1. What English doctor was convicted in 2000 of murdering 15 patients and suspected of killing as many as 250?
  2. The town of Whakatane is located at the mouth of what river?
  3. What is the term for a herring that has been split open, salted and smoked?
  4. Complete the title of a 1985 movie for which Geraldine Page won an Academy Award for Best Actress: “The Trip to …”
  5. Indonesia achieved independence in 1949 from what colonial power?
  6. What popular musical was inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”?
  7. What was the name of a now-defunct electorate that was represented in Parliament at different times by Winston Peters, Colin Moyle, Warren Kyd, Paul Hutchison and Andrew Bayly?
  8. In what US city was an African-American man named Rodney King brutally beaten by police in 1991?
  9. What country has a region known as the Maritime Provinces, aka the Maritimes?
  10. What does the letter “A” stand for in NIWA?


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ANSWERS: 1. Harold Shipman; 2. The Whakatane River; 3. Kipper; 4. Bountiful; 5. The Netherlands; 6. West Side Story; 7. Hunua; 8. Los Angeles; 9. Canada; 10. Atmospheric.