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The Quarantine Quiz for the 1st of May 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 37). 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. Robert Fitzroy captained HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin’s famous expedition, but he also held which governmental office in New Zealand?
  2. John Pemberton invented what popular drink to substitute his addiction to morphine?
  3. Covering 55 acres, the Centennial Exhibition buildings were built to celebrate New Zealand’s centennial in which Wellington suburb?
  4. Canadian-New Zealander Anna Paquin starred in which vampire-themed TV series?
  5. Speaking of Anna Paquin, for what movie did she earn the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award at age 11?
  6. What is Sagittarius A*?
  7. Which has a bigger population, Oamaru, Timaru or Waiouru?
  8. Who are the four horsemen of the apocalypse?
  9. Your smartphone uses what type of battery?
  10. Is a pallasite an animal, plant or rock?

Answers for 1 May 2020

  1. He was the second Governor General of NZ
  2. Coca Cola
  3. Lyall Bay - it was enormous, look it up!
  4. True Blood
  5. The Piano
  6. The super-massive black hole at the core of the Milky Way galaxy
  7. Timaru (28,300, Oamaru 13,150, Waiouru 760)
  8. Death, Famine, War, and Conquest
  9. Lithium-Ion
  10. Rock - it’s a type of meteorite and they’re absolutely beautiful
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