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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

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


2 / 50

What factors are relevant to whether the claimant waived liability for risk for the purposes of volenti non fit injuria? (Five answers)

3 / 50

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

4 / 50

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

5 / 50

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

6 / 50

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

7 / 50

If the claimant is a secondary victim, when will the courts presume that they shared a close tie of love and affection with someone injured in the event? (3 answers)

8 / 50

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

9 / 50

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

10 / 50

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

11 / 50

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

12 / 50

Do police owe a duty to protect the confidentiality of informants?


13 / 50

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


14 / 50

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

15 / 50

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

16 / 50

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

17 / 50

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


18 / 50

Which of the following are the four categories of primary victim when determining if there is a duty to prevent psychiatric harm?

19 / 50

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

20 / 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?

21 / 50

Which two elements must be demonstrated to show that there is a 'close connection' between the tort and the defendant's relationship with the primary tortfeasor for the purposes of vicarious liability?

22 / 50

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

23 / 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?

24 / 50

The claimant alleges that a local authority harmed them by making or failing to make a decision involving the exercise of discretion with policy considerations. When will the local authority owe a duty of care in this case?

25 / 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?


26 / 50

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

27 / 50

The defendant performed surgery on the claimant. They first informed the claimant about the nature and purpose of the surgery, but did not inform them of serious risks of injury involved. The claimant agreed to the surgery. The claimant then sues the defendant in the tort of battery, claiming that they did not give valid consent. Is the claimant correct?


28 / 50

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

29 / 50

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

30 / 50

For the purposes of establishing the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, what is a non-natural use?

31 / 50

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

32 / 50

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

33 / 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)

34 / 50

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

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

Does the claimant need to be aware they are being detained to establish the tort of false imprisonment?

37 / 50

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

38 / 50

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

39 / 50

When is an exclusion notice relating to economic loss or property damage invalid under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977?

40 / 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?


41 / 50

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

42 / 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?

43 / 50

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

44 / 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)

45 / 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?

46 / 50

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

47 / 50

The police may normally rely on their powers of arrest and stops as a defence to a personal interference tort claim. When is this not the case?

48 / 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?

49 / 50

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


50 / 50

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

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