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The Quarantine Quiz for the 12th 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 48). 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. If you set sail directly east from Gisbourne, what country would you end up in?
  2. The theme track for album Tubular Bells, by Mike Oldfield, was used on the soundtrack for which 1973 horror film?
  3. What is the sixth element of the periodic table?
  4. “Madam I’m Adam” is an sentence that’s an example of what sort of sequence?
  5. What is the English name of the Greater Wellington city of Te Awakairangi (New Zealand’s 6th most populous)?
  6. In which childrens book do the characters have to negotiate obstacles such as long wavey grass, a deep cold river, and a deep dark forest?
  7. The TV show Wellington paranormal is a spin off of which Taika Waititi/Jermaine Clement movie?
  8. Which of the follow is botanically a nut, rather than a seed: peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts or chesnuts?
  9. Which NBA team does Dame Valerie Adams’ brother play for?
  10. The movie Blade Runner is based on which Philip K. Dick novel?

Answers for 12 May 2020

  1. Chile
  2. The Exorcist
  3. Carbon
  4. A palindrome - it’s the same forward and backwards
  5. Lower Hutt
  6. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  7. What We Do In The Shadows
  8. Chestnut, all the others are seeds.
  9. Steven plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder
  10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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