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PSY328H1 Final: PSY328 FINAL EXAM MCExam

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1. Which is NOT one of the categories of offences in the Canadian Criminal Code?
A) hybrid
B) Summary
C) Felonious
D) Indictable
2. Assault, solicitation of prostitution and disturbing the peace are all examples of ___ offences:
A) summary
B) Misdemeanor
C) Indictable
D) Hybrid
3. When a jury acquits someone of breaking a law because they do not believe in or support that
law it is called ______ the law.
A) Retracting
B) Nullifying
C) Deactivating
D) sensitizing
4. Which statement about the jury system in Canada is FALSE?
A) The use of juries in civil trials has steadily increased over the last two centuries.
B) Civil juries are not used at all in Quebec’s civil law system.
C) Civil trials could involve either private parties or corporations.
D) There is no right to a jury trial for offences that are tried in the lower courts.
5. In 1975 the Criminal Code was amended to say that a jury’s acquittal cannot be replaced with
a court conviction; the acquittal can be set aside, however, and a new trial ordered. This change
was called the _____ Amendment.
A) Bernardo
B) Pickton
C) Morgentaler
D) Latimer
6. Which statement about the role of the jury is FALSE?
A) Juries are used for the most serious indictable offences.
B) Jurors are often called the fact finders.
C) Jurors must unanimously agree on a verdict.
D) A jury is 12 persons unless it is a summary offence, which only uses 6.

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7. The Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Grant Krieger because:
A) They deemed the marijuana law to be unconstitutional as written in the Criminal Code.
B) Exigent medical circumstances existed that were not shared by the prosecution.
C) The trial judge had usurped the jury’s function by telling them to render a guilty verdict.
D) Jurors were tampered with by the prosecution and had to be excused.
8. Which was NOT a consequence of Henry Morgentaler being convicted in the Quebec and
Ontario court systems?
A) The Canadian government declared Morgentaler persona non grata and he left the country.
B) The Criminal Code was amended so that courts could not replace jury acquittals with
C) Quebec later decided to abandon further additional prosecutions as no jury would convict.
D) Canada’s abortion law was struck down as unconstitutional.
9. Which statement about the trial of Robert Latimer for killing his disabled daughter is FALSE?
A) The Appeals Court upheld the lower court, saying an exemption fit the mercy killing
B) The jury recommended 1 year to parole, asking for an exemption from the mandatory
minimum 10 years.
C) The trial judge granted a mandatory minimum exemption with a sentence of 1 year in prison
and 1 year probation.
D) The Supreme Court rejected the defence’s arguments of cruel and unusual punishment, and
Latimer served all 10 years.
10. Which statement about the jury selection process is FALSE?
A) Provinces and territories use the same set of rules and statutes, controlled by the Jury Act.
B) Basic requirements are that jurors must be 18 years of age and Canadian citizens.
C) Some specific occupations may be exempt and some persons excluded from jury service.
D) Jury assembly includes both pretrial out-of-court and in-court selection processes.
11. The pool of jurors summoned from the list who appear for service is called a jury panel or:
A) voir dire.
B) Juris populis.
C) Venire.
D) acta posse.
12. Which is NOT a finding from some data collected on failure to show for jury service:
A) Enforcing fines for non-attendance may be an effective deterrent to no shows.
B) The average rate of failures to appear in the U.S. is about 20%.
C) In Ontario, one study indicated failure-to-appear rates varied from 11-21%.
D) Newfoundland and Nova Scotia had the lowest absentee rates of jurisdictions that keep

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13. According to the text, which statement about jury selection and service is FALSE?
A) It is rare for more than two jurors to leave a jury once it has been selected.
B) Persons who have ever been convicted of certain crimes are excluded from jury service.
C) There are two types of challenges to a potential juror that lawyers may use.
D) Potential jurors must be residents of the jurisdiction in which the crime was committed.
14. Which is NOT one of the three court personnel sitting closest to the judge?
A) Court Services Officer
B) Court Reporter
C) Court Clerk
D) Court Registrar
15. Which of the following statements about a challenge for cause is TRUE?
A) Such a challenge is raised after jurors have survived the process of peremptory challenges.
B) There is a limit on the number of challenges for cause that each attorney can raise.
C) The challenge argues that there is the likelihood that a juror will not be able to be impartial.
D) After the lawyer questions a juror, the judge decides whether to grant the challenge for cause.
16. The level of proof that an attorney must meet in order to be granted a challenge for cause is:
A) Reasonable doubt.
B) Realistic potential.
C) Marked certainty.
D) Beyond doubt.
17. Which statement about the use of peremptory challenges is FALSE?
A) In Canada, trial judges usually grant 75% of peremptory challenges requested.
B) In a murder or high treason case, each side has 20 peremptory challenges.
C) For crimes where the sentence is 5 years or more, each side has 12 peremptory challenges.
D) The Crown examines the jury list before trial and should only be looking for criminal
18. The peremptory challenge is said to be more powerful than the challenge for cause because:
A) So few are ever granted by the judge.
B) There are only a limited amount available to each side of a case.
C) No reason has to be given for the move to dismiss the juror.
D) They have been found to be directly related to the outcome of a case.
19. According to the text, which statement about the jury selection process in Canada is
A) In most cases, jury selection proceeds without prospective jurors ever being questioned.
B) Lawyers usually know only a prospective juror’s name, address, occupation and how they
C) The best predictor of trial outcome is the pervasiveness of the evidence.
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