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The Quarantine Quiz for the 25th 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 12). 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 two countries are completely surrounded by Italy?
  2. What popular soft drink was originally called “Brad’s Drink”?
  3. What is the stage name of Dylan Kwabena Mills?
  4. In architecture, a gargoyle is a sculpted creature with a spout for water to run through. What are gargoyles without a spout called?
  5. What was the magnitude of this morning’s earthquake?
  6. Taranaki, Ruapehu and Ngarahoe are all what type of volcano (as in their shape), stratovolcanoes, shield volcanoes or compound volcanoes?
  7. Which HBO current affairs comedy show does British comedian John Oliver host?
  8. Who authored The Catcher in the Rye?
  9. In which country are the Nazca Lines?
  10. Which beloved Wellington restaurant right next to the urban Motorway has had to permanently close due to Covid-19?

Answers for 25 May 2020

  1. San Marino and the Vatican
  2. Pepsi
  3. Dizzee Rascal
  4. Grotesques
  5. 5.8. But I’ll accept anything in the 5.6-6.0 range.
  6. Stratovolcanoes
  7. Last Week Tonight
  8. J. D. Salinger
  9. Peru
  10. The Bresolin (RIP)
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