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The Quarantine Quiz for the 14th 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 (Spaced Out Aotearoa Day 01). 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 last government was the fifth National government. Including the current one, how many Labour governments have there been? 5, 6, 7 or 8?
  2. Platypus and echidnas are known as monotremes. What makes them different from other mammals?
  3. What is the gas that makes soft drink, beer and champagne bubbly?
  4. Which country on the coast of the Mediterranean has the shortest coastline?
  5. What Italian term, meaning “to the tooth”, is used to describe pasta that’s cooked so it’s still firm on the inside?
  6. How many years were the Beatles active?
  7. Who wrote the novel Moby Dick?
  8. Mad Max was released in 1979. What was the name of the Mad Max movie released in 2015?
  9. What was the name of the short-lived Friends spin-off show starring Matt LeBlanc?
  10. In which year are the next Commonwealth Games planned to take place?

Answers for 14 May 2020

  1. 6
  2. They lay eggs
  3. Carbon Dioxide (CO₂)
  4. Monaco (~3.8 km) like riding a bike from Houghton Bay to the Spruce Goose in Lyall Bay
  5. Al Dente
  6. 10 years from 1960–1970
  7. Herman Melville
  8. Mad Max Fury Road
  9. Joey
  10. 2022 (in Birmingham, England)
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