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Names for Crimes Quiz

Name the crimes described below.
  • All answers are a single word
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 09, 2014
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Description
Crime
Illegal fire-starting
Intentional homicide
Mugging, for example
Holding a person against their will
Defamation in print
Sneaking in and stealing something
Spoken defamation
Lying in court
Blackmail
Having two spouses
Hanging around too long
Description
Crime
Illegal importation
Illegal hunting
Shopping for a prostitute
Stealing from your employer, for example
Being where you're not supposed to
Illegal deception for personal gain
Illegal payments in exchange for influence
The act of betraying one's country
Physical assault
Defacing property
Meeting to arrange a future crime
Answer Stats
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Crime
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(77)
Mugging - why not accept theft?
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Feb 23, 2013
(25)
also, just "rob"
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Apr 27, 2013
(71)
Because mugging is specifically taking something from a person, while theft is a very broad term for simply taking something that doesn't belong to you.
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May 21, 2014
Theft will work now
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Nov 9, 2014
(46)
It shouldn't. Theft is taking. Robbery/mugging is taking with force or threat of force.
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Apr 23, 2015
(71)
Agree. All muggings and robberies are thefts, but not all thefts are muggings or robberies. If theft is accepted for mugging, then it should also be accepted for burglary and embezzlement.
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Jun 1, 2017
(33)
Technically, robbery is the taking from another person. Higher penalties than simple theft because of the increased chance someone could be hurt. Same theory as with burglary which (at common law) was stealing from a residence--increased chance someone might be there--and at common law required the crime to occur at night. Then, there were serious penalties. They've weakened the law by statute, expanding it to any building and any time of day and weakening penalties. BTW, conspiracy just requires a meeting of the minds, not a physical meeting. And kidnapping requires moving the person held even a tiny distance, though statutes define it today. "False imprisonment" is the crime for simply holding a person against their will.
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Jun 3, 2017
(34)
Great quiz!
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Feb 23, 2013
(53)
Somehow, I got "burglary" last. I typed in "robbery" and "theft" about six times each before I took a breath and thought it through.
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Feb 23, 2013
(8)
holding a person against their will sounds more like criminal "false imprisonment" (which is also a tort). kidnapping requires an additional element of transportation.
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Feb 23, 2013
(43)
I agree. Kidnapping is more of "TAKING someone against their will" than "HOLDING someone against their will."
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Feb 23, 2013
(66)
"False Imprisonment" isn't a single word. Though you're technically correct, it's not that hard to get from there to "kidnapping" for the correct answer.
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Oct 24, 2014
(51)
OJ was convicted of kidnapping. He didn't take anybody anywhere. He just didn't let anyone leave the room on threat of force. The clue is correct.
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Apr 24, 2015
(61)
Why isn't "kidnap" accepted?
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Apr 26, 2015
(38)
Aww man, I typed 'conspiring.' Fun quiz, I enjoyed challenging myself!
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Feb 23, 2013
That will work now too.
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Nov 9, 2014
(49)
couldn't bigamy-having 2 spouses also be known as cheating on someone? just a suggestion.
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Feb 23, 2013
(58)
"Cheating on someone" isn't against the law, nor is it a one word answer which is specified in the instructions
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Feb 27, 2013
(16)
You should accept polygamy, screactly speaking, bigamy is a type of polygamy and the word is more commonly used in courts across the world.
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Jul 24, 2013
(26)
What about adultery?
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Jun 3, 2017
(5)
soliciting is the selling not shoping, grat quizz thogh,100% in not for spelling
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Feb 23, 2013
(66)
Soliciting is any act in which one person tries to get another to help in or commit a crime. So it could be any crime, either the 'selling' or 'buying' side of prostitution included.
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Jun 24, 2014
(30)
polygamy is also having two wives... kill is also murder could you add these because there also crimes: forgery harassment rape shoplifting stalking
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Feb 23, 2013
(71)
poly = many. Bi = two. Kill is not the name of the crime...unless you are a big fan of Demolition Man, but even then, it's Murder Death Kill. So come on...
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Feb 27, 2013
(60)
Polygamy is defined as "the practice of having more than one spouse" So it fits, just because Bi means two doesn't mean that this answer is incorrect. Polygamy, by definition, is also a correct answer to this clue.
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Apr 22, 2015
(32)
surely just bribe, embezzle and solicit should be accepted.
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May 14, 2013
(35)
There really should be more acceptable answers. Theft and breaking and entering would be handy.
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Aug 2, 2013
(72)
"Breaking and entering" is 3 words.
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Dec 4, 2014
(73)
I couldn't get the Hamburgler out of my head for some reason.
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Mar 26, 2014
(22)
Great quiz- challenging even for attorneys!
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May 4, 2014
(55)
Really? I got them all. Then again, I've already chosen a law school and begun preparing for the LSAT.
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May 13, 2014
(69)
Agreed. Really?
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Apr 22, 2015
(69)
And I have never once thought about going to law school.
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Apr 22, 2015
(50)
Yeah, uh... dude this was easy. And while I have indeed considered becoming a lawyer(and been told I'd be good at it), I am nowhere near that stage.
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Apr 24, 2015
(71)
This was easy even for an attorney's mother.
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Jun 1, 2017
(60)
It was even easy for a math major who watches Cops sometimes.
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Jun 1, 2017
(69)
This was easy for an attorney's nephew.
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Jun 2, 2017
(45)
can we add embezzling for embezzlement? I spent too much time trying to spell the word right!
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Jun 24, 2014
(66)
Sorry to be a stickler, but burglary is illegally entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime inside (any crime), so "sneaking in and stealing something" is a bit of a narrow definition.
