How Much Do You Know About Defamation Law?

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How Much Do You Know About Defamation Law? - Quiz

Defamation is lies, or only partial truths, spoken or written about a person by another in hopes of ruining that persons character so that other people will stop believeing or following them. Take the quiz to see how much you know about Defamation law.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Spoken defamation is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Slander

    • B. 

      Libel

    • C. 

      Lies

    • D. 

      Smear campaign

  • 2. 
    A person can defame themselves under common law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How many elements must be proven to sue for defamation?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 4. 
    A third party publisher takes negligible blame in defamation suits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the punishment for defamation?
    • A. 

      Jail time

    • B. 

      Probation

    • C. 

      Fines

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 6. 
    You can sue for defamation if the statement in question is true, but harmful to the person's reputation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Who filed a lawsuit against Daily Mail last year, after the paper claimed she used to be an escort?
    • A. 

      Meghan Markle

    • B. 

      Tomi Lahren

    • C. 

      Paris Hilton

    • D. 

      Melania Trump

  • 8. 
    What celebrity got $50 million from The Star after false drug use claims?
    • A. 

      Katie Holms

    • B. 

      Ben Affleck

    • C. 

      Halle Berry

    • D. 

      Tony Hawk

  • 9. 
    Who was the first to try to file a defamation lawsuit over a tweet?
    • A. 

      Donald Trump

    • B. 

      Ray Romano

    • C. 

      James Woods

    • D. 

      Bill Murray

  • 10. 
    What Vegas hotel filed a defamation case against Girls Gone Wild!?
    • A. 

      Luxor

    • B. 

      Planet Hollywood

    • C. 

      Wynn

    • D. 

      Caesar's Palace

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