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The Quarantine Quiz for the 20th 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 09). All previous quizzes can be found here.

  1. Due to be launched next year, what is the name of NASA’s next space telescope that will super cede Hubble?
  2. What number on the pH scale is considered neutral?
  3. Which drink was originally marketed as an “Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage”?
  4. The Swedish food Surströmming, which is so pungent it often makes people vomit, is made from fermented what?
  5. Where are the Islands of Langerhans?
  6. New Caledonia and Nova Scotia are both named after what?
  7. Who was the mayor of Christchurch when both of the earthquakes struck in 2010 and 2011?
  8. How many members are there in the current 52nd parliament?
  9. In the animal world, a prehensile is able to do what?
  10. Sweden has how many times more deaths per million due to COVID-19 than Aotearoa? 14, 28, 71 or 143?

Answers for 20 Aug 2020

  1. The James Webb telescope
  2. 7
  3. Coca-Cola, maybe because of all the cocaine it contained
  4. Herring. Surströmming means “sour herring”
  5. In the pancreas
  6. Scotland
  7. Bob Parker
  8. 120 - there’s no overhang seats
  9. Grip - like monkey can hang from its tail
  10. 143 - 573 vs 4
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