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The Quarantine Quiz for the 26th 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 10). 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 French nursery rhyme Alouette (gentille alouette) is concerned with doing what to a bird?
  2. In computing, what does the acronym CPU stand for?
  3. Which region goes further north, Marlborough, Tasman or Greater Wellington?
  4. Basketballer Magic Johnson played for which American West Coast team?
  5. In the cartoon The Flintstones, who was Betty’s husband?
  6. How old is Donald Trump, 71, 73, 75 or 77?
  7. What is the collective noun for a group of wild cats?
  8. In terms of calories per kilometre, which is more efficient; walking, bicycling or skateboarding?
  9. Who was Prime Minister before Jacinda Ardern?
  10. Who hosts TVNZ’s political show Q&A?

Answers for 25 May 2020

  1. Plucking its feathers (Je te plumerai means “I will pluck your feathers” in French)
  2. Central Processing Unit
  3. Tasman - Farewell Spit is further north than Ōtaki and Stephens Island
  4. Los Angeles Lakers
  5. Barney
  6. 73
  7. A destruction
  8. Bicycling (~26 Cal/km, walking ~52, skating ~35)
  9. Bill English
  10. Jack Tame
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