1. Who was Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Doubt (2008) and Best Actress in The Help (2011)?
2. In the film world, what is TIFF?
3. From 1940 to 1965, the international operations of Air New Zealand went by the name of TEAL. What did the initials stand for?
4. What type of aircraft did Jean Batten use for her 1936 world record solo flight from England to New Zealand?
5. Where is the little settlement of Trumps Green?
6. Legally, what is the maximum length of time the operator of a heavy vehicle can drive in this country before having at least half an hour’s rest?
7. Which town claims the title of Daffodil Capital of New Zealand?
8. The fearsome empirebuilder Genghis Khan hailed from which country?
9. Which seven colours are popularly ascribed to a rainbow?
10. Myopia is short-sightedness; the terms presbyopia and hypermetropia refer to long-sightedness. What’s the technical term for perfect vision?
11. Which two of the three Bee Gees have died, and who is the surviving member of the group?
12. Who said of Jane Austen, “Every time I read Pride and Prejudice, I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin bone”?
1. Viola Davis. In 2012, Time magazine said she was one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 2. Toronto International Film Festival. 3. Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. 4. A Percival Gull Six. 5. Nowhere near Washington or New York. Trumps Green is a little spot on the map, located close to one of England’s most expensive neighbourhoods, Virginia Water, in Surrey. 6. Generally speaking, five-and-a-half hours, although there are some specified exceptions to this rule. 7. Carterton. 8. Mongolia. 9. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. 10. Emmetropia. 11. Barry Gibb has survived the deaths of his brothers Maurice (in 2003) and Robin (2012). 12. Mark Twain.