Property And Casualty Insurance Trivia Quiz

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Do you have a Property and Casualty insurance exam that is coming up? Play this 'Property and casualty insurance trivia quiz' to review your knowledge regarding the same. Insurance companies are one way in which we get to cover people from accidents, fire, and even theft. Some policies protect people from being advised by such companies, and one needs to know them. Take up the practice test below and see how well you will fair. All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If a company cancels an auto policy mid-term, the refund will be made on:

    • A.

      Pro-rata basis

    • B.

      Short rate basis

    • C.

      Retroactive basis

    • D.

      Coinsurance basis

    Correct Answer
    A. Pro-rata basis
    Explanation
    When a company cancels an auto policy mid-term, the refund will be made on a pro-rata basis. This means that the refund amount will be calculated based on the unused portion of the policy. For example, if a policy is canceled halfway through its term, the refund will be for the remaining half of the premium. This ensures that the customer is refunded for the time period they did not use the insurance coverage.

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  • 2. 

    What is the term used to describe terminating the insurance relationship at the end of the policy period?

    • A.

      Cancellation

    • B.

      Nonrenewal

    • C.

      Separation

    • D.

      Exclusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Nonrenewal
    Explanation
    Nonrenewal is the term used to describe terminating the insurance relationship at the end of the policy period. This means that the insurance policy will not be renewed or extended beyond its current term. Cancellation, on the other hand, refers to terminating the insurance policy before the end of the policy period. Separation and exclusion are not relevant terms in this context.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the best example of an indirect loss?

    • A.

      Sequential loss

    • B.

      Liability loss

    • C.

      Employee theft

    • D.

      Loss of use

    Correct Answer
    D. Loss of use
    Explanation
    Loss of use is the best example of an indirect loss because it refers to the inability to use a property or asset due to damage or loss. This type of loss does not involve a physical loss or damage to the property itself, but rather the loss of its functionality or ability to be used. For example, if a car is damaged in an accident and requires repairs, the loss of use would be the inability to use the car while it is being repaired.

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  • 4. 

    Which is a two-party contract?

    • A.

      Property

    • B.

      Casualty

    • C.

      Liability

    • D.

      Auto

    Correct Answer
    A. Property
    Explanation
    A two-party contract refers to a legal agreement between two parties, where both parties have mutual obligations and rights. In this context, property can be considered a two-party contract as it involves the transfer of ownership or rights to a specific asset between two parties. The other options, casualty, liability, and auto, do not necessarily involve a direct transfer of ownership or rights and therefore may not fit the criteria of a two-party contract.

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  • 5. 

    Insurance contracts offset:

    • A.

      Speculative risk

    • B.

      Pure risk

    • C.

      Gambling

    • D.

      Created risk

    Correct Answer
    B. Pure risk
    Explanation
    Insurance contracts offset pure risk. Pure risk refers to situations where there is only a possibility of loss or no loss at all, but no possibility of gain. In insurance, individuals or businesses transfer the risk of potential losses to an insurance company in exchange for premium payments. Insurance contracts are designed to protect against pure risks such as accidents, natural disasters, or illness, where there is no opportunity for profit. By offsetting pure risks, insurance provides financial protection and peace of mind to policyholders in case of unexpected events.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is a third party contract?

    • A.

      Property

    • B.

      Casualty

    • C.

      Earthquake

    • D.

      Theft

    Correct Answer
    B. Casualty
    Explanation
    A third party contract refers to a legal agreement between two parties where a third party is involved and has certain rights or obligations. In this context, casualty insurance is considered a third party contract as it provides coverage for damages or injuries caused to a third party by the insured. This type of insurance typically includes liability coverage for bodily injury or property damage caused by the insured.

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  • 7. 

    Risk is best defined as:

    • A.

      Chance of loss

    • B.

      Certainty of loss

    • C.

      Financial loss

    • D.

      Sentimental loss

    Correct Answer
    A. Chance of loss
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "chance of loss" because risk refers to the probability or likelihood of experiencing a negative outcome or loss. It implies that there is a possibility of incurring harm, damage, or disadvantage. This definition encompasses the concept of uncertainty and the potential for adverse consequences in various contexts, such as finance, business, or personal decision-making.

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  • 8. 

    Being subject to a loss is:

    • A.

      Liability

    • B.

      Indemnity

    • C.

      Exposure

    • D.

      Subrogation

    Correct Answer
    C. Exposure
    Explanation
    Exposure refers to the state of being vulnerable to a potential loss or harm. It implies that one is at risk of experiencing negative consequences or facing a liability. In the context of the given options, liability refers to being responsible for something, indemnity refers to compensation for a loss, and subrogation refers to the transfer of rights and claims from one party to another. Therefore, exposure is the most appropriate term to describe the situation of being subject to a loss.

