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CONTRACT VOCABULARY QUIZ:

If you want to test your knowledge and vocabulary on English contract law, here is a short quiz.

Each of the following statements, 1-10, has a gap [………………]. Which word, from the four options (a)-(d) under each statement is the most appropriate word to fit the gap?

The answers are given at the end of the quiz. Good luck!



1. In order to form a legally binding contract in English law, four elements must be present: offer, acceptance, ………………………, and an intention to create legal relations.


a. price

b. money

c. consideration

d. value


2. When a contract is signed, it becomes legally binding on the parties who have entered ………. it.


a. upon

b. on

c. in

d. into


3. A contract will contain express terms, which are those written down in the contract. A contract may also contain other terms, which are not written down, which are called …………………….. terms.


a. implicated

b. implied

c. silent

d. suggested


4. When one party to a contract does not perform their obligations under it, we say that they have ……………………….. the contract.


a. failed

b. broached

c. breached

d. fractured


5. Under English law, an ‘offer’ must be distinguished from an …………………………….. to treat.


a. invitation

b. invite

c. initiation

d. expectation


6. Under English law, most contracts can either be written or ………………………


a. spoken

b. said

c. orated

d. oral


7. During a contract negotiation, if one party has made a statement of fact which is untrue, and which the other party has relied on, under English law this may be a ……………………………………………….


a. misunderstanding

b. misrepresentation

c. misinformation

d. misspeaking


8. Under English law, there are three kinds of contract terms. These are conditions, ………………………, and ‘innominate terms’.


a. guarantees

b. promises

c. terms

d. warranties


9. If someone signs a contract because they have been threatened by the other party that, if they don’t, something bad may happen to them, the contract has been signed under …………………………………


a. force

b. duress

c. threat

d. obligation


10. If one party breaches a contract, the other party may want to bring legal proceedings and try to recover ………………………………..


a. money

b. payment

c. damage

d. damages







ANSWERS:

1. (c) – consideration

2. (d) – into

3. (b) – implied

4. (c) – breached

5. (a) – invitation

6. (d) – oral

7. (b) – misrepresentation

8. (d) – warranties

9. (b) – duress

10. (d) - damages



(c) Cambridge Legal English Academy 2021


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