10 Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS - by GABE ATKIN­SON

1. What was HMS Bounty’s mis­sion at the time of the in­fa­mous mutiny?

❑ Es­tab­lish trade

❑ Trans­port plants

❑ Pa­cific ex­plo­ration

❑ Mil­i­tary pa­trol

2. Who fa­mously said, “I am just go­ing out­side and may be some time.”

❑ Lawrence Oates

❑ Robert Falcon Scott

❑ Ernest Shack­le­ton

❑ Roald Amund­sen

3. Which New Zealand place was the ti­tle of a chart-top­ping 1988 sin­gle?

❑ Man­ners Street

❑ One Tree Hill

❑ Do­min­ion Road

❑ Welling­ton

4. Which has a faster max­i­mum run­ning speed: do­mes­tic cats, or hu­mans?

❑ Cats

❑ Hu­mans

5. Which of these can not be con­sid­ered a film noir?

❑ His Girl Fri­day

❑ Dou­ble In­dem­nity

❑ The Big Sleep

❑ The As­phalt Jun­gle

6. Which writer was the first to use the noun “T-shirt” in print?

❑ Shake­speare

❑ Emily Brontë

❑ F Scott Fitzger­ald

❑ Harper Lee

7. True or false? Phil Collins’ song In the Air Tonight is about a drown­ing Collins wit­nessed. ❑ True

❑ False

8. Which of these is not a pri­mate?

❑ Slow loris

❑ Com­mon mar­moset

❑ Woolly lemur

❑ Palm civet

9. In The Mup­pet Show, which char­ac­ter is the ob­ject of Gonzo’s af­fec­tion?

❑ Jan­ice

❑ Gla­dys

❑ Jill

❑ Camilla

10. Which of these peo­ple or char­ac­ters is old­est?

❑ Mickey Mouse

❑ Betty White

❑ Su­per­man

❑ Kirk Dou­glas

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