10 Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS - by GABE ATKINSON

1. Which of these words means a gram­mat­i­cal mis­take?

❑ Vi­cis­si­tude

❑ Demi­urge

❑ Mal­adroit

❑ Sole­cism

2. True or false? Ford’s Model T was only avail­able in black.

❑ True

❑ False

3. True or false? Some di­nosaur species had feath­ers rather than scales.

❑ True

❑ False

4. Who wrote the chil­dren’s novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Mag­i­cal Car?

❑ Ian Flem­ing

❑ Ayn Rand

❑ Sal­man Rushdie

❑ Leo Tol­stoy

5. Who played the iconic biker char­ac­ter Johnny Stra­bler in the 1953 film The Wild One?

❑ James Dean

❑ Elvis Pres­ley

❑ Peter Fonda

❑ Mar­lon Brando

6. Which song by Cher pop­u­larised the use of the Auto-Tune ef­fect in modern mu­sic?

❑ The Beat Goes On

❑ Gyp­sys, Tramps & Thieves

❑ If I Could Turn Back Time

❑ Be­lieve

7. Rus­set bur­bank, she­p­ody, and in­no­va­tor – all grown in New Zealand – are va­ri­eties of what?

❑ Potato

❑ Ki­wifruit

❑ Car­rot

❑ Fei­joa

8. Which of these char­ac­ters was not a mem­ber of Marvel’s orig­i­nal Fan­tas­tic Four?

❑ Hu­man Torch

❑ Plas­tic Man

❑ In­vis­i­ble Woman

❑ Thing

9. Which of these is a type of ol­fac­tory hal­lu­ci­na­tion?

❑ See­ing lights

❑ Hear­ing voices

❑ Un­pleas­ant taste

❑ Phan­tom odour

10. In China, Baidu is the most pop­u­lar … what?

❑ TV show

❑ Car brand

❑ Search en­gine

❑ Fizzy drink

1. Sole­cism.

2. False. In its early years of pro­duc­tion, the Model T was avail­able in a range of colours. 3. Fos­sil ev­i­dence sug­gests this is true. 4. Ian Flem­ing.

5. Mar­lon Brando.

6. Be­lieve.

7. Potato.

8. Plas­tic Man.

9. Phan­tom odour.

10. Search en­gine.

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