Going into the 14th year of the show, we've thrown at you some pretty technical legal terms, police-talk and medical lexicon. But before we throw some new ones at you, we figure you might want to test out your knowledge on some of the old ones.
It's time for the SVU SATs...
Eight questions, multiple choice, worth 100 points each...good luck!
1. A "No-Knock Warrant" means:
a. An officer does not need a warrant to enter the premises.
b. A lawyer does not need to knock on the judge's door before entering his chambers to ask for a warrant.
c. An officer must be in possession of a warrant, but does not need notify the resident of the premises to enter.
d. It is a document that obliges comedians to avoid knock-knock jokes, even when warranted.
2. The "Special Victims Unit" is:
a. A group of victims considered special.
b. A detective's unit that investigates crimes committed against children and sexually assaulted persons.
c. A wing in a hospital for special victims.
d. A hit 1980s punk rock band.
3. A "Motion to Suppress" is:
a. A law that enables you to block out painful memories.
b. When you move an object in your way to block something coming in your direction
(for eg: the motion of putting a big rock on a train track to suppress the train).
c. An attorney's legal maneuver to block a piece of evidence to be used at trial.
d. A wonderful British play.
4. A "Misdemeanor" is:
a. A brilliant fiction series by Agatha Christie.
b. The mis-spelling of the great state of Mississippi.
c. The most severe possible level of criminality.
d. A criminal act less severely punished than a felony and more severely punished than an infraction.
5. A "Statute of Limitations" is:
a. A sculpture in Rome at the edge of the city.
b. A maximum amount of time that legal proceedings can be initiated.
c. A minimum amount of time that legal proceedings can be initiated.
d. A famous American military submarine.
6. The NYPD assigned weapon is:
a. A glock.
b. A wasp knife.
c. A musket.
d. A crossbow.
7. If undercover, an officer asks you to freeze. You should:
a. Turn around, and flash your shield.
b. Freeze, tell them you're on the job and where you keep your shield.
c. Disregard and keep doing what your doing.
d. Shout out the secret NYPD signal.
8. When a trial's title card says "Part 33", that indicates:
a. That it's the 33rd day that court has been in session for this case.
b. That this is the 33rd piece of evidence presented in the case.
c. That the location in the court is named after a number (in this example, part 33).
d. No one knows for sure.
Answers: 1=c, but it should be d. 2=b. 3=c. 4=d. 5=b. 6=a. 7=b. 8=c.
If your score was 0-200: You didn't study at all, did you?
300-400: Much like the real SATs, with such a score, you may consider retaking the exam.
500-600: Not bad!
700-800: Well done. Bet you wish this is what you got on the math portion amiright?