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The Quarantine Quiz for the 6th of April 2020

Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look forward to. Here’s today’s (Aotearoa Rāhui Day 12). There’s a meta puzzle too, see if you can piece it together from the 3rd to the 22nd of April.

  1. Which came first, Nintendo (the company), Frank Sinatra or the adoption of the current NZ Flag?
  2. The name of the Crown Research Institute NIWA is an acronym for what?
  3. What was the first item to be sold on EBay? A broken laser pointer, a ripped Batman comic book or a warped Beatles vinyl LP?
  4. Who wrote the story for the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
  5. What is the capital city of Kazakstan?
  6. What chemical is formed using the Haber process?
  7. What is regarded as Wellington city’s oldest suburb?
  8. In 1960 the world population reached what numerical milestone?
  9. Who played James Bond immediately prior to Pierce Brosnan?
  10. Which musician has released albums with names like “Even Worse”, “Running With Scissors” and “Mandatory Fun”.

Answers for 6 April 2020

  1. Nintendo in 1889 (NZ Flag 1902, Sinatra b.1915)
  2. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
  3. A broken laser pointer
  4. Ian Fleming
  5. Astana
  6. Ammonia, from Hydrogen and Nitrogen
  7. Thorndon
  8. 3 billion
  9. Timothy Dalton
  10. Weird Al Yankovich
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