud

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