Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 18: Torts: A Civil Wrong

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

A person who commits a civil wrong against another is
A)guilty of a crime.
B)guilty of a tort.
C)liable for a crime.
D)liable for a tort.
Which of the following is an example of a tort remedy?
B)money damages
Which of the following statements is true about the relationship of liability to morals?
A)Legal responsibility is the same as moral responsibility.
B)Some immoral acts do not result in tort liability.
C)Morality and torts have no relationship to each other.
D)If an action is immoral, there is a tort remedy.
Why do tort cases go to trial?
A)The plaintiff and the defendant cannot agree on compensation or responsibility.
B)The case will be decided more quickly at trial.
C)The costs and fees will be lower.
D)Trials are much more common than settlements.
Which two principles has tort law always tried to weigh?
A)how much the plaintiff can pay and how much the defendant can pay
B)the riskiness of certain conduct and the ability of the parties to pay
C)the usefulness of certain conduct and the harm that conduct might cause
D)the inequality between the parties and the degree of harm
Common law is made by
A)state legislatures.
C)the executive branch through executive orders.
D)judges in written court decisions.
Which of the following is a major category of torts?
A)constitutional violations
C)infractions of ordinances
D)criminal torts
Which of the following is a characteristic of civil tort trials?
A)The prosecutor represents the plaintiff.
B)The burden of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt.
C)The penalties for the defendant are more severe than criminal penalties.
D)The standard of proof is a preponderance of the evidence.
What entities have had or do have immunity from lawsuits?
A)federal and state governments unless they have waived their immunity
B)children who are alleged to have committed negligence
C)corporations unless they have waived their immunity
D)attorneys who are alleged to have committed legal malpractice
What type of insurance will cover damages to the insured's car, even if the crash was the insured's fault?
A)medical insurance
B)uninsured motorist insurance
C)liability insurance
D)collision insurance
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