Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law


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Identify the statement that describes a breach of contract.

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1. When a court examines a contract, it will attempt to determine the parties' _____.

2. In General, how is contract language interpreted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The rules of interpretation and construction in contract law can make or break a contract. This interactive quiz and printable worksheet cover several related details including intent and contract language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you can test your knowledge of the rules of construction and interpretation, including these topics:

  • Definition of breach of contract
  • What a court is trying to determine when it examines a contract
  • Method used to interpret the contract language
  • Presumption that applies to business contracts

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of breach of contract
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to determine the intent of the parties when a contract is formed and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business law lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law. The following is a list of objectives covered in the lesson:

  • Explain a breach of contract
  • Identify the rules of construction and explain how the court applies these rules when analyzing a contract
  • Relate how a contract is interpreted
  • Know why the court looks for ambiguities and explain how any ambiguities affect the contract
  • Define presumption and explain how it is used to determine the intent of the parties