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The Quarantine Quiz for the 18th 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 5). 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 are the two colours of the Greek flag?
  2. Horatio is a main character in which Shakespearean play?
  3. In which year was Wikipedia launched, the iPod released and George W Bush sworn in as US President?
  4. What number element of the periodic table is Oganesson, previously known as Ununoctium? 109, 118, 127 or 136?
  5. In which year was the Marriage Amendment Bill passed, allowing for marriage between same-sex couples in New Zealand?
  6. Bosche and Bafang make electric motors for which type of vehicle?
  7. Which is closest to mainland New Zealand? Mainland Australia, New Caledonia or Tonga?
  8. In which decade did the TV series Alf air its final episode? 1970s, 1980s or 1990s?
  9. Filming is underway for which number Matrix movie, starring Keanu Reeves?
  10. Who wrote The Luminaries?

Answers for 17 May 2020

  1. White and blue
  2. Hamlet
  3. 2001
  4. 118
  5. 2013
  6. Electric bikes or e-bikes
  7. New Caledonia (about 1,400 km for Cape Reinga, but NZ’s Kermadec islands are much closer to Tonga).
  8. 1990s (March 1990)
  9. The Matrix 4
  10. Eleanor Catton
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