1. What date was mentioned in the opening line of Bobbie Gentry’s classic hit song Ode to Billie Joe?
  2. Which Asian country has a currency called the won?
  3. What Dunedin-based convenience store chain is noted for its long opening hours and claims to be NZ’s third-largest grocery retailer?
  4. Which large Wellington suburb has a Spanish name meaning “sea view”?
  5. The 19th-century novelist Mary Wollstonecraft, creator of Frankenstein, married what poet?
  6. Keratosis affects which part of the body?
  7. Where would you see a poppet-head: on a yacht, in a castle or at the entrance to a mine?
  8. What city was the capital of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 20th centuries?
  9. Danny Zuko is the main male character in what popular musical? 
  10. What township north of Dunedin gave its name to a type of hospital devoted to the care of babies?

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ANSWERS: 1. The third of June; 2. South Korea; 3. Night ’n’ Day; 4. Miramar; 5. Percy Bysshe Shelley; 6. The skin; 7. At the entrance to a mine; 8. Istanbul (aka Constantinople); 9. Grease; 10. Karitane.