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The Quarantine Quiz for the 13th of August 2020

How long will we be down in the lock? Who knows!? Here’s today’s (Aotearoa Fights Back Day 02). All previous quizzes can be found here.

  1. With an installed capacity of 22 gigawatts, which dam is the world’s biggest power station?
  2. How many live action Star Wars movies have been made so far?
  3. What has recently been discovered on the dwarf planet Ceres by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft?
  4. In which year did former prime minister Robert Muldoon die?
  5. Who authored the children’s books The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale and Room on the Broom?
  6. Wellington’s tram network was decommissioned in which year? 1964, 1968 or 1972?
  7. In the military and the title of the TV show, what does M*A*S*H stand for?
  8. British-American entrepreneur Jimmy Wales co-founded which influential web site?
  9. What happened to New Zealand’s currency on the 10th of July 1967?
  10. The word robot is derived from the Czech word robota, meaning what?

Answers for 13 August 2020

  1. The Three Gorges Dam in China
  2. 11 – The 9 Skywalker saga films, Rogue One and Solo
  3. Salt water on the surface and below the crust
  4. 1992
  5. Julia Donaldson
  6. 1964
  7. Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
  8. Wikipedia (thanks from all the quiz masters, Jimmy!)
  9. It switched to decimal, introducing the New Zealand dollar.
  10. Serf labour or drudgery
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