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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.


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

2 / 50

Which 5 factors are relevant to whether the defendant has breached a duty of care they owe in negligence?

3 / 50

What can be claimed using a dependency claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976? (Two answers)

4 / 50

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

5 / 50

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

6 / 50

What is the consequence of proving contributory negligence?

7 / 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?

8 / 50

Are restitutionary damages ever available in tort?

9 / 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?


10 / 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?


11 / 50

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

12 / 50

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

13 / 50

The claimant alleges that the practical manner in which the local authority implemented a decision harmed them. When will a duty of care be owed by the local authority?

14 / 50

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

15 / 50

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

16 / 50

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

17 / 50

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

18 / 50

Is it possible to exclude liability for personal injury or death under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

19 / 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?

20 / 50

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

21 / 50

In what three situations will the courts label touching as 'hostile' for the purposes of the tort of battery?

22 / 50

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

23 / 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?

24 / 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?

25 / 50

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

26 / 50

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

27 / 50

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


28 / 50

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

29 / 50

For the purposes of the defence under s 4(1)(e) (the state of scientific and technical knowledge) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, when can a producer show they could not have discovered the defect?

30 / 50

When will the defence of illegality bar a claim?

31 / 50

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

32 / 50

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

33 / 50

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

34 / 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?


35 / 50

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

36 / 50

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

37 / 50

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

38 / 50

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


39 / 50

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

40 / 50

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

41 / 50

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


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

43 / 50

What must be shown to establish public nuisance?

44 / 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?

45 / 50

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

46 / 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?

47 / 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?

48 / 50

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

49 / 50

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

50 / 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?


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