With Brexit being a hot topic, this month’s quiz focuses on Britain’s role in the EU and other historical separations.
The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most welcome.
1. What year did Great Britain join the Common Market?
2. When (if) Great Britain leaves the European Union, will English remain an offical language of the EU?
C. Not decided yet.
3. In what year was Ireland partitioned?
4. In what year was India partitioned?
5. True or False: Burma (Myanmar) was formerly a part of British India?
6. What year did the American Confederacy declare secession from the United States of America?
7. What year did Singapore become a separate nation from Malaysia?
8. When did Rhodesia make its Unilateral Declaration of Independence?
9. What year did the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics cease to exist?
10. What grouping was created with the intention of it becoming a successor to the Soviet Union?
A. Union of Soviet Republics
B. The Greater Russian Union
C. The Commonwealth of Independent States
D. The Eurasian Common Market
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Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz # 27
1. B. There were 3 licensed rickshaws in Hong Kong at the end of 2014.
2. A. Malay is the national language of Singapore.
3. C. The Supreme Court of the Straits Settlements was the immediate appellate court for the British Court for Siam.
4. C. Sir Skinner Turner was a member of the Siamese Court of Appeal.
5. B. The purported ugliness of a judge is not a good ground of recusal. See: Ng Yat Chi v China Resources CACV263/2005 (20 May 2016). “He also said Lam VP was ugly. Needless to say, that can hardly be a ground for recusal.”
6. B. The Corporal Punishment Ordinance was repealed in 1990.
7. B. Corporal punishment was carried out in Hong Kong by caning in the 1960s.
8. C. Sir Francis Piggott, Chief Justice of Hong Kong, wrote at least three books on Japanese culture.
9. A. The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 is not in force in Hong Kong.
10. B. Henry Wheare (of Hogan Lovells) won a silver medal at the 1976 world rowing lightweight championship.