Contract enforcable or not?

Sally wants to marry Harry. Sally is a very wealthy descendant of a rich oil family and has a sizeable estate. Harry promises to marry Sally if Sally conveys the beach house in Mexico to him. Sally hugs him and agrees. Enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 2
Michael owns a print shop business. Jackson owns and operates a catering company. Jackson comes to Michael one day and says I want to make an order for 50 blue aprons with my name and logo on it. Michael says “ok” and they agree on a price of $4,000. They are in a hurry and don’t do any paperwork. Michael order the aprons and begins putting the name and logo on them. Jackson calls and says “nevermind, I don’t need them anymore.” Michael gets mad but Jackson says “the contract is not enforceable anyways since it was oral and for goods more than $500”. Is Jackson correct?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 3
Jordan wants to lease an office building from Michael for 1 year. Michael says “as long as you’ll pay me what the previous tenant paid, you can lease it.” Jordan says ok and moves in the next day. Enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 4
Billy the kid is a skilled gunsman and bodyguard. He normally charges $500 per day. Jake needs protection and wants to hire Billy. Billy tells Jake it will cost $500 per day. Jake says no problem. They type up the contract and neither party realized the contract said $5.00 per day. The contract says clearly that this is their complete agreement. A few days later Jake re-reads it and discovers the error. He promptly pays Billy the sum of $10.00 for two days of work. Billy says “you owe me $1,000”. Jake says “I know we talked about it, but that’s not what the contract says”. Can Billy enforce the $500 per day rule?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 5
Farmer Bill raises cows. Ted would like to buy some cows from Farmer Bill. Ted tells Farmer Bill that he will buy all the cattle Farmer Bill can produce over the next 13 months. Farmer Bill says ok and they shake on it. Enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 6
Moriarity and Holmes enter into an oral contract by which Moriarity promises to sell and Holmes promises to buy Blackacre for $10,000. Moriarity repudiates the contract by writing a letter to Holmes the next day stating “Our agreement was oral. It, therefore, is not binding upon me and I shall not carry it out.” Thereafter, Holmes sues Moriarity for specific performance of the contract. Enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 7
Thomas and Mike agree on Jan 1st, 2015, that Mike will come work for Thomas for 9 months, beginning on June 1st, 2015. They spit in their hands and shake on it. Enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 8
Liz orally agrees to buy 1,000 clocks from David for $15,000. David delivers 300 to Liz, who receives and accepts them. Is it enforceable as to the 300?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 9
David Ortiz would like a parking lot behind the Green Monster at Fenway Park and turn it into his retirement house. The Red Sox agree to sell it to him for $100,000 as long as he puts $20,000 down with the rest payable in 120 days. They shake on it. David Ortiz, with permission of the Red Sox, starts building his house on the property. The Red Sox then get a better offer on the parking lot and return David’s down payment and say they aren’t going to sell it to him anymore. Is the initial contract enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No

Question 10
Wally wants to buy Sally’s tractor. They agree that Wally will buy it for $400. They write up a contract, but forget to put the price in there. Wally gives Sally the $400 and then Sally gives him the tractor. If later, Sally comes back and wants more money from Wally even though they agreed on $5,000, is the original contract enforceable?
Select one:
a. Yes
b. No
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Asked Feb 14, 2017

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