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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

The standard of care in negligence lowered for learners, trainees or the inexperienced. True or false?


2 / 50

Polly runs over Gareth in her car, instantly putting him in a coma. As part of his damages for a successful negligence claim, can Gareth claim compensation for loss of amenity?


3 / 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?

4 / 50

If a risk is well-known to and accepted by the public, can it constitute a defect for the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?


5 / 50

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

6 / 50

Is a latent defect in a building or property pure economic loss?

7 / 50

If the defendant's negligence injures the claimant, but the claimant would have suffered the same injury later on, can the claimant establish factual causation after the date of the second, inevitable injury?

8 / 50

Where the claimant is a rescuer, what must the defendant show to establish he did not take due care?

9 / 50

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

10 / 50

Under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, who bears the burden of proving that an exclusion or limitation notice is reasonable or unreasonable?

11 / 50

Is it possible to exclude liability for personal injury or death under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

12 / 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?

13 / 50

When is the manner in which the harm was caused relevant to remoteness of damage?

14 / 50

For the purposes of vicarious liability, what two factors indicate that the tort is not within the field of activities entrusted or assigned to the primary tortfeasor by the defendant?

15 / 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)

16 / 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)?

17 / 50

What must the claimant who is a trespasser show to demonstrate that a duty is owed to them under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984? (Three answers)

18 / 50

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

19 / 50

If the claimant suffers a greater degree of loss than normal because of a special condition, for what losses can they recover?

20 / 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?

21 / 50

What are the elements for determining whether a prohibitory injunction should be granted? (Three answers)

22 / 50

Are restitutionary damages ever available in tort?

23 / 50

What must be established to hold a supplier who is not primarily liable under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 liable for defects in a product?

24 / 50

Which four of the following are defences to a claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

25 / 50

When determining if the defence of self-defence or defence of others applies in tort, what facts may be taken into account to judge whether the force was necessary?

26 / 50

If the claimant's chances of negotiating their way out of an economic loss have been reduced from 48% to 21% by the defendant's negligence, can they establish factual causation?


27 / 50

Can a claimant give valid consent to an action which causes actual bodily harm or greater in tort?

28 / 50

What factors indicate that there is a relationship 'akin to employment' between the defendant and primary tortfeasor for the purposes of vicarious liability?

29 / 50

When determining whether the defence of contributory negligence is available, what is the relevance of the claimant being a child?

30 / 50

When will the defence of illegality bar a claim?

31 / 50

If a claimant acquires a cause of action but dies in the process or is subsequently killed, what happens to the cause of action?

32 / 50

Which factors indicate that Parliament did intend for a particular statutory provision to give rise to a separate action for breach of statutory duty? (Two answers)

33 / 50

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

34 / 50

The tort of false imprisonment is actionable per se. True or false?

35 / 50

Do the police owe a duty of care to suspects or witnesses when investigating crime?


36 / 50

For the purposes of the tort of false imprisonment, in which of these scenarios is the claimant 'detained'?

37 / 50

Diana is killed at work due to her employer's negligence. Her estate successfully sues in the tort of negligence. Can her estate claim the earnings that Diana has lost by no longer being alive?


38 / 50

When is an exclusion notice relating to economic loss or property damage invalid under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

39 / 50

In the context of contributory negligence, what does it mean to say that the claimant contributed to the occurrence of the loss or its extent? (Three answers)

40 / 50

Are occupiers liable to visitors for harms arising from activities performed on their land?

41 / 50

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


42 / 50

When will an act of a third party break the chain of legal causation?

43 / 50

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

44 / 50

Do local authorities owe citizens a duty to warn them that they are in danger?


45 / 50

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

46 / 50

How does a claimant establish factual causation in tort?

47 / 50

An occupier of land has put up a sign warning pedestrians that a bridge is dangerous and they should not use it. A visitor reads the sign but crosses the bridge because it is his only route home, and is injured as a result. Is the occupier liable under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957?

48 / 50

For the purposes of the defences to the Consumer Protection Act 1987, when is 'the relevant time'? (Three answers)

49 / 50

What can be claimed using a dependency claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976? (Two answers)

50 / 50

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

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Tort Mind Maps

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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.