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Law Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Law Quiz Set 17

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Questions
1 Legal Theory is based on
1 a systematic study of positive laws
2 purely logical and empirical study
3 concepts like morality, justice and ethics
4 total exclusion of customary practices, morality and social vagaries

Answer: concepts like morality, justice and ethics
2 Who separated jurisprudence from religion ?
1 Kant
2 Hugo Grotius
3 Salmond
4 Jethro Brown

Answer: Hugo Grotius
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3 Under how many categories the five theories of punishment can be divided ?
1 2
2 4
3 5
4 3

Answer: 3
4 On which one of the following one can have corporeal ownership ?
1 A right
2 Trademark
3 Movable property
4 A debt

Answer : Movable property
5 “The law of National or International law may be defined as the body of rules and principles of actions which are binding upon civilized states in their relations with one-another.” This definition of International law was given by
1 J.L. Brierly
2 Torsten Vitel
3 Hackworth
4 None of the above

Answer: J.L. Brierly
6 The Charter of the United Nations can be amended by
1 Five-third of the members of General Assembly
2 The Security Council only
3 Two-third of the members of the U.N. including all permanent members of the Security Council after recommendations by a two-thirds vote of a conference convened for the purpose, is received
4 Two-thirds of the members of the Security Council including five permanent members

Answer: Two-thirds of the members of the Security Council including five permanent members
7

Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Find correct answer using codes given below :

Assertion (A) : “Option of Puberty” is an easy process to repudiate the marriage under Hindu Law. Reason (R) : “Option of Puberty” is not an easy process to repudiate the marriage under Muslim Law. Codes :
1 (A) is correct, but(R) is incorrect
2 (A) and (R) both are correct
3 (R) is correct, but (A) is incorrect
4 (A) and (R) both are incorrect

Answer: (A) and (R) both are correct
8 ‘Tuhr’ means
1 Period of menstruation
2 Period of iddat
3 Period between menstruation
4 None of the above

Answer: Period between menstruation
9 A minor is son of a beggar. He is told by a law professor that he would not be liable for any goods he purchases. The minor purchases a car and a bread loaf. Decide liability for payment of car and bread loaf, using codes given below
1 The minor is liable to pay price of car and bread loaf
2 The minor is liable to pay reasonable compensation for car
3 The minor is liable to pay price of bread
4 The minor’s parent/guardian is liable to pay reasonable compensation for bread loaf

Answer: The minor’s parent/guardian is liable to pay reasonable compensation for bread loaf
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10 Arrange following concepts in sequence in which they occur, using codes given below :
  1. Offer
  2. Acceptance
  3. Damage
  4. Damages

Codes :

1 (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)
2 (i), (ii), (iv), (iii)
3 (i), (iv), (ii), (iii)
4 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

Answer: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
11 A contract may be vitiated by :
  1. Fraud
  2. Mistake
  3. Frustration
  4. Undue influence

Find correct answer, using codes : Codes :

1 Only (i) is correct
2 Only (i) and (ii) are correct
3 Only (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct
4 All are correct

Answer: All are correct
12 P and Q, unknown to R, sought and got a lift in R’s car, but on account of some mechanical defect in the car, of which R was not aware, one of the front wheels of the car got detached and flew away, and the car toppled. P and Q got serious injuries and later on, P died of his injuries. Q and P’s next kin sued R for damages for negligent driving. What defence R has ?
1 Volenti non fit injuria
2 No responsibility towards P and Q who got a free lift
3 Inevitable accident
4 No defence

Answer: Inevitable accident
13 In contributory negligence :
1 Both parties have contributed to the negligence equally
2 Only one party is negligent and other has not taken due care
3 One party is negligent resulting in injury while the other has taken due care
4 When lack of care is equal on both sides

Answer: Only one party is negligent and other has not taken due care
14 P shoot at Q with the view to kill him. When Q was being taken to hospital, a tree fell upon Q on the way and Q died in the hospital a few days later. If it was proved that the falling of the tree caused Q’s death, then
1 P shall be responsible for the death of Q
2 Falling of tree has broken the chain of causation
3 P is not liable to pay compensation to the dependents of Q
4 P is responsible for the death of Q as Q’s death was the direct consequence of P’s act

Answer: Falling of tree has broken the chain of causation
15 Which one of the following has been laid down as basis of responsibility by the rule in Rylands Vs. Fletcher ?
1 Fault liability
2 Conditional liability
3 Strict liability
4 Insurance liability

Answer: Strict liability

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