Weekly Quiz 2019 End of Year Review December

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Weekly Quiz 2019 End of Year Review December 9 th 2019 06/03/17

Weekly Quiz 2019 End of Year Review December 9 th 2019 06/03/17

1 Near which New Zealand city did fire crews have to battle one of

1 Near which New Zealand city did fire crews have to battle one of New Zealand's worst ever wild fires at the start of the year? a. Nelson b. Timaru c. Napier

2 Which type of plane was grounded throughout the world after two devastating crashes?

2 Which type of plane was grounded throughout the world after two devastating crashes? a. Boeing 767 b. Boeing 737 Max 8 c. Airbus A 320

3 What is the name of the scooters that caused controversy in term one,

3 What is the name of the scooters that caused controversy in term one, with some labelling them “unsafe”? a. Lime b. Orange c. Citrus

4 What is the Arabic name for the item the Prime Minister is wearing

4 What is the Arabic name for the item the Prime Minister is wearing in this photo? a. Hijab b. Chador c. Burqa

5 In February, what threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity was found in Auckland? a.

5 In February, what threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity was found in Auckland? a. a South American long haired stoat b. an Indonesian fruit bat c. Queensland fruit fly

6 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, hosted the Christchurch Call summit in Paris during term

6 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, hosted the Christchurch Call summit in Paris during term two. What was the summit (meeting) about? a. strengthening gun laws across the world b. eliminating social media being used to promote and organise terrorism c. increasing the surveillance of racist groups across the world

7 The Government faced criticism earlier in the year after it was revealed that

7 The Government faced criticism earlier in the year after it was revealed that $1 million was spent installing frozen slushy machines in …? a. schools b. prisons c. hospitals

8 Which of these men won in the recent match between them? a. <<

8 Which of these men won in the recent match between them? a. << the man on the left b. the man on the right >>

9 What is the name of the mine that was entered on May 21,

9 What is the name of the mine that was entered on May 21, for the first time since it was sealed eight years ago? a. Pike River Mine b. Martha Mine c. Mc. Crae's Mine

10 Predator Free 2050 aims to eradicate the most damaging introduced predators in New

10 Predator Free 2050 aims to eradicate the most damaging introduced predators in New Zealand by 2050. Which of the following is NOT included in the eradication list? a. feral cats b. stoats c. rats d. possums

11 What new changes did Instagram introduce last term? a. they removed the ‘like’

11 What new changes did Instagram introduce last term? a. they removed the ‘like’ function b. users no longer see the number of ‘likes’ an Instagram post receives c. they introduced a daily limit on posts

12 Which major world landmark is shown at the centre of this photo? a.

12 Which major world landmark is shown at the centre of this photo? a. St Basil's Cathedral b. St Peter's Cathedral c. Notre Dame Cathedral

13 How did young environmentalist Greta Thunberg, travel to the UN climate summits held

13 How did young environmentalist Greta Thunberg, travel to the UN climate summits held in New York in August? a. she sailed there on a zero-carbon sailboat b. she travelled in a solar powered plane c. she didn't travel there, she skyped instead

14 Hundreds of protestors marched to Parliament in July to protest against the controversial

14 Hundreds of protestors marched to Parliament in July to protest against the controversial Ihumātao housing development. Where is Ihumātao? a. Hamilton b. Wellington c. Auckland

15 Scientists have been working to develop a vaccine for the deadly African swine

15 Scientists have been working to develop a vaccine for the deadly African swine fever that has hit Asia this year. What animal is affected by the virus? a. birds b. pigs c. cows

16 In which city's airport have scenes like this occurred over the year? a.

16 In which city's airport have scenes like this occurred over the year? a. Singapore b. Bangkok c. Hong Kong

17 Qantas made aviation history in October when it completed the world’s longest flight.

17 Qantas made aviation history in October when it completed the world’s longest flight. How many hours was it? a. 13 hours b. 19 hours c. 23 hours

18 Who ordered all pre-schools to close in early November due to a devastating

18 Who ordered all pre-schools to close in early November due to a devastating measles outbreak? a. Samoa b. Fiji c. Tonga

