Legal Trivia Quiz #60

This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match answers to photos. This year we feature historical photos of Hong Kong’s main court building, the former Supreme Court, now the Court of Final Appeal. The challenge is to identify the period of time they date from.











Please match the answers from the right to the photos above.

A. Supreme Court during WWII
B. The Supreme Court under construction
C. Supreme Court immediately post WWII
D. Laying the Foundation Stone of the Supreme Court
E. Supreme Court in 1920s
F. Supreme Court in the 1930s
G. Supreme Court in the 1960s
H. Supreme Court in the 1910s
I. Supreme Court from Murray parade ground
J. Supreme Court immediately post WWII

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1. B. The minimum gauge for a tramway on Hong Kong Island is 100cm. (S.9 Tramways Ordinance).

2. D. The only animals allowed on the Peak Tram are guide dogs for the blind. (S.13 Peak Tramway By-Laws)

3. C. The sign, bizarrely, and as upheld by the Court of Final Appeal, means cycling allowed. (See: HKSAR v. Ho Loy [2016] HKCFA 20)

4. A. A Peak Tram monthly pass may cost a maximum of 25 times the price ticket for a full distance single journey. (S.22 Peak Tramway Ordinance)

5. C. An amber “T” sign means a tram may proceed regardless of other light signals. (S.17(1)(g) Road Traffic Control Regulations)

6. C. The sign indicates a pedestrian priority zone.

7. C. The maximum fine for being intoxicated on the Peak Tram is $3,000 + 6 months imprisonment. (Peak Tramway Bylaws, Schedule)

8. C. A driver’s license is not need to operate a rickshaw on public roads, but the rickshaw itself must be licensed.

9. A. The Road Traffic Ordinance applies to private estates by virtue of the definition of private road in S.2.

10. C. Trams may only moved by electric power unless electric power is not available. (S.31 Tramway Ordinance)



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