1. Which play by Shakespeare inspired the Disney musical The Lion King – Hamlet, The Tempest or The Merchant of Venice?
  2. Australians call it a doona. What is the New Zealand term?
  3. Name the decade in which the Empire State Building was completed, the first Batman comic appeared and JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published.
  4. “Hope I die before I get old” is a line from a song by what British rock band?
  5. An endocrinologist treats problems associated with what: blood vessels, skin or hormones?
  6. In the US, what word can follow Rust and Bible?
  7. Which Wairarapa town calls itself Booktown and holds an annual literary festival?
  8. What is the common ingredient in the dishes frittata, shakshuka and kedgeree?
  9. What satirical comedy series took its name from the address of a real-life TV studio in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza?
  10. What distinctive ethnic group comes from the western Pyrenees?

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ANSWERS: 1. Hamlet; 2. Duvet; 3. The 1930s; 4. The Who; 5. Hormones; 6. Belt; 7. Featherston; 8. Eggs; 9. 30 Rock; 10. The Basques.