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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

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

2 / 50

What 3 things must the claimant establish to show a duty of care exists in novel cases?

3 / 50

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


4 / 50

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


5 / 50

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

6 / 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?

7 / 50

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

8 / 50

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


9 / 50

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


10 / 50

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

11 / 50

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

12 / 50

What must a claimant show to prove that a statutory duty of care is applicable in their case?

13 / 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?


14 / 50

How does a claimant establish factual causation in tort?

15 / 50

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

16 / 50

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

17 / 50

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

18 / 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)

19 / 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?

20 / 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?

21 / 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?


22 / 50

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

23 / 50

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


24 / 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?


25 / 50

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

26 / 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?

27 / 50

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

28 / 50

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

29 / 50

Which of the following three scenarios cannot constitute an assault?

30 / 50

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

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

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?

33 / 50

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

34 / 50

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

35 / 50

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

36 / 50

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


37 / 50

If a claimant succeeds in establishing a tort and is awarded contemptuous damages, the defendant must pay their costs. True or false?


38 / 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?

39 / 50

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


40 / 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)?

41 / 50

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

42 / 50

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

43 / 50

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

44 / 50

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

45 / 50

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

46 / 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?

47 / 50

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

48 / 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?

49 / 50

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


50 / 50

What must be shown to establish public nuisance?

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