Indian ContrAct Act: Free Consent Quiz

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Do you know anything about the Indian Contract Act? Do you think you can pass this quiz? This quiz asks essential questions, such as what the term consent means, what is consent under English Law, what is an error in consensus, what affects the free consent of the parties, how is the term coercion defined, and what is the Indian Penal Code. This quiz will validate your knowledge of the Indian Contract Act.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term 'consent' is defined in 
    • A. 

      Section 12

    • B. 

      Section 13

    • C. 

      Section 14

    • D. 

      Section 15

  • 2. 
    The term 'free consent' is defined in 
    • A. 

      Section 12

    • B. 

      Section 13

    • C. 

      Section 14

    • D. 

      Section 15

  • 3. 
    Two or more persons are said to consent when they agree upon the
    • A. 

      Same thing in the same sense

    • B. 

      Same thing in the different sense

    • C. 

      Different thing in the different sense

    • D. 

      Different thing in the same sense

  • 4. 
    The ' consent' means that the parties should have identity of mind i.e., they should agree on the same thing in the same sense, under English Law it is called
    • A. 

      Error in consensus

    • B. 

      Error in causa

    • C. 

      Consensus ad idem

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    A had two scooters one green and the other white, and offered to sell his green scooter to B for Rs. 10,000. B accepted the offer believing it to be for white. In this case, no contract. Arises between A and B as there is no
    • A. 

      Consensus ad idem

    • B. 

      Error in consensus

    • C. 

      Error in causa

    • D. 

      Both (a) and (b)

  • 6. 
    The cases of 'no consent i.e., when there is no consent at all, are described by Salmond as
    • A. 

      Error in causa

    • B. 

      Error in consensus

    • C. 

      Consensus ad idem

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    Error in consensus is the complete absence of consent and prevents the existence of following essential element of a contract
    • A. 

      Competence of parties

    • B. 

      Consideration

    • C. 

      Consensus ad Idem

    • D. 

      Offer and p[; V-Oacceptance

  • 8. 
    In case there is error in consensus , the agreement is 
    • A. 

      Void

    • B. 

      Valid

    • C. 

      Voidable

    • D. 

      Unlawful

  • 9. 
    The cases of "no free consent' i.e., when tne consent is there, there, but the same is not free, are described by salmond as
    • A. 

      Error in causa

    • B. 

      Error in consensus

    • C. 

      Consensus ad idem

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
     In cases there iserror in causa,i.e., when the consent is there, but the contract is
    • A. 

      Void

    • B. 

      Valid

    • C. 

      Voidable

    • D. 

      Unlawful

  • 11. 
    The consent of a party is not free when it is caused by
    • A. 

      Coercion

    • B. 

      Undue influence

    • C. 

      Misrepresentation

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 12. 
    The consent of a party is not free when it is caused by 
    • A. 

      Fraud

    • B. 

      Mistake

    • C. 

      Both of these

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    Which of the following elements do not affect the free consent of the parties ?
    • A. 

      Coercion

    • B. 

      Fraud

    • C. 

      Incompetency

    • D. 

      Mistake

  • 14. 
    Which of the following elements do not affect the free p[;'-0consent of the parties ?
    • A. 

      Void

    • B. 

      Voidable

    • C. 

      Valid

    • D. 

      Illegal

  • 15. 
    In cases where both the parties to an agreement are under a mistake as to the fact essential to the agreement, the agreement is 
    • A. 

      Void

    • B. 

      Voidable

    • C. 

      Valid

    • D. 

      Illegal

  • 16. 
    In which of the following cases, of mistake of both the parties, the contract is void ab initio because of complete absence of consent ?
    • A. 

      Where there is error as to the nature of the contract

    • B. 

      Where there is error as to the identify of the parties

    • C. 

      Where there is error as to the subject- matter of the contract

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The effect of 'no free consent' and 'no consent at all' is the same on the validity of a contract as in the cases, the contract is voidable.
    • A. 

      True,as all the elements affecting consent render the contract voidable

    • B. 

      False,as 'no consent all' covers the case of mistake of both the parties as to the fact essential to the contract. Which makes void ab initio

  • 18. 
    The term 'coercion' is defined  in
    • A. 

      Section 15

    • B. 

      Section 16

    • C. 

      Section 17

    • D. 

      Section 18

  • 19. 
    Committing any act forbidden by the Indian Penal Code(i.e., Committing an offence ) with the intention of obtaining the consent to a contract, amounts to
    • A. 

      Fraud

    • B. 

      Misrepresentation

    • C. 

      Coercion

    • D. 

      Undue influence

  • 20. 
    Threat to commit any act forbidden by the Indian Penal Code in order to obtain consent to a contract, amount to
    • A. 

      Mistake

    • B. 

      Misrepresentation

    • C. 

      Coercion

    • D. 

      Undue influence

  • 21. 
    Unlawful detention of any property of a person in order to obtain his consent to a contract, amounts to
    • A. 

      Undue influence

    • B. 

      Mistake

    • C. 

      Misrepresentation

    • D. 

      Frau

  • 22. 
    Threatening to detain any property of a person in order to obtain his consent to a contract ,amount to
    • A. 

      Undue influence

    • B. 

      Mistake

    • C. 

      Misrepresentation

    • D. 

      Coercion

  • 23. 
    A threatens to kill B if he does not sell his scooter to him for Rs. 1,000 only. Here B's consent is obtained by
    • A. 

      Undue influence

    • B. 

      Coercion

    • C. 

      Fraud

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 24. 
    Consent is not caused by coercion if it is obtained  by
    • A. 

      Committing any act forbidden by Indian Penal Code(IPC).

    • B. 

      Committing an act forbidden by IPC at a place where the IPC is not in force

    • C. 

      Threat to file a civil suit

    • D. 

      Unlawful detaining any property

  • 25. 
    Committing or threatening to commit any act forbidden by IPC, or unlawful detaining or threatening to detain any property amounts to coercion under Section 15, if such act is done with the intention of
    • A. 

      Causing the other party to enter into contract

    • B. 

      Injuring the other party

    • C. 

      Causing loss to the other party

    • D. 

      All of the above

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