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Termination of an Offer in Contract Law: Methods & Examples

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Samantha and Terry contracted for the sale of a unicycle. Samantha paid Terry $10, and Terry handed over the unicycle to her. What type of termination of contract occurred?

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1. Hector was supposed to watch Derek's dog for the weekend for a fee of $50. The plans were made, and the contract outlining Hector's responsibilities was signed. On the way over to Derek's house, Hector received a phone call from Derek informing him that his dog fell ill and would need to be hospitalized over the weekend. What type of termination occurred?

2. Melissa contracted famous chef Jacques Pierre to cater her wedding reception. The contract stated that the shrimp cocktail would be made with extra large shrimp which measured 21-26 shrimp to a pound. Even though the guests did not notice and were enjoying the appetizer, Melissa suspected that the shrimp may be smaller than what she requested. She located a scale and began measuring out the shrimp. As she suspected, the count was 24-28 to a pound. What type of termination occurred?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of contract termination. You will be quizzed on identifying different ways to terminate a contract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Examples of breach of contract
  • The distinction between material and non-material breaches of contract
  • Circumstances that excuse performance under a contract

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 lesson on methods of contract termination
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding simple ways to terminate a contract
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of contract termination
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the type of contract termination used in a hypothetical set of facts

Additional Learning

To learn more about terminating contracts, review the corresponding lesson called Termination of an Offer in Contract Law: Methods & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Recognize the easiest ways to terminate a contract
  • Distinguish between material and non-material breaches of contract
  • Understand what circumstances will excuse performance under a contract
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