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Calculus of negligence: Quiz


Question 1: The calculus of negligence is based on the ________.
Ronald CoaseSteven N. S. CheungCoase theoremLaw and economics

Question 2: In the ________, juries, with guidance from the court, decide what particular acts or omissions constitute negligence, so a reference to the standard of ordinary care removes the need to discuss this moot "rule".
CanadaPhilippinesUnited StatesAlaska

Question 3: In the United States, the calculus of negligence, or Hand rule or Hand formula, is a term coined by Judge ________ and describes a process for determining whether a legal duty of care has been breached (see negligence).
Robert BorkLearned HandOliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Political philosophy

Question 4: This relationship has been formalized by the ________ school as such: an act is in breach of the duty of care if:
Law and economicsEconometricsMicroeconomicsHeterodox economics

Question 5: The original description of the calculus was in U.S. v. Carroll Towing,[1] in which an improperly secured ________ had drifted away from a pier and caused damage to several other boats.
DredgingBargeTrain ferryCruise ship

Question 6: In ________, State and Territory legislatures require that the social utility of the activity that creates the risk of harm be taken into account in determining whether or not a reasonable person would have taken precautions against that risk of harm.
BarbadosCanadaUnited KingdomAustralia


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