Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 26: Deceptive Sales Practices

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Lucas agreed to buy a set of books from a door-to-door salesperson. Four days after he signed the contract, Lucas decided that he wanted to cancel the sale. Lucas
A)can cancel the contract since it was during the federal cooling off period.
B)can cancel the contract since it was during the state cooling off period.
C)cannot cancel the contract because it is after the federal cooling off period.
D)cannot cancel the contract because it is a contract with a door-to-door salesperson.
A)is protected by the First Amendment right to free speech.
B)generally misleads and deceives.
C)cannot be regulated or prohibited at all.
D)of tobacco products can be banned totally.
Tobacco advertising
A)is banned on radio and television.
B)is protected by the right to free speech even if it is deceptive and misleading.
C)cannot be regulated by federal legislation.
D)cannot by regulated unless the industry agrees.
Corrective advertising requires advertisers to
A)accurately list the price of their product.
B)admit deception about past ads in their future ads for a certain period of time.
C)include warnings about their products.
D)waive their constitutional protections of free speech.
An advertisement by a restaurant claiming it sells the "world's best hamburger" is
A)misleading advertising, and thus illegal.
B)deceptive advertising, and thus illegal.
C)permitted so long as it is the world's best hamburger.
D)permitted since it is an example of puffing.
A loss leader is
A)the same as bait and switch and is illegal.
B)legal even if the seller loses money on the sale.
C)legal even if the seller does not have an adequate supply of the item on hand to meet the expected demand.
D)legal even if the seller disparages the item in order to switch the seller on to a more expensive product.
Which of the following is good advice when buying a product online?
A)Make your purchases with cash.
B)Confirm your account information when you receive an e-mail from your online service provider.
C)Inspect the product when you receive it.
D)Delete your firewall when corresponding with emerchants.
If a seller sends an unsolicited "free" item in the mail, the consumer
A)must return the item within 30 days.
B)must pay for the item within 30 days.
C)has the choice of paying for the item or returning the item within 30 days.
D)may keep the item without paying for it.
Which of the following is good advice for buying an item on an online auction?
A)Keep the top bid flexible so that the consumer can ensure purchasing the item.
B)Rely on the photos of the items being sold.
C)Identify the seller and read any feedback from other consumers.
D)Delete the records of your online transactions once the deal is complete.
If a consumer refuses to pay for repairs after the repairs have been made, the repair shop may be able to
A)sell the item to pay the bill.
B)place a lien on the item until the consumer pays.
C)get an order from the court to garnish the consumer's wages.
D)have the consumer pay triple costs for the repair.
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