Legal Trivia Quiz #59

This month’s quiz focuses some of Hong Kong’s alternative means of transport and some of the rules that govern them.

1. What is the minimum gauge required for the tramway on Hong Kong Island?

A. 92 cm

B. 100 cm

C. 108 cm

D. 112 cm

2. Are you allowed to take animals on the Peak Tram?

A. Yes

B. Yes, if in a cage or a guide dog for the blind

C. No.

D. No, except for guide dog for the blind

3. What does the following traffic sign mean?

A. No cycling

B. No walking your bicycle

C. Cycling allowed

4. A monthly ticket for the Peak Tram may cost a maximum of how many times a ticket for a full distance single journey?

A. 25

B. 30

C. 40

D. 50

5. What does an Amber “T” traffic light mean?

A. Trams must slow down and prepare to stop

B. Trams must proceed slowly

C. A Tram may proceed regardless of other light signals

6. What does this traffic sign mean?

A. Caution: ghosts may appear at night.

B. Caution: Pedestrians.

C. Pedestrian priority zone.

7. What is the maximum penalty for being intoxicated on the Peak Tram?

A. $3,000 fine

B. $10,000 fine

C. $3,000 fine + 1 months imprisonment

D. $3,000 fine + 6 months imprisonment

8. Is a driver’s license required to operate a rickshaw on public roads?

A. Yes

B. No

C. No, but the Rickshaw itself must be licensed.

9. Do the traffic offences sections of the Road Traffic Ordinance apply on private estates?

A. Yes

B. No.

10. Legally, can trams on the road in Hong Kong be power by anything other than electric power?

A. No.

B. Yes

C. Yes, but only on if the electrical power is not available.

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Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz #58

1. D. German officials accused of war crimes were tried in Nuremberg.

2. A. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East sat in Tokyo.

3. B. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East was established under orders from General Douglas MacArthur.

4. A. US troops were accused of massacring Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre.

5. B. The events depicted in Breaker Morant occurred during the Boer War.

6. A. Kanao Inoyue’s conviction by a war crimes tribunal was overturned because he was Canadian. He was instead tried for treason, convicted and executed.

7. C. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established to try crimes committed during the Rwandan Genocide.

8. B. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia was established in The Hague.

9. D. The United States has refused to join the International Criminal Court.

10. C. The Philippines withdrew from the International Criminal Court in March 2019 after the court announced it was investigating the Philippines drug war.




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