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PRACTICE MOCK TESTPRELIMSSUBJECT WISE MCQTORT LAW

GENERAL DEFENCES

  1. What is the purpose of a defense in tort law?
    A. To hold the defendant liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.
    B. To establish the plaintiff’s innocence.
    C. To excuse the defendant’s liability or reduce damages.
    D. To punish the plaintiff for filing a lawsuit.
  2. Which of the following is not a recognized defense in tort law?
    A. Contributory negligence.
    B. Voluntary assumption of risk.
    C. Strict liability.
    D. Self-defense.
  3. The defense of “necessity” in tort law typically involves:
    A. Intentional harm to protect one’s property.
    B. Causing harm to another to prevent a future threat.
    C. Engaging in risky behavior with informed consent.
    D. Exercising reasonable care to avoid foreseeable harm.
  4. In the context of defamation, which defense allows the defendant to escape liability by proving the truth of the statement?
    A. Privilege.
    B. Consent.
    C. Justification.
    D. Honest mistake.
  5. Which defense can be raised when the plaintiff knowingly and willingly participated in a dangerous activity, absolving the defendant from liability?
    A. Negligence.
    B. Respondent superior.
    C. Contributory negligence.
    D. Voluntary assumption of risk.
  6. When can a defendant claim “self-defence” as a defense in a tort case?
    A. When the defendant’s actions were completely accidental.
    B. When the defendant’s actions were reasonable and necessary to protect oneself.
    C. When the defendant’s actions caused minor harm to the plaintiff.
    D. When the defendant was acting in the course of their employment.
  7. What does the defense of “statute of limitations” refer to in tort law?
    A. The time limit within which a lawsuit must be filed after an injury occurs.
    B. The requirement for a plaintiff to prove negligence in a tort case.
    C. The principle that minors cannot be held liable for their actions.
    D. The rule that prevents a plaintiff from recovering if they also contributed to the harm.
  8. Which defense involves showing that the plaintiff’s own negligence contributed to their injury, thereby reducing the damages they can recover?
    A. Res ipsa loquitur.
    B. Comparative negligence.
    C. Assumption of risk.
    D. Mitigation.
  9. What is the defense of “informed consent” primarily used for in tort law?
    A. Defending against claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
    B. Defending against claims of defamation.
    C. Defending against claims of medical negligence.
    D. Defending against claims of strict liability.
  10. In the context of strict liability, which of the following defenses can be raised by a defendant?
    A. The plaintiff voluntarily assumed the risk.
    B. The defendant acted in self-defense.
    C. The defendant obtained consent from the plaintiff.
    D. The defendant’s actions were accidental.

Answer Key 1. C 2. C 3.B 4.C 5.D 6.B 7.A 8.B 9.C 10. A

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