Weekly Quiz Current Events February 17 th 2019

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Weekly Quiz Current Events February 17 th 2019 06/03/17

Weekly Quiz Current Events February 17 th 2019 06/03/17

1 True or false, a total fire ban throughout the North Island was announced

1 True or false, a total fire ban throughout the North Island was announced last week?

2 Due to the coronavirus outbreak, who has banned all cruise ships from entering

2 Due to the coronavirus outbreak, who has banned all cruise ships from entering their waters? a. Tonga b. New Zealand c. United States

3 What is the official name of the coronavirus? a. Chrona 1 b. CCV

3 What is the official name of the coronavirus? a. Chrona 1 b. CCV 20 c. Covid 19

4 What is the name of this famous clock which is currently under repair?

4 What is the name of this famous clock which is currently under repair?

5 Why was the town of Waihi in the news last week? a. they

5 Why was the town of Waihi in the news last week? a. they ran out of water b. the town was evacuated due to a scrub fire c. it was named New Zealand’s Top Town

6 What is the name of the South Korean film that made Oscar history

6 What is the name of the South Korean film that made Oscar history last week by becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture? a. Parasite b. Paradise c. Paralegal

7 The Salvation Army is calling on the Government to increase welfare benefits by

7 The Salvation Army is calling on the Government to increase welfare benefits by …? a. 10 per cent b. 30 per cent c. 70 per cent

8 This man won the New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. In which sport

8 This man won the New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. In which sport is he involved? a. Boxing b. Mixed Martial Arts c. Athletics

9 Billionaire Bill Gates has spent $747 million on a super yacht which is

9 Billionaire Bill Gates has spent $747 million on a super yacht which is powered by …? a. methane gas b. solar power c. liquid hydrogen

10 What has Great Barrier Island banned in an effort to protect the environment?

10 What has Great Barrier Island banned in an effort to protect the environment? a. dogs and cats b. spearfishing c. public rubbish bins

11 Why has Apple been fined almost NZ$43 million by a French consumer watchdog?

11 Why has Apple been fined almost NZ$43 million by a French consumer watchdog? a. for deliberately slowing down older i. Phones b. for selling phones with faulty batteries c. for advertising some phones as waterproof when they weren’t

12 This is said to be the most photographed building in New Zealand. In

12 This is said to be the most photographed building in New Zealand. In which city is it located? a. Wellington b. Nelson c. Dunedin

13 Who was Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones talking about when he said, “I suspect

13 Who was Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones talking about when he said, “I suspect they're eating the profit like a horse and making a pig out of our country's reputation”? a. farmers b. Auckland Airport c. international hotel chains

14 Why have Nike Vapourfly shoes been in the news? a. They are environmentally

14 Why have Nike Vapourfly shoes been in the news? a. They are environmentally friendly shoes made from recycled cigarette butts b. It has been revealed that they allow Nike to secretly track customers using a hidden GPS sensor c. there are calls to have them banned as they give athletes a speed advantage

15 Which continent was battered by a storm called Ciara last week? a. North

15 Which continent was battered by a storm called Ciara last week? a. North America b. Europe c. Asia

16 Which country has this flag?

16 Which country has this flag?

17 The British royal family was hit by another blow recently with the announcement

17 The British royal family was hit by another blow recently with the announcement of a royal marriage breakdown. Who is splitting up? a. The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife b. The Queen’s youngest son Edward and his wife c. The Queen’s only daughter Anne and her husband

18 What are dog owners in New Zealand being warned about? a. a new

18 What are dog owners in New Zealand being warned about? a. a new virus that is affecting puppies b. an increased number of dogs becoming ill after eating poisoned rats c. toxic algae in waterways

19 Which pink cartoon character is set to get a new voice following the

19 Which pink cartoon character is set to get a new voice following the resignation of the 18 -year-old voice over actress, Harley Bird? a. Patrick from Sponge. Bob Square. Pants b. Peppa Pig c. Dora the Explorer

20 What is the last name of this famous Kiwi film director and actor?

20 What is the last name of this famous Kiwi film director and actor?

Answers

Answers

1 True or false, a total fire ban throughout the North Island was announced

1 True or false, a total fire ban throughout the North Island was announced last week? True - It was announced on Friday that the entire North Island will be under a total fire ban, as well as parts of the South Island. The announcement follows weeks of dry, warm and windy weather with little to no rainfall.

