CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude: Questions 455 - 458 of 1064

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Question number: 455

» Law: Nature and Classification

Appeared in Year: 2009

MCQ▾

Question

Joint heirs to a property are called

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Co-heirs

b.

Coparceners

c.

Joint owners

d.

Successors

Question number: 456

» Tort

MCQ▾

Question

Which of the following is not a defense to the tort of defamation?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Truth of the matter

b.

A fair comment or opinion on the matter

c.

Privilege

d.

None of the above

Question number: 457

» Legal Terms

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Question

Which of the following is the meaning of the legal term in pari materia?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

On like subject matter

b.

Ab initio

c.

At the outset

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question number: 458

» Criminal Law

Appeared in Year: 2012

MCQ▾

Question

Principle: Nothing is an offence merely by reason of its being done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause harm, if it be done without any criminal intention to cause harm, and in good faith for the purpose of preventing or avoiding other harm to a person or property.

Facts: Mr. Sharman, the Captain of a steam vessel, suddenly and without any fault or negligence on his part, finds himself in such a position that, before he can stop his vessel, he must inevitably run down a boat B, with twenty or thirty passengers on board, unless he changes the course of his vessel, and that, by changing his course, he must incur the risk of running down a boat C with only two passengers on board and which he may possibly clear.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Sharman has committed no offence because this was done out of necessity

b.

This is a clear case of accident so Sharman cannot be held responsible

c.

Sharman can be held responsible for culpable homicide

d.

Sharman can be held responsible for the act of criminal negligence

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