The Mailbox Rule Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sol is an avid classical music fan and he attends the symphony whenever he can. He also has a large collection of instruments actually used by famous musicians. David has been the symphony’s harp player for many years and he is widely recognized as the best harpist in the world. Sol would like nothing more than to add David’s harp to his collection of instruments. On April 1st, Sol writes to David and offers to buy the harp for $10,000. Sol tells David that he will leave the offer open until April 15th. On April 14th, David writes to Sol accepting his offer. David drops the letter in the mail on the same day and Sol receives it on April 18th. On April 19th, Sol calls David and tells him that he is no longer interested in buying the harp. David immediately sues Sol for breach of contract. David will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because he accepted the offer in the same manner that Sol made the offer
Choice 2 Win, because he mailed the acceptance to Sol on April 14th
Choice 3 Lose, because Sol received the acceptance after the time for acceptance had lapsed
Choice 4 Lose, because withdrew his offer immediately after receiving David’s acceptance
Sol is an avid classical music fan and he attends the symphony whenever he can. He also has a large collection of instruments actually used by famous musicians. David has been the symphony’s harp player for many years and he is widely recognized as the best harpist is the world. Sol would like nothing more than to add David’s harp to his collection of instruments. On April 1st, Sol writes to David and offers to buy the harp for $10,000. Sol tells David that he will leave the offer open until April 15th and that, if David is agreeable to the offer, he should respond in writing. On April 14th, David calls Sol to accept the offer. On April 19th, Sol writes to David and tells him that he is no longer interested in buying the harp. David immediately sues Sol for breach of contract. David will win this case:
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False
Sol, who lives in Boston, is an avid classical music fan and he attends the symphony whenever he can. He also has a large collection of instruments actually used by famous musicians. David has been the symphony’s harp player for many years and he is widely recognized as the best harpist in the world. Sol would like nothing more than to add David’s harp to his collection of instruments. David is currently in Los Angeles, where he is taking a six month break from performing. On April 1st, Sol writes to David and offers to buy the harp for $10,000. Sol tells David that he will leave the offer open until April 15th. On April 14th, David writes a letter to Sol accepting the offer. David’s friend is about to leave on a cross country drive from LA to Boston and David, looking to save money on postage gives him the letter to take to Sol. Sol receives David’s letter one month later, on May 14th. On May 15th, Sol calls David and tells him that he is no longer interested in buying the harp. David immediately sues Sol for breach of contract. David will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because he wrote the letter of acceptance before the time for acceptance had lapsed
Choice 2 Win, because Sol did not specify a method of response so a letter is reasonable
Choice 3 Lose, because the letter took one month to get to Sol
Choice 4 Lose, because sending the letter with his friend was unreasonable so the acceptance will not be valid until Sol receives it
On April 1st, Sol writes to David and offers to buy his harp for $10,000. Sol tells David that he will leave the offer open until April 15th. On April 14th, David writes, and mails, a letter to Sol accepting the offer. On April 15th, David writes, and mails, a letter to Sol rejecting the offer. Sol receives the rejection and then, one day later, he receives the acceptance. When Sol calls David to arrange a time to make their transaction, David tells Sol that he will not sell the harp. Sol immediately sues David for breach of contract. Sol will win:
True
False
On April 1st, Sol writes to David and offers to buy his harp for $10,000. Sol tells David that he will leave the offer open until April 15th. On April 14th, David writes, and mails, a letter to Sol rejecting the offer. On April 15th, David writes, and mails, a letter to Sol accepting the offer. Sol receives the rejection and then, one day later, he receives the acceptance. When Sol calls David to arrange a time to make their transaction, David tells Sol that he will not sell the harp. Sol immediately sues David for breach of contract. Sol will win:
True
False
On April 1st, Sol writes to David and offers to buy his harp for $10,000. Sol tells David that he will leave the offer open until April 15th. On April 14th, David writes, and mails, a letter to Sol rejecting the offer. On April 15th, David writes, and mails, a letter to Sol accepting the offer. Sol receives the acceptance and then, one day later, he receives the rejection. When Sol calls David to arrange a time to make their transaction, David tells Sol that he will not sell the harp. Sol immediately sues David for breach of contract. Sol will win:
True
False

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