1. In which New Zealand provincial city would you find numbered avenues (e.g. Seventh Avenue), as in New York City?
  2. What Robin Williams movie popularised the Latin phrase Carpe diem (“seize the day”)?
  3. In Greek mythology his name was Heracles. What did the Romans call him?
  4. What name did the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge give to the fabled summer palace of Kublai Khan?
  5. The musical Girl from the North Country, soon to tour NZ, features the music of which songwriter?
  6. What did the nursery rhyme character Miss Muffet sit on?
  7. What famous NZ tourist hotel shares its name with a Russian art museum?
  8. What was the name of the adulterous title character in a 19th century novel by Gustav Flaubert that scandalised France?
  9. In NZ, what is the root vegetable called the mangel (or mangelwurzel) primarily used for?
  10. What is the Spanish word for a decorated container, often made of papier-mache, that’s filled with lollies and then broken as part of a celebration?


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ANSWERS: 1. Tauranga; 2. Dead Poets Society; 3. Hercules; 4. Xanadu; 5. Bob Dylan; 6. Her tuffet; 7. The Hermitage (Mt Cook); 8. Madame Bovary; 9. Stock food; 10. Piñata.