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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

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?

2 / 50

There is a presumption that a breach of health and safety statutes give rise to a separate action for breach of statutory duty. True or false?

3 / 50

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

4 / 50

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

5 / 50

What three matters must the claimant establish to show that the defendant has committed private nuisance against them?

6 / 50

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

7 / 50

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

8 / 50

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

 

9 / 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)

10 / 50

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

11 / 50

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

12 / 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?

13 / 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?

14 / 50

Which of the following three scenarios cannot constitute an assault?

15 / 50

Which test applies when determining whether there is a duty of care in non-novel cases?

16 / 50

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

17 / 50

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

18 / 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?

 

19 / 50

In what three scenarios are exemplary damages available in tort?

20 / 50

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

21 / 50

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

22 / 50

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

23 / 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)

24 / 50

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

25 / 50

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

26 / 50

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

27 / 50

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

 

28 / 50

What two matters must the defendant show to establish the defence of volenti non fit injuria?

29 / 50

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

30 / 50

Is the social utility of the product relevant to whether it is defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

31 / 50

If the claimant has been physically injured by the defendant's negligence, does the defendant owe a duty to avoid causing psychiatric harm?

32 / 50

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

33 / 50

What is the consequence of proving contributory negligence?

34 / 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?

35 / 50

What must be shown to establish public nuisance?

36 / 50

When is an adult competent to give consent to an action which would otherwise constitute a personal interference tort?

37 / 50

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

38 / 50

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

39 / 50

To establish public or private nuisance, does the claimant need to show that the defendant had a property interest in the land?

 

40 / 50

What type of defendant is primarily strictly liable for harms caused by defective products? (Three answers)

41 / 50

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

 

42 / 50

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

43 / 50

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

44 / 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)?

45 / 50

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

46 / 50

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

47 / 50

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

48 / 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)

49 / 50

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

50 / 50

What standard is a physically ill defendant held to in the tort of negligence?

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