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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.

 

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If an act of the claimant, nature or a third party was the kind of thing the defendant's duty was supposed to guard against, can it break the chain of legal causation?

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The claimant alleges that a local authority failed to exercise a statutory discretion which does not involve policy considerations, and caused them harm. When does the local authority owe them a duty of care in this scenario?

3 / 50

What standard of care is owed to a trespasser under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984?

4 / 50

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

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

6 / 50

Who can bring an action for public nuisance? (Two answers)

7 / 50

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

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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)

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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?

10 / 50

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

11 / 50

What is the consequence of proving contributory negligence?

12 / 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?

13 / 50

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

14 / 50

What five matters must the claimant prove to show that the defendant owes them a non-delegable duty of care?

15 / 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?

16 / 50

In what three scenarios are exemplary damages available in tort?

17 / 50

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

18 / 50

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

19 / 50

Complete this sentence. People engaging in consensual ‘horseplay’ are only negligent if...

20 / 50

What are the four matters the claimant must show to establish the rule in Rylands v Fletcher?

21 / 50

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

22 / 50

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

23 / 50

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

24 / 50

For the purposes of vicarious liability, what four factors indicate that the tort is within the field of activities entrusted or assigned to the primary tortfeasor by the defendant?

25 / 50

What does it mean if the defendant adopted a private nuisance?

26 / 50

Can liability be excluded for a breach of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957?

27 / 50

What is the 'event' that the secondary victim must have been in close proximity to?

28 / 50

The claimant has sued the defendant for false imprisonment. They claim that they initially consented to the detention, but later withdrew their consent. The defendant shows that it would be very costly and inconvenient to put this withdrawal of consent into effect. Is the defendant liable for false imprisonment?

 

29 / 50

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

 

30 / 50

What kinds of losses are recoverable under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984?

31 / 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?

32 / 50

When will the defendant be liable for the tort of false imprisonment as a primary defendant (not vicariously) where the detention was imposed by a third-party?

33 / 50

How does the occupier's duty change, if at all, if the visitor is a child?

34 / 50

What must be shown for a statutory duty to give rise to a separate action for breach of statutory duty?

35 / 50

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

 

36 / 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?

37 / 50

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

 

38 / 50

Are restitutionary damages ever available in tort?

39 / 50

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

40 / 50

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

41 / 50

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

42 / 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?

 

43 / 50

A member of the public has the power to enact a citizen's arrest for any offence. True or false?

 

44 / 50

In industrial disease cases, what must the claimant show to establish factual causation?

45 / 50

Which case is authority for the proposition that there is no general liability for omissions in English law?

46 / 50

What kind of tort is the rule in Rylands v Fletcher?

47 / 50

Which four factors indicate that a defendant's actions are 'reasonable' for the purposes of private and public nuisance?

48 / 50

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

49 / 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?

50 / 50

Do local authorities owe parents a duty of care when conducting investigations into allegations of child abuse?

 

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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.