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LAW 531 Week 2 Quiz

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LAW 531 Week 2 Quiz

1.)    Which of the following is a key element of successful Enterprise Risk Management?

Legal counsel
Strong investment strategies
Nondisclosure agreements
Management commitment

2.)    According to the doctrine of ________, the plaintiff is not required to prove that the defendant breached a duty of care.

comparative negligence
assumption of risk
strict liability
contributive negligence

3.)    Mary was getting a ride home in John’s new car. On the way, a malfunctioning brake caused an accident and both Mary and John were injured. Which of the following statements is true of this situation?

Mary can file a negligence lawsuit against the dealership that sold John his car.
Mary can recover damages for her injury under a theory of strict liability against the manufacturer of John’s car.

Mary can file a strict liability lawsuit against John.

John can file a negligence lawsuit against the dealership from which he bought the car.

4.)    Select the option which best completes this statement: Enterprise Risk Management is most effective when it is a(n) _________ process.


5.)    Assuming that statutory requirements have been met, what is protected under merchant protection statutes?

Merchants are protected from the intentional torts of their customers. 
Merchants are protected from negligence claims on their business premises.
Merchants are protected from product disparagement claims of their competitors.
Merchants are protected from false imprisonment claims of persons detained on suspicion of shoplifting. 

6.)    Which of the following is the best statement of the test applied in determining if a defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries?

Was it foreseeable that the defendant was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries given the nature of those injuries?
Was the injury foreseeable to the plaintiff prior to the injury’s occurrence?
Was it foreseeable that the defendant’s conduct would lead to the kind of injury that the plaintiff suffered?
Was it foreseeable to the plaintiff that the defendant would engage in this conduct

7.)    Which of the following is a defect in manufacture?

Failure to properly design the product
Failure to include adequate instructions for the product
Failure to properly test the product
Failure to properly package the product

8.)    John Harley was on his way home when an assailant stopped his car and threatened to physically harm him if he ever saw him drive on that street again. John can sue the assailant to recover damages for


9.)    Diane bought an action figure for her son David from Terrence’s Toy Shop. The packaging did not mention that the toy contained small detachable parts. David accidentally swallowed and choked on one of the detachable parts and had to be taken to the hospital. On which of the following product liability charges can Diane sue Terrence’s Toy Shop for damages?


10.)    How does product disparagement differ from defamation of a nonpublic figure?

Malicious intent is required for a disparagement case, but is not required in the defamation case
Publication to a third party is required in the defamation case, but not in the disparagement case
Publication to a third party is required in the disparagement case, but not in the defamation case
Malicious intent is required for the defamation case, but not in the disparagement case

11.)    The failure to design an automobile that will properly protect the occupants from a person’s body striking something inside their automobile is known as the

 defective design doctrine
 failure to design doctrine
 quality control doctrine 
 crashworthiness doctrine

12.)    Which best describes assumption of the risk in a negligence case?

 The plaintiff was involved in an abnormally dangerous activity.
 The plaintiff is more at fault than the defendant in causing the accident.
 The defendant gave advance warning to the plaintiff that an injury would occur.
 The plaintiff knowingly and willingly subjected herself to a risky activity. 

13.)    Making false statements about a competitor’s products, services, property, or business reputation could make a company liable for

 tort of appropriation
 misappropriation of the right to publicity
 intentional misrepresentation

14.)    A plaintiff wants to sue a defendant under the tort theory of negligence for his injuries, but the plaintiff knows he was partially at fault for his own injuries. Which of the following is true?

If the plaintiff's fault is only 5 percent, his recovery will be the same under either pure or partial comparative negligence.

The plaintiff will have to elect whether to sue under comparative or contributory negligence.

Because the plaintiff is partly at fault, he will not be able to recover under either comparative or contributory negligence.

A state whose law applies contributory negligence will not allow the plaintiff to recover if the plaintiff has any fault for his injuries 

15.)    Gary Govetty is a famous movie star. A tabloid published an interview with his ex-girlfriend in which she falsely claimed that Gary was completely bald and had been wearing a wig for several years. Gary can sue his ex-girlfriend for

 invasion of privacy

16.)    In order to recover in a products liability case based on strict liability, the plaintiff must prove that the product had a defect that

affected the value of the product
the defendant was aware of
was caused by the defendant
made the product unreasonably dangerous

17.)    Bartie’s, Inc. sells watercolors and pastels that are marketed as safe for use by children. However, several accounts of lead poisoning were reported in children who used the products. An investigation revealed that the company was knowingly manufacturing colors that contained toxic amounts of the heavy metal. Which of the following torts has Bartie’s, Inc. committed?
 Intentional misrepresentation
 Professional malpractice

18.)    Dorothy purchases a chair that was made by Woode Designs, Inc. While making the chair, the legs were not fixed properly to the base. When Dorothy sits on the chair, it breaks and she is injured. In a strict liability lawsuit, which of the following can Dorothy cite as a defect in the chair?

Failure to provide adequate instructions
Failure to warn
Defect in manufacture
Defect in design

19.)    Which of the statements below best describes the concept of Enterprise Risk Management?  

 Management of a single function of an organization that, upon implementation and testing, is then processed entity wide
 An approach that capitalizes on human intervention as processed through real change leaders
 People, systems, and processes working together across the organizations to systematically thin about and manage a wide range of risks that could impede achieving organizational objectives/opportunity
 A process affected by an entity’s leaders, management, and other personnel that is designed to identify potential events that may affect the entity, and to manage risk

20.)    George, Jerry, and Harry are passengers on a flight from Chicago to New York. They injure their legs when their seatbelts do not fasten during takeoff. The airline is sued by all three together for injuries caused and the airline is found to be negligent and is directed by the court to pay damages to the injured parties. Which of the following parties is entitled to recover maximum damages?

 All the men recover the same amount of damages, irrespective of their income or profession
 George, a retired professor who gets a pension of $50,000 a year
 Harry, a chartered accountant who earns $200,000 a year
 Jerry, a professional football player who earns $2 million a year

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