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This Torts quiz, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on November 4, 1955, consists of a single question:

A, aged 12, reaches through a fence and picks up a stone from B's land and throws it at C, a playmate. The stone missed its mark and went in the direction of, a bystander. D, in dodging the stone, inadvertently bumped into E, knocking from E's grasp a costly vase belonging to F which was being carried by E. E, thinking D was attacking him, struck D knocking him unconscious. What torts, if any, have been committed? Against whom? By whom? Why or why not?

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Quiz, 4 Nov 1955