Quizzes

Quiz: Famous nicknames

This week's quiz is called "Famous Nicknames" and has some famous alternative names of people from the sporting, music and business world. Good luck.

Bob Hoskins movies quiz

He may be gone but he won’t be forgotten. How well do you know Bob Hoskins movies? Try our quiz this week.

Quiz: British Royalty

The Duke and Duchess have left our shores but how well do you really know Prince William's family history. 

Quiz: Rabbits

Its Easter time and I thought a quiz called "Rabbits" might be a bit of fun.

Quiz: Thirteen

This week's quiz is called "Thirteen" and all the questions have a link to that "lucky for some" number.

Quiz: Lost

This week's quiz is called "Lost" and all the questions have a connection to that word. It's a tough quiz, so good luck.

Quiz: All Blacks captains

With the sad passing of former All Black captain Frank Oliver we thought we would write a quiz based on the last names of former All Black captains from the time of the first RWC in 1987. Don't worry if you don't know anything about rugby as there are NO questions about the oval ball game in this quiz.

Quiz: Sue, Suzie and the Sioux

This week’s quiz is called Sue, Suzie and the Sioux and all the questions have a link to one of those words. Good luck.

Quiz: Disney

With all the talk about the Oscars this week, we have a quiz called "Walt's World".

Quiz: What's for breakfast?

This week’s quiz is called “What’s for Breakfast” and all the questions have a link to the word breakfast or food served for breakfast. There are only a few really hard questions this week.

Quiz: From Russia with love

With the Winter Olympics currently on in Sochi, Russia, a quiz with a Russian theme might be a good idea. It’s a pretty tough quiz this week, so good luck.

Quiz: Nine

With the launch of the Auckland Nines this week I have written a quiz called "Nine". All the questions are linked to that number. 

Quiz: Miles and Miley

This week's quiz is called "Miles and Miley" and all the questions have a link to those two words/names. Good luck.

Clip of the week: Undertaking

This week's clip is about a man asked to make a coffin for his Grandmother. Fun and games.

Quiz: Food and drink

This week's quiz for our readers to chew over is called "Food and Drink". It is quite tricky. Good luck.

Quiz: It's all good

This week's quiz is called "It's All Good" and all the questions have some reference to the word "good".

Quiz: M is for Mike

This week's quiz is called "M is for Mike" and all the questions have a link to the letter "M" or people and places that start with that letter.

Quiz: Shark attack

With shark finning in the news this week, it would be topical to have a quiz called “Shark Attack”. Good luck.

Quiz: Meryl Streep Movies

This week's quiz is called "Meryl Streep Movies" and each question has a link to one of the great actress's movies. Good luck.

The weekly quiz

This week's quiz is called "Inventors and Inventions" and links to famous inventions and their creators. Good luck.

Christmas quiz

This week's quiz is called "The Twelve weeks of Christmas" and all the questions have link to that well known song. Good luck.

Quiz:Moths and butterflies

This week's quiz is called "Moths and Butterflies" and is about things related to those two words.

Quiz: Truely madly deeply

This weeks quiz is called "Truly, Madly, Deeply" and all the questions have a link to one of those three words. Good luck.

Quiz: Space out

This week's quiz is called "Spaced Out" and is about things that have an out of this world link.

Quiz: Rainbows

This week’s quiz is called “The rainbow and its colours”. All the questions have a link to the rainbow or a colour in the rainbow. Good luck.

Quiz: Far far away

This week's quiz is called "Far, Far Away"

Quiz: Steel yourself

"Steel Yourself" and all the questions have a link to the word steel or steal. It's a bit harder but still pretty fair. Good luck.

Quiz: The long and the short of it

This week’s quiz is called “Long and Short”. All the questions have a reference to those two words. It’s easy. Good luck.

Quiz: Lakes

This week's quiz is called "Lakes" and all the questions have a connection to that word. 

Midnight or midday?

This week’s quiz is called midnight or midday and all the questions have some connection to those times. Good luck.

Quiz: First Fifteen

This week's quiz is called "First Fifteen" and all the questions have a reference to the number fifteen.

Quiz: Fashionable music

This week’s quiz is called “Fashionable Music”. All the questions have a reference to an item of clothing or the fashion industry in general. It's a tough one so good luck.

