10 Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS - by GABE ATKIN­SON

1. Which Roald Dahl book fea­tures the vil­lain­ous Arthur Slug­worth?

James and the Gi­ant Peach

Ge­orge’s Mar­vel­lous Medicine

Char­lie and the Choco­late Fac­tory Fan­tas­tic Mr Fox

Which colo­nial power suf­fered to­tal de­feat in the Bat­tle of Dien Bien Phu? France

Bel­gium

United King­dom

Spain

Who sang: “There is a crack in ev­ery­thing, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Co­hen

Ja­nis Jo­plin

Bruce Spring­steen

Joni Mitchell 4. True or false? The word “pa­jero” can be a vul­gar term of abuse in Span­ish. True

False

In which sport or ac­tiv­ity might you use a piton? Sheep shear­ing Moun­taineer­ing

Bil­liards

Fenc­ing

6. Which of these coun­tries bor­ders the na­tion of Czechia?

Ukraine

Rus­sia

Slo­vakia

Uzbek­istan

7. True or false? The US bald ea­gle is a crit­i­cally en­dan­gered species. True

False 8. Which NZ gar­den bird of­ten uses a favourite rock, known as an “anvil”, to break snail shells on? Star­ling

Song thrush

Spar­row

Black­bird

Where would you see the Usher of the Black Rod?

Po­lice sta­tion Par­lia­ment Court­house

Funeral

10. Which name was in­vented in the early 18th cen­tury by Jonathan Swift? Vanessa

Co­ra­line

Mi­randa

Wendy

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