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Daily Quiz #175

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 July 2009

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While most juries can only provide a verdict of "Guilty" or "Not Guilty", in which country can a jury decide "Not Proven"?

A
Wales
B
Scotland
C
Ireland
D
Canada
Select from the options above.
2

Which American television sitcom that ran for 7 years from 19 September 1970 spun-off three television series: Rhoda (1974-1978), Phyllis (1975-1977) and Lou Grant (1977-1982)?

A
The Loretta Young Show
B
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
C
The Twilight Zone
D
Take Three Girls
Select from the options above.
3

Which continent has the world's highest waterfall, largest river by volume, longest mountain range, driest non-polar place, largest rainforest, highest capital city, and highest commercially navigable lake?

A
Asia
B
North America
C
South America
D
Europe
Select from the options above.
4

What was the capital of the Portuguese empire from 1808 to 1815?

A
Madeira
B
Lisbon
C
Oporto
D
Rio de Janeiro
Select from the options above.
5

Who was the pilot of the US Airways plane that landed on the Hudson River in January 2009?

A
Stanley Katzenjammer
B
Chester Kippenberger
C
Chesley Sullenberger
D
Claus von Stauffenberg
Select from the options above.
6

The circuit at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River, is named after which winning Formula One driver?

A
Gilles Villeneuve
B
Jacques Villeneuve
C
Jochen Rindt
D
Nelson Piquet
Select from the options above.
7

What name is given to the potential difference measured across a conductor of 1 ohm resistance when current of 1 ampere is flowing?

A
Kilowatt
B
Watt
C
Volt
D
Angstrom
Select from the options above.
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