GOVT 406 Quiz 1
GOVT 406 Quiz Nonpossessory Interests in Real Estate
- In constructing the railroads in the United States, thousands of landowners granted the federal government easements for the placement of railroad tracks. As rail travel declined, many of the routes were no longer used. Many of the railroad tracks were dismantled formally by cities and towns and many were dismantled informally by those seeking to utilize the iron from the tracks and the wooden ties. In some cases, the tracks were turned into bicycle paths that have served recreational and commuter needs. What are the rights of the cities and towns that removed the rails and converted the easements to bike paths?
- An easement:
- X owns an easement in Y’s property that permits X to operate his factory so that polluted air can travel over Y’s property. X’s easement is an example of:
- The Axrods own a landlocked tract of land. When they bought it from the Bonhams, who owned the full tract, they did not obtain an easement.
- Which of the following is true about a license?
- Hal Divelbiss owned a corner lot located next to an elementary school. Children from the neighborhood cut across the lot diagonally as they were walking to school. The children did so with such frequency that there was a visible path across Hal’s property. The children had been using the path since the school opened in 1971. On December 1, 2000, Hal placed a fence around the perimeter of the lot and the children could no longer use their well-established short cut. The school and the children:
- Angela holds an easement that prevents Bill from planting willow trees. Angela and Bill are adjoining landowners, and Angela obtained the easement because she felt the roots of willow trees would harm her in-ground swimming pool. Who is the dominant tenement?
- A solar easement is an example of:
- Which element is common to easements by implication and easements by necessity?
- An easement by prescription is really just a license.
- Public utility easements are not transferable with the land.
- The scope of an express easement cannot be expanded.
- Jennifer grants an access easement to Cynthia across her property. Cynthia could lose her easement through non-use.
- The dominant estate is the one holding the easement.
- Easements have been used to preserve farmland.
- A utility easement ends once the servient estate is transferred.
- Jennifer grants an access easement to Cynthia across her property. Jennifer could have accomplished the same purpose and given the same rights through a license.
- A conservation easement is a negative easement.
- A license must be in writing to be valid.
GOVT 406 Quiz 2
GOVT 406 Quiz Describing Land Interests
Covers the Textbook material from Module 2: Week 2.
- What is the effect of attaching a plat map to a deed with the following description: “The Doonesbury Inn at Salisbury, Maryland.”
- Plat map descriptions:
- How many sections in a township?
- The following description appears in a deed: “Lot 27 of Candlelight Estates IV, as per plat recorded in Book of Maps 30, page 80, in the Office of the County Recorder of Holim County, Utah.”
- Grids are the segments of land:
- Metes and bounds descriptions start from a reference point and describe property by:
- Which of the following are placed every 24 miles in the government survey?
- The NE-1/4 of the NW-1/4 and the SE-1/4 have how many acres?
- The following description appears in a deed: “The home at 4244 Seville Street, Indigo, CA.” This description:
- The name for the vertical lines that run parallel to the Salt Lake meridian is:
- If there is a plat map and a metes and bounds description with an ambiguity, the plat map will control the result.
- “I hereby convey my farm” is a sufficient legal description.
- “The land that includes the Wind Song cave” is a sufficient legal description.
- A street address is a sufficient legal description.
- Oral evidence can be used to clarify a patent ambiguity.
- A plat map shows the dimensions of lots.
- There are 36 sections in a township.
- The NE-1/4 of a section has 60 acres.
- Parol evidence cannot be used to create a valid description.
- A township is six miles square.