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The Quarantine Quiz for the 11th 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 47). 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. What is the name of the scientific hypotheses proposing life forming on one planet and transitioning, naturally, to another?
  2. What is the standard plural form of octopus?
  3. What is the only sort of meat eaten in a pescatarian diet?
  4. Which is further south, Nauru, Niue or Tokelau?
  5. An interrobang is the combination of which two punctuation characters?
  6. Her last name is Ciccone and she is a 61 year old pop music legend. What is her first name?
  7. What as the name of the bar/club that occupied the space on Courtenay Place currently occupied by the Bangalore Polo Club?
  8. What is unique about the flag of Nepal?
  9. Who authored the 2003 novel We Need to Talk About Kevin?
  10. How many of the nine main episodes of Star Wars films did George Lucas direct?

Answers for 11 May 2020

  1. Panspermia
  2. Octopuses. You could also use octopodes if you really want to pretend you speak Greek. But octopi is not correct.
  3. Seafood. Including octopuses.
  4. Niue
  5. A question mark and exclaimation mark:‽ or !?
  6. Madonna
  7. Coyote’s
  8. It’s the only national flag that’s not rectangular
  9. Lionel Shriver
  10. 4 - A New Hope and the three prequels.
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