1. What NZ rugby captain, on being penalised for a dangerous tackle, famously told a referee: “We’re not playing tiddlywinks”?
  2. What fruit is mentioned in the title of a play by Anton Chekhov?
  3. Which electorate has been represented in parliament by Richard Prebble, Judith Tizard and Nikki Kaye?
  4. What is meant by the word “ubiquitous”: persistent, annoying or found everywhere?
  5. Which has the highest melting point: gold, lead or aluminium?
  6. What was unusual about the dialogue in the 2004 Mel Gibson film “The Passion of the Christ”?
  7. Which former Australian prime minister is now that country’s ambassador to the United States?
  8. Who created the Far Side cartoons?
  9. The country that is now Sri Lanka was colonised in the 16th century by which European power?
  10. What country was the setting for the best-selling 1991 novel “Wild Swans”?

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ANSWERS: 1. Tana Umaga; 2. The cherry; 3. Auckland Central; 4. Found everywhere; 5. Gold; 6. It was entirely in Aramaic, Hebrew and Latin; 7. Kevin Rudd; 8. Gary Larson; 9. Portugal; 10. China.