The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 55 Answers

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  • Winds around a low pressure system in the southern hemisphere, flow clockwise or anti-clockwise? (clockwise)


  • Which southern African country is the subject of the film A United Kingdom? (Botswana)


  • Name the famous whistle blower who has had her prison sentence recently commuted by President Obama. (Chelsea Manning)


  • Who has the highest test cricket average: Kane Williamson, Martin Crowe or Ross Taylor? (Kane Williamson)


  • On the main page of a NZ passport, how is the name of the country written? (NEW ZEALAND / AOTEAROA)


  • Which historic figure tells the story in Hilary Mantel’s books Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies? (Thomas Cromwell)


  • Which romantic poet wrote a sonnet with the opening line An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King? (Shelley)


  • What is unusual about a Manx cat? ( it doesn’t have a tail (sometimes a short stubby one))



  • What is the name of Carole King’s most famous music album? (Tapestry)


  • Name the six states that make up the American region of New England. (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut)





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