Legal Trivia Quiz #36

This month, our questions focus on some famous criminal cases in Hong Kong and other British courts in Asia.

The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most welcome.

1. Why was the Hello Kitty murder case in Hong Kong so-called?

A. It was the name of the bar that the victim worked at.
B. Kitty was the name of one of the victims.
C. Parts of the victim’s body were found inside a Hello Kitty doll.
D. The body was found in a room full of cats.

2. What flavour was the milkshake that Nancy Kissel used to drug her husband before killing him?

A. Strawberry
B. Banana
C. Chocolate
D. Vanilla

3. Rurik Jutting was a graduate of which university?

A. Oxford University
B. Cambridge University
C. University of London
D. Harvard University

4. Edith Carew who was convicted of killing her husband, Walter, in the British Court for Japan in Yokohama used which poison?

A. Arsenic
B. Cyanide
C. Fugu (blowfish)

5. Why was the Hong Kong “Jars Murderer” so-called?

A. He used a jar to kill his victims.
B. He placed jars around his victims’ bodies to ward of evil spirits.
C. He kept parts of his victims’ bodies in various containers.

6. Which Vice-President of the Court of Appeal was a junior counsel in the Braemer Hill Murder case?

A. Wally Yeung
B. Michael Lunn
C. Johnson Lam

7. Atma Singh, a Sikh policeman who was convicted of murder by the British Supreme Court at Shanghai and sentenced to death by hanging is remembered in history for what reason?

A. He assassinated the British Minister to China.
B. He survived his hanging.
C. A group of Sikhs surrounded the courthouse after his sentencing and freed him.

8. The “Cathay Girl in the Bath” case is so-called because?

A. A senior government official was caught in the bath with a Cathay girl during an ICAC raid.
B. A Cathay Pacific stewardess was killed while bathing.
C. The badly decomposed body of a Cathay Pacific stewardess was found in a bath.

9. Cheung Tsz-keung aka “Big Spender” who was involved in high profile kidnappings in Hong Kong in the 1990s was convicted in which jurisdiction for the kidnappings?

A. Hong Kong
B. The Mainland of China
C. Macau
D. He was never convicted.

10. Katherine Hadley was convicted in 1933 in the British Supreme Court at Shanghai of murdering her common law husband. How many times had she been prosecuted for murder before this?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3

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Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz #35

  1. C. The Full Court first sat in 1913.
  2. D. The British Coat of Arms may still be seen on the exterior of the Court of Final Appeal.
  3. B. The first puisne judge was appointed in Hong Kong in 1856.
  4. A. Sir Alexander Grantham at one time in his career served as Chief Magistrate.
  5. A. There was only one Chinese solicitor practising in Hong Kong in 1891, Mr. Wyson Ho.
  6. C. Robert Tang was born in Shanghai.
  7. A. Archie Zimmern was the first local barrister to be appointed directly to the High Court.
  8. A. In the 1980s the Supreme Court had courts on the 31st and 32nd floors of the Sung Hung Kai Centre.
  9. A. & C. Aston & Bell designed the façade of Buckingham Palace and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
  10. B. The first Patents Ordinance was enacted in Hong Kong in 1862.


Mr. Clark is a barrister (and former solicitor) practising in Hong Kong. His practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and related areas.  From September 2016, he has been appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong to teach the IP LLM course. Mr. Clark is General Editor and a co-author ofIntellectual Property Rights: Hong Kong SAR and the People’s Republic of China and author of Patent Litigation in China. He has also published a history of British and American extraterritoriality in China, Gunboat Justice