19 In November, why were over 600 schools closed in NSW, Australia? a. teachers

19 In November, why were over 600 schools closed in NSW, Australia? a. teachers were on strike b. severe bushfires were affecting the state c. the area was hit by a cyclone

20 Which country is celebrating here?

20 Which country is celebrating here?

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1 Near which New Zealand city did fire crews have to battle one of

1 Near which New Zealand city did fire crews have to battle one of New Zealand's worst ever wild fires at the start of the year? a. Nelson b. Timaru c. Napier a. Nelson - Emergency crews had to fight fires in and around Nelson at the start of the term. The largest fire was southwest of the city and a major threat to the satellite town of Wakefield.

2 Which type of plane was grounded throughout the world after two devastating crashes?

2 Which type of plane was grounded throughout the world after two devastating crashes? a. Boeing 767 b. Boeing 737 Max 8 c. Airbus A 320 b. Boeing 737 Max 8 - On March 10 an Ethiopian Airline flight carrying 157 people crashed shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital. In October, a flight travelling from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang crashed with 189 people on board. There were no survivors on either flight.

3 What is the name of the scooters that caused controversy in term one,

3 What is the name of the scooters that caused controversy in term one, with some labelling them “unsafe”? a. Lime b. Orange c. Citrus a. Lime - Several Kiwis fell victim to a fault where the front brake locked up without warning, leaving Auckland Council questioning the safety of the Lime scooters.

4 What is the Arabic name for the item the Prime Minister is wearing

4 What is the Arabic name for the item the Prime Minister is wearing in this photo? a. Hijab b. Chador c. Burqa

5 In February, what threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity was found in Auckland? a.

5 In February, what threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity was found in Auckland? a. a South American long haired stoat b. an Indonesian fruit bat c. Queensland fruit fly - Two male Queensland fruit flies were found on the North Shore. A total of seven Queensland fruit flies have been found in Auckland since the beginning of the year.

6 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, hosted the Christchurch Call summit in Paris during term

6 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, hosted the Christchurch Call summit in Paris during term two. What was the summit (meeting) about? a. strengthening gun laws across the world b. eliminating social media being used to promote and organise terrorism c. increasing the surveillance of racist groups across the world b. eliminating social media being used to promote and organise terrorism - Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron, hosted the summit attended by world leaders and technology companies. Facebook has agreed to make some changes to live streaming.

7 The Government faced criticism earlier in the year after it was revealed that

7 The Government faced criticism earlier in the year after it was revealed that $1 million was spent installing frozen slushy machines in …? a. schools b. prisons c. hospitals b. prisons - Corrections spent the money on 193 ice slushy machines at the end of 2018 for staff. The explanation given for the purchase was that temperatures can get quite high within prisons and correction officers are required to wear heavy safety clothing.

8 Which of these men won in the recent match between them? a. <<

8 Which of these men won in the recent match between them? a. << the man on the left b. the man on the right >> - British boxer, Anthony Joshua dominated Mexican boxer, Andy Ruiz to reclaim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles that he lost in a shock defeat against Ruiz in June.

9 What is the name of the mine that was entered on May 21,

9 What is the name of the mine that was entered on May 21, for the first time since it was sealed eight years ago? a. Pike River Mine b. Martha Mine c. Mc. Crae's Mine a. Pike River Mine - The mine had been sealed after an explosion in November 2010 took the lives of 29 men. Family members watched from outside as experts from the Pike River Recovery Agency completed breaching the 30 metre seal and successfully re-entered the mine's drift.

10 Predator Free 2050 aims to eradicate the most damaging introduced predators in New

10 Predator Free 2050 aims to eradicate the most damaging introduced predators in New Zealand by 2050. Which of the following is NOT included in the eradication list? a. feral cats b. stoats c. rats d. possums a. feral cats - Predator Free 2050 aims for a coordinated, nationwide eradication of rats, stoats and possums. A recent report has suggested that the goal could be hampered by conflicts, inadequate planning and uncertainty.

