Ch07-TB1-WBL-10e

Ch07-TB1-WBL-10e - Chapter 7 Negligence and Strict...

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Chapter 7 Negligence and Strict Liability N.B.:   TYPE  indicates that a question is new, modified, or unchanged, as  follows. N A question  new  to this edition of the Test Bank. + A question  modified  from the previous edition of the Test Bank, = A question  included  in the previous edition of the Test Bank. TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS 1. Persons are free to act as they please so long as they do not infringe on the  interests of others. ANSWER: T PAGE: 140 TYPE: N 2. To determine whether a duty of care has been breached, a judge asks how  he or she would have acted in the same circumstances. ANSWER: F PAGE: 140 TYPE: N 3. An   ordinary   person   standard   determines   whether   allegedly   negligent  conduct resulted in a breach of a duty of care. ANSWER: F PAGE: 140 TYPE: N 4. The degree of care to be exercised in a situation can vary with a person’s  profession or occupation. ANSWER: T PAGE: 141 TYPE: N 61
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62 TEST BANK 1—UNIT TWO: TORTS AND CRIMES 5. Business   owners   have   no   duty   to   exercise   reasonable   care   to   protect  invitees . ANSWER: F PAGE: 141 TYPE: N 6. If a person breaches a duty of care and another person suffers an injury,  causation does not need to be established. ANSWER: F PAGE: 143 TYPE: N 7. If no harm results from an allegedly negligent act, there is no liability. ANSWER: T PAGE: 143 TYPE: = 8. Punitive damages are intended to punish a wrongdoer and deter others. ANSWER: T PAGE: 143 TYPE: N 9. In theory, causation in fact is limitless. ANSWER: T PAGE: 143 TYPE: N 10. A person assumes all risks associated with any activity in which he or she  participates. ANSWER: F PAGE: 145 TYPE: N 11. An assumption of risk defense does  not  require knowledge of the risk. ANSWER: F PAGE: 145 TYPE: N 12. A superseding cause is an intervening event that imposes liability on a  defendant for injuries caused by the intervening event. ANSWER: F PAGE: 147 TYPE: N 13. Under the doctrine of comparative negligence, both the plaintiff’s and the  defendant’s negligence are taken into consideration. ANSWER: T PAGE: 148 TYPE: =
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CHAPTER 7: NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY 63 14. The doctrine of  res ipsa loquitur  applies if an event causing harm does not  normally occur in the absence of negligence. ANSWER: T PAGE: 148 TYPE: N 15. Under a dram shop act or a social host statute, liability can be imposed  without proof of negligence. ANSWER: T PAGE: 149 TYPE: N 16. The extreme risk of an activity is a primary basis for imposing strict  liability.
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course ACCT ACCT40 taught by Professor Birnbaum during the Fall '08 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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Ch07-TB1-WBL-10e - Chapter 7 Negligence and Strict...

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