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The Quarantine Quiz for the 19th of August 2020

Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country is at Level 2. For now. So let’s rip once again so people have something to look forward to while they’re stuck at home. Here’s today’s (Aotearoa Fights Back Day 08). All previous quizzes can be found here.

  1. Which German car brand translates as People’s Car?
  2. What happens to the Greek aniseed spirit ouzo if you add water to it?
  3. Who designed the Barcelona cathedral Sagrada Família?
  4. Which country won the first recognised international cricket test match?
  5. Mary Ardern was the mother of which famous playwright?
  6. On which continent is Queen Maud Land?
  7. What is the shortest verse in the Bible?
  8. A flood of what foodstuff killed 21 and injured over 150 in Boston on January 15 1919?
  9. Michael Hutchence was the front man for which Australian rock band until his death in 1997?
  10. Dennis Tito the first commercial tourist to visit where?

Answers for 19 Aug 2020

  1. Volkswagon
  2. It turns cloudy
  3. Antoni Gaudí
  4. Australia (v England) by 45 runs in 1877
  5. William Shakespeare
  6. Antarctica (Norwegian territory)
  7. “Jesus wept”
  8. Molasses (Great Boston Molasses Flood)
  9. INXS
  10. Space (the ISS)
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