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Chp. 11


1.      Jill tells Ken, who has no knowledge of literary comedy, that she will tutor him in the subject for $50. As an offer, this is


a.         effective.

b.         not effective, because comedy is not a serious subject.

c.         not effective, because Jill’s tutoring will be subjective.

d.         not effective, because Ken has no knowledge of the subject.




2.      John says to Kris, “I would like to sell you my sports memorabilia collec­tion.” This is not an offer because it


                    a.         does not describe the subject matter specifically.

b.         does not include a price term.

c.         only expresses an opinion.

d.         only invites Kris to negotiate.




3.      Consumer Sales, Inc. (CSI), sends its catalogue to Dean and includes a “person­alized” letter inviting him to buy any item in the catalogue at the advertised price. This is


                   a.         an offer because of the “person­alized” letter.

b.         an offer because there is no room for price negotiation.

c.         an offer only if Dean previously bought items from CSI.

d.         not an offer.



 4.      Brick Products, Inc., files a suit against City Trucking Service for breach of contract, based on what Brick claims was City’s offer. For a court to de­termine if a contract has been breached, under the common law, the offer must include terms that are


            a.         exactly precise.

            b.         reasonably definite.

            c.         unequivocally approximate.

            d.         vague or uncertain.




5.      Elmore offers to sell a Ford F-150 for $7,500 to Grace. Before Grace can respond, Elmore refers to the prices for similar Fords and says, “Forget it. I changed my mind.” Elmore’s offer was terminated by


a.         Elmore.

b.         Ford.

c.         Grace.

d.         no one—Elmore’s offer is still open.



6.      Quick Transport, Inc., offers to sell a truckload of palettes to Rapid Delivery Company. Before accepting the offer, Rapid learns that the palettes have been sold to Speedy Trucking Corporation. Quick is


                   a.         liable to Rapid for breach of contract.

b.         liable to Speedy for breach of contract.

c.         not liable, because the sale revoked the offer to Rapid.

d.         not liable, if Quick offers substitute goods to Rapid.




7.      Business Properties, Inc. (BPI), offers to sell a warehouse to Corporate Investments. Corporate says that it will pay BPI $100 to hold the offer open for three business days. This


a.         creates an illegal contract by adding a clause to BPI’s offer.

b.         makes the offer irrevocable for three days if BPI accepts.

                    c.         negates BPI’s offer by changing the price term.

d.         voids BPI’s offer by extending the time term.




8.      Callie owns two trucks. She offers to sell the Dodge for $20,000 to Evan, who accepts. She offers to sell the Ford for $20,000 to Gwen, who says, “Too much.” Callie’s offer was terminated by


a.         Evan and Gwen.

b.         Evan only.

                   c.         Gwen only.

d.         neither Evan nor Gwen.




9.      Sunshine Cell Phone Company offers to buy a laser printer, with a case of paper and an extra car­tridge, from Office Products, Inc. (OPI), for $200. Paul, OPI’s representative, says, “Okay, but no paper and no extra car­tridge.” Paul has


                   a.         accepted the offer.

b.         made a counteroffer without rejecting the offer.

c.         rejected the offer and made a counteroffer.

d.         rejected the offer without making a counteroffer.




10.   State Bank offers to lend money to Rodeo Promotions, Inc., at 15 percent interest. Before Rodeo accepts, a statute is enacted prohibiting loans at interest rates greater than 12 percent. Rodeo and the bank have


            a.         have a contract for a loan at 15 percent interest.

            b.         have a contract for a loan at 12 percent interest.

            c.         have a contract for a loan at 0 percent interest.

            d.         no contract for a loan.




11.   Eve tells Finlay that she will pay him $50 if he unloads her truck. Finlay’s acceptance is complete


            a.         as soon as Finlay says he will unload the truck.

            b.         once Finlay starts to unload the truck.

            c.         only after Finlay unloads the truck.

            d.         when Finlay hears Eve’s offer.




12.   Retail Investment Company offers to sell a certain mall to Shopping Stores, Inc., if it accepts before 10 a.m. Monday. A contract is formed if Shopping Stores’ acceptance is received


            a.         any time on Monday.

            b.         before 10 a.m. Monday.

            c.         before 11 a.m. Monday.

            d.         within twenty-four hours of 10 a.m. Monday.




13.   Final Foto, Inc., makes photo and video editing software, which includes a shrink-wrap agreement. Gert buys a package of the software. With respect to the contract for the software’s purchase, the shrink-wrap agreement may not be enforced if


a.         Gert does not read it.

b.         Gert learns of it after contracting.

c.         Gert learns of it before contracting.

                   d.         the quality of the software is poor.




14.   Mica buys “Nature,” a movie, through Open View, an online entertainment vendor. Before completing the purchase and downloading “Nature,” Mica is asked to review a warning not to make and sell a copy of it but is not required to click “I agree.” This warning is


a.         a browse-wrap term.

                   b.         a click-on agreement.

c.         a shrink-wrap agreement.

d.         none of the choices.



15.   Overnight Delivery Service delivers a package to Pam. At the request of Overnight’s delivery person, to acknowledge receipt Pam signs a digital pad. This signing creates


a.         a cybernotarized signature.

b.         a digitized handwritten signature.

c.         an asymmetric .cryptosystemic signature.

                   d.         a public-key infrastructure digital signature.




16.   Global Shipping Corporation enters into contracts with distributors and other buyers in e-commerce and in traditional commerce. The UETA applies, if at all, only to those transactions in which the parties agree to use


            a.         electronic means.

            b.         paper documents.

            c.         updates and cross-checks to orally verify any e-terms.

            d.         notarized documents.




17.   Shelby offers to make digital copies of Relay Company’s business conference videotapes, CDs, DVDs, and other media for $500. Under the mailbox rule and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), Relay’s acceptance by e-mail will be considered effective when


a.         received.

b.         sent.

c.         followed up by a confirmation letter sent by regular mail.

d.         composed on a Relay computer.




18.   Consumer Payments Processing Corporation (CPPC) and Mall Kiosk Company make a deal for CPPC’s services, via e-records. Under the UETA, an e-record is considered received when


                   a.         it enters the recipient’s processing system in a readable form.

                   b.         the recipient is aware of its receipt.

c.         the recipient is aware that it has been sent.

d.         it leaves the sender’s control.




19.   On behalf of Bay Oyster Company, Celia types her name at the bottom of an e-mail purchase order and submits the order to Deepwater Parts Company. Under the UETA, Celia’s typed name qualifies as


                      a.         her “signature.”

                      b.         a cybernotary.

   c.         a partnering agreement.

   d.         nothing.




20.   Office Application Corporation (OAC) sends an e-record to Precision Design, Inc. Under the UETA, the record will be considered received when


a.         it enters Precision’s processing system in a readable form.

b.         a Precision representative is aware of its receipt.

                   c.         it is midway between the parties’ processing systems.

                   d.         passes out of OAC’s control even if it is not in a readable form.



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