10 Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS - by GABE ATKIN­SON

1. What kind of in­stru­ments are spinets, vir­ginals, and muse­lars?

❑ Key­board

❑ Wood­wind

❑ Brass

❑ Per­cus­sion

2. Which ac­claimed novel tells the story of Char­lie Gor­don, who un­der­goes ex­per­i­men­tal surgery to boost his in­tel­li­gence?

❑ Re­gen­er­a­tion

❑ Flow­ers for Al­ger­non

❑ The English Pa­tient

❑ Middlemarch

3. In 2006, who be­came the first sit­ting US vice pres­i­dent to shoot some­one with a gun in over 200 years?

❑ Al Gore

❑ Dan Quayle

❑ Joe Bi­den

❑ Dick Cheney

4. Which of these old­fash­ioned terms for ail­ments refers to a malar­ial fever?

❑ Apoplexy

❑ Dropsy

❑ Quinsy

❑ Ague

5. True or false? Beached whale car­casses have been ef­fec­tively re­moved by blow­ing them up with ex­plo­sives.

❑ True

❑ False

6. True or false? Some mir­rors can re­flect non-re­versed im­ages.

❑ True

❑ False

7. Which of these was in­vented by John Pem­ber­ton in 1886?

❑ Coca-Cola

❑ Mo­tor car

❑ Cam­era

❑ Ball­point pen

8. In which fa­mous val­ley re­gion is the US city of Palo Alto?

❑ Death Val­ley

❑ San Fer­nando Val­ley

❑ Sil­i­con Val­ley

❑ Napa Val­ley

9. Which movie fea­tures a no­table scene at a restau­rant called Jack Rab­bit Slim’s?

❑ Pulp Fic­tion

❑ When Harry Met Sally

❑ Grease

❑ Lady and the Tramp

10. Which breed was the elu­sive Shrek, the sheep from Bendigo Sta­tion?

❑ Merino

❑ Che­viot

❑ Suf­folk

❑ Rom­ney

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