The law of torts is an important part of English civil law. It is studied in most introductory law courses and as part of English law modules in wider courses. 

This quiz will help you to test your knowledge and will also help with your revision.

How well do you know your subject? Can you achieve the 65% pass mark in this 50 question quiz?

5 Sample Questions

What is the hostile application of physical force, even though it may be slight?

  • A. Battery
  • B. Assault
  • C. False imprisonment
  • D. Wrongful interference

What is defined as the ‘carrying out of any activity which is likely to cause inconvenience or annoyance to the public, or a section of the public, or interference with a right common to all’?

  • A. Public nuisance
  • B. Private nuisance
  • C. Interference with a servitude
  • D. Trespass

Brian, a plumber, was doing some work at Shiela’s house. He negligently dropped a wrench on to her foot. Shiela successfully claimed from Brian’s employers.   What type of liability did the employers have here?

  • A. Vicarious
  • B. Composite
  • C. Professional
  • D. Product

Paula visits a hair salon and asks them to shave all of her hair off. After they have done this she complains that she does not like it and sues them for battery.   Which defence would you advise the salon to use?

  • A. Consent
  • B. Volenti non fit injuria
  • C. Necessity
  • D. Contributory negligence

What test was established in the case of Donoghue v Stevenson 1932?

  • A. Neighbour test
  • B. Reasonableness text
  • C. Proximity test
  • D. Eggshell skull test

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