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Tort Law Quiz

Test yourself on the principles of tort law.

This quiz selects 50 random questions from the Ipsa Loquitur Tort Law question bank, so the quiz will be different each time you take it. To take all the questions on a particular subject, visit that subject's revision page.


1 / 50

In what three situations will the courts label touching as 'hostile' for the purposes of the tort of battery?

2 / 50

According to the Bolam test, when will a professional defendant not be in breach of their duty in negligence?

3 / 50

If the defendant did not directly cause a nuisance themselves, what must that the claimant show to demonstrate the defendant is responsible for a private nuisance? (Two answers)

4 / 50

If the claimants chances of avoiding an injury have been reduced from 48% to 21% by the defendant's negligence, will they be able to establish factual causation?


5 / 50

To establish the tort of intentional infliction of harm, what does the defendant have to intend to inflict on the claimant?

6 / 50

When reducing damages for contributory negligence, can the court make a 100% reduction?


7 / 50

The claimant is a trespasser on the defendant's land. They encounter an unlocked door with a sign saying 'keep out', which they read. They open the door and walk through, where they injure themselves by falling in a pit. Assuming that a duty of care is owed under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984, has the defendant fulfilled that duty by placing a 'keep out' sign on the door?

8 / 50

If a risk arising from land is obvious, what must the occupier do to warn visitors to discharge their duty of care under the Occupiers Liability act 1957?

9 / 50

What state of mind must the defendant possess before a claimant can establish the tort of false imprisonment?

10 / 50

If the escape in issue in a Rylands v Fletcher kind of case was caused by an act of nature, is the defendant liable?

11 / 50

When will an act of the claimant break the chain of legal causation?

12 / 50

You are dealing with a claim where the defendant has attempted to exclude liability against their employees for negligence. Which Act determines whether the notice is valid?

13 / 50

Is there general liability for a failure to act in English Law?


14 / 50

What kinds of damage cannot be recovered using a claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

15 / 50

For the purposes of the tort of battery, has the defendant 'directly' touched the claimant if they do so through an object or by setting a trap to later trigger and touch them?


16 / 50

What type of harm must a primary or consequential victim of psychiatric harm in negligence show was foreseeable to establish that their loss was not too remote?

17 / 50

When does the Bolam test not apply when determining if a professional is in breach of their duty in negligence?

18 / 50

Can something which is inherent in how the product operates constitute a defect for the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

19 / 50

When is a product 'standard' for the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

20 / 50

If the defendant owes the claimant a duty to inform them as to the risks involved in an activity, what risks must the defendant tell the claimant of to fulfil the duty?

21 / 50

Can liability be excluded for a breach of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

22 / 50

What must the claimant show to establish that negligently inflicted harm is sufficiently non-remote?

23 / 50

Which of the following are 'occupiers' of land? (Two answers)

24 / 50

What factors indicate that a use is 'natural' for the purposes of the rule in Rylands v Fletcher? (Four answers)

25 / 50

When is planning permission relevant to whether a defendant's activity is a nuisance?

26 / 50

What must be shown to establish public nuisance?

27 / 50

Can a person sue in public nuisance if they do not have a property interest in affected land?


28 / 50

What is the significance of the claimant establishing the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur?

29 / 50

The default rule is that an injunction will be granted to restrain any public or private nuisance. True or false?


30 / 50

What is the test for determining whether there is a duty of care in non-novel cases?

31 / 50

To establish the tort of battery, what three elements must the claimant show?

32 / 50

For the purposes of the defence under s 4(1)(e) (the state of scientific and technical knowledge) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, when can a producer show they could not have discovered the defect?

33 / 50

What standard of care is imposed on children in the tort of negligence?

34 / 50

What is the effect of establishing the defence of volenti non fit injuria?

35 / 50

What 4 conditions must be met before the defendant is deemed to have 'assumed responsibility' for the claimant's pure economic loss (and therefore owe the claimant a duty of care)?

36 / 50

Is it possible to exclude liability for personal injury or death under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977?

37 / 50

When will the defence of illegality bar a claim?

38 / 50

When is the defence of volenti non fit injuria unavailable to the defendant?

39 / 50

Do the police owe victims a duty of care when investigating crime?

40 / 50

To what standard is a professional or person with special skills held to in negligence?

41 / 50

What is the consequence of proving contributory negligence?

42 / 50

For the purposes of a duty to inform in negligence, what is a 'material risk'?

43 / 50

When is a product 'defective' for the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

44 / 50

What reductions can be made to a damages award made for dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976?

45 / 50

The claimant alleges that the practical manner in which the local authority implemented a decision harmed them. When will a duty of care be owed by the local authority?

46 / 50

What two elements must the claimant show to demonstrate that the defendant is vicariously liable for the torts of another?

47 / 50

When do fire and ambulance services owe a duty to people who request their aid? (Two answers)

48 / 50

The defendant is being sued for breach of the rule in Rylands v Fletcher. The escape was caused by the deliberate act of a third party. Is the defendant liable?

49 / 50

What three matters must the claimant prove to establish the tort of intentional infliction of harm?

50 / 50

Which five of these are exceptions to the rule that there is no liability in tort for omissions in English law?

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If you are a visual learner, these free printable mind-maps are a great way of learning and remembering the key principles of tort. They are available with or without cases. If you want them on a poster in large sizes, you can also purchase these online at the official Ipsa Loquitur Zazzle store.