Quiz: on the water

This week’s quiz is called “On the Water” and is based on activities near the waters edge and on the high seas. Good luck.

Quiz: Gods

This week's quiz is called "Gods" and is all about gods and their siblings.

Quiz: Australian politics

Australians went to the polls on Saturday so it's an apt time to test how well we know our politicians from across the ditch. Good luck.

Quiz: On the road again

This week's quiz is called "On the Road Again" and all the questions have a reference to a road of some sort. There are a couple of tough ones, to get the grey matter working overtime. Good luck.

Quiz: Cruise control

This week's quiz is called "Cruise Control" and is all about the life and movies of Taranaki's very own samurai, Tom Cruise. Good luck.

Quiz: Pacific ring

This week's quiz is called "Pacific Rim" and all the questions are related the great ocean or nations with a Pacific coastline. Good luck.

Quiz: Shapes

This week's quiz is called "Shapes" and you will most definitely have to think outside the square to solve all these questions. Good luck.

Quiz: Occupational Therapy

This week's quiz is called "Occupational Therapy" and all the questions have something to do with someone with an occupation in their name, well kind of.

Quiz: George

By George, we hope you get it.

Quiz: Eyes wide open

This week's quiz is called "Eyes wide open" and is a mash up with each question having a link to one or more of the words in the quizzes title. It's medium to hard this week, good luck.

Quiz: Birds

This week's quiz is called "Bird" and the questions are loosely based on that theme.

Quiz: Airports

This weeks quiz is called “Airports” and is all about those places were we get all emotional (or not) when we say hello or goodbye to our loved ones.

Quiz: Korea

South Korea seems to be very hot right now thanks to Psy, Samsung, and the odd nuclear threat. This week's quiz is called Korea and has a variety of questions from both sides of the DMZ, good luck.

Quiz: Sporting bosses

This week's quiz is about those who have captained, owned or managed teams and sports organisations. It's easy if you are a sports fan and very hard if you are not. Good luck.

Quiz: As Good as Wood

Taranaki Daily News

This week's quiz is called "As Good as Wood" but in reality it could be called "As Tough as Teak"

Quiz: A league of her own

With Raelene Castle's move to rugby league and State of Origin imminent, league is quite topical at the minute. This week’s quiz is called “In a League of Their Own” and all the questions have a link to the word league in some way? Good luck.

Snakes Alive!

This week's quiz is called "Snakes Alive" and it links in with this much-maligned creature. Not that hard this week, although some of you might get a bit of a bite.

Quiz: Fox Hunt

Taranaki Daily News

This week's quiz is called "Fox Hunt" and all the questions have something to do with the words Fox or Hunt. Good luck.

Clear as a Bell

Ding ding it's time to have a go at this week's quiz, clear as a Bell.

Quiz: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This week's quiz is called "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and is based around the names of the characters from Disney's epic movie

Quiz: Of National Significance

This week's quiz is called "Of National Significance" and all the questions have a link to the word nation or national. Good luck!

Quiz: Three, Blind Mice

This week's quiz is called "Three Blind Mice" and all the questions relate the number three or the words blind and mice. Good luck.

Quiz: Musical Days

Taranaki Daily News

This week's quiz is called "Musical Days," every question has a musical link to a day of the week. Good luck.

Quiz: Young and old

Taranaki Daily News

This week's quiz is called "Young and Old" and is a real lucky dip of different subjects based around the words young and old. Good luck.

Musical numbers

There's numbers in music and some of them are winners. Find them in our weekly quiz.

Quiz: Highs and Lows

This week's quiz is called "Highs and Lows" and is predictably based on questions around those two words.

Quiz: Rome

With all the talk about Pope Francis this week our quiz writer thought it might be a good time for one about Rome, both the ancient and the modern metropolis. Good luck.

Quiz: Prove your mettle

There's a trace of metal running through the questions and/or answers in this week's quiz. Time to go prospecting.

Quiz: Countdown from ten

This week's quiz is called "Countdown from ten" and is a pot luck round with a number reference in each question. It's not overly hard but here is one tough sport question thrown in just for fun. Good luck

21st Century History

This week's quiz is called "21st Century History" and all the questions are to do with events after 1 January 2000.

Quiz: Hot and cold

This week's quiz is called "Hot and Cold movies". Good luck.

