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Daily Quiz #585

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 August 2010

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Who was defence counsel at the Oz conspiracy trial in 1971 and defended the Sex Pistols in a 1977 obscenity trial over the title of their album "Never Mind The Bollocks"?

A
Jerry Hayes
B
Roger Bushell
C
John Mortimer
D
Simon Tolkien
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2

The Napa Valley wine producing region is in which country?

A
Italy
B
Australia
C
Spain
D
USA
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3

What is another name for a ghost?

A
Recognition
B
Disposition
C
Apparition
D
Antipasto
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4

Which Commedia dell'arte character was servant to the Inamorata, and the daughter of Pantaloon and courted by Harlequin?

A
Punchinello
B
Columbine
C
Pedrolino
D
Pinnochio
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5

What was the English court case about in 1670, when the judge withheld food, water, and toilet facilities from jurors for 3 days as he was unsatisfied with their first decision and, when they returned a "not guilty" verdict, fined them?

A
Claude Duval was accused of being a highwayman
B
The Tolpuddle Martyrs, a form of union, were accused of "administering unlawful oaths"
C
William Penn was accused of 'preaching Quakerism to an unlawful assembly'
D
Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer and physicist, was accused of treason
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6

Dermatitis affects what part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Skin
C
Kidneys
D
Lungs
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7

What sporting event began in 1953 as the Canada Cup, changed its name to the World Cup from 1967 to 1993, and in 2007 and 2008 was known as the Omega Mission Hills World Cup?

A
The World Cup of Golf
B
Polo World Cup
C
Rugby Sevens World Cup
D
Football (Soccer) World Cup
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