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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Weekly quiz

1. Top Kiwi sportsman Nick Willis says he’s not surprised at the recent claims of large scale doping (use of performance enhancing drugs) occurring in his sport. In which sport is Nick Willis involved? •
a. cycling.
b. running
c. shot put.

2. Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is New Zealand’s largest consumer of electricity and has been in the news recently. Near which city is it located? •
a. Hamilton •
b. Nelson •
c. Invercargill

3. What severe weather event hit Iraq and Iran last week?
a. severe dust storms 
b. a heat wave •
c. destructive hail storms

Which Royal will be visiting New Zealand in November? •
a. Princess Anne •
b. the Queen 
c. Prince Charles

5. Why is the International Olympic Committee concerned about some of the swimming events in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games? •
a. the indoor Olympic pool has been measured and it is not the right length •
b. there has been an increase in shark sightings where the triathlon will be held 
c. there are dangerously high levels of viruses caused by sewage where events will be held

The Laneway Festival is having difficulty finding a venue for February and may have to be moved to Wellington. What type of Festival is Laneway? •
a. an art festival •
b. a light festival •
c. a music festival 

7. University student unions are saying the Government needs to increase the loan students can get to cover ‘course related costs’. How much is the current course related costs loan limit? •
a. $200
b. $1000 
c. $5000

8. Which country is marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima? •
a. China 
b. Japan •
c. Germany

9. Why was Valerie Adams in the news last week? •
a. she has just won another World Championship title for shot put 
b. she has decided to retire from shot put •
c. she has decided to withdraw from this year’s World Athletics Championship due to injury

10.Adidas have announced the ‘new look’ for the All Blacks Rugby World Cup campaign boots. What colour are they? •
a. completely silver 
b. completely black •
c. completely white

11. Why was an Australian stuntman in the news last week? •
a. he rode a wave on a motorbike •
b. he rode a wild rhinoceros •
c. he completed the highest skydive ever attempted 

12. Why was the Taranaki town of Opunake in the news last week? •
a. they were hit by a tornado •
b. heavy rain caused flooding in the town 
c. a light plane made an emergency landing on the fields of the local school

13. What is second most populated city in Australia? GioNames

14. Which world leader recently posted the following statement on Facebook? “Our climate is changing. It's changing in ways that threaten our economy, our security, and our health. This isn't opinion, it’s fact” •
a. Tony Abbott •
b. Barack Obama 
c. John Key

15. True or false, Australia won the Bledisloe Cup by beating the All Blacks at the weekend? true

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