Test your knowledge how far you know about the Philippine Revised Penal Code. Adept questions, well researched ideas and principles of criminal laws under the existing penal code is provided for you as guide. Get your pen and enjoy as you answer every problem presented.

Question 1

X killed Y in 1920.
The crime of Murder during that time was penalized by Death thru Hanging.

In 1932, the Penal Code was revised. The penalty for murder is now Reclusion Perpetua.

X was convicted of Murder in 1940.
What is the penalty of X?

a. X must be hanged because there is no ex post facto law!

b. Reclusion Perpetua, as he was convicted in 1940.

c. Death, since the killing was done in 1920 and that was the penalty during that time.

d. Reclusion Perpetua for the law always have prospective effect when beneficial.

e. Reclusion Perpetua, because it is beneficial.


Question 2

This kind of law which condemns before they hear.

a. Statute of frauds

b. Ex post facto law

c. Ordinance

d. Bill of Attainder


Question 3

“A process that hears before it condemns, proceeds upon inquiry and renders judgment only after trial.”

a. None of the below

b. Due process

c. Promulgation of Judgment

d. Court processes


Question 4

Who are immune from suit under the Revised Penal Code, except?
a. President of the Philippines

b. Ambassador and head of states

c. Foreign soldiers on a mission in the Philippines

d. Consul


Question 5

What is a Treaty?

a. A contract among three (3) private persons

b. A private contract

c. An agreement between the head of states in their private capacity

d. An agreement between nations


Question 6

What rule in criminal law that says such crimes are not triable in the courts of that country, unless their commission affects the peace and territorial waters of another country?

a. English rule

b. Rule of law

c. Philippine rule

d. French rule


Question 7

It is considered an extension of the territory of a country, except;

a. Airplane

b. Ship

c. Embassy

d. High seas


Question 8

Effectivity date of the Revised Penal Code?

a. January 1, 1987

b. Effective immediately

c. January 1, 1923

d. January 1, 1932


Question 9

A writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge.

a. Written court order

b. Subpeona ad testificandum

c. Habeas data

d. Habeas corpus data


Question 10

A constitutional remedy filed before a court related to the privacy of personal data.

a. All of them

b. Subpoena duces tecum

c. Habeas corpus

d. Habeas data


Question 11

Does our court have jurisdiction over felonies committed on board foreign warships in Philippine waters?

a. Yes, because they are within Philippine waters.

b. If the accused is a Filipino, then, yes.

c. If the accused is a foreigner, then, my answer is No.

d. No, it’s a warship and not a merchant ship


Question 12

When a person is criminally liable, except?

a. Error in personae

b. Aberratio ictus

c. Praeter intentionem

d. Mistake of fact


Question 13

It is when the offender performs all the acts of execution which would produce the felony as a consequences but did not produce it by reason independent of the will of the accused.

a. Accessory crime

b. Consummated

c. Accomplice

d. Frustrated crime


Question 14

These are felonies which the law punishes capital penalties.

a. Light felonies

b. Less grave felonies

c. Henious Crimes

d. Grave felonies


Question 15

X tried to kill Z.

Y, nephew of the X’s Father, came to help his cousin.

Z died.

What crime committed by Y?

A. Murder

B. None, it was a defense of a relative within third degree of consaguinity

C. Accessory to the crime of murder

D. An accomplice to the crime of killing


Question 16

Who will determine if an accused is an imbecile?

A. Judge

B. Defense Lawyer

C. Prosecutor

D. None of the above


Question 17

A person commits a crime under the compulsion of irresistible force. What kind of circumstance is this?

A. Justifying

B. Mitigating

C. Aggravating

D. Exempting


Question 18

Which is not liable for light felony?

A. Principals

B. Accomplices

C. Inducer

D. Accessories


Question 19

The following are afflictive penalties, except.

A. Reclusion Perpetua

B. Reclusion Temporal

C. Perpetual Absolute Disqualification

D. All of the above


Question 20

X is a criminologist. He killed Y in Brgy. Tago. And he buried the body so that nobody could find it. Then, he went abroad to work. All the while, the Y went missing.

Twenty five (25) years later, he knew that the crime of murder has already prescribed. So, he went back home to Brgy. Tago. And, said sorry to W, the beautiful wife of Mr. Y.

W pardoned him which she relented afterwards. She now asked for justice for her husband.

If you were W, could you still file the case?

A. No more, its a waste of time. The crime of murder prescribed in 20 years. Twenty five had already lapsed. The crime has prescribed.

B. No, W had pardoned him. Pardon extinguished criminal liability of X.

C. Yes, because the crime of murder prescribed in 30 years.

D. Yes, because the crime has not yet prescribed. Since, it was not discovered yet until the confession of X.


Question 21

What is the meaning of the phrase “the fruit of a poisonous tree” in criminal law?

A. Nothing

B. The effects of the crime

C. The result of the felony

D. Inadmissible in evidence


Question 22

A crime committed by a MAN who will insert his penis into the mouth of a MAN.

A. No crime for they are both male
B. Illegal entry
C. Acts of Lasciviousness
D. Rape


Question 23

X loaned a motorcycle from Yamaha Store. When he was not able to pay for 6 months, he change his residence to evade the collectors


Question 24

What is the duration of the penalty of prision mayor?

A. 20 years, 1 day to 40 years

B. 1 year, 1 day to 6 years

C. 12 years, 1 day to 20 years

D. 6 years, 1 day to 12 years


Question 25

What is the maximum radius of the penalty of Destierro?

A. 200 km

B. 25 km

C. 350 km

D. 250 km


Question 26

How criminal liability is totally extinguished?

A. By the death of the accused as to the personal penalty

B. By the death of the accused as to the pecuniary penalty

C. By the death of the convict as to the personal penalty

D. By the death of all parties as to the pecuniary penalty after the final judgment.

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