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Torts in Business Law Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Bernie punches Ray in the nose for parking too close to his car. Ray's injury causes him to take time off from work. What type of damages can Ray sue for?

Question 2 2. The Ginsbergs were fast asleep in bed when they heard glass break and footsteps approaching their bedroom. Old Man Ginsberg reached for his Colt 45 and waited in the dark. The burglar opened the bedroom door brandishing a shiny rifle. Ginsberg pumped him full of lead leaving the burglar wriggling in pain. Was Ginsberg justified?

Question 3 3. Melinda was watching a juggler at a street show. As the juggler juggled more and more balls, the crowd cheered. Finally, as his last act, the juggler juggled balls and a chainsaw. The chainsaw slipped through his hands and scraped the side of Melinda's head causing much of her hair to be cut off. How will a court view this case?

Question 4 4. John was driving down the road when he came upon a flashing yellow light and did not stop. Sandy was also driving down the road at the cross street. She too saw a flashing yellow light and also did not stop. What category of comparative negligence will likely apply?

Question 5 5. Perry had a parrot named Susie. He liked to take her out to the boardwalk for strolls during sunset. One day, a passerby tried to pet Susie. Perry warned the passerby that Susie does not like to be touched. He insisted and she bit the man on the hand. What will likely happen in court?

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Question 6 6. Marlo's pet baboon, Boo Boo, broke free from her cage. She ran all over town looking for food and mischief. She nipped a neighbor's finger as he tried to lure Boo Boo back home. Marlo claims no liability because he never intended for Boo Boo to bite anyone. What will likely happen?

Question 7 7. Misty was driving on the highway when a police cruiser with his lights on speeds by. Frightened by the sirens, she slams on her brakes and skidded across several lanes to land in a shallow canal. Upset by the incident, she claimed that the officer caused her emotional distress. What will likely happen?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Sara's son is sixteen. He's having a party in her garage and several minors are drinking alcohol. Sara knows there's a party but doesn't check to see what the kids are doing. While walking home, one of the intoxicated kids trips on a curb and breaks her arm. Sara is found liable. What is this an example of?

Question 10 10. Annoyed by her employer's constant demands for coffee and foot massages, Jennifer decided to sue for infliction of emotional distress. Would she have a claim for emotional distress?

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Question 11 11. 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?

Question 12 12. Bunko is the neighborhood drunk. He stumbles around and sometimes falls into the community pool, but he is generally harmless. However, when he does fall into the pool, it causes swimmers to get out of his way. What's going on here?

Question 13 13. Brenda was using a curling iron on Amanda's hair. As Brenda swiveled the chair around to get to Amanda's bangs, she accidentally burned Amanda's neck. Amanda was so upset with the burn mark she decided to sue Brenda for assault and battery. What will most likely happen in this case?

Question 14 14. Billy borrowed Tony's car. When Billy showed up to get the keys, he was visibly upset. He was punching trees and yelling loudly. Billy's girlfriend had just broken up with him. Tony knows that Billy has been in trouble with the law before for speeding and reckless driving. Should something happen to Tony's car while in Billy's possession, what did Tony enter into?

Question 15 15. Marco was upset that his friend, Polo, was flirting with his girlfriend. Furious about this, Marco threw a punch at Polo. Polo ducked and Marco's fist connected with an old lady seated directly in the next seat. As she fell of the bar stool, she hit her head, causing injury to her skin and scalp. What is likely to happen?

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Question 16 16. A couple of characters working at the grocery store want to play a trick on their co-worker. The pranksters peel a banana and toss the peel on the market floor. A co-worker slipped and fell on the peel. As he fell, his head hit several shelves causing deep wounds. What happened here?

Question 17 17. Ziggy and Daniel were arguing when Ziggy picked up a rock and hurled it at Daniel's head. Who is Ziggy in this scenario?

Question 18 18. Poppy was on his way home from work. He drives the company car home every night. Generally speaking, he drives directly to his home in Miami Beach. On this night, Poppy drove to the bar to grab a quick drink with his friends. After consuming a beer and a basket of fritters, he left for home. Poppy wasn't drunk. But he somehow ran up a curb and crashed through a fence. Since Poppy was using a company car, who is liable?

Question 19 19. The Great Flying Carmelo has a high wire act in a local casino. He suspends himself over the casino floor and does very dangerous tricks. On the weekends, he practices in the yard of his rented house. This particular weekend, he fell and injured his back and neck. What is the scope of liability for Carmelo's landlord?

Question 20 20. Smitty and Bubba were out on the town and noticed a man harassing a lady for a kiss. When they approach him, he retreats. Not satisfied, Smitty pulls out a gun and shoots the stranger. Can Smitty use defense of others as a defense against this intentional tort?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following would be considered a negligent cause of action?

Question 22 22. Which defense for negligence is rarely used in modern times?

Question 23 23. Briny Boat Charters set sail with several charter boat passengers on board. One of the amateur fishermen cast his fishing line. Unfortunately, it caught the skin of a fellow passenger and tore his skin. Angry and upset, he sued Briny's for not providing a safe environment. What type of defense will likely apply?

Question 24 24. Shari made herself a smoothie for breakfast. Half asleep, she did not realize she put a cup of salt rather than sugar in the blender. She and a co-worker drank it and became ill. Can her co-worker sue her under negligence per se?

Question 25 25. Carla is driving her car with Paul as a passenger. Carla is talking to Paul and is distracted when she drives over a curb. Paul bumps his head as a result. This is an example of:

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Question 26 26. What is the one thing that must be present in all intentional torts of economic relations?

Question 27 27. Pierre is a wine snob. He purchased fine wine from all over the world. One day, the police came knocking on his door and ordered him to turn over a particular bottle. It had been stolen years before in a heist. They also took Pierre to the police station for questioning. What tort action occurred here?

Question 28 28. Identify which of the following is NOT an example of a public policy.

Question 29 29. Penny thought it would be funny to place a plastic snake in her roommate Brad's sock drawer. When he opened the drawer, he shrieked and then began laughing. The next day, Penny uploaded a video of the incident on a social networking website and tagged Brad. Brad filed suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Can he do this?

Question 30 30. What is an important element to support the claim of malice?

Torts in Business Law Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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