2 Due to the coronavirus outbreak, who has banned all cruise ships from entering

2 Due to the coronavirus outbreak, who has banned all cruise ships from entering their waters? a. Tonga b. New Zealand c. United States a. Tonga - Tonga has banned cruise ships coming to the island nation amid the coronavirus outbreak. A post on the Tongan Prime Minister’s office website says the decision was made with an order under the Public Health Act "to prevent the introduction or spread of a controlled notifiable condition”.

3 What is the official name of the coronavirus? a. Chrona 1 b. CCV

3 What is the official name of the coronavirus? a. Chrona 1 b. CCV 20 c. Covid 19 - The World Health Organisation said the virus which has infected more than 43, 000 people has been named Covid-19. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19

4 What is the name of this famous clock which is currently under repair?

4 What is the name of this famous clock which is currently under repair? Big Ben - The clock hands of Elizabeth Tower have been removed during maintenance and restoration work in the Palace of Westminster. The tower is undergoing a £ 61 m refurbishment, up from the original estimate of between £ 29 m and £ 45 m.

5 Why was the town of Waihi in the news last week? a. they

5 Why was the town of Waihi in the news last week? a. they ran out of water b. the town was evacuated due to a scrub fire c. it was named New Zealand’s Top Town a. they ran out of water - A break in a mains water pipe has caused the water reservoir in Waihi to run out. All schools were closed in the area for two days and water bottles and water tankers were sent to the town.

6 What is the name of the South Korean film that made Oscar history

6 What is the name of the South Korean film that made Oscar history last week by becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture? a. Parasite b. Paradise c. Paralegal a. Parasite - Film writer Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean film also took three other big awards: best director, best original screenplay and best international film. All were the first Oscars for a Korean film.

7 The Salvation Army is calling on the Government to increase welfare benefits by

7 The Salvation Army is calling on the Government to increase welfare benefits by …? a. 10 per cent b. 30 per cent c. 70 per cent b. 30 per cent - The call to increase welfare benefits follows the release of its latest State of the Nation report. The "NZ Can Do Better" report focuses on New Zealanders living in poverty, highlighting the 174, 000 children living in “deepest poverty”, and calls on the Government to do more.

8 This man won the New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. In which sport

8 This man won the New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. In which sport is he involved? a. Boxing b. Mixed Martial Arts c. Athletics b. Mixed Martial Arts - The UFC middleweight world champion, Israel Adesanya, urged Kiwis to get behind all their sports stars, saying: "Understand this, if you see one of us shining – whether it be the netball team, the Black Caps, the sailors – pump them up, embrace them, because if they win, we win. If I win, you win. "

9 Billionaire Bill Gates has spent $747 million on a super yacht which is

9 Billionaire Bill Gates has spent $747 million on a super yacht which is powered by …? a. methane gas b. solar power c. liquid hydrogen - The yacht, designed by Dutch company Sinot, will be 112 metres long and run on liquid hydrogen. It will feature an infinity pool, helipad and spa and will have room for up to 14 guests. It won’t be finished until 2024.

10 What has Great Barrier Island banned in an effort to protect the environment?

10 What has Great Barrier Island banned in an effort to protect the environment? a. dogs and cats b. spearfishing c. public rubbish bins - Great Barrier Island is taking a stand against rubbish by getting rid of all its rubbish bins - forcing locals and tourists to take responsibility for their trash. Great Barrier's only rubbish dump is almost full.

