1. Name the year in which Lorde topped the US pop chart with Royals, same-sex marriage became legal in New Zealand and broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes died.
  2. What word can precede bean, toast and dressing?
  3. What is a popinjay: a floral arrangement, a conceited person or an insect?
  4. Which of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth: Cyprus, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Pakistan?
  5. What American city hosts the world’s oldest marathon race?
  6. Christchurch man Ian Brackenbury Channell is better known by what semi-official title?
  7. Complete the title of a best-selling 1980s satirical book: Real Men Don’t Eat ….
  8. What popular social media app gives users the choice of swiping left or swiping right?
  9. Who hosts RNZ’s daily news and current affairs show Checkpoint?
  10. What was the occupation of the characters played by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Richard Dreyfuss in Mr Holland’s Opus?


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ANSWERS: 1. 2013; 2. French; 3. A conceited person; 4. Zimbabwe; 5. Boston; 6. The Wizard of New Zealand; 7. Quiche; 8. Tinder; 9. Lisa Owen; 10. Schoolteacher.