Methods of Discharging Contracts: Conditions, Breach & Agreement


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Jack hired Matt to shovel snow from his driveway. Once Matt completed the work and is paid by Jack, what happens to the contract?

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1. Burt hired Jackson to remodel his bathroom. Jackson showed up for the first two days, and then Burt never saw him again. Unfortunately, Burt had already paid Jackson for the job. What will a court most likely do?

2. Peggy was hired to paint a mural of Diane's beloved dog. Peggy sprained her painting arm on the day before the start date. After agreeing on a new date, the parties went forward with their plan. What type of breach occurred?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you gauge your knowledge of discharging contracts. Terms you will need to know to pass the quiz include capacity and legal object.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz can help you review:

  • What makes a contract legally binding
  • Circumstances that cause a contract to be discharged
  • Material breach
  • Non-material breach

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve contract practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding a material breach
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about contracts in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about contracts, check out the corresponding lesson on Ways of Discharging Contracts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the basics of a contract
  • Determine how a contract can be discharged
  • Compare and contrast non-material breach and material breach
  • Define complete performance