11 Why has Apple been fined almost NZ$43 million by a French consumer watchdog?

11 Why has Apple been fined almost NZ$43 million by a French consumer watchdog? a. for deliberately slowing down older i. Phones b. for selling phones with faulty batteries c. for advertising some phones as waterproof when they weren’t a. for deliberately slowing down older i. Phones - The company confirmed it did slow down some models as they aged to prolong the life of the phone. The fine was imposed by France's competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned.

12 This is said to be the most photographed building in New Zealand. In

12 This is said to be the most photographed building in New Zealand. In which city is it located? a. Wellington b. Nelson c. Dunedin - Dunedin's Railway Station is not only the most photographed building in the country, but also said to be the second-most photographed building in the Southern Hemisphere (after the Sydney Opera House). The Category 1 listed heritage building was opened in 1906.

13 Who was Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones talking about when he said, “I suspect

13 Who was Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones talking about when he said, “I suspect they're eating the profit like a horse and making a pig out of our country's reputation”? a. farmers b. Auckland Airport c. international hotel chains b. Auckland Airport - Shane Jones has slammed Auckland Airport's board following the airport's runway closing twice within two weeks due to maintenance. Urgent warnings have been sent to pilots globally about the safety of the runway. Auckland Airport made $500 million profit last year.

14 Why have Nike Vapourfly shoes been in the news? a. They are environmentally

14 Why have Nike Vapourfly shoes been in the news? a. They are environmentally friendly shoes made from recycled cigarette butts b. It has been revealed that they allow Nike to secretly track customers using a hidden GPS sensor c. there are calls to have them banned as they give athletes a speed advantage - Vaporflys claim to improve an athlete's performance by 4%. Athletes wearing the new footwear including Nike's latest Vaporfly have taken 31 of 36 top-three finishes in major marathons last year. World Athletics have introduced an immediate indefinite ban on any shoes that have a sole thicker than 40 mm. This doesn’t ban Vapourflys, but will prevent shoes with an even more enhanced sole being used in competition.

15 Which continent was battered by a storm called Ciara last week? a. North

15 Which continent was battered by a storm called Ciara last week? a. North America b. Europe c. Asia b. Europe - The storm hit Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent.

16 Which country has this flag? Greece

16 Which country has this flag? Greece

17 The British royal family was hit by another blow recently with the announcement

17 The British royal family was hit by another blow recently with the announcement of a royal marriage breakdown. Who is splitting up? a. The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife b. The Queen’s youngest son Edward and his wife c. The Queen’s only daughter Anne and her husband a. The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife The 42 -year-old is the son of Princess Anne and will be the first of the Queen’s eight grandchildren to divorce. Three of the monarch’s four children had marriages that ended in divorce, including Anne.

18 What are dog owners in New Zealand being warned about? a. a new

18 What are dog owners in New Zealand being warned about? a. a new virus that is affecting puppies b. an increased number of dogs becoming ill after eating poisoned rats c. toxic algae in waterways - Toxic algae capable of killing pets has been detected in rivers across New Zealand due to high summer temperatures. Dogs trying to cool off are particularly at risk of ingesting the algae as they like the musty odour.

19 Which pink cartoon character is set to get a new voice following the

19 Which pink cartoon character is set to get a new voice following the resignation of the 18 -year-old voice over actress, Harley Bird? a. Patrick from Sponge. Bob Square. Pants b. Peppa Pig c. Dora the Explorer b. Peppa Pig - Harley Bird who has been the cartoon character's voice since she was five, said the cast of the TV series had given her "unforgettable memories”. She will be replaced by nine-year-old Amelie Bea Smith, who becomes the fourth actress to take on the role.

20 What is the last name of this famous Kiwi film director and actor?

20 What is the last name of this famous Kiwi film director and actor? Waititi - Taika Waititi won the best adapted screenplay gong for Jojo Rabbit. He thanked his mother in his acceptance speech for introducing him to the book that inspired the movie, and said "This is really great and I dedicate it to all those indigenous kids in the world who want to do are and write stories. We can make it too. "

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