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  • 1. 
    The gold ring from film trilogy The lord of the rings was often referred to as ‘my precious’. How many variations of the ring were made for the film? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Forty

  • 2. 
    The film Forgotten silver is about Colin McKenzie, the overlooked pioneer of which New Zealand industry? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Dentistry

    • B. 

      Film

    • C. 

      Mining

  • 3. 
    Who was the sculptor who made the bronze sculptures for the New Zealand war memorial in London's Hyde Park Corner? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Michael Parekowhai

    • B. 

      Kingsley Baird

    • C. 

      Paul Dibble

  • 4. 
    Laundry day deaths were common in the 19th and early 20th centuries. How were people killed? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Burns received when heating up the iron in the fire

    • B. 

      Burns received from the fire under the copper, or the boiling water inside it

    • C. 

      Getting caught in the mangle and being squashed to death

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the ore from which mercury is derived? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Galena

    • B. 

      Cinnabar

    • C. 

      Bauxite

  • 6. 
    Hydrangea blooms are either pink or blue depending on their ability to access which metal from the soil? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Aluminium

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Tin

  • 7. 
    Where in New Zealand is the Tin Range, where tin was mined from the 1880s to the 1930s? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Waiheke Island

    • B. 

      Matiu (Somes Island)

    • C. 

      Stewart Island/Rakiura

  • 8. 
    In New Zealand a platinum album or single must surpass what number of sales? Find the answer
    • A. 

      10,000

    • B. 

      15,000

    • C. 

      20,000

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the pop boy band formed in 2012 from the winners of a The Edge radio station competition? Find the answer
    • A. 

      Platinum

    • B. 

      Titanium

    • C. 

      Lead

  • 10. 
    Heavy metal music is characterised by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, overall loudness and what else? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Slide trombones

    • B. 

      Syncopation

    • C. 

      Long hair