Hmmm...we did not cover assault, only battery. We did not cover emotional distress either.
I see your points Dean Prosser. My eyes are now open. Do you think it would be helpful to make a checklist and just run down the checklist during the exam...checking to see if anything applies?
I think you should make an outline of all the possible issues and causes of action, and also the defenses to them. Then rank them in a hierarchy to discuss them. So in this hypo, Assault would be #1, then Battery, then Trespass, then IIED, etc.
Even though I have written many Torts Casebooks, Law Review articles, testified before congress, and am deceased (testate, of course), I have never taken a Torts exam, but assuming the nature of this area of law, the more causes of action you can “make,” the better - even if you find them so ridiculous as I do!