This quiz is based on English law and will help students who are studying or are interested in the law of agency,

It will be particularly useful revision if you are studying for your CII diploma module M05: Insurance law.  

The quiz contains 50 exam style questions of the type you will face when sitting your M05 exam.

The first 40 are typical multiple choice questions, where you select one correct answer.

The final 10 are multiple select where you need to select 2 or more correct options.

Can you achieve the 65% pass mark?

5 Sample Questions

Krischnig Insurance Brokers enter Mr Smith into a contract with the XYZ Insurance Company despite having no authority to do this. Mr Smith believed that Krischnig was an agent of XYZ at the time and that it was allowed to form this contract. What type of authority is likely to exist?

  • A. Apparent or ostensible
  • B. Express
  • C. Necessary
  • D. Consensual

A third party may choose to sue the agent or principal in a dispute involving an undisclosed principal. What is this right known as?

  • A. Election
  • B. Lien
  • C. Choice
  • D. Passage

How are most agencies created?

  • A. Agreement
  • B. Ratification
  • C. Necessity
  • D. Statutory authority

If an agent is appointed by deed, what is the deed known as?

  • A. Power of attorney
  • B. Deed of agency
  • C. Formalised agency appointment
  • D. Agency under seal

In a well known case, a railway company was unable to deliver a horse for a customer, through no fault of its own. As this was an emergency they arranged for the horse to be stabled overnight and paid the cost of this. Who was responsible for the cost of stabling the horse?

  • A. The owner of the horse had to refund the money
  • B. The railway company had to bear the cost themselves
  • C. The owner of the stable had to refund the money
  • D. The cost was shared by the railway company and the horse owner

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