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The Quarantine Quiz for the 23rd 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 29). 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. The new electorate of Takanini has been created for the 2020 general election. Where is it?
  2. What is the national animal of Ireland?
  3. Who wrote great expectations?
  4. December 1963 (Oh What a Night) was a song by which band?
  5. How many New Zealand Prime Ministers have died in office? 1, 4 or 8?
  6. Name the hammer that judges use in court?
  7. In what year did Prince, David Bowie, Carey Fisher, George Michael, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, Fidel Castro and Zsa Zsa Gabor die?
  8. Which early 1980s cartoon featured the characters Tyg Tiger, Pammy Panda, Digger Mole, Rick Raccoon and Bogey Orangutan?
  9. Which millennium of the current era are we in?
  10. What is the top level domain name of Switzerland? (New Zealand is .nz)

Answers for 23 April 2020

  1. South Auckland
  2. The red deer
  3. Charles Dickens
  4. The Four Seasons
  5. 4 - John Balance (1893), Richard Seddon (1906), Michael Joseph Savage (1940) and Norman Kirk (1974)
  6. A gavel
  7. The wretched year of 2016
  8. Shirt Tales
  9. 3rd
  10. .ch (Confoederatio Helvetica, the Latin name for Switzerland)
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