1. Who won the Oscar this year for best original screenplay?
2. In which Olympic Games were women allowed to compete for the first time?
3. Have you ever used the services of a luthier?
4. An emerald wedding celebrates how many years of marriage?
5. What was the common factor in the untimely deaths of T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan and Sonny Bono, of Sonny & Cher fame?
6. Not counting Alaska, which is the second-largest state in the US?
7. In which year were the “clip-on” lanes added to the Auckland Harbour Bridge?
8. Having been immortalised in his father A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories, what did the real Christopher Robin do in his adult life?
9. If your recipe calls for cooking something “au gratin”, what are you required to do?
10. Which New Zealand city’s airport is located in the suburb of Onerahi?
11. Where is Lake Baikal?
12. The plaintive line, “She’d never ride through Paris in a sports car,” is from what song?
1. Jordan Peele, for his first venture into feature films, Get Out. 2. Paris, 1900. Women had been barred from competing from the time of the original games in Ancient Greece. 3. Maybe, if you’re a musician. A luthier is a maker of stringed instruments. 4. 55 years. 5. Marc Bolan, who died in 1977 at the age of 29, was killed when the car in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree in London; Bono died in 1998 aged 62 after crashing into a tree while skiing in California. 6. California. Texas, at 695,662 km2, beats California’s 423,970 km2. 7. 1969. 8. He ran a bookshop in Devon. 9. Cover your prepared dish with cheese and/or breadcrumbs and brown it under a grill. 10. Whangārei. 11. Southern Siberia in Russia. Covering an area of nearly 32,000km2, it is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the world. Getting past it was a major headache for engineers tasked with building the fabled Trans-siberian railway. Before they found a solution, train passengers had to take a ferry across the lake. 12. “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan”, famously sung by Marianne Faithfull.