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The Quarantine Quiz for the 8th 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 14). There’s a meta puzzle too, see if you can piece it together from the 3rd to the 22nd of April.

  1. Alastair Reynolds writes what genre of fiction?
  2. Why did the Renaissance artists Raphael and Donatello never meet?
  3. What is the collective noun for a group of cockroaches?
  4. Who painted The Scream?
  5. What is the smallest state in the USA by area?
  6. What are the two most common species of cultivated coffee?
  7. What was the name of the first Discworld novel, written by Terry Prachett, published in 1983?
  8. Which came first, The World Trade Organisation or Justin Beiber?
  9. What is the third element on the periodic table?
  10. Beer is traditionally brewed with water, yeast and what two other ingredients?

Answers for 7 April 2020

  1. Science Fiction
  2. Donatello died before Raphael was born
  3. Invasion
  4. Edvard Munch
  5. Rhode Island - it’s half the size of the Wellington region
  6. Arabica and Robusta
  7. The Colour of Magic
  8. Justin Beiber 1994 (WTO 1995)
  9. Lithium
  10. Malted barley and hops
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