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  • 9. 

    The ranking insured in a personal lines contract is the:

    • A.

      Named insured

    • B.

      First named insured

    • C.

      Mortgagee

    • D.

      Husband

    Correct Answer
    A. Named insured
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "named insured". In a personal lines contract, the named insured refers to the individual or individuals who are specifically named in the insurance policy as the primary insured parties. They are the ones who are directly covered by the insurance policy and have the rights and responsibilities associated with it. The first named insured is also an important term, but it typically refers to the primary named insured among multiple named insured parties. The mortgagee is the entity that has a financial interest in the insured property, and the husband is not a specific term used in insurance contracts.

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  • 10. 

    To be paid a claim under a p&c contract, insurable interest must exist:

    • A.

      At the time of application

    • B.

      On the policy date

    • C.

      At the time of loss

    • D.

      At the time of claim settlement

    Correct Answer
    C. At the time of loss
    Explanation
    Insurable interest refers to the financial or legal interest an individual has in the property or person being insured. In the context of a property and casualty (P&C) insurance contract, insurable interest must exist at the time of loss. This means that the insured must have a valid financial or legal interest in the property or person being insured when the loss or damage occurs. This requirement ensures that the insured has a genuine stake in the outcome and prevents individuals from obtaining insurance coverage for assets in which they have no legitimate interest.

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  • 11. 

    This type of company is run for the benefit of the policyholders:

    • A.

      Stock

    • B.

      Mutual

    • C.

      Foreign

    • D.

      Alien

    Correct Answer
    B. Mutual
    Explanation
    A mutual company is run for the benefit of the policyholders. Unlike a stock company, which is driven by profits for shareholders, a mutual company is owned by its policyholders. This means that any profits or surplus generated by the company are returned to the policyholders in the form of dividends or lower premiums. The primary focus of a mutual company is to provide financial protection and benefits to its policyholders, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Therefore, it can be concluded that a mutual company is run for the benefit of the policyholders.

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  • 12. 

    Ohio casualty is doing regular business in Indiana. Within the state of indiana, Ohio casualty would be considered a:

    • A.

      Domestic company

    • B.

      Nonadmitted company

    • C.

      Alien company

    • D.

      Foreign company

    Correct Answer
    D. Foreign company
    Explanation
    Ohio Casualty is considered a foreign company within the state of Indiana because it is conducting regular business there but is not incorporated or headquartered in Indiana. A foreign company refers to a business entity that operates in a state or country other than where it is originally registered or established. In this case, Ohio Casualty is registered outside of Indiana but is conducting business within the state, making it a foreign company in Indiana.

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  • 13. 

    Ohio casualty is doing regular business in Indiana. Within the state of Indiana, Ohio casualty would be considered:

    • A.

      Admitted

    • B.

      Domestic

    • C.

      Unauthorized

    • D.

      Risk retention group

    Correct Answer
    A. Admitted
    Explanation
    In the context of insurance, when a company is considered "admitted" in a state, it means that it has met the state's regulatory requirements and is authorized to do business within that state. In this case, Ohio Casualty is doing regular business in Indiana, which implies that it has fulfilled the necessary criteria and is recognized as an admitted insurer in the state of Indiana.

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  • 14. 

    A company chartered in Guam and Puerto Rico doing regular business in New York would be considered by new yorkers to be a:

    • A.

      Domestic

    • B.

      Foreign

    • C.

      Alien

    • D.

      International

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreign
    Explanation
    A company chartered in Guam and Puerto Rico doing regular business in New York would be considered by New Yorkers to be foreign because it is registered and operates outside of the state of New York. Despite doing business in New York, the fact that it is chartered in a different jurisdiction makes it foreign in the eyes of New Yorkers.

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  • 15. 

    With regard to insurance, the term consideration means

    • A.

      The premium and the statements on the application.

    • B.

      The insurer's method of evaluating the applicant for coverage.

    • C.

      The screening process all agents undergo prior to licensing.

    • D.

      The sidebyside policy comparison by the applicant.

    Correct Answer
    A. The premium and the statements on the application.
    Explanation
    Consideration in insurance refers to the exchange of value between the insured and the insurer. It includes both the premium paid by the insured and the statements made on the application. The premium is the amount of money the insured pays to the insurer in exchange for coverage, while the statements on the application provide important information about the insured's risk profile. Both elements are essential for the insurance contract to be valid and enforceable. The other options mentioned in the question, such as the insurer's method of evaluating the applicant and the screening process for agents, are not directly related to the concept of consideration in insurance.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following terms indicates that an insurance contract contains the legally enforceable promises of only one party?

