You have just finished reading the instructional material for Lesson 1. This lesson covered searches and seizures.
It is now time to check your understanding of the lesson. This is done by completing the practice exercise below.
All of the questions are multiple-choice and are intended to measure your understanding of searches and seizures.
There is only one correct answer to each question. Try to answer all of the questions without referring to the
When you have completed all the questions, turn the page and check your answers against the correct responses.
Each correct response is referenced to a specific portion of the lesson material. Review any questions you have
missed or do not understand. When you have completed your review, continue to the next lesson.
SITUATION: PVT Arhaid enters his room one day after work. He wants to listen to his new cassette tape player
but it is gone. PVT Arhaid's roommate tells him that SPC Dumkauf took his new cassette tape player. PVT
Arhaid goes into SPC Dumkauf's room and gets his cassette tape player back.
In going into SPC Dumkauf's room and taking his tape player back, has PVT Arhaid violated the Fourth
Yes, he has. He did not have a search warrant.
No, he did not. Since PVT Arhaid is not an MP or police agent, he is considered a private party.
Yes, he has. It is the same as breaking and entering and he is a private party.
No, he did not. The door was unlocked and he is a private party.
SITUATION: You are an MPI supervisor. When you arrive home from work, you receive a phone call from
your best friend WO Howie. WO Howie is upset because CPT Doodie took his golf clubs. WO Howie wants you
to go into CPT Doodie's garage and get his golf clubs back.
If you go into CPT Doodie's garage and seize the stolen golf clubs, would you be in violation of the
No, you would not, because you were not on duty at the time.
No, you would not, because you were on duty at the time.
Yes, since you are an MPI supervisor, a search and seizure without appropriate authorization
would be in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Yes, only because you are not in uniform.