What Is Acceptance in Contract Law? - Definition, Rules & Examples


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Maribel was reading the local paper when she came across an ad for a puppy. She called the owner and he said he would deliver the pup to her home. She gave the seller her credit card information over the phone and rushed out to purchase a few chew toys, a bed, and some food. When the doorbell rang, the owner had not delivered a puppy but a large dog with a greying chin and a few loose teeth; Maribel was shocked to find that the canine was not a puppy at all but an old dog named Puppy. Why is Maribel permitted to cancel the agreement under the mirror image rule?

Start Your Free Trial To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 70,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Free 5-day trial
It only takes a few minutes to set up and you can cancel at any time.
Already registered? Login here for access

1. Ethel, owner of Biddy's Bonnets, needed to purchase a few cases of straw hats for an upcoming event. She faxed a purchase order to Island Top Hats, a company with whom she often does business. They received the request and immediately shipped Ethel's order. Why does the Uniform Commercial Code deem this to be a legal transaction?

2. Harriet lives in Ohio but she wishes to purchase property in Florida. After searching several real estate websites, she found a beautiful condominium in Boca Delray. Harriet offered the owner $150,000 for the property via US Mail. Why does the mailbox rule legitimize this offer?

Start your free trial to access this entire page
A premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Acceptance of an offer can occur in many different ways. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of what constitutes a contract and its binding elements. You'll be tested on areas that include types of and ways to convey acceptance as well as the mental capacity necessary for a contract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following aspects of acceptance of an offer and creation of a contract:

  • Binding elements of a contract
  • Mental capacity required for a contract
  • Ways acceptance of an offer can be conveyed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related contract law lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve offer and acceptance fact patterns
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about whether an offer has been accepted and why

Additional Learning

To learn more about the binding elements of a contract, review the accompanying lesson What is Acceptance in Contract Law? - Definition, Rules & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Binding elements of a contract
  • How acceptance can be conveyed
  • Aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code, such as the Mailbox Rule, and how it applies to acceptance of offers
  • Mental capacity required to make a contract binding