Discharge of Contracts Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Ziggy and Bernie want to start a lawn care business. Neither of the men know much about the law and neither of them could draft a simple contract. For their first client, Melba, they drafted the following: 'We will cut your grass when it looks long and straggly. We will send you a bill or else we will just wait for you to pay us. We may come on Sunday or Tuesday, but most likely Thursday. Sometimes we don't like to work.' Which of the following is true for the above scenario?

Question 2 2. What makes a contract legally binding?

Question 3 3. Mr. Whittaker owns a candy shop in town. He had been there for years. Everyone enjoys his sweet treats. In fact, his chocolate shop was so popular that he was even featured on a food-related television show. Soon after airing, people recognized the brand and flocked to Mr. Whittaker's store just to buy some of his treats. The shop has developed:

Question 4 4. Deon and Barry opened a taco business together. During the time they were partners, Barry and Deon developed a secret recipe of spices for their fish tacos. When Deon left the company, he took the secret recipe with him and opened a taco stand just about a mile away. What should have happened prior to Deon opening the new taco stand?

Question 5 5. Franklin decided to sell his gas station because he received warning from the city that a highway was being built where the station sits. Maurice bid on the gas station with the intention of opening a full-service fueling station and cafe. After all of the papers were signed, Maurice watched a local feature that talked about the new highway. On what basis can Maurice get out of this contract?

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Question 6 6. Trevor took a job at an aeronautical company. This is the only company with the formula to build shuttles to Mars. Trevor will learn the trade secret when he starts the job. What will the company put in his employment contract?

Question 7 7. Jack hired Matt to shovel snow from his driveway. Once Matt completed the work and is paid by Jack, what happens to the contract?

Question 8 8. Harry and Joe were hanging around the bar when Harry proposed that Joe buy his boat for $500. Joe jumped at the chance to make the deal and paid him on the spot. Harry legally owned the boat, both are adults and nothing illegal was written into the contract. Harry delivered the boat three days later. The next week, Joe had regrets. What can Joe do?

Question 9 9. Pepe's Pay Day Loans decided to raise their interest rates from 7% to 86% after Christmas. Is this legal?

Question 10 10. Identify the statement that is true to Blue Laws.

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Question 11 11. Extortion is sometimes called _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a reason a contract can be discharged?

Question 13 13. Brenda purchased all of the supplies to sew Mary's wedding dress. A few weeks before the wedding, Mary called to inform Brenda that her future husband ran off with her sister. Although Brenda was sympathetic to her heartbreak, she wanted to be paid for the stuff she purchased. So, she took Mary to court. Since the fabric wasn't cut yet, what might the judge recommend?

Question 14 14. What kind of equitable remedy happens when a previously existing contract is breached, then rewritten to the satisfaction of both parties?

Question 15 15. Simone was walking down the street when suddenly her heel became lodged in a sidewalk crack. She fell and broke her leg, but a man rushed over and quickly tied a tree limb to her leg and began treating an open cut. He then wrote her a bill for $150.00 for serviced rendered. What type of contract allows for this?

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Question 16 16. Bubba is the BBQ King of the Community. He recently purchased a smoker and leased a piece of land in the community to smoke his world famous ribs. The landlord had no idea what Bubba planned for the space and neighbors began complaining about smoke coming through their windows and doors. The landlord asked Bubba to stop smoking meats to which Bubba refused. The landlord took Bubba to court to get _____.

Question 17 17. Libby wanted to create a lottery to make money on some of her vintage clothing. Can she do this if her State does not allow gambling?

Question 18 18.

Sonny needed a quick few bucks to take his girlfriend out for a shake and fries. Since Sonny doesn't work, he sometimes takes a few oranges from the groves on the side of the highway and sells them to small grocery stores.

One of the stores asked Sonny for a large quantity of oranges. Sonny drafted a contract for the sale of 10 bags of oranges in exchange for fifty dollars. What can the grocery store owner do if he finds out that Sonny is selling stolen oranges?

Question 19 19. Bianca purchased a home from Howard. She made the purchase because Howard told her that her favorite opera singer, Paulo Orvietto, once slept in the home. After the contract was signed, Bianca found out that Orvietto actually slept three houses down, not at the house she purchased. She sued Howard for _____.

Question 20 20. Marcia bought a new sportscar. Her monthly payments are $550 per month. When Marcia signed the contract, she had a good job and was able to make her payments. A few months later, she was terminated and could no longer satisfy the car loan. She talked to her sister, Patricia, who agreed to assume the payments. Both ladies went to the car dealer to change the terms. What type of discharge occurred?

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Question 21 21. The right to a free public education is considered a:

Question 22 22. Pierre the Chef contracted to cook for a large dinner party at Ms. Hanrahan's estate. Unfortunately, the day before he was supposed to perform the catering, he was pulled over and arrested for drinking too much cooking sherry and driving. Since he was in jail, the job had to be canceled. What type of breach occurred?

Question 23 23. Barney is a professional children's party clown. He had a party of 23 five-year-old children booked for Sunday morning. He also was invited to his best buddy's bachelor party the night before the event, where he drank way too many beers and woke with a mean hangover. He called the mother of the birthday child to let her know he did not feel he could perform at his best because he was ill. What type of change in circumstance is Barney trying to use?

Question 24 24. Bert and Samuelson were drinking pretty heavily when they decided to enter into a contract for the sale of Samuelson's prized race horse, Big M. Still a bit tipsy, Samuelson woke up the next day and noticed Bert trying to load Big M into the back seat of his car. Shocked, he ran outside to stop Bert. Bert showed Samuelson the sale agreement of the horse. What will likely happen?

Question 25 25.

Penelope saved all of her money so she could have a tummy tuck and a nose job. She signed a contract with Dr. Shapiro and paid him in full and the operation scheduled in a week. In the meantime, Dr. Shapiro had an unforeseen accident in his ceramics class. He burned his hands while taking a vase he created out of the kiln. Unfortunately, he will never be able to perform surgery again.

What can Dr. Shapiro do to get out of the contract with Penelope?

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Question 26 26. Paulo is an importer of nuts and dried fruits. He scours the earth to find the most exotic treats to sell in his nut shop. On a recent visit to a new country, Zulalania, he discovered the most luscious nuts he had ever tasted. He immediately contracted for a large shipment to the United States. When he returned to the States, he was notified by US Customs that nuts from Zulalania were not allowed in the country due to customs regulations. What can Paulo do to get out of the contract?

Question 27 27. Blanche agreed to purchase Cramer's condo for $150,000. This seemed like a fair deal until Blanche found out that the city had plans of building an air strip in the vacant lot across the street. She also noticed that property values were decreasing in numbers. She and Cramer decided to change the price of the condo to $99,000. What type of discharge occurred?

Question 28 28. What type of license is needed to practice law or medicine?

Question 29 29. When no real injury exists or it is of an insignificant amount, which remedy would a judge impose?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements describes the meaning of public policy?

Discharge of Contracts Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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