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Attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation are the most common
A)unsuccessful crimes
B)inchoate crimes
C)crimes discovered by police
D)crimes of prevention

Society punishes attempted crimes because
A)it would be unduly burdensome to require society to wait until someone is harmed before dispensing punishment for the intended act
B)failing to punish attempts would greatly hamper the ability of the police to prevent or intervene in the commission of a substantive crime
C)society has an interest in preventing harm
D)all of the above

Which of the following is not necessarily a stage in the commission of a crime?
A)the actor conceives of the idea of committing the crime
B)the actor informs an accomplice of his intention to commit the crime
C)the actor evaluates the idea, considering whether or not to proceed
D)the actor commences commission of the offense

Attempt is considered a
A)specific intent crime
B)general intent crime
D)all of the above

The test of attempt that would require an arsonist actually set the fire before they could be liable for attempt is the
A)last act test
B)physical proximity test
C)dangerous proximity test
D)indispensable element test

The test that focuses on whether the actor possesses the necessary instruments to carry out the offense is the
A)physical proximity test
B)dangerous proximity test
C)indispensable element test
D)unequivocality test

The test relied on by the MPC for the actus reus of attempt is the
A)physical proximity test
B)dangerous proximity test
C)indispensable element test
D)substantial step test

Which of the following would not be considered a substantial step toward the commission of a crime under the substantial step test?
A)lying in wait for the contemplated victim of a crime
B)unlawfully entering a structure which one has contemplated burglarizing
C)planning to solicit an innocent agent to engage in criminal conduct
D)soaking rags in gasoline

A person who attempts to detonate a fake bomb might use the defense of
A)factual impossibility
B)legal impossibility
D)all of the above

In some cases, the distinction between factual and legal impossibility fails. These cases are known as
A)genuine legal impossibility
B)"hybrid" legal impossibility

A defendant who claims to have freely and voluntarily abandoned a crime before it is completed is using the defense of
A)genuine legal impossibility
B)"hybrid" legal impossibility

When one person asks another person to commit a crime, this is known as
D)all of the above

An example of a conspiracy is
A)Dick and Dan discuss robbing a bank
B)Dick asks Dan to rob a bank
C)Dick and Dan agree to rob a bank and Dan buys a gun and a mask to use during the robbery
D)Dick threatens Dan with a gun and forces him to rob a bank

Agreeing to participate in a criminal enterprise is the
A)mens rea of conspiracy
B)actus reus of conspiracy
C)proof of liability of conspiracy
D)actus reus of solicitation

A defense for conspiracy is
B)factual impossibility
C)legal impossibility
D)all of the above