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Weekly Quiz Current Events February 26 th 2018 06/03/17 Weekly Quiz Current Events February 26 th 2018 06/03/17

1 In which area of New Zealand were thousands of people left without power 1 In which area of New Zealand were thousands of people left without power and water when ex-cyclone Gita hit? a. Taranaki b. Dunedin c. Christchurch

2 Which area of New Zealand was cut off due to slips blocking the 2 Which area of New Zealand was cut off due to slips blocking the only road into the area, when ex-cyclone Gita hit? a. Westport b. Takaka c. Blenheim

3 What has the US President suggested as a solution to America’s current problem 3 What has the US President suggested as a solution to America’s current problem of shootings within schools? a. he wants to ban semi-automatic weapons b. he wants to arm teachers with guns c. he wants to ban anyone under 25 yrs from owning a gun

4 Which show is celebrating its 35 th anniversary and is hosted by this 4 Which show is celebrating its 35 th anniversary and is hosted by this man? a. Waka Huia b. Te Karere c. Marae

5 True or false, according to recent research, New Zealand cancer survival rates are 5 True or false, according to recent research, New Zealand cancer survival rates are significantly better than Australia?

6 Who will be visiting New Zealand in May? a. Donald Trump b. Prince 6 Who will be visiting New Zealand in May? a. Donald Trump b. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle c. Hillary Clinton

7 Wanaka teen Zoi Sadowski-Synnott broke New Zealand's 26 -year drought at the Winter 7 Wanaka teen Zoi Sadowski-Synnott broke New Zealand's 26 -year drought at the Winter Olympics with a bronze medal in …? a. ski halfpipe b. snowboard big air c. ski slalom

8 What is the first name of this Kiwi sportsman? 8 What is the first name of this Kiwi sportsman?

9 Which of the following will be completely closed to the public by local 9 Which of the following will be completely closed to the public by local council due to kauri dieback? a. The Kaimai Range b. The Waitakere Ranges c. The Rimutaka Range

10 Despite fears from local farmers, France has decided to allow the population of 10 Despite fears from local farmers, France has decided to allow the population of which animal to increase? a. Wolves b. Black Bear c. Vampire Bats

11 Seventeen people tragically lost their lives in Mozambique last week when …? a. 11 Seventeen people tragically lost their lives in Mozambique last week when …? a. a rubbish pile collapsed in a rubbish dump b. a passenger train derailed c. a fishing boat collided with a cruise ship collapsed

12 In which country is was this photo from last week taken? a. India 12 In which country is was this photo from last week taken? a. India b. Morocco c. Iran

13 Christchurch held its annual earthquake memorial last week. How many years ago was 13 Christchurch held its annual earthquake memorial last week. How many years ago was the city was struck by the tragic quake, which saw 185 people lose their lives? a. seven b. ten c. fifteen

14 Why has the fast food chain KFC, been in the news recently? a. 14 Why has the fast food chain KFC, been in the news recently? a. they are making a change to their original chicken recipe b. they are changing their logo c. they ran out of chicken in the UK

15 What did Lorde recently win a Brit Award (a British music Award) for? 15 What did Lorde recently win a Brit Award (a British music Award) for? a. best international female artist b. best female artist c. album of the year

16 Which country has this flag? 16 Which country has this flag?

17 Who has been named the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year? a. 17 Who has been named the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year? a. comedian and mental health advocate Mike King b. Team New Zealand Helmsman Peter Burling c. equal pay advocate Kristine Bartlett

18 Why has celebrity chef Jaimie Oliver been in the news? a. he’s expecting 18 Why has celebrity chef Jaimie Oliver been in the news? a. he’s expecting his sixth child b. he’s having money problems c. he’s going to be a guest judge on the new Masterchef New Zealand

19 What is the Auckland Council hoping to ban? a. public vehicle access to 19 What is the Auckland Council hoping to ban? a. public vehicle access to Queen Street b. the sale of fireworks to the general public c. pit bull dogs

20 From which sport has this Kiwi announced his retirement? a. cycling b. basketball 20 From which sport has this Kiwi announced his retirement? a. cycling b. basketball c. hockey

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1 In which area of New Zealand were thousands of people left without power 1 In which area of New Zealand were thousands of people left without power and water when ex-cyclone Gita hit? a. Taranaki b. Dunedin c. Christchurch a. Taranaki - Over 10, 000 people were left without power due to wind damage. Water was also affected when a tree came down and took out a critical pipe that supplies about 25 per cent of people in New Plymouth on town water supply.

2 Which area of New Zealand was cut off due to slips blocking the 2 Which area of New Zealand was cut off due to slips blocking the only road into the area, when ex-cyclone Gita hit? a. Westport b. Takaka c. Blenheim b. Takaka - Essentials sold out at the local supermarket in Takaka as residents and tourists were left isolated after major slips on Takaka Hill closed the only road out. Supplies needed to be barged in.

3 What has the US President suggested as a solution to America’s current problem 3 What has the US President suggested as a solution to America’s current problem of shootings within schools? a. he wants to ban semi-automatic weapons b. he wants to arm teachers with guns c. he wants to ban anyone under 25 yrs from owning a gun b. he wants to arm teachers with guns - American students are organising a march in Washington and elsewhere to urge lawmakers to enact tougher gun control. According to the US president the solution to the problem would be to have teachers carry concealed firearms.

4 Which show is celebrating its 35 th anniversary and is hosted by this 4 Which show is celebrating its 35 th anniversary and is hosted by this man? a. Waka Huia b. Te Karere c. Marae b. Te Karere - On February 21 1983, Derek Fox read the first official Te Karere news bulletin. It started as a four minute news bulletin in the eighties and now airs daily at 4 pm and is hosted by Scotty Morrison.

