Strayer Legal 100 Quiz 7 week 8

| August 31, 2016


Course Business Law I

Test Week 7 Quiz

Instructions This quiz consist of 20 multiple choice questions. The first 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 9. The second 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 10. Be sure you are in the correct Chapter when you take the quiz.

Question 1

In which of the following situations would the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur apply?

Question 2

Under the doctrine of ________, the plaintiff’s negligence is an absolute bar to recovery against the defendant.

Question 3

The tort of negligence does not include the element of ______.

Question 4

The “but for” test and the “substantial factor” test are both associated with which element of a negligence claim?

Question 5

RsQ_007Written defamation is known as

Question 6

__________ is the publication of statements derogatory to the quality of the plaintiff’s business, to the business in general or to the plaintiff’s personal affairs in order to discourage others from dealing with him or her?

Question 7

Through the requirement of _________ cause the law places limits on the defendant’s liability.

Question 8

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that in order for a public official or public figure to recover damages for defamation by a media defendant, there must be a showing of

Question 9

Under the doctrine of ________, the plaintiff may only recover the proportionate amount of damages attributable to the defendant’s negligence

Question 10

Spoken defamation is known as

Question 11

If the societal value of an inherently dangerous product outweighs the risk of harm from its use, it is known as a(n) ________ product.

Question 12

What was the result in James v. Meow Media Inc., the case in the text addressing whether a video game manufacturer was strictly liable for a teenager’s shooting spree?

Question 13

If a product is unavoidably unsafe, the ________ determines whether the dangerous product is also defective.

Question 14

Which of the following is false regarding the SAFETY Act?

Question 15

A statute of ________ prevents recovery for product injuries by limiting the time period for recovery from the date when the injury occurred.

Question 16

A ________ defect occurs when, even though the product is manufactured according to specifications, it is unreasonably dangerous to users.

Question 17

The preemption defense involves certain ________, which set minimum safety standards for products.

Question 18

Which of the following is not a theory on which a product liability claim can be based?

Question 19

Sally purchased a used toaster at a yard sale. The seller told Sally that the toaster was over ten years old, she had not had any problems with it. Sally takes the toaster home and uses if for a few months. One day, however, as Sally was using the toaster, it malfunctioned and caused a small fire in Sally’s kitchen along with significant smoke damage. Sally decides that she wants to sue the manufacturer of the toaster and that she is going to do so within one month of the fire. What would likely be the manufacturer’s best defense in a strict liability in tort action brought by Sally?

Question 20

On a failure to warn claim, adequate warnings and instructions for a product’s safe use can shield a manufacturer from liability for a

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