LAW QUIZ!

Fancy being a lawyer for a day?   Family Law Head Mr Lim Chong Boon has designed a series of questions to test your suitability for the law.  Take our Law Quiz and see how you perform!

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Fancy being a lawyer for a day?

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Take our Fun Quiz and see how well you know the law!

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1.  Mrs Donoghue met her friend in a cafe.  Her friend bought her a ginger beer. She was ill after having drunk some of it because the bottle had a dead snail in it! However, she had not bought the bottle so she had no contract with the shop owner or the bottle manufacturer.  Can she sue the manufacturer?

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a.  Yes, using the famous “neighbour principle.”  You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour.

 .b.  No, using the famous “neighbour principle.”  Mrs Donoghue did not purchase the ginger beer and therefore cannot be considered a “neighbour.”

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2.   Which of the following is not “unreasonable behaviour” in divorce?

a.   the parties do not get along any more.
b.   one spouse shows no respect for the other spouse.
c.  one spouse frequently threatens the other.
d.   one spouse refuses intimacy.

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3.   What does “Abecedarian” mean when used in a US court of law?

a.  Big Bird trying to pronounce the entire alphabet as one word.
b.  the cousin word for “Abracadabra”.
c.  something rudimentary.
d.  something wonderful.

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4.  What is a “joint tenancy” when you purchase a property in Singapore?

a.  you purchased the property with 2 tenants.
b.  you co-owned the property with the other purchaser, the share of each passes to the other on death.
c.   you co-owned the property with the other purchaser, the share of which does not pass to the other on death.
d.   your property is not freehold.

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5.   The word “deny” has a very specific meaning in legal drafting.  When your lawyer says you “deny” the allegations, your lawyer actually means:

a.   you intend to put forward a different version of events from that given by the claimant, and you will state your own version.
b.  you are challenging the claimant to prove his case, as you will not be offering your own version.

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6.   A woman is making a Will.  Assume that all other requirements are met.  Is the Will valid if:

a.  it is witnessed by the beneficiaries.
b.  it was not drafted by a lawyer.
c.   it is written in English but the woman does not read English.
d.   the woman left her estate to her beloved cats.

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7.   You just lent $1,000 to your best friend.  If he does not return you the money, you must sue within:

a.  3 years.
b.  6 years.
c.   1 years.
d.  5 years.

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8.  In Singapore, a husband cannot be accused of rape against his wife.

a.  True
b.  False

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9.   In divorce law, if you have “custody of the children”, it means:

a.  you can make a decision whether the child should go for a medical operation.
b.  you can make a decision which school the child goes to.
c.  you can make a decision regarding the child’s religion.
d.  you have actual physical custody of the child.
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10.  If the punishment for parking on double yellow lines were death, and therefore nobody did it, would that be a just and effective law? (admissions interview question at Oxford University)

a.  Yes.
b.  No.
c.  Explain.

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11.  You bought an antique vase for $10,000 from X.  X had stolen the vase the day before.  You are a bona fide purchaser without knowledge of the theft.  The original owner of the vase now demands his vase back.  Both you and the original owner are innocent. Generally speaking, who has title to the vase?

a.  You.

b.  the original owner.

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12.  You bought a second hand car from a car dealer.  You did not ask to see the log card.  The car dealer absconded with your payment and did not transfer the car to you.  The original owner, who had sent the car to the car dealer on consignment to sell, did not receive any payment.  Both you and the original owner are innocent.  Generally speaking, who has title to the car?

a.  You.

b.   the original owner.

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13.   “I will get a greater share of matrimonial assets and custody of my children if I can prove that my spouse has committed adultery and beaten me up.”  Is this statement generally true or false under Singapore divorce law?

a.  True.
b.  False.

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14.  In contract law, there must be an offer, acceptance and consideration.  “Consideration” in contract law means:

a.   the time taken to consider whether to accept the contract.
b.  the value of the contract.
c.  either some benefit received by the promisor, or some detriment to the promisee.

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15.   You need to be connected to wi-fi urgently.  You decide to connect to your neighbour’s wifi without his permission.   What are the possible penalties?

a.  $10,000 fine and/or up to 3 years in jail.
b.   community service.
c.  You’re kidding, right?

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16.  It’s a hot day.  Your air conditioning is not working.  You decide to take off your clothes and walk around in your birthday suit in your own house.  Is this an offence in Singapore?

a  Yes.
b.  No.
c.  Only if my neighbours see me.

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17.  A wife discovers that her husband has committed adultery.  She continues living with him for more than 6 months because he promised to change and the wife was worried about the impact of divorce on the children.  After 6 months, she decides to divorce. Is she able to file for divorce based on his adultery?

a.  Yes.
b.  No.

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18.  In family law, what are the assets that can be divided?

a.  the husband’s own money in his own bank account.
b.  the wife’s own money in her own bank account.
c.  joint accounts.
d.  CPF monies.

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19.   You are a director of a company.    You signed a guarantee together with another director to secure a loan for the company.  Later on, you left the company.  Are you still personally liable under the guarantee?

a.  No, I have already left the company.
b.  No, I am not the owner.
c.  Yes, but I am only liable for 50% of the guarantee.
d.  Yes, for 100% of the guarantee.

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20.  If a wife had expressed distaste for it previously, would her husband’s habit of putting marmalade in his egg at breakfast be grounds for divorce? (interview question from Cambridge University)

a.  Yes.
b.  No.
c.  Explain.

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21.  What rights do animals have in Singapore?

a. the right not to be terrified by any person.
b.  the right not to be infuriated by any person.
c.  the right not to be kicked by any person.
d.  All of the above.

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22.  In litigation, what are “pleadings”?

a.  documents that set out the facts of your case.

b.  documents that set out the evidence of your case.

c.   documents in which your lawyer pleads for your leniency.

d.  your lawyer’s written arguments.

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23.  A “Grant of Probate” is required from the court when:

a.  a person dies with a Will.

b.  a person dies without a Will.

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24.  You engaged a contractor to renovate your house for $50,000.  But you are not happy with the service.  You decide to pay using sacks of 50 cents coins.  Is this payment valid?

a. Yes.

b.  No.

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25.  A man and his friends make preparations for committing gang robbery, but the act was never carried out.  Has the man committed an offence?

a.  Yes.

b.  No.

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26.  A obtains property from  by saying, “Your child is in the hands of my gang, and will be put to death unless you send us $1,000.” This is extortion, but is it also robbery?

a.  Yes.

b.  No.

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27.   Tom married Betty.  They lived together with Betty’s two children, A and B, from an earlier marriage.  Tom accepted A and B as members of his family even though they are not his natural children.  Betty files for divorce.  Is Tom obliged to continue to maintain A and B until they turn 21 years old?

a.  Yes.

b.  No.

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