See If You Can Answer This MBE Question!

A host got into a passionate debate with one of his guests at a party. The guest became infuriated at the host and threw a punch. He missed and hit a bystander instead. The guest apologized profusely, but the bystander’s husband walked over and punched the guest, breaking his nose. In a suit against the husband for battery, will the guest prevail?


(A) Yes, because the bystander was no longer in any danger when the husband retaliated.

(B) No, because the husband was acting in defense of a third party.

(C) No, because the husband’s actions were reasonable.

(D) Yes, because the husband did not fear any risk of bodily harm to himself.