A little quiz

I was asked by a candidate to prepare a little quiz for a local quiz night on politics. Here are the questions. See how you go.

1. What year was Arnold Nordmeyer’s Black Budget?

2. What year was the first MMP election in NZ?

3. How many Deputy PM’s did  Sir Robert Muldoon’s have?

4. Who was his last Deputy PM?

5. What year was Phil Goff first elected to parliament?

6. Who was ACT’s first parliamentary leader?

7. Which party did the Greens used to belong to?

8. In 1978 which electorate did Winston Peters force a recount?

9. Which electorate did Winston Peters lose the selection in 1984 before being selected in Tauranga?

10. Who was New Zealand’s finance minister from 1990-1993?

11. Who was New Zealand’s first National Prime Minister?

12. Which National PM served the longest?

13. Which two parties merged to form the National party in 1936?

14. What year did National suffer its worst ever election defeat?

15. Which school did Lockwood Smith attend?

16. What is Lockwood Smith’s current majority?

17. Name two other List MPs that have come from Rodney?

18. What nickname was given to the 1984 snap election?

19. What was the former name of the Green Party?

20. How many MPs are currently in parliament?

 

 


THANK YOU for being a subscriber. Because of you Whaleoil is going from strength to strength. It is a little known fact that Whaleoil subscribers are better in bed, good looking and highly intelligent. Sometimes all at once! Please Click Here Now to subscribe to an ad-free Whaleoil.

Tagged:
  • Hagues

    Just quickly off top of my head, a few guesses included…

    1. What year was Arnold Nordmeyer’s Black Budget? 1958
    2. What year was the first MMP election in NZ? 1996
    3. How many Deputy PM’s did Sir Robert Muldoon’s have? Same as everyone – just one at a time.
    4. Who was his last Deputy PM? McLay
    5. What year was Phil Goff first elected to parliament?1981
    6. Who was ACT’s first parliamentary leader? Prebble
    7. Which party did the Greens used to belong to? Alliance
    8. In 1978 which electorate did Winston Peters force a recount? Huana
    9. Which electorate did Winston Peters lose the selection in 1984 before being selected in Tauranga? Huana
    10. Who was New Zealand’s finance minister from 1990–1993? Ruth Richardson
    11. Who was New Zealand’s first National Prime Minister? Holland
    12. Which National PM served the longest? Keith Holyoake
    13. Which two parties merged to form the National party in 1936? Liberals & United
    14. What year did National suffer its worst ever election defeat? 2002
    15. Which school did Lockwood Smith attend?
    16. What is Lockwood Smith’s current majority? 12,000~
    17. Name two other List MPs that have come from Rodney?
    18. What nickname was given to the 1984 snap election? Whiskey Sour
    19. What was the former name of the Green Party? The we pretend to care about the environment but really we are just a bunch of communists party.
    20. How many MPs are currently in parliament? 123

    • 3 Smart arse, wrong, 8 spelling, 9 wrong, 13 wrong, 15 DNF, 16 nope, 17 DNF, 18 wrong, 19 wrong but funny, 20 wrong

      • Hagues

        Not too shabby for a young buck especially since I don’t follow the National party which a lot of the questions were about. Looking forward to the answer of 18 as I have no idea (thought it might be about the drunk announcement).

  • Kimbo

    Umm, ok, I’m a sucker for train spotting. Promise – no googling or reference checking. What’s the prize? A chocolate fish?

    1. 1958

    2. 1996

    3. 3 (Talboys, McIntyre, McLay)

    4. As above. McLay

    5. 1981

    6. Richard Prebble

    7. Alliance

    8. Hunua

    9. Hmm. Remuera? (didn’t Highet retire that year, and was replaced by Doug Graham)

    10. Ruth Richardson

    11. Sid Holland

    12. Keith Holyoake (Dec 1960-Feb 1972)

    13. Hmm. United and Reform?

    14. 2002

    15. Hmmm. Kaipara College?

    16. Ummm. Isn’t he a list MP? No, wait, he is relinquishing his seat this year, to go exclusively on the list. Umm. As they have a form of electoral apartheid (Brown folks vote for Hone in Te Tai Tokerau), that leaves Lockwood to stack up big numbers with the “manuhiri” who are left. How about 5,700?

    17. Hmmm. Dunno. John Carter lives up that way (is he still in Parliament? Then again, you used the perfect tense, “have come”, so that doesn’t mean they are still MPs), and ummm, no, Ross Meurant formed ROC before 1996. Geez, this is hard. Don’t know of any National list MPs except Melissa Lee. Are there any Koreans in Rodney? Ok, Melissa Lee.

    18. Didn’t know there was one. Took place on July 14, and I remember some references to storming the Bastille. Or did it have something to do with Muldoon being pissed when he announced it on TV?

    19. Am tempted to answer, “Marxists in Disguise, aka The Watermelons”, but I think you are looking for the misappropriately named “Values” (unless you put the epithet “bullshit” as a preliminary descriptor).

    20. Umm. I think they have overhang, possibly 122.

    • 9 wrong, 15 wrong, 16 wrong, 17, wrong, 18 almost right

  • Trekkie626

    1 – 1958
    2 – 1996
    3 – 3
    4 – McLay
    5 – 1981
    6 – Prebble
    7 – The Alliance
    8 – Hunua
    9 – Whangarei?
    10 – Ruth Richardson
    11 – Sidney Holland
    12 – Keith Holyoake
    13 – United + Reform
    14 – 2002
    15 – Matakohe School
    16 – 15000
    17 – Sue Bradford, Craig McNair
    18 – Schnapps Election
    19 – Values Party
    20 – 122

    • 9 nope, 15 nope, 16 closest yet

  • Mark

    Techncially the last one is 121, since John Carter retired without a by-election

  • lcmortensen

    1 – 1958
    2 – 1996 was the fist general election held under MMP, but the 1994 Selwyn by-election was the first election to be held under the Electoral Act 1993 (which introduced MMP).
    3 – Three
    4 – Jim McLay
    5 – 1984 was when he was first elected – he ran for parliament first (and lost) in 1981
    6 – Richard Prebble
    7 – Alliance
    8 – Hunua
    9 – ???
    10 – Ruth Richardson
    11 – Sidney Holland
    12 – Keith Holyoake
    13 – United and Reform
    14 – 2002
    15 – Auckland Grammar
    16 – 15,635
    17 – Sue Brad­ford, Craig McNair
    18 – Schnapps Elec­tion
    19 – Val­ues Party
    20 – There are 121 MPs, but 122 seats – one National seat is vacant after John Carter resigned and left (as it is within 6 months of an election, it doesn’t have to be filled)

    • 9 wrong, but closest yet on all the rest.

  • 20. I’m going with 121. It was 122 due to 2 overhang, but John Carter resigned to become High Commissioner and it was decided not to replace him, it being quite close to the election. I had heard that Chris Carter was intending to resign this weekend (what is it with these Carters?), but don’t know whether it has happened yet (or if it has, when it would take effect). The alternative I’d offer is zero. I’m pretty sure they’ve all gone home for the weekend :-)

  • Michael

    9 – Bay of Plenty, 15 – Auckland Grammar 16 – 15635 over Conor Roberts,

  • Andrew

    9-Taupo??

52%