Answers to Rickshaw Quiz

So, you think you know about rickshaws, let's see how you got on.

1. The rickshaw is thought to have been invented by Jonathan Scobie, an American missionary to Japan in order to transport his invalid wife through the streets of Yokohama.

2. The rickshaw was invented around 1869

3. Motorised rickshaws are often known as 'tuk tuks'

4. The name tuk tuk is onomatopoeic as it mimiks the sound of a small engine

5. There are around 20,000 registered motorised rickshaws in Thailand

6. The name rickshaw comes from the Japanese word 'jinrikisha'

Jin means man

Riki means power

Sha means carriage

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