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The Quarantine Quiz for the 19th 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 25). 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. Today it’s Sunday, so there’s a theme: Not Marvel.

  1. Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman was booked to be on what, before changing his plans at the last minute, and avoiding almost certain death on 6th May 1937?
  2. Sam Rami directed the first three modern Spiderman films, but what other series of films did he direct?
  3. Chris Pratt played Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, but what TV comedy series was he a main character in before Guardians?
  4. Thor is from the planet Asgard, but which planet was Superman said to have come from?
  5. Alan Moore wrote V for Vendetta for Marvel. What wildly popular limited series did he write for DC?
  6. Fantastic Four issue 1 was first published in November 1961, but what groundbreaking novel by Joseph Heller was also published in that month?
  7. The Incredible Hulk originally debuted in a fetching shade of grey, but what colour are the cans and bottles of stevia-sweetened Coca Cola, branded as “Coca Cola Life”?
  8. Torrent is the daughter of X-Men Wolverine and Storm, but who is the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and mother of Billie Lourd?
  9. Baron von Strucker is the arch nemisis of Nick Fury, but who is the arch nemisis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  10. Black Panther is from the fictional African nation of Wakanda. But how many fully UN recognised, non-fictional nations are there in Africa? 54, 84 or 104?

Answers for 19 April 2020

  1. Hindenburg Airship
  2. The Evil Dead
  3. Parks and Recreation
  4. Krypton
  5. Watchmen
  6. Catch-22
  7. Green
  8. Carrie Fisher
  9. I’d accept Shredder and/or Krang
  10. 54 (who are member of the UN, there’s more, but it’s complicated)
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