11 What new changes did Instagram introduce last term? a. they removed the ‘like’

11 What new changes did Instagram introduce last term? a. they removed the ‘like’ function b. users no longer see the number of ‘likes’ an Instagram post receives c. they introduced a daily limit on posts b. users no longer see the number of ‘likes’ an Instagram post receives - The company says it’s all about taking the "competition" out of posting. A UK study of people aged 14 - 24 found that Instagram was the worst social media platform for young people's mental health

12 Which major world landmark is shown at the centre of this photo? a.

12 Which major world landmark is shown at the centre of this photo? a. St Basil's Cathedral b. St Peter's Cathedral c. Notre Dame Cathedral - A fire devastated large parts of the 850 -year-old building before it was finally extinguished after a nine-hour battle. Scores of priceless artifacts were rescued from the flames, and were taken to the Louvre museum for safekeeping.

13 How did young environmentalist Greta Thunberg, travel to the UN climate summits held

13 How did young environmentalist Greta Thunberg, travel to the UN climate summits held in New York in August? a. she sailed there on a zero-carbon sailboat b. she travelled in a solar powered plane c. she didn't travel there, she skyped instead a. she sailed there on a zero-carbon sailboat - The 16 -year-old climate change activist who has inspired student protests travelled to New York in a high-tech but decidedly lowcomfort sailboat.

14 Hundreds of protestors marched to Parliament in July to protest against the controversial

14 Hundreds of protestors marched to Parliament in July to protest against the controversial Ihumātao housing development. Where is Ihumātao? a. Hamilton b. Wellington c. Auckland - Ihumātao is located next to the Ōtuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve in Māngere. In 2014, the Government and Auckland Council designated 32 hectares adjacent to the Ōtuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve as a Special Housing Area. Fletcher Building wants to build a housing development on the land.

15 Scientists have been working to develop a vaccine for the deadly African swine

15 Scientists have been working to develop a vaccine for the deadly African swine fever that has hit Asia this year. What animal is affected by the virus? a. birds b. pig c. cows b. pigs - The virus hadn't been considered a high priority for researchers until it turned up in China, home to half the world's pig population. Experts say the disease has wiped out an estimated 25 per cent of the world's pig population.

16 In which city's airport have scenes like this occurred over the year? a.

16 In which city's airport have scenes like this occurred over the year? a. Singapore b. Bangkok c. Hong Kong - Operations at Hong Kong International Airport were disrupted in August by ongoing protests, forcing the cancellation of many flights. Large scale demonstrations have been carried out across the Chinese territory for weeks.

17 Qantas made aviation history in October when it completed the world’s longest flight.

17 Qantas made aviation history in October when it completed the world’s longest flight. How many hours was it? a. 13 hours b. 19 hours c. 23 hours b. 19 hours - The flight was a non-stop journey from New York to Sydney. The company trialled the flight to see if it could be introduced to the market. Fifty passengers and crew were fitted with technology devices to test their wellbeing during the flight on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

18 Who ordered all pre-schools to close in early November due to a devastating

18 Who ordered all pre-schools to close in early November due to a devastating measles outbreak? a. Samoa b. Fiji c. Tonga a. Samoa - The 2019 Samoa measles outbreak began in October 2019 and is currently ongoing. As of December 7, there have been 65 deaths and over 4, 460 cases.

19 In November, why were over 600 schools closed in NSW, Australia? a. teachers

19 In November, why were over 600 schools closed in NSW, Australia? a. teachers were on strike b. severe bushfires were affecting the state c. the area was hit by a cyclone b. severe bushfires were affecting the state - NSW is being badly hit by bushfires that have continued to burn since early November. Fire authorities say at least 468 homes have been destroyed so far.

20 Which country is celebrating here? South Africa - The Springboks has caused a

20 Which country is celebrating here? South Africa - The Springboks has caused a major surprise by beating the heavily favoured England 32 -12 to win the Rugby World Cup for a record-equalling 3 rd time in Yokohama.

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