5 True or false, according to recent research, New Zealand cancer survival rates are 5 True or false, according to recent research, New Zealand cancer survival rates are significantly better than Australia? False - They are in fact significantly worse. Over the last five years, 2500 cancer patients in New Zealand wouldn't have died if they had been treated in Australia. Experts believe the difference is partly due to the fact that fewer Australian's smoke. They also believe improving patient access to specialists would help New Zealand's cancer survival rates.

6 Who will be visiting New Zealand in May? a. Donald Trump b. Prince 6 Who will be visiting New Zealand in May? a. Donald Trump b. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle c. Hillary Clinton - In May this year Hillary Clinton will give a talk offering her personal insights into the 2016 presidential election, its aftermath and what the future holds for her.

7 Wanaka teen Zoi Sadowski-Synnott broke New Zealand's 26 -year drought at the Winter 7 Wanaka teen Zoi Sadowski-Synnott broke New Zealand's 26 -year drought at the Winter Olympics with a bronze medal in …? a. ski halfpipe b. snowboard big air c. ski slalom b. snowboard big air - New Zealand's only previous Winter Olympics medal came in 1992, when skier Annalise Coberger won a slalom silver at Albertville.

8 What is the first name of this Kiwi sportsman? Nico - Nico Porteous 8 What is the first name of this Kiwi sportsman? Nico - Nico Porteous capped off a brilliant day for New Zealand at the Winter Olympics with an unexpected bronze medal in the mens ski half-pipe. The 16 -year-old join snowboarder, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, in breaking the country's medal drought that has lasted since 1992.

9 Which of the following will be completely closed to the public by local 9 Which of the following will be completely closed to the public by local council due to kauri dieback? a. The Kaimai Range b. The Waitakere Ranges c. The Rimutaka Range b. The Waitakere Ranges - Following a complete rahui being placed on the area by local iwi, Auckland Council has confirmed it will close all forested areas of the Waitakere Ranges in an effort to combat kauri dieback.

10 Despite fears from local farmers, France has decided to allow the population of 10 Despite fears from local farmers, France has decided to allow the population of which animal to increase? a. Wolves b. Black Bear c. Vampire Bats a. Wolves - France will allow the wolf population to grow from 360 to 500 by 2023. After being eradicated by hunters in the 1930 s, the wolf made its way back into France from Italy in the 1990 s. In 2015 the government introduced wolf hunting teams with infra-red night vision equipment in response to protests from farmers upset about livestock casualties.

11 Seventeen people tragically lost their lives in Mozambique last week when …? a. 11 Seventeen people tragically lost their lives in Mozambique last week when …? a. a rubbish pile collapsed in a rubbish dump b. a passenger train derailed c. a fishing boat collided with a cruise ship collapsed a. a rubbish pile collapsed in a rubbish dump - The three story high mound of rubbish collapsed on houses that border the giant rubbish dump. Health workers have long raised concerns about the impact of the fumes, flies and other hazards of the dump on the surrounding community.

12 In which country is was this photo from last week taken? a. India 12 In which country is was this photo from last week taken? a. India b. Morocco c. Iran a. India - Justin Trudeau and his family have been on a diplomatic trip to India. Political commentators have said the trip was a 'political mess'

13 Christchurch held its annual earthquake memorial last week. How many years ago was 13 Christchurch held its annual earthquake memorial last week. How many years ago was the city was struck by the tragic quake, which saw 185 people lose their lives? a. seven b. ten c. fifteen a. seven - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the memorial. Earlier she announced a $28 million programme to support children affected by earthquakes.

14 Why has the fast food chain KFC, been in the news recently? a. 14 Why has the fast food chain KFC, been in the news recently? a. they are making a change to their original chicken recipe b. they are changing their logo c. they ran out of chicken in the UK - Most of the 900 KFC outlets in the UK and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company apologised to customers, blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner.

15 What did Lorde recently win a Brit Award (a British music Award) for? 15 What did Lorde recently win a Brit Award (a British music Award) for? a. best international female artist b. best female artist c. album of the year a. best international female artist - The Kiwi beat out major stars Taylor Swift, Pink, Alicia Keys and Bjork to take the prize for best international female solo artist.

16 Which country has this flag? Scotland 16 Which country has this flag? Scotland

17 Who has been named the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year? a. 17 Who has been named the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year? a. comedian and mental health advocate Mike King b. Team New Zealand Helmsman Peter Burling c. equal pay advocate Kristine Bartlett - The rest-home carer of 24 years ran a campaign for pay equity on behalf of 55, 000 low-paid, mainly female care and support workers.

18 Why has celebrity chef Jaimie Oliver been in the news? a. he’s expecting 18 Why has celebrity chef Jaimie Oliver been in the news? a. he’s expecting his sixth child b. he’s having money problems c. he’s going to be a guest judge on the new Masterchef New Zealand b. he’s having money problems - Oliver has been closing some of his restaurants to try to pay back loans and cover costs. Court documents revealed that some of Oliver’s restaurants (Jamie’s Italian) had debts of £ 71. 5 m.

19 What is the Auckland Council hoping to ban? a. public vehicle access to 19 What is the Auckland Council hoping to ban? a. public vehicle access to Queen Street b. the sale of fireworks to the general public c. pit bull dogs b. the sale of fireworks to the general public - Auckland Council say they're requesting the Government ban the sale of fireworks to members of the general public in a bid to end their private use.

20 From which sport has this Kiwi announced his retirement? a. cycling b. basketball 20 From which sport has this Kiwi announced his retirement? a. cycling b. basketball c. hockey b. basketball - Kirk Penney is currently a guard for the New Zealand Breakers, but the Kiwi basketball legend has played in several of the major leagues around the world, including a brief stint in the NBA. He has been a key player in the national team for almost two decades.

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