10 Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS - by GABE ATKIN­SON

1. Which is­land group was for­merly known as the Sand­wich Is­lands?

Hawaii

Van­u­atu

Fiji

Solomon Is­lands

2. Mada­gas­car has ex­pe­ri­enced a re­cent out­break of which deadly dis­ease? Smallpox

Plague

Lassa fever

Ebola

3. Who first sang the lyrics “They paved par­adise and put up a park­ing lot”?

Joni Mitchell

Count­ing Crows

Amy Grant

Neil Young

4 True or false? James Watt in­vented the steam en­gine. True

False

5. Vi­ta­min C is also known as what?

Ascor­bic acid

Folic acid

Ri­boflavin

6. Which of th­ese is a species of toothed whale?

Blue whale

Hump­back whale

Fin whale

Bel­uga whale

7. True or false? All di­nosaur species went ex­tinct after a cat­a­strophic event.

True

False

8. What is the sur­name of the ti­tle char­ac­ter in the TV se­ries

I Love Lucy? Martinez Ball Mertz Ri­cardo

9. The pop­u­lar nature re­serve Rot­tnest Is­land lies off­shore from which Aus­tralian city? Perth

Syd­ney

Bris­bane

Mel­bourne

10. In which coun­try did the Klondike Gold Rush take place? Canada

Aus­tralia

USA

South Africa

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