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1.  Ram, a snake charmer, was exhibiting his talents to a group of people. One of the snakes escaped and bit a child who had to be hospitalized for 2 days for treatment.
  • Ram is liable to compensate the child's family for his careless act

  •  Ram is not liable to anything as such things keep happening

  •  Ram is not in a position to compensate as he is poor

  •  none of the above


A.

Ram is liable to compensate the child's family for his careless act

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2.

 In most cases, a threat of violence made over the telephone cannot constitute an assault. Which of the following most accurately explains why not?

  • Because the defendant must be in the same place as the plaintiff for there to be an assault

  • Because the plaintiff would have no reason to suppose that the defendant would follow through with the threat

  •  Because the violent contact threatened by the defendant would not be imminent

  • Because a reasonable person would not feel afraid as a result of hearing such a threat


C.

 Because the violent contact threatened by the defendant would not be imminent

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3.

The tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress is a more recent development than the traditional torts of trespass to the person. To which of those torts is it most closely related?

  •  Battery

  •  Assault

  • False imprisonment

  •  Detinue


B.

 Assault

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4.  Veeranna owns a farm at a distance of half a furlong from the railway track. He stored in his land the stacks of dried up straw after the cultivation as is normal in farming . One day when the train was passing through the track, the driver was negligently operating the locomotive by allowing it to emit large quantities of spark. The high wind, normal in open fields, carried the sparks to the stacks stored by Verranna and the stacks caught fire thereby causing extensive damages. Veeranna filed a suit against the railway claiming damages. The railways while acknowledging liability alleged contributory negligence on the part of Veeranna.
  • Veeranna was not liable since his use of land was lawful

  •  Veeranna's farm being at a reasonable distance from the railway track, he cannot be held liable for the high winds

  • Veeranna should have anticipated the possibility and hence he is liable for contributory negligence


A.

Veeranna was not liable since his use of land was lawful

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5.

 Alan is being threatened by a crowd of armed vigilantes outside his house. Brian, a police officer, arrives with the intention of breaking up the ugly scene. Brian breaks out of the mob and moves towards Alan, who is standing on the porch of his house. Alan believes that Brian is part of the angry mob, so he shoots Brian in the shoulder. Brian sues Alan, alleging battery. Which of the following most accurately describes the position in relation to Alan’s defense of self-defense?

  • The defense of self-defense will succeed because Alan had a genuine but mistaken belief that Brian was about to cause him harm

  • The defense of self-defense will fail because no reasonable person would have made the mistake that Alan did

  • The defense of self-defense will succeed because Alan is entitled to shoot first and ask questions later

  • The defense of self-defense will fail because Brian was not actually threatening Alan


A.

The defense of self-defense will succeed because Alan had a genuine but mistaken belief that Brian was about to cause him harm

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6.

 Andrew playfully locks Brianna in a closet for 15 minutes. Unknown to Brianna, the closet had a secret door at the back, which would have opened if she had simply pushed on it. Which of the following most accurately states the likely outcome if Brianna sues Andrew alleging false imprisonment?

  • Brianna’s action will fail because she did not try to find out whether there was a way out of the closet

  • Brianna’s action will succeed because there was no reasonable means of escape from the closet, as the presence of the secret door was not apparent

  • Brianna’s action will succeed because there was no means of escape from the closet

  •  Brianna’s action will fail because Andrew did not deprive her of her liberty, as there was a way out of the closet


B.

Brianna’s action will succeed because there was no reasonable means of escape from the closet, as the presence of the secret door was not apparent

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7.  X, the owner of a car, asked his friend Y to drive the car to his office. As the car was near his (X's) office, it hit a pedestrian P on account of Y's negligent driving and injured him serioisly. P sued X for damages. P sued X for damages.Which one of the following is correct?
  • the liability was solely of Y as X was not accompanying him

  • as Y was driving under X's care and authority, X is liable

  • X is not liable under the principle of inevitable accidents

  • X is not liable as it was negligence on the part of Y


B.

as Y was driving under X's care and authority, X is liable

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8.  Facts - A establishes a coaching class and charges ₹5,000 per year as fees. A's neighbour B establishes another coaching class thereby creating a compensation; this forces A to reduce his fees to ₹3000 per year.
Question - Can A claim damages from B for the loss caused to him?

  • Yes, he can as B has violated his legal right.

  • No, A has reduced the fees on his own.

  • No, because though there was damage there was no legal injury

  •  none of the above


C.

No, because though there was damage there was no legal injury

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9. An old man was walking in a narrow one-way lane in the opposite direction. It was night time and there was no street lighting. A car moving in a right direction nut without headlights knocked him down since the driver could not see him. He filed a suit against the driver. 
  •  He would loss, because he voluntarily exposed herself to risks

  • The driver would lose, because he drove without proper headlights

  • He would loss because he violated the traffic rules in the first instance


B.

The driver would lose, because he drove without proper headlights

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10.

Andrew playfully locks Brianna in a closet for 15 minutes. Unknown to Brianna, the closet had a secret door at the back, which would have opened if she had simply pushed on it. Which of the following most accurately states the likely outcome if Brianna sues Andrew alleging false imprisonment?

 

 

 
  •  Brianna’s action will succeed because there was no reasonable means of escape from the closet, as the presence of the secret door was not apparent.

  •  Brianna’s action will succeed because there was no means of escape from the closet

  •  Brianna’s action will fail because she did not try to find out whether there was a way out of the closet

  •  Brianna’s action will fail because Andrew did not deprive her of her liberty, as there was a way out of the closet


A.

 Brianna’s action will succeed because there was no reasonable means of escape from the closet, as the presence of the secret door was not apparent.

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