The Monthly TSL Quiz

Welcome to The Student Lawyer’s May 2020 Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the key commercial, legal and political issues that we covered in last month’s posts – we hope you have been paying close attention! You have 4 minutes to answer all questions, after which point your answers will be submitted automatically.

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TSL May 2020 Quiz

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In April, we reported on the postponement/cancellation of various sporting events as a result of the pandemic and the commercial consequences of this. Which of these sporting events was not cancelled or postposed?

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Approximately how much is Japan reported to have spent in preparing to host the now-postponed 2020 Olympics?

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Which oil company pledged on 16th April 2020 to become net-zero in emissions by 2050?

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In April we reported that the three largest cruise firms in the world have suspended voyages and extended operational pause due to Covid - 19. Which three firms are reported to be the world's largest?

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In April, we reported on the first virtual trial in the English & Wales judicial system. What was the name of the case tried virually in the Commercial Court?

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Which of these tech giants has not joined the "COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium", an alliance of tech companies with US government research labs and academia?

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On April, we reported on a tort claim that had been brought 35 years after the cause of action arose. What is the standard limitation period for tort claims?

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In the first virtual court case we reported on in April, Zoom was identified as the platform to be used and the judge was provided with a separate tablet. During the trial, how did the lawyers communicate with each other?

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According to an article we published in April, which aspect of the Coronavirus Act 2020 directly contradicts safeguards contained in The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 ?

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In April we reported that Softbank, the Japanese tech giant, has pulled out of the tender offer to buy $3 billion worth of shares from existing WeWork shareholders. What reason was cited by Softbank for the failure of the deal?

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In April, we reported on a Signapore Court of Appeal case that amended the well-established English law test in Coco V Clark. For what does Coco v Clark establish the test?

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As we reported in April, which of these is technically still a crime in Scotland and is subject to a new campaign to have the applicable law repealed?

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What is the size of the stimulus package approved by the US Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Which pharma giant dropped patent restrictions on its HIV drug Kaletra, which is currently being tested as a potential treatment for COVID-19?

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Which online video conferencing platform has been used by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for cabinet consultations but also criticised recently for its lack of data security?

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In which sport have UK men's premiership players been subjected to a blanket 25% pay cut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?

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How much financial support can the UK government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offer to an SME in the form of loans, asset finance, invoice finance, and overdrafts?

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How large a loss does the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predict the airline industry will take as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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In April, we reported on the recent increase in Tesla's share price. Approximately how much is it currently worth?

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Which two tech companies are collaborating to use the Bluetooth chip in smartphones to track the spread of COVID-19 by establishing a contact-tracing network?