10 Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS - by GABE ATKIN­SON

1. Which Kiwi re­al­ity show in­spired the cre­ation of a multi­bil­lion-dol­lar en­ter­tain­ment fran­chise?

Piha Res­cue

Neigh­bours at War

Flat­mates

Pop­stars

The 1950 Dr Seuss book

If I Ran the Zoo con­tains the first doc­u­mented English ap­pear­ance of which word? Disco

Nerd

Grunge

Beeper

In the TV show Friends, which char­ac­ter of­ten used the false name Regina Pha­lange? Mon­ica

Phoebe

Rachel

Chan­dler

4. In which coun­try might you visit the fa­mous blue-domed churches of Oia?

Ser­bia

Al­ba­nia

Greece

Hun­gary

Which film fea­tures a mem­o­rable scene in­volv­ing a pair of brass balls?

Glen­garry Glen Ross Ground­hog Day

For­rest Gump

Pulp Fic­tion

The Ger­man physi­cian Franz Mes­mer is con­sid­ered the orig­i­na­tor of what?

Hyp­no­tism

Gen­eral anaes­the­sia

Crys­tal heal­ing

Germ the­ory

7. Which of these terms was pop­u­larised by Al Gore? Ne­ti­zen

Cy­ber­punk

Horse­less car­riage In­for­ma­tion su­per­high­way

Which of these is the ti­tle of a novel by Vir­ginia Woolf? Breath­ing Lessons

To the Light­house

The Be­gin­ning of Spring

Wide Sar­gasso Sea

True or false? Do­mes­tic dogs can breed with wolves and pro­duce fer­tile off­spring.

True

False

10. From what does the ex­pres­sion “a shoo-in” de­rive? Door-to-door sales

Sheep herd­ing

Horse rac­ing

Pest con­trol

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