Contract Law (CLAT Legal-Aptitude): Questions 35 - 36 of 97

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Question number: 35

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

PRINCIPLE: When at the desire of one person, any other person has done or abstained from doing something, such act or abstinence or promise is called a consideration for the promise. Only a promise coupled with consideration is enforceable by law.

FACTS: X, the uncle of Y, made a promise to pay him an amount of Rs. 10, 000/- as reward if Y quits smoking and drinking within one year. X also deposited the above mentioned amount in a bank and informed Y that the said amount will be paid to him if he quits smoking and drinking within one year. Within a period of six months of making the promise X died. After the expiry of one year of making the promise by X, Y made a request to the legal heirs of X demanding the promised money. The legal heirs of X declined the request of Y.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The promise of X to Y is enforceable by law because Y has quitted smoking and drinking

b.

The promise of X to Y is not enforceable by law because Y has benefitted by quitting smoking and drinking

c.

The promise of X to Y is enforceable by law because the amount of Rs. 10, 000/- has been deposited in a bank

d.

The promise of X to Y is enforceable by law because X has died within a period of six months of making the promise

Question number: 36

» Contract Law

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Assertion (Ꭺ)

Wagers and contingent contracts are similar to each other as far as enforceability is concerned.

Reason (Ꭱ)

One of them may be enforced on the taking place of a particular event.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

b.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

c.

Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false

d.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

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