8/10 in 39 seconds

June 28th, 2014 at 8:46 pm by David Farrar

The Herald quiz is here.

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8/10 in 43 seconds

June 7th, 2014 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Some fairly obscure ones this week. Quiz is here.

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9/10 in 49 seconds

April 5th, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz here.

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8/10 in 46 seconds

March 22nd, 2014 at 6:50 am by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz here.

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10/10 in 33 seconds

March 1st, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz here.

And well done to the Herald for finally making it compatible with Chrome!

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10/10 in 34 seconds

February 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

A gentle quiz this week.

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8/10 in 39 seconds

February 1st, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

One tricky question this week. Quiz here.

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Some 2013 posts

January 14th, 2014 at 4:30 pm by David Farrar

As I did for 2012, I thought it would be useful to highlight some of the posts in the last year where I have disagreed with the Government, or said things unhelpful to it. While I obviously support and want National’s re-election, I have and will continue to say what I think on issues on their merits.

I recall the quote of Keith Holoyoake who said he only agreed with around 80% of what National did, even when he was Prime Minister! I suspect with Muldoon, he agreed with 100% of what his Government did!

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10/10 in 34 seconds

December 21st, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

An easy one for year end. Quiz here.

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Herald politics quiz wrong again

December 14th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Last week they had a wrong answer, and this week they have repeated the answers for one question for the following one (Q9). So I got 9/9 in 40 seconds,

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8/10 in 46 seconds

December 7th, 2013 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald quiz is here. I got 8/10 in 46 seconds but I think it should be 9/10 as they have the wrong answer to Q6 in my opinion!

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10/10 in 38 seconds

November 16th, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Aced it this week!

Quiz is here.

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9/10 in 45 seconds

November 2nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz is here.

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8/10 in 40 seconds

September 28th, 2013 at 10:11 am by David Farrar

NZ herald quiz here.

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10/10 in 37 seconds

September 14th, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

NZ Herald politics quiz is here.

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10/10 in 42 seconds

August 24th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz is here.

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Much better

August 10th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

10/10 this week in 35 seconds. Quiz here.

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Horrific – 5/10

August 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

My worst score ever. Just 5/10 in 46 seconds. To be fair I have been reading less news while travelling in the US, but some of the questions this week seemed very obscure. How did others do?

Quiz is here.

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Aced

July 6th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

I think a record – 10/10 in 34 seconds. Quiz here.

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8/10 in 48 seconds

June 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz here.

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8/10 in 41 seconds

June 15th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz is here.

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8/10 in 55 seconds

June 1st, 2013 at 10:01 am by David Farrar

Tougher this week. I got wrong a quote on the cartoons and when Doug Graham was knighted.

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Some quiz trivia questions

May 19th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

I ran a quiz night at the CNI National Party conference in Rotorua last night. The local MPs wrote the questions, and there were a few interesting trivia ones in them which I thought I would share. The answers are written in white and are after the break, so you can highlight them to see the answers.

  1. The woman in Jack Marshall’s 1956 remodel of the NZ coat of arms is based on which movie star? 
  2. Which politician is quoted as saying “I was in politics for a purpose – my very life was politics. I suppose this was because I was more manly than most women; that’s why I never married”
  3. What Parliamentary event failed to occur in October 1946?
  4. What event took place at the beginning of each Parliament between 1896 and the early 1960s?
  5. What was the first Bill passed by the first Parliament in Wellington in 1856?
  6. Who was the first Deputy Prime Minister of NZ?
  7. There have been 17 Deputy Prime Ministers. How many also became Prime Minister, and who?
  8. Who was the first MP from the CNI Region to become Prime Minister or Premier of NZ?
  9. How many power stations rely on the Waikato River?
  10. How many escalators are there in the Coromandel electorate?
  11. Who served longest as Prime Minister of New Zealand? Jack Marshall, Norman Kirk, Bill Rowling, Geoffrey Palmer or Jenny Shipley?
  12. How many electorate contests has Sue Moroney MP lost to National candidates in New Zealand’s General Elections?

See how many you know, before looking at the answers

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10/10 in 37 seconds

May 11th, 2013 at 10:12 am by David Farrar

NZ Herald quiz is here. Too easy this week. Trevett needs to work harder on them :-)

UPDATE: It appears Trevett was too busy staking out the Hamner Springs Heritage Hotel to do the quiz this week, so her replacement is obviously not as tough as her!

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10/10 in 46 seconds

April 13th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Back on top! NZ Herald quiz here.

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