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Defamation, Libel & Slander Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Barry moved from a big city to a small town in the Midwest. It was apparent by his dress and accent that he wasn't from the area. Neighbors, convinced that Barry is part of the witness protection program, began telling everyone in town that Barry is in the Mafia. They spread rumors all over town that Barry is a murderer and a thug. He couldn't get a job or even get a seat at the local saloon. When he heard about the rumors, he went straight to court. What type of claim would he likely be able to make?

Question 2 2. Geneva and her friends were celebrating her 30th birthday. After a few too many glasses of champagne, Geneva climbed on a monument in the town center and sang a few verses of Happy Birthday to herself. A crowd gathered and several photojournalists got some pretty incriminating shots. The next day, she saw several social media sites posted her untouched-up photos online. Angered, she cried defamation and initiated a lawsuit. What will likely happen?

Question 3 3. Mrs. Crump is a Professor of English at Smartsville University. The students say she is a mean person. The administration at school love how she pushes the students to do their best. A few students tell the college president that Crump hit them with a ruler. Then they posted signs all over campus about her alleged abuse. They even used a photo-enhancing software to create photos of Crump hitting students. As a result of their accusations, Crump was suspended without pay until an investigation is complete. What can Ms. Crump do?

Question 4 4. What is an important element to support the claim of malice?

Question 5 5. Joseph's Seafood Market was preparing for their annual Whale of a Sale on Seafood. The local food critics got the news and one well-intended writer posted an article stating 'Joseph's sells whale filets'. What he meant to write was, 'Joseph's is having a whale of a sale on filets.' People in the community got wind of this and boycotted the store. What can Joseph do?

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Question 6 6. A key case involving libel and Martin Luther King, Jr. arose from publication in which of the following?

Question 7 7. If a governmental official is to succeed in a libel case against a newspaper, the official must show:

Question 8 8. A libelous statement can be made to:

Question 9 9. Which of the following best describes libel?

Question 10 10. In order to be successful in proving a libel case in court, one must show:

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Question 11 11. Bill worked as a lawyer for the law firm of Brown and Jones. A competing law firm wanted Bill to work for them so they called Bill up, asked him to dinner, gave him presents, and then offered him a better contract. Which tortuous behavior has occurred?

Question 12 12. What is the one thing that must be present in all intentional torts of economic relations?

Question 13 13. Tammy is an accountant. Her main competition works around the corner from her office. She wants to take some of the clients from the other accountant during tax season, so she decides to place detour signs that route all traffic to Tammy's office. Her competition does not get any tax customers for several days. Which tortuous behavior has occurred?

Question 14 14. Lionel likes to joke about the competition. When he and his competition were working a festival, Lionel told people to put their food to the test and compare him against his competition. Both parties had the same amount of sales. What type of tortuous behavior occurred?

Question 15 15. Tommy the orange farmer was angry because Fran, another orange farmer, had many more customers. Tommy made up a story and started telling people that Fran used dangerous pesticides that might make people sick. What is Tommy guilty of?

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Question 16 16. What is slander?

Question 17 17. What are two types of defamation of character?

Question 18 18. What is libel?

Question 19 19. What is defamation of character?

Question 20 20. What must occur for there to be a successful defamation of character lawsuit?

Defamation, Libel & Slander Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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