This quiz we continue to delve into the world of fiction (and, perhaps, fantasy) where lawyers are all attractive and always seem to win their cases - often because they are untroubled by pesky matters such as the laws of evidence or ethical rules. Sometimes, practicing law is even made out to appear fun!
1. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s new wife, starred in which TV show based in a law firm.
2. What is the name of the fictional law firm in the Hong Kong TV show Law Dis-order (律政強人)
A. Ronald & Co
B. McDonald & Co
C. Donald & Co
D. Donald Cheuk & Co
3. In the 1980s a TV show set in the offices of an American law firm, McKenzie Brackman, was big hit. What was the name of the show?
A. LA Law
B. NY Law
C. Miami Law
D. Las Vegas Law
4. Tom Cruise starred in which movie concerning the prosecution of two enlisted men for the killing of a fellow marine in Guantanamo Bay?
A. A Few Good Lawyers
B. A Few Good Marines
C. A Few Good Men
D. A Few Good Cubans
5. In the Tom Cruise movie mentioned above, did Colonel Jessup order the Code Red?
B. Yes, but only because he had been commanded to.
C. You’re god damn right he did!
6. The Hong Kong movie Long Arm of the Law is about which of the following problems.
A. Mainland criminals coming to Hong Kong to commit crimes
B. Mainland property developers buying up Hong Kong property
C. Mainland officials hiding out in Hong Kong
D. Hong Kong residents wanted for crimes committed in the Mainland
7. The hit 2017 Mainland TV show about anti-corruption is called: In the Name of…..?
A. The Law
B. The People
C. The Party
D. Socialism (with Chinese characteristics)
8. In the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mark Darcy is a:
D. Court Clerk
9. The Paper Chase, a movie about life as a first year law student was set at which law school?
10. In the 1950’s Alfred Hitchcock movie, I Confess, the main protagonist is accused of a murder he did not commit. He knows who the murderer is but cannot reveal this because it has been told to him in his profession as a:
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Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz #48
1. B. Rumpole is, of course, Rumpole of the Bailey.
2. D. Rumpole refers to his wife, Hilda, as She Who Must Be Obeyed
3. A. Rumpole’s famous case where he secured an acquittal without a leader is the Penge Bungalow Murders
4. C. Rumpole frequents Pomeroy’s Wine Bar.
5. D. Rumpole frequently quotes Wordsworth
6. C. Claude Erskine-Brown attended Winchester.
7. D. Uncle Tom is the nickname of older barrister who never has any briefs who spends much of his time in the clerk’s room.
8. B. Rumpole regularly acted for the Timsons, an East London crime family.
9. C. Leo McKern is from Australia.
10. B. To Rumpole the initials QC stand for Queer Customer.