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The Quarantine Quiz for the 10th 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 16). 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, Twitter or the Opportunity Martian Rover landing on Mars?
  2. In what decade was the first episode of Doctor Who broadcast? 1950s, 1960s or 1970s?
  3. Name 3 of the 6 US Space Shuttles?
  4. What is unique about the Green Gold Fountain in the Slovenian town of Žalec?
  5. In which year was the Magna Carta first drafted?
  6. What official Star Wars-themed special production, starring the original cast, was released in-between Stars Wars episodes 4 and 5?
  7. Which human organ produces insulin?
  8. What was the full-time score of the 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa?
  9. RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic were two of the three Olympic-class ocean liners. What was the name of the third?
  10. Where is Ball’s Pyramid?

Answers for 10 April 2020

  1. Opportunity in 2004 (Twitter in 2006)
  2. 1960s (1963)
  3. Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, Enterprise
  4. It’s a beer fountain
  5. 1215
  6. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) - look it up on YouTube, it’s embarrassing to watch.
  7. The Pancreas
  8. 12–32 to South Africa
  9. RMS Titanic
  10. In the Tasman Sea, just south of Lord Howe Island
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