WEEK 3 QUIZ 1

QUESTION 1

  1. Adam decided to play a practical joke on Linda, a coworker. As Linda was leaving the office one night, Adam, wearing a mask, stepped out from behind some bushes. He pointed a handgun made out of licorice at her and demanded her purse. He then pushed the candy gun to her head and told her if she told anybody he’d kill her. Linda was very scared during the whole incident. She did not think it was funny when Adam pulled the mask off and took a bite out of the gun as he gave her the purse back. Which statement is correct?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 2

  1. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the difference between tort and criminal law?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 3

  1. Public officials can win a defamation case only by proving the defendant’s actual malice.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 4

  1. Soledad tells Marco that she believes he was cheating on a biology exam and calls him a “cheater” to his face. She did not tell anyone else about her suspicions. Marco did not, in fact, cheat on the exam. Has defamation occurred?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 5

  1. There are four elements to a defamation case, and the plaintiff in any kind of lawsuit must prove one of the four elements to prevail.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 6

  1. Shortly after Brian started to work at Trevit, Inc., a coworker, Ann, began asking him out. Brian said no. Nevertheless, Ann persisted. One day Ann playfully but intentionally touched Brian “below the belt.” Which statement is correct?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 7

  1. Working out some frustrations after a bad game, Jessica angrily hits a baseball and then sees it is flying toward the umpire. She yells, “Watch out!” The umpire ducks and the ball misses him. Since there was no physical contact, no assault or battery occurred.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 8

  1. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for conduct that is extreme and outrageous.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 9

  1. The First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech is an absolute right.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 10

  1. Don was standing in a cafeteria line holding a plate. Tim was upset with Don. Tim turned Don around and grabbed the plate out of Don’s hand. Tim then held the plate up and threatened to break it over Don’s head. Tim has committed
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

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