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Harvard Final Exam Hearsay Questions

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Hearsay Questions [ About These Questions ] Which of the following items are hearsay? 1. On the issue whether X and D were engaged to be married, D's statement to X, "I promise to marry you on June 1, 1931." [ Answer ] 2. On the issue of the sanity of D, a woman, D's public statement, "I am the Pope." [ Answer ] 3. On the issue of D's adverse possession of Blackacre, D's assertion, "I am the owner of this farm." [ Answer ] 4. On the issue of X's provocation for assaulting Y, D's statement to X, her husband, "Y ravished me." [ Answer ] 5. On the issue of D's consciousness after the attack, D's statement, "X shot me, as he often threatened to do." [ Answer ] 6. On the issue of identity of the shooter, D's statement in 5. [ Answer ] 7. On the issue whether X made threats to shoot D, D's statement in 5. [ Answer ] 8. On the issue of X's knowledge of speedily impending death, D's statement to X, "You have only a few minutes to live." [ Answer ] 9. In 8, X's out of court statement, "I realize that I am dying." [ Answer ] 10. On the issue of whether a transfer of a chattel from D to X was a sale or gift, D's statement accompanying the transfer, "I am giving you this chattel as a birthday present." [ Answer ] 11. On the issue in 10, D's statement the day following the transfer, "I gave you the chattel as a birthday present." [ Answer ] * * * 14. On the issue of damages to the family reputation in an action for the seduction of P's daughter, her reputation for chastity. [ Answer ] 15. On the issue of D's ill feeling toward X, D's statement, "X is a liar and a hypocrite." [ Answer ] 16. On the issue of reasonableness of X's conduct, in the shooting of Y by X, D's statement to X, "Y has threatened to kill you on sight." [ Answer ] 17. On the issue in 16, Y's reputation, known to X, as a violent, quarrelsome man. [ Answer ] 18. Action for malicious prosecution of P by X on the charge of murdering Y. On the issue of probable cause, P's reputation as a gangster, known to X. [ Answer ] 19. In 18, Y's reputation, known to X, as a quiet, peace-loving citizen. [ Answer ]
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20. On the issue of the terms of a contract with T negotiated by D, D's statement, "I am making this offer to you, as the agent of P."[ Answer ] 21. On the issue of whether D was the agent of P, the statement in 20. [ Answer ] 22. As tending to prove that X was suffering from tuberculosis, the fact that D, a physician, ordered X to a tuberculosis sanatorium for six months, concealing from X an X's relatives the character of the hospital. [ Answer ] 23. As tending to prove X's honesty, the mere fact that D, X's employer, promoted him from the position of order clerk to cashier. [ Answer ] 24. As tending to prove D's guilt of the crime of killing X, the fact that D fled under suspicious circumstances immediately after X's murder, in order to draw suspicion upon himself. [ Answer ] 25. As tending to prove X's insanity, the fact that he was confined in an insane asylum. [ Answer ] 26. As tending to prove forgery of a will by X, D's angry statement to X, "Well, I never forged a will, anyway!" [ Answer ] 27. As tending to prove D's guilt of a particular criminal act, the fact that D fled under suspicious circumstances immediately after the criminal act was committed, solely in order to escape. [
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