Vice Is Not Nice

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Oscar Wilde Quizzes & Trivia

Te Ara recently launched a range of entries, among them Alcohol, Gambling, and Drugs. I can think of no better quote to sum up these entries, and introduce our latest quiz, than 'He hadn’t a single redeeming vice. ' – Oscar Wilde


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of New Zealand's comedians had a parody sketch called 'Turangi Vice'? Find the answer
    • A. 

      Billy T James

    • B. 

      Lynn of Tawa

    • C. 

      Dai Henwood

  • 2. 
    The inner city is often perceived as the most crime-ridden place, yet people are most likely to be assaulted, raped or murdered where? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      The bush

    • B. 

      The beach

    • C. 

      The suburbs

  • 3. 
    In 1985 Patricia Bartlett, household name, opponent of vice and defender of morals, called the cops on under-age children who had snuck into an R13 film. Which film was she trying to save them from? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A View to a Kill

    • B. 

      The Breakfast Club

    • C. 

      The Terminator

  • 4. 
    Ms Bartlett was not a fan of nudity either; I expect she would not be found at any of New Zealand's many naturist clubs. You would find miniten there though. What is miniten? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A small towel used to sit on

    • B. 

      A form of tennis played on a half court

    • C. 

      An outdoor clothes basket

  • 5. 
    I haven't heard of betting on the outcome of a miniten game, but we gamble on lots of sports in New Zealand. In fact, we like to gamble on anything. Which of these is the most harmful form of gambling? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Horse racing

    • B. 

      Playing the pokies

    • C. 

      Greasy pole fighting

  • 6. 
    Of regular pokie players, what is the proportion that are likely to have a gambling problem? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      1:2

    • B. 

      1:5

    • C. 

      1:10

  • 7. 
    Most one-armed-bandit machines are located in casinos and pubs, and pubs are a great place to order a beer. The very first beer in New Zealand was made by who? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Captain James Cook

    • B. 

      Henry Monteith

    • C. 

      Aunt Daisy

  • 8. 
    Pubs used to be a place to have a cigarette too, until licensed premises became no smoking areas in 2004. How else did the government take action against smoking? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Made it illegal for supermarkets to sell cigarettes

    • B. 

      Banned the sale of cigarettes in New Zealand

    • C. 

      Taxing tobacco products primarily for health reasons

  • 9. 
    It's hard to believe that from the mid-19th century right through to the 1930s cannabis cigarettes were able to be sold legally in New Zealand. They were for medicinal purposes and said to relieve what ailment? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Anorexia

    • B. 

      Anxiety

    • C. 

      Asthma

  • 10. 
    After cannabis, which drug is the most popular recreational drug for New Zealanders? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Amphetamines

    • B. 

      BZP

    • C. 

      LSD

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