Mistake of Fact: Definition, Forms & Cases


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Which of the following is critical to a mistake of fact?

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1. The case of Sherwood v. Walker contained a mistake of fact. The mistake can BEST be described as which of the following?

2. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mistake of fact is an important concept to know in business law, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Example of mistake of fact
  • Sherwood v. Walker
  • Most famous mistake of fact case

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business law lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of mistake of fact both generally and as it applies to specific examples
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the forms that mistake of fact can take

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson Mistake of Fact: Definition, Forms & Cases, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define mistake of fact
  • Understand the various forms that mistake of fact can take
  • Further understand mistake of fact through examples of famous cases