10 quiz questions to kick off your week – Scroll to the bottom for the answers



  1. According to tradition, what time of day should all April Fool’s pranks cease?
  2. On 1st April 1965, this airline changed its name to Air New Zealand. What was the airline previously named?
  3. Which free email service first launched on this day 20 years ago?
  4. What footwear company known for yellow stitching produced it’s first boot on this date in 1960?
  5. This retired Cricketer has his birthday today and holds the record for most wins by a NZ captain in both Test matches and ODIs. What’s his name?
  6. The ruins of which ancient city were discovered on this day in 1748?
  7. What’s the name of the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, who said “The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year”?
  8. On the 1st April 2008, a BBC news report suggested a flying species of which bird family had been discovered in Antarctica?
  9. In what country is an April Fool known as a ‘Poisson d’Avril’ or April Fish?
  10. On this day in 1773, Captain Cook used Rimu branches, malt and molasses to make what for the first time in NZ?



  1. 12pm/Noon
  2. TEAL
  3. Gmail
  4. Dr. Martens
  5. Stephen Fleming
  6. Pompeii
  7. Mark Twain
  8. Penguins (Check out the Flying Penguin video)
  9. France
  10. Beer