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

  1. In the musical West Side Story, what are the names of the two street gangs?
  2. Sir Edmund Hillary first climbed Mount Everest in which year?
  3. What is the periodic symbol for Potassium? PT, K or S?
  4. How many sides does a heptadecagon? 8, 14 or 17?
  5. Hellenistic architecture refers to architecture from or based on that of which civilization? Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek or Ancient Roman?
  6. From what language do we get the words chutney, juggernaut, verandah and dinghy?
  7. What are the only land mammals native to New Zealand?
  8. When did the New Zealand ‘All Whites’ soccer team make their first appearance in the Soccer World Cup Finals?
  9. When it’s noon in mainland NZ, what time is it on the Chatham Islands?
  10. Which NZ city has suburbs named Roslyn, Musselburgh and Opoho?




  1. The Jets and the Sharks
  2. 1953
  3. K
  4. Seventeen
  5. Ancient Greek
  6. Hindi
  7. Bats
  8. 1982
  9. 12.45pm
  10. Dunedin