Midterm Essay

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Chapter 19 The Liability Risk 1) A tort is defined as a A) breach of contract which is punishable by a fine. B) legal wrong for which the law allows a remedy in the form of money damages. C) legal wrong against society which is punishable by fines. D) legal wrong against society which is punishable by imprisonment or death. Answer: B Question Status: Previous Edition 2) All of the following are examples of intentional torts EXCEPT A) negligence. B) trespass. C) slander. D) assault. Answer: A Question Status: Previous Edition 3) A …show more content…
II. The damage that results must be in the form of property damage. A) I only B) II only C) both I and II D) neither I nor II Answer: A Question Status: Previous Edition 7) Damages awarded for losses that can be determined or measured are A) special damages. B) general damages. C) punitive damages. D) comparative damages. Answer: A Question Status: Previous Edition 8) Which of the following statements about monetary damages awarded by a court is (are) true? I. The purpose of general damages is to provide benefits for medical expenses or loss of earnings. II. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the tortfeasor so that others are deterred from committing the same wrongful act. A) I only B) II only C) both I and II D) neither I nor II Answer: B Question Status: Previous Edition 9) Heather sued Robert for injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Based upon the facts presented, the jury concluded that Heather was 40 percent at fault in the accident and Robert was 60 percent at fault. Under the common law doctrine of contributory negligence, the jury should award Heather A)

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