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The Quarantine Quiz for the 9th 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 15). There’s a meta puzzle too, see if you can piece it together from the 3rd to the 22nd of April.

  1. What is the name of the largest sand island in the world, which sits off the coast of Queensland?
  2. Who wrote the Alphabet series of crime novels?
  3. Which came first, Newshub anchor Mike McRoberts or the beginning of Unix time?
  4. What kind of animal is New Zealand’s only native land mammals?
  5. What is the stage name of Tracy Lauren Marrow?
  6. El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in which US national park?
  7. Name one of the so-called First Four ships to land European settlers in Canterbury in 1850?
  8. Apple Computer was founded by two people called Steve. What were/are their last names?
  9. What model terminator did Arnold Schwarzenegger play in the original Terminator movie? T-600, T-800 or T-1000
  10. How many time zones does mainland China have?

Answers for 9 April 2020

  1. Fraser Island
  2. Sue Grafton
  3. Mike McRoberts in 1966 (Unix time 1 Jan 1970)
  4. Bats
  5. Ice-T
  6. Yosemite
  7. Randolph, Cressy, Sir George Seymour, and Charlotte Jane
  8. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
  9. T-800
  10. 1 (though it spans 5 time zones in surrounding countries)
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