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Daily Quiz #876

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 June 2011

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1

What right of a defendant was last used in "Ashford v Thornton", an 1818 English legal case that was a private appeal from an acquittal for murder?

A
Trial by combat
B
To remain silent
C
A woman can refuse to testify against her husband
D
To challenge potential jurors
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2

Jugular veins carry blood away from which part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Feet
C
Arms
D
Head
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3

Which of these is a component of the Japanese writing system?

A
Cuneiform
B
Sanskit
C
Katakana
D
Hieroglyphs
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4

Who wrote the music for the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" and "Peter and the Wolf" (a children's tale for narrator and orchestra)?

A
Stravinsky
B
Prokofiev
C
Rimsky-Korsakov
D
Tchaikovsky
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5

Serena Williams, who had not advanced past the quarterfinals at the French Open between 2003 and 2009, lost to whom in the quarterfinals 6–3, 6–7(2), 8–6, in 2010?

A
Ana Ivanović
B
Venus Williams
C
Justine Henin
D
Samantha Stosur
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6

Which of these is a British comedy drama TV series of 32 episodes over 5 series first broadcast between 1998 and 2003, which follows 3 couples experiencing the ups-and-downs of romance?

A
Warm Hands
B
Cold Feet
C
Warm Heart
D
Cool Head
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7

The national flag of which of these countries does not have any stars on it?

A
India
B
USA
C
Myanmar
D
Papua New Guinea
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