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Jun 24, 2014
(66)
But it is still burglary. Right?
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Oct 24, 2014
(66)
Well sneaking in, and stealing something, are two separate crimes. One is burglary and one is theft.
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Apr 23, 2015
(40)
Well, you don't necessarily have to sneak into somewhere to steal, you could steal a wallet from somebody's pocket without having to sneak somewhere.
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Jun 1, 2017
(65)
I tried premeditated murder, capital murder, 1st degree murder, but missed it because I never tried just "Murder". 2nd degree murder is not necessarily intentional. Often it is in the heat of the moment and the person does not really intend to kill anyone. So, intentional homicide can't just be called murder. 2nd degree can be Unintentional. Good quiz.
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Jun 24, 2014
(61)
Definition: Second-degree murder is ordinarily defined as: an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable "heat of passion". Thus making it "intentional homicide". I believe unintentional homicide is called manslaughter, making it a different crime than murder, and murder being perfectly acceptable as an all encompassing answer.
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Apr 22, 2015
(47)
Could you maybe accept a few alternate spellings for "perjury"?
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Apr 22, 2015
(65)
Penalty for bigamy = complete second set of in-laws
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Apr 22, 2015
(7)
Great test all were accurate
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Apr 22, 2015
(50)
different. good, thanks. picky but pls accept "kidnap" without the -ing like you do for "trepass"
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Apr 22, 2015
(60)
Trespass is both noun and verb, kidnapping is the noun required.
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Apr 22, 2015
(48)
Solicitation is a crime? Really?
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Apr 22, 2015
(73)
Depends on what country, state or county you are in.
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Apr 22, 2015
(56)
Yeah, I almost missed that one thinking "I don't know - that's not illegal here". Nor should it be anywhere, but that's just my opinion. :)
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Jun 1, 2017
(68)
In the UK Slander & Libel are civil wrongs ,ie. 'torts', not criminal offences. Is it different in the US?
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Apr 22, 2015
(44)
No. It's the same here.
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Apr 22, 2015
(56)
Could collusion be accepted as well as conspiracy?
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Apr 22, 2015
(57)
Can you accept "Kidnap"
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Apr 22, 2015
(59)
Could you also accept 'larceny' for theft?
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Apr 22, 2015
(60)
I feel like blackmail could also be "coercion".
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Apr 22, 2015
(63)
I thought payola should be accepted for bribery, but I understand that it's not precisely the same.
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Apr 23, 2015
(51)
10th grade business law helped!
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Oct 5, 2015
(60)
To those asking for kidnap to be accepted - the offence is defined (in all legal codes of which I am aware, and certainly in the UK and the US) as 'kidnapping'. The word 'kidnap' is occasionally used in legal journals, and even government documents, to refer to the laws concerning abduction generally, but the statutes and common law offences (and therefore the indictment) always refer to 'kidnapping'. To ask for 'kidnap' to be accepted is like asking for 'Solicit' or 'Burgle' (or, conversely 'Murdering') So, the Quizmaster is entirely correct in refusing to allow kidnap. I agree with kdc4 - robbery and mugging require force or its threat whereas theft does not. Therefore theft should NOT be accepted. @BazMcHat - unless it has changed since I left UK law school 30 years ago, libel IS a criminal offence in the UK (whereas slander is not). Both are torts (as indeed are most crimes). Despite all the above, I only got 4 as I couldn't think of Poaching.
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Oct 12, 2016
(23)
Love the quiz! Can you add more, please? :D
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Oct 24, 2016
(65)
Nice quiz. Felt like I was at one of my family reunions.
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Apr 2, 2017
(55)
I missed 50% of these. I only got correct those that I have committed.
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May 28, 2017
(10)
Robbery and burglary are technically the same thing
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Jun 1, 2017
(60)
Not in the UK at least. Robbery is theft with violence whereas burglary is theft with trespass.
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Jun 1, 2017
(71)
They aren't in the US, either. However definitions differ from state to state. For example, in Missouri, a charge of First Degree Burglary requires that someone who is armed, unlawfully enters or remains in a structure where another person is present who is not involved in the burglary. Second Degree Burglary is simply unlawfully entering a building with the intent to commit a crime. Second Degree Robbery is forcibly taking property and causing physical injury, while First Degree Robbery is forcibly stealing property while either seriously injuring another, having a deadly weapon, displaying a real or fake weapon, threatening another with a weapon, or stealing controlled substances from a pharmacy. Unless QM wanted to list all the definitions from each state and country, he did fine with the quiz the way it is.
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Jun 1, 2017
(14)
i kept reading "illegal fire-starting" as "illegal file-sharing" and got really frustrated. time for some new glasses.
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Jun 1, 2017
(43)
Wouldn't holding someone against their will be false imprisonment? Isn't kidnapping moving someone against their will?
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Jun 1, 2017
(50)
Couldn't theft suffice for "Sneaking in and stealing something"? I got 20. Not sure what to think about that!
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Jun 1, 2017
(49)
Trespass isn't a crime in the United Kingdom. Maybe specify that this is for US crimes?
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Jun 1, 2017
(55)
It can be. Mostly it's a tort and therefore a civil issue, but criminal trespass exists in the UK - Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, 1994.
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Jun 1, 2017
(31)
what about abduction for kidnapping
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Jun 1, 2017
(28)
For sneaking in and stealing something, could you accept breaking and entering as a possible answer?
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Jun 1, 2017
(53)
Blackmail and extortion are two different things. Doesn't make sense to use blackmail as a description for extortion or vice versa.
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Jun 1, 2017
(27)
For fraud, I was thinking identity theft, but I forgot it can only be 1 word.
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Jun 1, 2017
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