Proximate Cause: Definition, Examples & Criminology


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Which of the following describes proximate cause?

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1. Causation is made up of which of the following elements?

2. How does cause-in-fact causation differ from proximate cause?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll find a collection of questions here designed to test your understanding of proximate cause. When you take this quiz, you'll answer questions about the elements that make up causation and which test is used to determine proximate cause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our questions will ask you how well you know:

  • How to describe proximate cause
  • Which elements make up causation
  • The difference between cause-in-fact causation and proximate cause
  • Which test is used to determine proximate cause
  • The type of causation that is harder to prove

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding proximate cause and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related proximate cause lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of causation that is harder to prove

Additional Learning

More information about this interesting subject is available in our professionally written lesson called Proximate Cause: Definition, Examples & Criminology. After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the type of causation that limits the scope of the defendant's liability
  • Detail an important question associated with a foreseeability test
  • Provide an example of cause-in-fact causation