Qwizzeria Daily #193

Five questions of the day, in other words, Qwizzeria Daily, a daily quiz where you get to add ‘new’ drops from the ocean or test what you already know.

Here are today’s five questions –

1. The Tremont Street Subway is one of the oldest subways globally and the first underground rapid transit system in North America. In which city is this subway located?

2. His name in English is Jacob Jerome Newhouse. However, it is less romantic. How do we know (one-word) this adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice better?

3. Congo River happens to be the second-longest river in Africa and the second largest river globally (based on discharge volume of water). Name the longest river in Africa and the largest river in the world based on discharge volume?

4. During World War II, the name of which musical instrument, invented in 1920 by the US musical comedian Bob Burns, became the universally-applied nickname of a new anti-tank weapon?

5. Susie Tompkins Buell, an American entrepreneur, co-founded the Plain Jane clothing label in 1967. A suggestion by her then-husband resulted in a name change. What one-word name, meaning ‘vivacious’ or ‘witty,’ was adopted? (PICTURE)


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