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The Quarantine Quiz for the 17th 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 23). There’s a meta puzzle too, see if you can piece it together from the 3rd to the 22nd of April. All previous quizzes can be found here.

  1. Musician Trent Reznor is best known for being the front man of which band?
  2. What was the pen name of author and cartoonist Theodor Geisel?
  3. What was the name of the computer which helped Jem and the Holograms in the 1980s cartoon series of the same name?
  4. Which chemical element has the symbol K?
  5. What is Earth’s third largest ocean?
  6. Ignoring the one-off 2009 revival, in what year was the final series of Top Town broadcast in New Zealand? (Bonus point: who won that year?)
  7. What is the southern most point of the Realm of New Zealand?
  8. What point on Earth are you furthest from the planet’s centre? Country is fine. Bonus point for exact location.
  9. What were Alta Vista, Lycos and Excite?
  10. What was the name of Sega’s last game console?

Answers for 17 April 2020

  1. Nine Inch Nails
  2. Dr Seuss
  3. Synergy
  4. Potassium
  5. The Indian Ocean (ASIA Pacific is the smallest to biggest - Arctic, Southern, Indian, Atlantic, Pacific)
  6. 1990 (and Greymouth)
  7. The South Pole (I’ll also accept the Ross Dependency)
  8. Chimborazo volcano, in Equador
  9. Internet search engines (from the late 90s)
  10. The Dreamcast
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