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Collocations Quiz: Crime

1. act suspiciously

Who would you expect to act suspiciously?

a. a detective

b. a criminal

c. an actor

2. against the law

Killing is against the law unless you think someone's

a. insulting you

b. threatening you

c. trying to kill you

3. break a law

People who've broken a law are called

a. police

b. lawyers

c. criminals

4. call the police

I couldn't call the police because

a. I didn't know their names

b. my phone wasn't working

c. my voice isn't loud enough

5. guilty party

If someone refers to "the guilty party", they're talking about

a. the party where crimes were committed

b. the defence team of a guilty person

c. the person found guilty

6. innocent victim

Who would most people call an "innocent victim" in a war?

a. a military leader who's killed

b. a young soldier who's wounded

c. an old woman whose home is destroyed

7. law and order

Who's usually responsible for maintaining law and order?

a. the army

b. the police

c. the lawyers

8. open an investigation

If an investigation's been opened, it means

a. it's already started

b. it couldn't be completed

c. anyone's allowed to watch it

9. solve a crime

Who are responsible for solving crimes?

a. police forces

b. crime bosses

c. law breakers

10. zero tolerance (1)

Under zero tolerance, the punishment for an offence is decided by

a. the judge

b. politicians

c. legal experts

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. act suspiciously - Who would you expect to act suspiciously?: a) a detective b) a criminal c) an actor

2. against the law - Killing is against the law unless you think someone's: a) insulting you b) threatening you c) trying to kill you

3. break a law - People who've broken a law are called: a) police b) lawyers c) criminals

4. call the police - I couldn't call the police because: a) I didn't know their names b) my phone wasn't working c) my voice isn't loud enough

5. guilty party - If someone refers to "the guilty party", they're talking about: a) the party where crimes were committed b) the defence team of a guilty person c) the person found guilty

6. innocent victim - Who would most people call an "innocent victim" in a war?: a) a military leader who's killed b) a young soldier who's wounded c) an old woman whose home is destroyed

7. law and order - Who's usually responsible for maintaining law and order?: a) the army b) the police c) the lawyers

8. open an investigation - If an investigation's been opened, it means: a) it's already started b) it couldn't be completed c) anyone's allowed to watch it

9. solve a crime - Who are responsible for solving crimes?: a) police forces b) crime bosses c) law breakers

10. zero tolerance (1) - Under zero tolerance, the punishment for an offence is decided by: a) the judge b) politicians c) legal experts

Contributor: Matt Errey