Quiz: Rivers

Taranaki Daily News

This week's quiz is called "Rivers" some are the liquid ones and some are the biped versions. Good luck.

Yes Minister

How's your knowledge of politics? Many of the questions feature the name of a current New Zealand Cabinet Minister.

It's all about U

Yes, it's all about U, but can you find the answers to this week's quiz?

Quiz: Crash, bang, wollop

Every question has a reference to onomatopoeia's. Good luck.

Quiz: Colourful tunes

This weeks quiz is called "Colourful Tunes" and all the questions have a link to a colour either in the lyrics, bands name or album title. Good luck.

Quiz Royalty

The theme of this week's quiz is royalty, in many forms. Will you be crowned king or queen of the quiz?

Quiz: J is for January

This week's quiz is called "J is for January".

Quiz:That’s Random

This week's quiz is called "That's Random" and that's exactly what it is although it does contain a few world records amongst its ranks. NO ONE will get ten questions right without cheating or having the luck of the Irish cubed.  Good luck.

Quiz: Rudderless Ships

The common link is the word ship that is used in words such as scholarship and internship. There are no actual ships involved. Good luck.

Quiz: Cowboys and Indians

Get your boots on and do this quiz ya-hear?

Quiz: Twelve Days of Christmas

This weeks quiz is called “The Twelve Days of Christmas” but could equally called “Partridges, Pears. Enjoy.

Quiz: Definitely Maybe

Yes, no, maybe? Definitely...quiz time.

Quiz: Put a ring around it

With the first of the Hobbit films coming out we thought it would be a good time to brush up on your knowledge of rings.

Quiz: Creepy crawlies

Some are large and some are small but which of you will know them all?

Oscar night hosts

Start spreading the news, quiz time is apon us and this week it's all about one of the biggest shows on earth.

Quiz: The long and short of it

It could be about coffee or it could be about songs. Try this week's quiz to find out.

Quiz: Jack and Jill

From the mean to the ugly and back again. This week's quiz features the world's colourfull characters who's name's happen to be Jack or Jill.

Quiz: Nuts

Nuts are good in all sorts of things. Enjoy.

Quiz: American Politics

Sometimes it's comical, sometimes it's deadly. This week's quiz touches on the rulers of the land of the free, American politics.

Quiz: Stepping back in time

Code names and gold medals, this week's quiz has it all.

Quiz: Birds in Sport

Taranaki Daily News

This week's quiz is called "Birds in Sport" and it links players and teams with bird like names or words to the ten questions.

Quiz: Pakistan

This week's quiz is called Pakistan. It's not a trick, the quiz really is all about the middle eastern country. Good luck.

Quiz: Hundreds and thousands

There may be lots of numbers, and some pretty big ones too, but there can only be one ... answer. See how many you get right.

Quiz: Strong

In the week that we paid tribute to the giant leap made by Neil Armstrong's small step, we have a quiz on the many notions of strength.

Quiz: Waikato

How much do you know about our neighbours from the north? Try this week's quiz and find out.

Quiz: Silver

Valarie Adams can turn silver to gold, the question is, how will you go?

Quiz: Ducks and Drakes

This week's quiz is called "Ducks and Drakes" and has questions based around those two genders of the duck species.

Quiz: The 1990s

This week's quiz is called the 1990's. This will be ancient history for you young pups but not too long ago for some of the more mature types. Good luck.

Quiz: Red alert

Red Alert: It's not something you want to hear when you're sitting in the cockpit of a plane but when it's a quiz it's just plain old fun.

Quiz: Olympic City Movies

It's nearly time for the Olympics so to help get you in the mood we're going to exercise your mind.

Quiz: Gadgets

Go go gadget quiz masters. Do your best uni code calculations this week and you may come out triumphant.

Quiz: Legal Action

If you have ever stood in front of a judge or been in a jury, this week's quiz should provide some morale boosting results.

Quiz: France

This week's quiz takes us to a land of wine, romance and cheese.

Quiz: The 1980s

Big hair, synthesisers and fluoro, it all happened in the 80s. Take a trip down memory lane with this week's quiz.

Quiz: White

In this week's quiz how many questions can you get white?

Quiz: Venus and Mars

With all the fuss about the Venus transit this week what better subject could there be for a quiz?

Quiz: Tools

Don't be fooled by this quiz full of tools.

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