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The court’s decision in U.S. v. Peterson
A
was in agreement with the common law self-defense rule of “retreat to the wall.”
B
strictly adhered to the majority rule that a defendant may stand his ground and use deadly force whenever it seems reasonably necessary to save himself.
C
rejected the “castle” doctrine in its entirety.
D
relied on the principle that the “castle” doctrine may only be invoked by one who is without fault in bringing the conflict on.
he court in Bishop v. State decided that
A
A property owner is justified in taking a life with a mechanical device if the dwelling has previously been broken into.
B
Taking a life with a mechanical device is every property owner’s right to protect his property.
C
Allowing persons to employ deadly mechanical devices imperils the lives of children.
D
Mechanical devices are fair because they are without judgment or discretion.
In order for one to be entitled to use force in self-defense against an assailant, it is necessary that the assailant’s force be
A
unlawful
B
unreasonable
C
excessive
D
deadly
Which of the following is correct regarding the amount of force one may use in self-defense?
A
One may always use deadly force in self defense if the assailant is larger than the defendant.
B
The defendant must have a reasonable belief in the necessity of using force to prevent harm to himself.
C
The defendant’s belief in the need to use force may not be a mistaken belief.
D
The defendant may only use deadly force against an armed assailant.
In which of the following cases did the court decide that as to the defendant’s right to use force in self-defense there is no reason to make a distinction between cases in which the assailant is an intruder in the defendant’s home and those where the assailant is a co-habitant of the home?
A
State v. Bonano
B
People v. Townes
C
Commonwealth v. Cataldo
D
State v. Thomas
A majority of jurisdictions hold that:
A
A defender need not retreat when he reasonably believes the assailant will kill or inflict serious bodily harm to the defender.
B
A defender must retreat even in his home or business if he can do so safely.
C
A defender never needs to retreat.
D
A defender must retreat if the assailant does not have a weapon.
Which of the following is incorrect regarding the defense of another?
A
The defender must reasonably believe that the other is in immediate danger of unlawful bodily harm.
B
The defender must stand in a personal relationship to the one in need of protection.
C
The defender may not use more force than he reasonably believes necessary to relieve the risk of harm.
D
The “alter ego” rule holds that the right to defend another is coextensive with the other’s right to defend himself.