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

  1. In which year did Halley’s Comet last appear in the night sky- 1982, 1984 or 1986?
  2. Who tied a key to a kite’s string to prove that lightning was indeed electricity ?
  3. What is the capital city of Mexico?
  4. What sport is described as “the beautiful game”?
  5. What NZ company was formally known as Telecom?
  6. Tourists throw an estimated 3000 Euros per day into which Italian fountain?
  7. What Irish musician’s real name is Paul David Hewson?
  8. Which Banks Peninsula town was originally settled by the French?
  9. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of what?
  10. The Great Red Spot is a storm on which planet?



  1. 1986
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Mexico City
  4. Football/Soccer
  5.  Spark
  6. The Trevi Fountain
  7. Bono from U2
  8. Akaroa
  9. The number 13
  10. Jupiter