Whiz Quiz

North & South - - Letters -

1. Who coached the Crusaders to their Su­per Rugby win over the Lions?

2. Which New Zealan­der won gold in the shot­put at the ath­let­ics World Cham­pi­onships in Au­gust?

3. Who wrote the 1962 book Silent Spring, which be­came a ma­jor cat­a­lyst for the en­vi­ron­men­tal move­ment?

4. The terms CT scan and MRI scan are fa­mil­iar – what do the let­ters stand for?

5. English singer Ed Sheeran has dab­bled in act­ing, with spots in Aus­tralian soap Home and Away in 2015 and Game of Thrones in 2017. But in which show did he make his act­ing de­but?

6. What would you do in a whare poti? 7. Who is the cur­rent MP for Napier?

8. The motto of the Apollo moon mis­sions was the Latin Ad as­tra per as­pera. What is its English trans­la­tion?

9. Who is the only driver to have won the Le Mans mo­tor rac­ing clas­sic nine times?

10. Who ush­ered the world into the mod­ern era by sin­gle­hand­edly in­vent­ing the World Wide Web in 1989?

11. Which poi­son favoured by mur­der­ers can smell of bit­ter al­monds?

12. Who said, “I worry about ridicu­lous things, you know. How does a guy who drives a snow­plough get to work in the morn­ing? That can keep me awake for days.”?

1. Scott Robert­son. 2. Tom Walsh. 3. Amer­i­can bi­ol­o­gist and ecol­o­gist Rachel Car­son (1907-64). 4. CT is com­puted to­mog­ra­phy: three­d­i­men­sional scans that can be seen from any an­gle; MRI is mag­netic res­o­nance imag­ing. 5. He had a cameo role in New Zealand’s Short­land Street in 2014. 6. Cast your vote in an elec­tion. It’s Maori for vot­ing booth. 7. Labour man Stu­art Nash. 8. “To the stars the hard way.” 9. Dan­ish driver Tom Kris­tensen, who earned him­self the nick­name “Mr Le Mans” with his record-break­ing nine wins be­tween 1997 and 2013. He has now re­tired from mo­tor­sport. 10. English com­puter sci­en­tist Sir Tim Bern­ers-lee. He has re­ceived nu­mer­ous hon­ours and awards for his ground-break­ing in­ven­tions. 11. Cyanide. 12. Billy Con­nolly.

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