Law Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Law Quiz Set 8

Questions
1 “Tortious liability arises from breach of duty, primarily fixed by law; this duty is towards persons generally and its breach is redressable by an action for unliquidated damages” This definition is given by
1 Winfield
2 Salmond
3 Flemmings
4 Goodheart

Answer: Winfield
2 The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India as per
1 Article 40
2 Article 43
3 Article 44
4 Article 48

Answer: Article 44
3 In India sovereignty lies with
1 The Constitution
2 The Supreme Court
3 The Parliament
4 The People

Answer: The People
4 The Supreme Court of India formulated the doctrine of eclipse in
1 Bhikaji Narain Dhakras Vs State of M.P
2 Bashesharnath Vs Income Tax Commissioner
3 State of W.B. Vs Anwar Ali Sarkar
4 Maneka Gandhi Vs Union of India

Answer: Bhikaji Narain Dhakras Vs State of M.P
5 “True law is that which has right reason in agreement with nature” was propagated by
1 Cicero
2 Hart
3 Grotius
4 Salmond

Answer: Grotius
6 ‘X’ a servant finds a bag at the basement of the shop. He hands it over to ‘Y’ the owner of the shop, who asks him to place it in the almirah. Now, the bag is in possession of
1 ‘X’ because he was the finder
2 ‘Y’ because he was the owner of the shop
3 ‘X’ because he has kept it in the almirah
4 ‘Y’ because in him there was union of corpus and animus

Answer: ‘Y’ because in him there was union of corpus and animus
7 Jus Cogens means
1 Peremptory norm of international law
2 Norm of international law
3 Peremptory norm which does not permit derogation
4 None of the above

Answer: Peremptory norm which does not permit derogation
8 Which one of the following is primary source of international law ?
1 Decisions of International Court of Justice
2 Resolutions of U.N. General Assembly
3 General Principles of law recognized by Civilized Nations
4 None of the abovet

Answer: General Principles of law recognized by Civilized Nations
9 Arrange the grounds of divorce in the order in which they appear in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Use the codes given below :
  1. Mutual consent
  2. Break down
  3. Fault
  4. Customary

Codes :

1 III II I IV
2 II III IV I
3 I II III IV
4 IV III I II

Answer: IV III I II
10 The petition for divorce by mutual consent may be presented if the spouses have been living separately for a period of
1 One year
2 Two years
3 Three years
4 None of the above

Answer: One year
11 Arrange the following concepts in which they appeared. Use the code given below :
  1. Invitation to offer
  2. Damage
  3. Offer
  4. Damages

Codes :

1 I, III, II ,IV
2 I, III, IV, II
3 III, I, II, IV
4 I, IV, III, II

Answer: I, III, II ,IV
12 Which one of the following pairs does not match ?
1 Novation of -Section 62 contract
2 Agreement in -Section 29 restraint of legal proceedings
3 Tender of -Section 38 performance
4 Unlawful object -Section 23 and consideration

Answer: Agreement in -Section 29 restraint of legal proceedings
13 Mental condition of the wrong-doer at the time of wrong doing is
1 relevant in all torts
2 relevant to torts based on fault
3 relevant in torts based on strict liability
4 not relevant in tortious liability

Answer: relevant to torts based on fault
14 Consider the following set of legal propositions :
  1. A person can claim damages for all wrongs he has suffered
  2. A person can claim damages for wrongs only if they are caused intentionally
  3. A person can claim damages for a wrong if it is caused by infringement of the legal right
  4. A person can claim damages even if he has suffered no loss

Of these above propositions which are correct ?

1 (1) and (2)
2 (3) and (4)
3 (1) and (3)
4 (2) and (4)

Answer: (3) and (4)
15 Which of the meaning given for the maxim “Actus me invite factus non est mens actus” is correct ?
1 Merely a voluntary act by me will not be a crime with a criminal intention
2 An act done by me against my will is not my act
3 Neither I nor my person can be held liable for an act done under compulsion
4 All of them

Answer: An act done by me against my will is not my act

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