Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: We have the British motor industry as a role model for what happens when you try to save an industrial dinosaur. Britain was the first country to industrialise and the first to de-industrialise. We should learn from this.?

2. What were/are  Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae?

3. It’s éteint in French, estinto in Italian, too easy in Spanish and ngaro in Maori – what is it in English?

4. By what name is Raphus cucullatus, which lived on Mauritius, better known?

5. If you could bring back an extinct creature which would you choose?

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Don’t know –

    (2) Guess – Moas

    (3) extinct

    (4) Dodo, another guess

    (5) People with common sense


  2. Rob Hosking says:

    1. I’m guessing….Margaret Thatcher?

    2.Ah, now I do know this one, sort of. North and South Island moa. Don’t know which is which though.

    3. ‘shrug’.

    4. Dodo

    5. Chicken with flavour.


  3. David Lloyd says:

    1. P.J. O’Rourke
    2. South Island giant moa & North Island giant moa
    3. dead, extinct
    4. Dodo
    5. Haast eagle


  4. Freddy says:

    #5 It would be awesome to see the Haast eagle, but my pick would definitely be the Huia.


  5. Piopio.
    Most beautiful of them all.


  6. J Bloggs says:

    1) Pass
    2) Moas – South island and North island respectively
    3) Extinct
    4) Dodo
    5) Haast Eagle


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