Chapter One

1. On what two senses is the word "property" defined? Define "title"; "possession."

2. Define "real property"; "personal property"; give some illustrations. May property be real and personal at the same time?

3. What distinction does the law make as to real and personal property in the case of death of the owner?

4. What difference is there between real and personal property in respect to transfer?

5. What kind of property does a wife have dower in?

6. What other distinctions does the law make?

7. Define "land" ; "tenement" ; "hereditament."

8. A and B have adjoining lands. A's fruit tree overhangs B's land. Is B entitled to the fruit on his side of the fence? Can be cut off the overhanging branches?

9. Is water "land"?

10. Define "advowson" ; "tithes" ; "commons" ; "ways" ; "annuities."

11. What is a chose in action? Chose in possession?

12. Enumerate with short explanation various forms of intangible personal property.

Chapter Two

13. What was "feudalism."

14. What was enfeoffment?

15. What were the incidents of the feudal estate?

16. What were the three general kinds of tenures?

Chapter Three

17. In what two ways is the word "fixture" employed?

18. A sold a piece of real estate describing it by its legal description and making no mention of any improvements or fixtures thereon. The land had upon it a residence, a barn, a rail fence, a stack of hay, some growing corn, a wind mill; and the residence had a mirror built into the panel, a heating system consisting of a furnace and steam pipes and coils; in the house were chairs, beds, tables, and other furniture. On the house was a lightning rod. In the basement were screens for the windows. State which of these things passed by the deed and which did not.

19. A theater building is sold. It contains chairs for the audience, and an organ which had been used in the entertainments. Is the buyer entitled to these items?

20. Do gas fixtures, chandeliers, and gas ranges, go with a sale of the real estate?

21. A buys a house on installments, with the provision that on failure of payment, he may be declared in default, and a forfeiture declared. Before default he had some storm doors put on the house, removable by merely lifting off the same hinges used for the screens in summer time. Has he a right to these doors if he forfeits his title?

22. What is the rule between mortgagor and mortgagee as to annexations ?

23. A rents a building from B for the purpose of conducting a restaurant on the first floor and living on the second. On the second floor he places his furniture, fastens a chandelier on the gas system, and puts in a gas range in his kitchen; on the first floor he puts up counters which are fastened to the floors, builds a substantial petition, puts up a telephone booth, and puts an awning over the front show windows. What is he entitled to take away at the end of his tenancy ?

Chapter Four

24. In what two classes are growing products placed?

25. A owns a farm. During the summer while crops are maturing he sells the property to B, no mention being made of the crops. Is B entitled to them?

26. A sells his crops to B under an oral agreement? A afterwards refuses to go on with the bargain and claims that the sale is unenforceable because a sale of real estate and not in writing. Is it enforceable?

Chapter Five

27. A sells B the uncut ice on his land. Is this a sale of real or personal property?

28. What does the text state in reference to rocks and stones?

Chapter Six

29. Is a promise to make a gift enforceable? Why?

30. What are the two kinds of gifts? What practical distinction between them? Is delivery essential in each case?

31. A tells B that he can have the contents in his trunk, and tells B that he can find the key to the trunk tied to it. B looks for the key and cannot find it. A then tells B that he will have a search made. That night A dies. B claims the contents of the trunk and A's heirs claim them. Who is entitled to them?

32. A goes into a barber shop and while being waited upon leaves a book in the window and goes away forgetting it. B, another customer, comes in, discovers the book and claims it. A is unknown. The barber resists B's claims and brings a suit for the possession of the book. Who is entitled to the book as between A, B, and the barber ?

33. Assume in the question above that A had dropped the book upon the floor of C's shop and B had found and claimed it, would your answer be the same?

34. What is treasure trove? To whom does it belong on discovery ?

35. How may one acquire title to wild animals? How is such title lost?

36. What is the rule in reference to acquiring title in fish and other marine animals?

37. What do we mean by title by confusion?

38. A has a lot of sheep and by accident they get mixed with B's sheep. Neither A nor B can identify his own sheep. Who owns the sheep?

39. What do we mean by title by accession?

40. A finds a board belonging to B which he takes a fancy to and carries it away and builds it into a carriage. What are B's rights ?

41. Assume under the same circumstances that A thought that the board belonged to him, would this make any difference?

Chapter Seven

42. What are freehold estates?

43. What two kinds of fees were there at common law?

44. What two general kinds of life estates are there?

45. What were the future estates?

Chapter Eight

46. A deeds land to "B and his heirs." What kind of estate has B? Can B sell this land to C, and thereby cut off his own heirs or can they claim that they take under the deed from A? If the deed had been to A and his children, would your answer be the same? In that case would it make any difference whether the children were In fact at A's death all of his heirs?