The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 9 Answers

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  1. A pretty useful soccer team.
    A pretty useful soccer team.

    Which Australian sports team is called The Matildas? (The women’s soccer team)

 

  1. The use of which word in Italy usually attracts the response “prego”? (grazie)

 

  1. Which conference of great powers redrew the map of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars? (Congress of Vienna)

 

  1. A well deserved award by the Academy for best picture
    A well deserved award by the Academy for best picture

    The wife of Bath is a character in which famous work of English literature? (Canterbury Tales)

 

  1. What is the subject of this year’s Academy Award winning film? (Investigating sex abuse in the Catholic Church)

 

  1. Which word for an Asian currency also means to have a craving for something? (yen)

 

  1. The biggest group by far
    The biggest group by far

    Last weekend’s opening of the Super Rugby saw the three best New Zealand teams in last year’s competition all lose. True or False? (False)

 

  1. Which category of living things has the highest number of species on the planet: insects, fish, birds or mammals? (insects)

 

  1. What position did Warren Harding hold in the early 1920s? (President of the United States)

 

  1. Warren Harding was one of the USA's less distinguished presidents
    Warren Harding was one of the USA’s less distinguished presidents

    In the interaction of tectonic plates what is a subduction zone? (The boundary where plates meet: one rises, one sinks.)