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  1. Weekly Quiz 04/03/13

  2. Question 1 At which beach was there a fatal shark attack last week? • a. Piha • b. Bethell’s Beach • c. Murawai

  3. Question 2 Emails were released last week showing the controversial negotiations that took place between our government and the film company that produced The Hobbit in New Zealand. What was the name of the film company involved? • a. Paramount Pictures • b. Pixar • c. Warner Brothers

  4. Question 3 In which African country was there a tragic hot air balloon accident involving 19 tourists last week? • a. South Africa • b. Morocco • c. Egypt

  5. 4 What nation has this flag?

  6. Question 5 In what region was a drought officially declared last week after it has had months without significant rain? • a. Northland • b. Bay of Plenty • c. Taranaki

  7. Question 6 Dennis Tito, an American multi-millionaire has just announced plans to do what...? • a. create an alternative Olympic Games just for Americans • b. Create his own country on one of Hawaii’s islands • c. Send two people on a spaceship mission around Mars

  8. Question 7 Sadly, the funeral of Ralph Hotere was held last week, with many notable New Zealanders paying tribute to him. What was he well-known for? • a. Politics • b. Science • c. Art

  9. 8 This large iceberg was in the news last week. Where did it come from?

  10. Question 9 What was the name of the movie that won Best Picture at the Oscars recently? • a. Argo (directed by Ben Affleck) • b. Life of Pi (directed by Ang Lee) • c. Lincoln (directed by Steven Spielberg)

  11. Question 10 Disability groups are insisting Kiwirail address safety issues after a wheelchair-bound woman was seriously injured at a rail crossing. In which New Zealand city did the accident take place? • a. Auckland • b. Wellington • c. Hamilton

  12. Question 11 What is the name of the ocean between Europe and North America? • a. Pacific • b. Atlantic • c. Indian

  13. 12 Name the person sitting in the chair.

  14. Question 13 What is the name of the new fastfood chain to New Zealand that has attracted criticism for having the ‘fattiest’ menu? • a. Wendy’s • b. Carls Jr. • c. Taco Bell

  15. Question 14 Why will protest action by Sea Shepherd (the anti-whaling group) in the Southern Ocean become much more difficult in the future? • a. the Japanese government has allowed their whaling boats to carry weapons and use them if necessary • b. one of their boats was sunk after it collided with a whaling ship • c. A US court has ruled that the organisation should be classed as ‘pirates’

  16. Question 15 In which European country has controversial politician Silvio Berlusconi returned as a key player after recent elections? • a. Greece • b. Italy • c. France

  17. 16 Who is this?

  18. Question 17 What town in New Zealand is known as the Gumboot Town? • a. Masterton • b. Taihape • c. Morrinsville

  19. Question 18 In what US state have emergency workers been scrambling to find a missing person after their bedroom collapsed into a large sinkhole? • a. Florida • b. California • c. Alaska

  20. Question 19 It has been announced that Kiwi, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is set to join the cast of Britain’s award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. What is Dame Kiri famous for? • a. modeling • b. singing • c. dancing

  21. 20 Name this New Zealand city.

  22. Answers

  23. 1 At which beach was there a fatal shark attack last week? • c. Murawai - A man was attacked a shark while swimming alone from Maori Bay to Muriwai Beach, several hundred metres from shore. The shark was believed to be a great white. The last confirmed fatal shark attack was back in 1976.

  24. 2 Emails were released last week showing the controversial negotiations that took place between our government and the film company that produced The Hobbit in New Zealand. What was the name of the film company involved? • c. Warner Brothers - After negotiations between Ministers and Sir Peter Jackson, the Government eventually changed the labour laws and gave Warner Brothers a tax break worth $25 million to secure the filming in New Zealand.

  25. 3 In which African country was there a tragic hot air balloon accident involving 19 tourists last week? • c. Egypt - According to initial investigations, the balloon was in the process of landing after 7am when a cable got caught around a helium tube and a fire erupted, the balloon then ascended rapidly before catching alight.

  26. 4 What nation has this flag? • Scotland

  27. 5 In what region was a drought officially declared last week after it has had months without significant rain? • a. Northland - The declaration of a medium-scale event means that extra Government funding will now be available to coordinate support through local organisations like the Rural Support Trusts. In extreme cases there will also be Rural Assistance Payments available to farmers in severe hardship.

  28. 6 Dennis Tito, an American multi-millionaire has just announced plans to do what...? • c. Send two people on a spaceship mission around Mars - The 2018 mission is expected to cost upwards of $973 million, that would be privately financed by donations and sponsorships. Dennis Tito is a US engineer and became the first space tourist in 2001.

  29. 7 Sadly, the funeral of Ralph Hotere was held last week, with many notable New Zealanders paying tribute to him. What was he well-known for? • c. Art - Hotere was made a member of the order of New Zealand in 2011 as a recognition for his contribution to contemporary art with a career that spanned more than five decades.

  30. 8 This large iceberg was in the news last week. Where did it come from? • A Glacier (or The Tasman Glacier) - Large icebergs calved off from the Tasman Glacier last week.

  31. 9 What was the name of the movie that won Best Picture at the Oscars recently? • a. Argo (directed by Ben Affleck) - The movie is about the 1979 hostage crisis involving US diplomats in Iran. There has been some criticism of how the movie suggests British and NZ diplomats were unhelpful, where in reality the played key roles in keeping the US diplomats safe.

  32. 10 Disability groups are insisting Kiwirail address safety issues after a wheelchair-bound woman was seriously injured at a rail crossing. In which New Zealand city did the accident take place? • a. Auckland - The woman was trying to cross tracks in her electric wheelchair at Morningside Station, when her wheels became stuck in the tracks. She was clipped by a freight train and thrown from her wheelchair despite efforts by passersby to free her.

  33. 11 What is the name of the ocean between Europe and North America? • b. Atlantic

  34. 12 Name the person sitting in the chair. • Bear Gryls - The British adventurer has become the face of Air NZ’s latest in-flight safety video.

  35. 13 What is the name of the new fastfood chain to New Zealand that has attracted criticism for having the ‘fattiest’ menu? • b. Carls Jr. - The chain is part of the Restaurant Brands group, which includes KFC and Pizza Hut. It aims to have 35 to 60 Carl's Jr restaurants in New Zealand in the future. The new stores are breaking sales records for the company but critics say the high-calorie burgers are encouraging unhealthy eating. For the most unhealthy burger in the world: Click here

  36. 14 Why will protest action by Sea Shepherd (the anti-whaling group) in the Southern Ocean become much more difficult in the future? • c. A US court has ruled that the organisation should be classed as ‘pirates’ - This clears the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against the Sea Shepherd aggressive protest action.

  37. 15 In which European country has controversial politician Silvio Berlusconi returned as a key player after recent elections? • b. Italy

  38. 16 Who is this? • The Pope (or Pope Benedict XVI) - Last Thursday Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign.

  39. 17 What town in New Zealand is known as the Gumboot Town? • b. Taihape

  40. 18 In what US state have emergency workers been scrambling to find a missing person after their bedroom collapsed into a large sinkhole? • a. Florida - Large sinkholes are not uncommon in the state due to large limestone formations beneath the surface. The limestone is easily eroded by water and can form large caverns under the ground.

  41. 19 It has been announced that Kiwi, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is set to join the cast of Britain’s award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. What is Dame Kiri famous for? • b. singing - Dame Kiwi is New Zealand’s most successful opera singer. She even sang at the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

  42. 20 Name this New Zealand city. • New Plymouth