Contract Law (CLAT Legal-Aptitude): Questions 13 - 14 of 97

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Question number: 13

» Contract Law


Assertion (Ꭺ)

The guarantee in a contract of guarantee may be oral or written.

Reason (Ꭱ)

Oral or written guarantee may work as it is a contract to perform the promise, or discharge the liability, of any person in case of his default.


Choice (4) Response
a. Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false
b. Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ
c. Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ
d. Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

Question number: 14

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2013



PRINCIPLE: An agreement to do an act impossible in itself cannot be enforced by a court of law.

FACTS: Ramesh agrees with his girlfriend Shilpa to pluck stars from the sky through his extraordinary will power, and bring them down on earth for her within a week. After the expiry of one week, Shilpa filed a suit for damages against Ramesh for the breach of contract as Ramesh failed to perform his promise.


Choice (4) Response

Shilpa can succeed in getting damages as Ramesh has deceived her.


The court cannot entertain such suits as the act promised under the agreement is impossible in itself.


Ramesh cannot be held liable as he honestly believes that his love for Shilpa is true and, therefore, he will succeed in his endeavor.


Ramesh can be held liable for making an absurd promise.

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