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All About Law - Chapter 12 Self-Quiz


 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

1. 

If, in a negligence case, the defendant is 25% at fault and the plaintiff is 75% at fault, the plaintiff can expect

a.

no award

c.

criminal charges

b.

25% of the calculated damages

d.

an appeal to a higher court

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

If a fan is struck and injured by the puck at a hockey game, and sues, the defendant will probably use which of the following defences?

a.

contributory negligence

c.

inevitable accident

b.

no duty of care

d.

voluntary assumption of risk

 

 

 

 

 

3. 

In which of the following situations can a doctor be ruled guilty of negligence?

a.

treated the patient without consent

d.

treated unconscious patient

b.

did not meet reasonable standard of care

e.

all of the above

c.

patient got worse after surgery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

A doctor might be liable for medical battery if

a.

the patient regretted the treatment

d.

a and b but not c

b.

aspects of treatment had no consent

e.

b and c but not a

c.

the patient was not informed of risks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. 

Under which of the following circumstances can false imprisonment exist?

a.

customer stuck all day in faulty elevator

d.

a and b but not c

b.

store detective detains honest shopper

e.

all of the above

c.

bar makes 19-year-old with no ID leave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. 

Ownership of land gives which of the following rights?

a.

space below land's surface

c.

space on land's surface

b.

space above land's surface

d.

a and c but not b

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

A store detective who is accused of trespass to person while arresting a shoplifter is most likely to claim which of the following defences?

a.

defence of others

c.

legal authority

b.

defence of property

d.

necessity

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

Which of the following parties are liable if a publication is sued for libel?

a.

owner

d.

publisher

b.

editor

e.

all of the above

c.

reporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. 

Which of the following is the best defence to a lawsuit for defamation?

a.

fair comment

c.

truth

b.

malice

d.

qualified privilege

 

 

 

 

 

10. 

Which of the following is the most common type of negligence action?

a.

motor vehicle accidents

c.

accidents on school grounds

b.

medical malpractice

d.

accidents in day care centres

 

 

 

 

 


 

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