Test Your Knowledge About Contract Breach Damages And Remedies! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Contract Breach Damages And Remedies! Trivia Quiz

Test Your Knowledge about Contract Breach Damages and Remedies using this Trivia Quiz. Most contracts have a clause about things that relevant parties should do and the repercussions of them not following the contract. How good are you when it comes to contracts? Take the quiz and get to refresh your understanding of the subject. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Losses which arise naturally from the breach of contract

    • B. 

      Losses which are in both parties’ contemplation as a probable result of its breach

    • C. 

      Losses which arise naturally from the breach of contract or which are in both parties’ contemplation as a probable result of its breach

    • D. 

      Losses which are reasonably foreseen by both parties at the time the contract is made

  • 2. 
    Where damages are awarded for losses which must be expressly proved or ascertained, these are known as:
    • A. 

      General damages

    • B. 

      Nominal damages

    • C. 

      Special damage

    • D. 

      Exemplary damage

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      A breach of a condition entitles an innocent party to repudiate a contract unless he has accepted the breach.

    • B. 

      A breach of a condition entitles an innocent party to repudiate a contract whether or not the breach has been accepted.

    • C. 

      A breach of a condition entitles an innocent party to recover damages only.

    • D. 

      A breach of a condition or warranty entitles the innocent party to damages only

  • 4. 
    One party has been induced to enter a contract by a negligent misrepresentation of the other party.    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      If rescission is available, damages in lieu may be awarded at the court’s discretion under the Misrepresentation Act 1967.

    • B. 

      Rescission cannot be awarded if it is impossible to return the parties to their pre-contract position.

    • C. 

      Despite being the victim of a misrepresentation, the misrepresentee may affirm the contract.

    • D. 

      For this type of misrepresentation, damages may be obtained under the tort of negligence but not under the Misrepresentation Act 1967

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following cases is associated with the establishing of damages being awarded for negligent misrepresentation?
    • A. 

      Long v Lloyd

    • B. 

      Leaf v International Galleries

    • C. 

      Hedley Byrne v Heller and Partners

    • D. 

      Armstrong v Jackson

  • 6. 
    In ordinary commercial contracts for the sale of goods, with respect to delivery which one of the following relating to time is correct? Time is -
    • A. 

      Prima facie of the essence

    • B. 

      Of the essence

    • C. 

      Never of the essence

    • D. 

      Can never be made of the essence

  • 7. 
    A defendant may take one or, on occasions, more than one of the following steps on receipt of a claimant’s Particulars of Claim. Which of the following steps may a defendant not initially take?
    • A. 

      File a Defence

    • B. 

      File and Acknowledgement of Service

    • C. 

      File and Admission

    • D. 

      File a Request for Further Information to the Particulars of Claim

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A contract for the sale of goods

    • B. 

      A contract for the supply of services

    • C. 

      A contract involving work and materials

    • D. 

      A contract which can be divided into two component parts of sale of goods and supply and services

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not capable of amounting to a claim in the law of Restitution?
    • A. 

      A claim for total failure of consideration

    • B. 

      A claim for a quantum meruit

    • C. 

      A claim for damages

    • D. 

      A claim for a frustrated contract

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a maxim of equity?
    • A. 

      Delay defeats equities

    • B. 

      Equity abhors a vacuum

    • C. 

      Equity follows the law

    • D. 

      Equity looks on as done that which ought to be done

  • 11. 
    The type of damages in tort awarded for loss which the claimant must expressly prove he has suffered are called:
    • A. 

      Special Damages

    • B. 

      General Damages

    • C. 

      Normal Damages

    • D. 

      Nominal Damages

  • 12. 
    The minimum period of time that an employee must have worked for an employer in order to bring an action for unfair dismissal is:
    • A. 

      Two years

    • B. 

      One year

    • C. 

      Six Months

    • D. 

      There is no period of time

  • 13. 
    Which section of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 implies a term into sales of goods contracts where the seller acts in the course of a business that the goods will be reasonably fit for purpose?
    • A. 

      S.12

    • B. 

      S.13

    • C. 

      S.14(2)

    • D. 

      S.14(3)

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not an example of an injunction?
    • A. 

      Search Order

    • B. 

      Freezing Order

    • C. 

      Quia timet Injunction

    • D. 

      Amamus Injunction

  • 15. 
    An order for specific performance will usually be granted if which one of the following types of contract is breached?
    • A. 

      Contract of employment

    • B. 

      Contract for the sale of shares in private company

    • C. 

      Contract for the sale of shares in a public company

    • D. 

      Contract for the sale of goods where the goods are in ready supply

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      It quashes a decision taken by a public authority

    • B. 

      It can be used in conjunction with human rights claims for damages

    • C. 

      It requires a public authority to act

    • D. 

      It is a prerogative public law remedy

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Misrepresentation originates from the tort of deceit

    • B. 

      The Misrepresentation Act 1967 established a third type of misrepresentation

    • C. 

      The Misrepresentation Act 1967 retained the need for the claimant to prove negligent misrepresentation

    • D. 

      No special relationship needs to be established in order to succeed with a negligence claim.

  • 18. 
    Which one of the following cannot justify the dismissal of an employee?
    • A. 

      The employee's incompetence

    • B. 

      The employee's misconduct

    • C. 

      The employee's inability to do the job without contravening a statute

    • D. 

      That the employee proposes to join an independent trade union

  • 19. 
    An Anton Pillar order is also described as which one of the following?
    • A. 

      An interim injunction order

    • B. 

      A prohibitory injunction order

    • C. 

      A search order

    • D. 

      A perpetual injunction order. The innocent party need perform no further contactual obligations

  • 20. 
    Which one of the following is not an equitable remedy?
    • A. 

      Damages

    • B. 

      Rescission

    • C. 

      Rectification

    • D. 

      Injunction