What Is Slander & Libel? - Definition, Laws & Examples


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. What type of law applies to slander and libel cases?

2. Assuming the statement is false, which of the following statements would represent libel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Slander and libel refer to different ways someone can be insulted in the public press, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on their definitions and legal application. You will also learn specific terms such as tort and defamation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of slanderous or libelous statements
  • Enforcement of libel and slander laws
  • Ways to prove libel
  • The definition of torts

Skills practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on slander and libel laws
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tort, defamation and special damages
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about allegations of slander and libel in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about slander and libel laws, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define slander and libel
  • Differentiate between examples of slanderous and libelous statements
  • Understand the consequences of being found guilty of libel or slander