Chapter 07: Strict Liability and Product LiabilityTrue / False1. Under the doctrine of strict liability, if there is no fault, there is no liability.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: False2. Under the doctrine of strict liability, liability is imposed only if a person fails to use reasonable care.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: False3. One characteristic of an abnormally dangerous activity is that it involves a low risk of serious harm.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: False4. The extreme risk of an activity is a defense against imposing strict liability.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: False5. People who keep domesticanimals are strictly liable for any harm inflicted by the animals.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True6. A manufacturer’s duty of care extends to the inspection and testing of products bought to incorporate in the final product.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True7. A product liability claim may be based on the tort theory of fraud.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True8. To avoid product liability, a manufacturer must exercise due care in using the appropriate production process.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True9. To succeed in a product liability suit, an injured plaintiff must show that a product’s defect was the proximate cause of the injury.a. TruePage 1
Chapter 07: Strict Liability and Product Liabilityb. FalseANSWER: True10. To be liable for product liability, a seller must normally be engaged in the business of distributing the product that causes harm by its use.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True11. A design defect in a product will support the imposition of liability on a strict product liability basis.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True12. Recovery in a product liability case may be limited when it can be shown that the plaintiff misused the product.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True13. Suppliers are generally required to expect reasonably foreseeable misuses of their products.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True14. Some courts consider the negligent actions of both the plaintiff and the defendant when apportioning liability in a product liability action.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True15. A statute of limitations may restrict the time within which an action in product liability may be brought.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True16. A statute of repose places outer time limits on product liability actions.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True17. Some states limit the application of strict product liability to situations involving personal injuries.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: TruePage 2
Chapter 07: Strict Liability and Product Liability18. A public policy underlying the imposition of strict product liability is that consumers should be protected against unsafe products.a. Trueb. FalseANSWER: True19. A product contains a manufacturing defect when the product departs from its intended design even though all possible care was exercised.
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