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The Quarantine Quiz for the 1st of April 2020

Every day for the rest of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look forward to. Here’s today’s.

  1. Nathon Fillion, who played Richard Castle in the TV series Castle, starred in which cult science fiction series?
  2. The line “Water water all around and not a drop to drink” is from which Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem?
  3. What was the name of the first computer to beat a human world chess champion?
  4. Which US state’s flag features the Union Jack?
  5. Who chairs parliament’s Epidemic Response Committee?
  6. The Queen described which year as an annus horribilis due to, among other things, a fire at Windsor Castle and Prince Charles and Diana separating?
  7. Why was an Australian astrophysicist, trying to develop a device to prevent people touching their faces, recently admitted to hospital?
  8. What is the collective noun for a group of unicorns?
  9. What is the world’s third longest river?
  10. Which chemical element has the symbol Pb?

Answers for 1 April 2020

  1. Firefly
  2. Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
  3. Deep Blue
  4. Hawaii
  5. Simon Bridges
  6. 1992
  7. He had 4 powerful magnets stuck up his nose
  8. A blessing
  9. Yangtze River
  10. Lead,from the Latin plumbum
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