Thursday’s quiz

You’re invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual banana cake (with chocolate icing which is the way my mother always made it).


9 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Gravedodger says:

    1 What occurred to cause a bi election in the Hurunui Electorate in 1963?
    2 Name the victor in that election?
    3 By what name was that person known?
    4 That person had two careers before gaining selection, namely?
    5 Name the last four to hold the Hurunui Seat and their party affiliations?
    6 Hurunui MPs held some significant political office list the highest for each?
    7 the first MP for Hurunui died from a rare affliction in today’s terms?
    8 What is the electorate name for much of that Hurunui electorate today.
    9 What was the name prior to Hurunui
    10 Current MP?
    11 His Father made a name in public as?
    12 The current MP gained what many see as a step to minister in a recent promotion

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) By what title is Richard John Bingham better known as?

    2) Which organisation was James Riddle Hoffa president of?

    3) Which is the distinction about the case of Marvin Clark?

    4) What theory has been proposed to explain the disappearances of Jim Sullivan, Frederick Valentich, Felix Moncla and Robert Wilson?

    5) Anyone seen Andrei recently?

  3. pdm` says:

    J Bloggs.

    1. Pass
    2. Teamsters Union
    3. Pass
    4. Pass
    5. Hibernation due to the early onset of Winter perhaps.

  4. Teletext says:

    Who are the following better known as?

    1. Kenneth B Gorelick

    2. Marshall B Mathers III

    3. Paul D Hewson, David H Evans, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jnr.

    4. Brian Robson Rankin

    5. Arnold George Dorsey

  5. Teletext says:


    1. I think you have your date wrong as 1963 was a general election year and the by-election was earlier but it was caused by the death of the sitting MP

    2. Herbert Lorraine Pickering

    3. Lorrie Pickering

    4. A flying instructor and broadcaster

    5. Now your getting tricky. I think 3 were National and one could have been Liberal

    6. I think all became Cabinet Ministers or higher

    7. He died in the 1918 Flu pandemic

    8. Waimakariri

    9. Considering its location and the main river I would say Ashley

    10. Matt Doocey

    11. Not sure about his father but he is the nephew of David Carter
    so his father could have been a farmer

    12. He is deputy chair of a select committee.

    You missed Norman Kirk stood in Hurunui in the 50’s

  6. Teletext says:

    J Bloggs

    1. The missing Lord Lucan

    2. US Teamsters Union

    3. His is the oldest missing person case in the US

    4. UFO abductions

    5. Another alien abduction????

  7. Gravedodger says:

    Yes teletext should slow down it was 1961 for the by election.

  8. Teletext says:


    #11. I’ve had a rethink and the only answer I can come up with is that he is the son of Tom Doocey, former international Rugby referee.

  9. J Bloggs says:


    1) Kenny G.

    2) Eminem

    3) U2


    5) Engelbert Humperdinck

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