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Business Law Practice Quizzes Chapter 7 Negligence and Strict Liability T/F Multiple Choice 1 The "eggshell skull" rule does not apply to emotional injuries. A) True B) False 2 People who break the law are negligent per se. A) True B) False 3 The concept of negligence is based on a duty to society to conduct our business in a way that avoids harm to others. A) True B) False 4 Third parties are never able to recover for emotional distress. A) True B) False 5 The exercise of reasonable care is a defense to strict liability. A) True B) False 6 Negligence requires intent. A) True B) False 7 The doctrine of "last clear chance" holds that even though a plaintiff was negligent, she can still recover if she can show that the defendant had the last opportunity to avoid the harm. A) True B) False 8 It is a basic rule of negligence that defendants "take victims as they find them." A) True B) False 9 The doctrine of res ipsa loquitur puts the burden of proof on the defendant in a negligence case. A) True B) False 10 A negligent person is liable for all of the foreseen and unforseseen consequences that directly result from the negligent act. A) True B) False 11 When a plaintiff helps to cause her own injuries, she will be barred from full recovery by the concept of: A) contributory negligence. B) assumption of the risk C) neither (a) nor (b) D) both (a) and (b) 12 A showing of negligent infliction of emotional distress requires the plaintiff to show that: A) she witnessed the injury when it occurred. B) she suffered serious emotional distress. C) the plaintiff intended to inflict harm.
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D) both (a) and (b). 13 The foreseeable risk of harm is greatest in the tort of: A) negligence. B) contributory negligence. C) recklessness. D) none of the above. 14 Defenses to negligence include: A) assumption of the risk. B) contributory negligence. C) last clear chance D) all of the above 15 Under a comparative negligence system, plaintiffs: A) cannot recover if they contributed to their injury. B) are able to recover the portion of their losses not attributable to their fault.
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