CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2019 MCQs Questions Answer with Solution Paper Part 22

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Question 170

Principle: Whoever by words publishes any imputation concerning any person is said to defame that person.

Facts: During a marriage ceremony, A circulated a pamphlet saying sister of the bride S is a thief, she has stolen the shoes of the bridegroom.

A. A defamed S

B. A did not defame S

C. A defamed the bridegroom

D. A defamed the bride

Question 171

Principle: An employer is liable for an injury caused to an employee in the course of the employment.

Facts: A′ and B′ were working in a factory as unskilled laborers. A was carrying a basket of stones on his head. B was sitting on the ground. When A crossed B, all of a sudden, a stone fell down from the basket and hit B on his head. B died instantaneously.

A. The employer will be liable

B. The employer will not be liable

C. A will be liable

D. Both employer and A will be liable

Question 172

Principle: Damages the money recompense, as far as money can do, for the loss suffered by a person.

Facts: A, an Indian citizen, having a right to vote, was not allowed to cast his vote on the polling booth, by the returning officer. Name of A was mentioned in the voter՚s list. A has also reported at the polling booth in time. However, the candidate in whose favor A would have cast his vote won the election. A filed a suit claiming damages.

A. A will be entitled to damages

B. A will not be entitled to damages

C. A will be entitled to only nominal damages

D. A will be entitled to exemplary damages

Question 173

Principle: When a party to a contract has refused to perform, or disabled himself from performing, his promise in its entirety, the other party shall not put an end to the contract.

Facts: A engaged B on April 12 to enter his service on June 1, but on May 11, A wrote to B that his services would not be needed. On May 22, B joined C for employment.

A. B cannot put the contract to an end.

B. B can put the contract to an end.

C. C can put his contract with B to an end.

D. A must pay damages to B

Question 174

Principle: Everyone shall be permitted to take advantage of his own wrong.

Facts: A legatee was heavily drunk and driving his car at a speed of 100 Km/per hour in a crowded market. All of a sudden, his testator came on the road. There were other people on the road at that time. The car driven by legatee hit the testator and four other persons. All the five persons hit by the car died.

A. The legatee can take the benefit under the will

B. The legatee cannot take the benefit under the will

C. The legatee will be punished

D. The property of the testator will go to his heirs

Question 175

Principle: Property can be transferred only by a living person to another living person.

Facts: A′ transfers property of which he is the owner in favour of the unborn child of B.

A. Property has been transferred to the unborn child

B. Property has been transferred to B

C. Property has not been transferred to the unborn child

D. Property will be transferred to the unborn child after his birth

Question 176

Principle: An interest created, dependent upon a condition fails, if the fulfillment of the condition is impossible.

Facts: A promises to pay ₹ Ten Lakh to B on condition that he shall marry A՚s daughter C. At the date on which A gave ₹ Ten Lac to B, C was dead.

A. B՚s interest fails

B. B՚s interest fails because of immorality

C. B՚s interest fails because of prohibition by law

D. B՚s interest does not fail