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The Quarantine Quiz for the 8th 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 44). 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. Which is the odd one out of: cougar, puma, leopard and mountain lion?
  2. Which continent did potatoes originate on?
  3. Who, in the 1780s, composed the melody we use in the nursery rhymes Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Alphabet Song?
  4. Speaking of the alphabet, English use to have a letter called thorn - þ. What sound did it make?
  5. Who wrote the Novel Animal Farm?
  6. Billie Joe Armstrong is the frontman of which American rock band?
  7. Who is New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Transport?
  8. In which year did the New Zealand Supreme Court first sit? 1996, 2000 or 2004?
  9. Uruwhenua is the Te Reo Māori word for which kind of official document?
  10. Estonia and what other European nation are the only two, in Europe, to feature a black horizontal band on their flag?

Answers for 8 May 2020

  1. Leopard. Cougar, puma and mountain lion are different names for the same animal
  2. South America
  3. Mozart
  4. The “th” sound.
  5. George Orwell
  6. Greenday
  7. Julie Anne Genter
  8. 2004
  9. Passport
  10. Germany
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