Quick Ques­tions

New Zealand Listener - - CONTENTS - by GABE ATKIN­SON

Gabe Atkin­son

1. Which of these un­usual ac­tiv­i­ties did Bar­bra Streisand ad­mit to in a March in­ter­view? Build­ing a dooms­day bunker Smug­gling rare par­rots Per­form­ing oc­cult ri­tu­als Cloning her pet dog

2. Which place launched the new tourism slo­gan: “Hon­estly, it’s not for ev­ery­one.”

Detroit

Saudi Ara­bia

Ne­braska

North Ko­rea

3. What is the name of the gi­gan­tic Aus­tralian steer that made head­lines in Novem­ber? Bum­ble­beef

Un­der­crack­ers

Moosolini

Knick­ers

4. Which CEO sent his com­pany’s share price into a nose­dive by smok­ing cannabis dur­ing a live web in­ter­view? Jeff Be­zos

Mark Zucker­berg

War­ren Buf­fett

Elon Musk

5. An up­roar was caused in Paris by the of­fi­cial in­stal­la­tion of what?

English-speak­ing tourist booths Sculp­ture of mat­ing dogs Out­door mov­ing walk­ways Open-air pub­lic uri­nals

6. Who said, “[Kim Jong-un] speaks and his peo­ple sit up at at­ten­tion. I want my peo­ple to do the same.”? Ni­colás Maduro Don­ald Trump Vladimir Putin

Mo­hammed bin Sal­man

7. Which of these nom­i­nees won the 2018 Golden Rasp­berry for Worst Pic­ture? The Emoji Movie

Bay­watch

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

8. What was un­earthed in the Oreti River, near Lums­den? Mini sub­ma­rine

Bust of Richard Sed­don Steam lo­co­mo­tives

Mayan crys­tal skull 9. What event caused the post­pone­ment of Welling­ton’s Matariki fire­works dis­play? Capy­bara es­capes zoo

Damp fuses dis­cov­ered

Meth lab ex­plo­sion

Whale in har­bour

10. 2018 saw the rise of plog­ging, an ac­tiv­ity that com­bines jog­ging with what? Pick­ing up lit­ter

Puz­zle solv­ing Neigh­bour­hood pa­trolling Pulling weeds

11. Which “un­fa­mil­iar” word in a his­tory exam baf­fled thou­sands of Year 13 stu­dents? Vit­riol

Con­vivial

Triv­ial

Ves­ti­gial

12. In De­cem­ber, a Dutch court ruled that a man could not legally de­clare him­self what? De­ceased

Younger

Taller

A sov­er­eign state

13. What was of­fered for sale by Karl Marx’s birth city, Trier, to com­mem­o­rate his 200th birth­day?

Solid-gold money clip

Ac­tion fig­ure set

Beard trim­ming kit

Zero euro ban­knote

14. Which pricey “de­con­structed” dish served by an Aus­tralian cafe caused an in­ter­net ker­fuf­fle?

Bun­less burg­ers Mix-your-own salad Vegemite on toast

Sushi in a Ma­son jar

15. A vi­ral video fea­tur­ing a Scot­tish grand­mother caused world­wide sales of which Kiwi book to sky­rocket?

The Lu­mi­nar­ies

Slinky Malinki’s Cat Tales Mis­ter Pip

The Wonky Don­key

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