Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 19: Intentional Torts

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Which of the following statements is true about intentional torts?
A)Intentional torts only include acts that injure persons.
B)The required intent for intentional torts is the intent to cause harm.
C)The required intent for intentional torts is to do the forbidden act.
D)Intentional torts involve individuals who act unreasonably toward others.
Damages that make up for the harm are called
A)punitive damages.
B)compensatory damages.
C)nominal damages.
D)exemplary damages.
Julio proved that the prison corrections officer illegally read mail from Julio's attorney. Which type of damages will Julio likely win in court?
A)compensatory damages
B)nominal damages
C)actual damages
D)out-of-pocket damages
If the defendant has a legal defense to an intentional tort, the defendant will
A)only have to pay compensatory damages.
B)only have to pay punitive damages.
C)not have to pay any damages.
D)not have to pay nominal damages.
Jaime cuts in line in front of Tim at a fast-food restaurant and Tim throws some of his latte on Jaime. What tort has Tim committed?
A)Tim has not committed a tort because Jaime was wrong to cut in line.
B)Tim has not committed a tort because Tim did not inflict harmful or offensive contact.
C)Tim has committed battery.
D)Tim has committed assault.
As a practical joke, Nancy shuts and locks a fellow employee in the copier room for 10 minutes. Nancy
A)has not committed a tort.
B)has committed the tort of battery.
C)has committed the tort of assault.
D)has committed the tort of false imprisonment.
A newspaper editorial endorses Ms. Smith for superintendent of schools and describes Ms. Jones, the other candidate, as incompetent. Ms. Jones
A)has a valid case of slander.
B)has a valid case of libel.
C)has a valid case of defamation.
D)does not have a valid case since the law protects opinions.
If a person commits trespass on another person's land, the landowner
A)can sue for damages even if no damage was done to the land.
B)can sue for damages only if damage was done to the land.
C)cannot sue unless there were signs posted that said "No trespassing."
D)can sue even if the landowner had given permission to the person to come onto the land.
To protect their personal property, property owners may
A)shoot thieves to prevent them from stealing their car.
B)surround their property with razor wire.
C)use reasonable force to protect their property.
D)none of the above.
Which of the following statements is true?
A)A patent protects ownership of creative expressions such as books, movies, and songs.
B)A patent protects ownership of an invention.
C)An infringement is a permitted use of a copyright or patent.
D)Under the fair use doctrine, band leaders may copy music for all band members without infringing a copyright.
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