Torts 612 Mid term quiz-10-22-17.docx - Started on Sunday...

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Started onSunday, 22 October 2017, 6:41 PMStateFinishedCompleted onSunday, 22 October 2017, 6:58 PMTime taken16 mins 19 secsGrade95.00 out of 100.00Top of FormInformationFlag questionInformation textQuestions 1 and 2 are based on the following fact situation:Dave is a six-year old boy who has a well-deserved reputation for bullying younger and smaller children. His parents have encouraged him to be aggressive and tough. Dave, for no reason, knocked down, kickedand severely injured Pete, a four-year old. A claim for relief has been asserted by Pete’s parents for their medical and hospital costs and for Pete’s injuries.Question 1CorrectMark 5.00 out of 5.00Flag questionQuestion text0qaid=215487&qub030qaid=215488&qub0
If the claim is asserted against Dave's parents, the most likely result is they will be:Select one:A. Liable, because parents are strictly liable for the torts of their children. B. Liable, because Dave's parents encouraged him to be aggressive and tough. C. Not Liable, because a six-year old cannot commit a tort. D. Not Liable, because parents cannot be held liable for the tort of a child. FeedbackThe correct answer is: Liable, because Dave's parents encouraged him to be aggressive and tough.Question 2CorrectMark 5.00 out of 5.00Flag questionQuestion textIf the claim is asserted against Dave, the most likely result is Dave will beSelect one:A. Liable, because he intentionally harmed Pete. 30qaid=215489&qub03
B. Liable, because as a six-year old, he should have known that his conduct was wrongful. C. Not liable, because a child under seven is not liable in tort. D. Not liable, because he is presumed to be under his parent's control and they have the sole responsibility. FeedbackThe correct answer is: Liable, because he intentionally harmed Pete.InformationFlag questionInformation textQuestion 3 is based on the following fact situation:Customer, aged twenty, went into Store at approximately 6:45 p.m. to look at some suits that were on sale. The clerks were busy, and one of them told him that he should wait on himself. Customer selected three suits from a rack and went into the dressing room to try them on. Signs posted on the walls of Store state that closing time is 9:00 p.m. However, because of a special awards banquet for employees, Store was closed at 7:00 p.m. on this day. The employees, in a hurry to get to the banquet did not check the dressing rooms or turn off the lights before leaving. When Customer emerged from the dressing room a few minutes after 7:00 p.m., he was alone and locked in. Customer tried the front door, but it was secured on the outside by a bar and padlock, so he went to the rear door. Customer grabbed the doorknob and vigorously shook the door. It did not open, but the activity set off a mechanism that had been installed because of several recent thefts committed by persons who had hidden in the store until after closing time. The mechanism sprayed a chemical mist in Customer’s face, causing him to become temporarily blind. The mechanism also activated an alarm carried by Store’s employee, Watchman, who

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