    • A.

      Aleatory

    • B.

      Adhesion

    • C.

      Unilateral

    • D.

      Conditional

    Correct Answer
    C. Unilateral
    Explanation
    The term "unilateral" indicates that an insurance contract contains the legally enforceable promises of only one party. This means that only one party, typically the insurer, is legally obligated to fulfill the promises made in the contract. The other party, usually the insured, is not required to make any promises or obligations. It is a one-sided agreement where only one party has legal responsibilities and obligations.

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  • 17. 

    In purchasing an insurance contract, the applicant must accept the contract as written. this type of contract is reffered to as an

    • A.

      Settled contract

    • B.

      Aleatory contract

    • C.

      Contract of adhesion

    • D.

      Personal contract

    Correct Answer
    C. Contract of adhesion
    Explanation
    A contract of adhesion refers to a type of contract where the terms and conditions are set by one party, usually the insurance company, and the other party, the applicant, must accept the contract as written without having the ability to negotiate or make changes. In this case, the applicant purchasing the insurance contract must agree to the terms and conditions set by the insurance company without any modifications.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following principles states that in forming an insurance contract, both parties have a responsibility to the other?

    • A.

      Doctorine of warrenties

    • B.

      Doctorine of representations

    • C.

      Doctorine of utmost good faith

    • D.

      Doctorine of reasonable expectations

    Correct Answer
    C. Doctorine of utmost good faith
    Explanation
    The doctrine of utmost good faith states that both parties involved in an insurance contract have a responsibility to be honest, transparent, and act in good faith towards each other. This means that the insured must provide accurate and complete information about the risk being insured, while the insurer must provide all relevant information about the terms and conditions of the policy. This principle ensures that both parties have a fair and equal understanding of the contract and helps to prevent any fraudulent or misleading behavior.

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  • 19. 

    An incorrect statement made intentionally on an auto insurance application is a:

    • A.

      Fraud

    • B.

      Warrenty

    • C.

      Misrepresentation

    • D.

      Concealment

    Correct Answer
    C. Misrepresentation
    Explanation
    A misrepresentation refers to a false or misleading statement made intentionally on an auto insurance application. It is different from concealment, which involves intentionally hiding or withholding information. In this case, the individual knowingly provided incorrect information on their application, which can be considered a misrepresentation. Fraud is a broader term that encompasses various deceptive actions, including misrepresentation, but it is not the specific term used for this scenario. Warranty is unrelated to the situation described.

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  • 20. 

    A binder is an:

    • A.

      Interim insuring agreement

    • B.

      Application

    • C.

      Counteroffer

    • D.

      Endorsement

    Correct Answer
    A. Interim insuring agreement
    Explanation
    An interim insuring agreement refers to a temporary insurance contract that provides coverage until a permanent policy is issued. It is typically used to provide immediate coverage while the details of the permanent policy are being finalized. In the context of insurance, a binder serves as a temporary agreement between the insurer and the insured, outlining the terms and conditions of coverage until a formal policy is issued. Therefore, the term "interim insuring agreement" accurately describes a binder in the insurance industry.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is NOT true regarding consideration ina p&c policy?

    • A.

      Part of the insured's consideration is the premium.

    • B.

      Part of the insured's consideration are the statements on the application.

    • C.

      Part of the company's consideration is the promises in the policy.

    • D.

      Part of the company's consideration is the payment of a claim.

    Correct Answer
    D. Part of the company's consideration is the payment of a claim.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that part of the company's consideration is the payment of a claim. In a property and casualty insurance policy, the consideration refers to what each party gives in exchange for the policy. The insured's consideration includes paying the premium and providing truthful statements on the application. On the other hand, the company's consideration includes the promises made in the policy, such as coverage and benefits. The payment of a claim is not considered part of the company's consideration, as it is the fulfillment of their obligation to provide coverage.

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  • 22. 

    Any ambiguities in a p&c policy will be resolved in favor of the policy owner because the policy is a:

    • A.

      Contract of adhesion

    • B.

      Conditional contract

    • C.

      Unilateral contract

    • D.

      Aleatory contract

    Correct Answer
    A. Contract of adhesion
    Explanation
    A contract of adhesion is a type of contract where one party has more bargaining power and the other party has little to no ability to negotiate the terms. In this case, the insurance policy is a contract of adhesion because the insurance company provides the policy to the policy owner, who has little control over the terms and conditions. Therefore, any ambiguities in the policy will be resolved in favor of the policy owner to protect their interests.

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