Business and Personal Law

Chapter 3: Tort Law

Online Practice Tests

An example of the tort of nuisance is
A)a false statement about someone.
C)hunting on private property.
D)a noxious odor coming from a neighbor's house.
Strict liability involves the performance of
A)the doctrine of contributory negligence.
B)an ultrahazardous activity.
C)the doctrine of comparative negligence.
D)an assumption of risk.
Slander is
A)a verbal or spoken lie that damage a person's reputation.
B)a lie about a person in written, printed or recorded form.
C)revealing confidential records on purpose or by accident.
D)a lie about objects, like cars or boats.
A tort is a crime committed by one person on another and
A)leads the wronged party to try and recover money as compensation for the loss suffered.
B)requires the government to protect society from the individual committing the crime.
C)can result in imprisonment if it is determined to be intentional.
D)harms the public at large and is therefore punishable by the government.
The four elements of negligence are
A)legal duty, breach of duty, the reasonable person test, and actual harm.
B)duty of care, breach of duty, proximate cause, and actual harm.
C)duty of care, invasion of privacy, proximate cause, and actual harm.
D)contributory duty, comparative duty, assumption of risk, and actual harm.
In order for proximate cause to exist,
A)no actual harm had to have occurred to the victim.
B)the reasonable person test must not be applied.
C)the injury to the victim had to be foreseeable at the time of negligent conduct.
D)the victim had to have a role in his or her own injuries.
Most states no longer follow the doctrine of
A)comparative negligence.
B)risk assumption.
C)proximate cause.
D)contributory negligence.
The tortfeasor is
A)the plaintiff in a lawsuit.
B)the document filed in court to begin the proceedings.
C)the person who commits a tort.
D)the injured party.
The tort that occurs most often in society today is
A)defamation of character.
B)invasion of privacy.
The most common torts against property include
A)nuisance, disparagement, and false imprisonment.
B)trespass, conversion, and nuisance.
C)trespass, defamation, and invasion of privacy.
D)assault, battery, and trespass.
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