Mental Incapacity & Contracts: Definition & Examples

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When a mentally ill person enters into a contract, the contract _____.

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1. John is an alcoholic. He recently signed a contract to buy a very expensive home. Prior to signing the contract, he had six or eight cocktails. What is likely to happen with the contract?

2. In the case of Temple vs. Mercedes Benz, what standard test would prove the brother's reason for the purchase of an expensive car?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the relationship between contracts and mental capacity. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of contracts and cognitive testing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • What happens when a mentally ill person enters a contract
  • Example of contracts and mental capacity
  • Different tests used to prove mental capacity
  • Cognitive testing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mental incapacity lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between contracts and mental capacity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cognitive testing and how it measures mental capacity

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to mental capacity, read through the brief lesson titled Mental Incapacity & Contracts: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what a contract is
  • Understand what it means to be mentally ill
  • Recall the relationship between contracts and mental capacity with examples
  • Review how mental incapacity can be proven with cognitive and affective testing
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