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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

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

 

2 / 50

In private nuisance, what is the effect on the assessment of reasonableness that the claimant's use was especially sensitive to the nuisance?

3 / 50

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

4 / 50

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

5 / 50

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

6 / 50

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

 

7 / 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?

8 / 50

Which of the following three scenarios cannot constitute an assault?

9 / 50

What must the defendant demonstrate to establish contributory negligence? (Two answers)

10 / 50

What four things must a secondary victim establish to show that the defendant owes them a duty of care to avoid causing psychiatric harm?

11 / 50

If the defendant touches the claimant accidentally but refuses to end the contact when asked, has the defendant committed the tort of battery?

 

12 / 50

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

13 / 50

What factors are relevant to whether the defence of illegality is established? (Four answers)

14 / 50

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

15 / 50

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

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

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

18 / 50

What two criteria must be established for the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur to apply in negligence?

19 / 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?

20 / 50

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

21 / 50

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

22 / 50

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

23 / 50

Can liability be excluded for a breach of the Occupiers Liability Act 1984?

24 / 50

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

25 / 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)?

26 / 50

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

27 / 50

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

28 / 50

When does a person breach their duty of care?

29 / 50

For the purposes of occupier's liability, who is a visitor?

30 / 50

Which factors indicate that Parliament did not intend for a particular statutory provision to give rise to a separate action for breach of statutory duty? (Four answers)

31 / 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 pain and suffering?

 

32 / 50

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

33 / 50

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

34 / 50

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

35 / 50

When will an occupier not be liable for dangers created by an independent contractor on their land?

36 / 50

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?

37 / 50

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

38 / 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?

 

39 / 50

What forms of damage are not recoverable in private nuisance? (Two answers)

40 / 50

What does unforeseeable mean for the purposes of legal causation in negligence?

41 / 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?

42 / 50

When will an injunction be refused despite the relevant test being met? (Three answers)

43 / 50

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

 

44 / 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)

45 / 50

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

46 / 50

What three factors indicate that damages in lieu of an injunction should be granted in an injunction claim?

47 / 50

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

48 / 50

What are the 'trio of considerations' when establishing the defence of illegality?

49 / 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)

50 / 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?

 

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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.