Monday’s questions were:
1. What’s distinctive about someone with a variation in the MC1R gene?
2. Who said, “Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively?”
3. Who won this year’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Literature?
4. What is a titipounamu?
5. Name the national presidents of: Federated Farmers, Rural Women NZ and NZ Young Farmers.
Paul Tremewan got two right, a bonus for originality in his answer to #1 and another for humour in his last answer. If his answer to #2 is satirical he’ll get a bonus for that too.
Paul L gets a bonus for lateral thinking and another for humour.
David W got 2 1/3 plus a bonus for teaching me something with the full answer to #1.
PDM – Mike Peterson chiars what was Meat & Wool NZ and will soon be just Meat NZ. But you can have a bonus for humour.
Tuesday’s answers follow the break:
1. This is evidence that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. I was going to say s/he will have red hair and will accept that. But David W says: Variants in MC1R (the melanocortin receptor gene) are associated with differences in skin and hair color in humans (not just red heads).
2. Jenny Shipley.
3. C.K. Stead, Brian Turner and Dr Ranginui Walker.
5. Don Nicolson, Margaret Chapman, Richard Fowler.