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Question 1: This is ________'s largest river hydroelectric scheme and is operated on a purpose built canal connected to the River Shannon.
WalesNorthern IrelandIrelandIrish people

Question 2: Operated by the ________ of Ireland, it had an immediate impact on the social, economic and industrial development of Ireland and continues to supply significant power in the 21st century.
Poulaphouca ReservoirElectricity Supply BoardAirtricityNorthern Ireland Electricity

Question 3: Weirs already existed at Killaloe and ________ to control lake levels in Lough Derg and Lough Ree respectively.
MullingarGalwayCounty WestmeathAthlone

Question 4: In 1924-25 the new ________'s Minister for Industry and Commerce Patrick McGilligan commissioned the engineer Dr. Thomas McLoughlin to submit proposals.
Northern IrelandAnglo-Irish TreatyIrish Free StateIreland

Question 5: The influential London ________ was highly impressed with the result, commenting:
FTSE GroupFinancial TimesVedomostiPearson PLC

Question 6: The biggest feature of note in Ardnacrusha is the ________ power station which was originally referred to as The Shannon Scheme.
HydroelectricityPumped-storage hydroelectricityWind powerCoal

Question 7: The first plan to harness the Shannon's power between Lough Derg and ________ was published in 1844 by Sir Robert Kane.
Cork (city)GalwayIrelandLimerick

Question 8: The opening of the scheme had, and continues to have, a significant environmental effect on the part of the Shannon bypassed by the head-race canal, from Parteen Villa north of O'Briens Bridge to about a mile north of ________.
IrelandCork (city)GalwayLimerick

Question 9: At the time, it was the largest hydroelectric station in the world,[9] though this was soon superseded by the ________, which commenced construction in 1930.
Salton SeaHoover DamColorado National MonumentColorado River

Question 10: This length of river, especially that running past Castleconnell and the Falls of Doonass was in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries world famous for fishing, particularly ________ fishing.
Crab fisheriesWild fisheriesChinook salmonSalmon







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