1. What NZ wine was once described as smelling like cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush?
  2. Filbert Bayi, who beat NZ’s John Walker in the 1500m event at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, came from what country?
  3. What are the instruments in a string quartet?
  4. What small Southland town is said to have got its name from the distinctive appearance of the snow-capped Takitimu Mountains nearby?
  5. Complete the following line from the movie “Jaws”: “You’re going to need a bigger …”
  6. What American singer and songwriter, at the age of 77, recently released her first rock album, titled “Rockstar”?
  7. All whales are carnivorous – true or false?
  8. What organisation has a flag that features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background?
  9. What would do with a sackbut: shoot it, play it or wear it?
  10. Joseph P Kennedy, father of President John F Kennedy, served in what important role at the start of the Second World War?


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ANSWERS: 1. Sauvignon blanc; 2. Tanzania; 3. Cello, viola and two violins; 4. Nightcaps; 5. Boat; 6. Dolly Parton; 7. True; 8. The European Union; 9. Play it (it’s a musical instrument); 10. US ambassador to Britain.