What Is Assault? - Definition of an Intentional Tort - Quiz & Worksheet


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Ziggy and Daniel were arguing when Ziggy picked up a rock and hurled it at Daniel's head. Who is Ziggy in this scenario?

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1. What categorizes aggravated assault as the most heinous of the assault torts?

2. Bernie punches Ray in the nose for parking too close to his car. Ray's injury causes him to take time off from work. What type of damages can Ray sue for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the types of assault. Information you'll be assessed on includes parties in a lawsuit resulting from an assault as well as the types of damages for which one can sue in relation to an assault.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying parties of a lawsuit
  • Action in relation to an assault
  • Suing for damages
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Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related law lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as assault and battery and aggravated assault
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding action as it pertains to an assault
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of damages that can be sued for in assaultive actions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the law, review the lesson What Is Assault? - Definition of an Intentional Tort. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the following terms: assault and tort
  • Name the two parties under tort law and tell what kind of damages a plaintiff can sue for in a tort of assault case
  • Compare and contrast assault and battery and aggravated assault
  • Explain how the term ''deadly weapon'' is related to the concept of aggravated assault