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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

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

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

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

4 / 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?

5 / 50

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

6 / 50

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

 

7 / 50

When does the Bolam test not apply when determining if a professional is in breach of their duty in negligence?

8 / 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?

9 / 50

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

10 / 50

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

11 / 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?

 

12 / 50

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

13 / 50

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

14 / 50

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

15 / 50

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

16 / 50

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

17 / 50

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

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

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?

20 / 50

If the claimant suffers a greater degree of loss than normal because of a special condition, for what losses can they recover?

21 / 50

When is an exclusion notice relating to economic loss or property damage invalid under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

22 / 50

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

23 / 50

What three elements must a claimant show to establish the tort of intentional infliction of emotional harm?

24 / 50

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

25 / 50

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

26 / 50

What must be established to hold a supplier who is not primarily liable under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 liable for defects in a product?

27 / 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 loss of amenity?

 

28 / 50

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

29 / 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?

30 / 50

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

31 / 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?

32 / 50

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

33 / 50

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

34 / 50

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

35 / 50

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

36 / 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?

37 / 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?

38 / 50

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?

39 / 50

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

40 / 50

What duty of care is owed by occupiers to their visitors?

41 / 50

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

 

42 / 50

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

43 / 50

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

44 / 50

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

45 / 50

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

46 / 50

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

47 / 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)?

48 / 50

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

49 / 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?

50 / 50

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

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