Tort Immunity Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homer and his son Bart are throwing rocks at some squirrels in their backyard. Homer, who has notoriously bad aim, misses the squirrel he was aiming for and, instead, ends up throwing his rock through the kitchen window of his house. Homer’s wife Marge is standing in the kitchen baking some doughnuts and the rock hits her in the head. In an action for negligence against Homer, Marge will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because Homer was negligent in throwing the rock
Choice 2 Win, because Marge lives on the property
Choice 3 Lose, because Marge and Homer are married
Choice 4 Lose, because Marge cannot prove that Homer threw the rock
Homer and his son Bart are throwing rocks at some squirrels in their backyard. Homer decides that it would be more fun to throw rocks at people and, instead of aiming for the squirrels, he throws a rock at Bart instead. The rock hits Bart in the head, giving him a concussion. In an action for battery against Homer, Bart will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because throwing rocks is a dangerous activity
Choice 2 Win, because Homer intentionally threw the rock at Bart
Choice 3 Lose, because Homer is Bart’s father
Choice 4 Lose, because Bart was contributorily negligent by throwing rocks himself

Homer and his son Bart are throwing rocks at some squirrels in their backyard. Homer, who has notoriously bad aim, misses the squirrel he was aiming for and, instead, ends up hitting Bart in the head with his rock. In an action for negligence against Homer, Bart will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because throwing rocks is a dangerous activity
Choice 2 Win, because Homer intentionally threw the rock at Bart
Choice 3 Lose, because Homer is Bart’s father
Choice 4 Lose, because Bart was contributorily negligent by throwing rocks himself

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