Intentional Infliction Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check ALL that apply

Josh Lyman has just delivered the keynote speech at a dinner honoring his many years of public service. In attendance are the President of the United States, the members of the Supreme Court, several U.S. Senators and two hundred other admirers. Josh returns to his seat to a standing ovation but, as he is about to sit down, Josh’s friend Sam pulls his chair out from under him and Josh falls on the floor. Josh is unharmed but is highly embarrassed by the incident. If Josh sues Sam, he will be able to recover for:

Choice 1 Assault
Choice 2 Battery
Choice 3 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Choice 4 False Imrisonment
Tigger and Pooh are having tea with Rabbit, E-or, Piglet, Kanga and Roo. As Pooh is about to take his seat at the table, Tigger pulls Pooh’s chair out from under him and Pooh falls to the floor. Pooh is not hurt by Tigger’s trick but he is embarrassed. If Pooh sues Tigger, he will be able to recover for:
Choice 1 Assault
Choice 2 Battery
Choice 3 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Choice 4 False Imprisonment
Marco is lying in a hammock that is suspended between two trees on his property. Marco's neighbor, Polo, decides to aim a water balloon at Marco. Marco, who sees the balloon coming at him, tries to get away but cannot. The balloon hits Marco in the chest. Marco is unhurt by the balloon, but he is soaking wet. In an action against Polo, Marco can recover for:

Choice 1 Assault
Choice 2 Battery
Choice 3 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Choice 4 False Imprisonment

 

CONVENTIONAL MULTIPLE CHOICE

Tweedy knows that Sylvester has a morbid fear of spiders. As a practical joke, Tweedy buys some rubber spiders and puts them in Sylvester’s bed while Sylvester is sleeping. When Sylvester wakes up, he sees several spiders on his bed and is frightened so badly that he suffers a nervous breakdown. In an action against Tweedy for intentional infliction of emotional distress, Sylvester will probably:

Choice 1 Lose, because the spiders were not real
Choice 2 Win, because Tweedy knew of Sylvester’s abnormal fear of spiders
Choice 3 Lose, because reasonable people are not morbidly afraid of spiders
Choice 4 Lose, because Tweedy’s intentions were not malicious

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