Gidday! Welcome to the November photo quiz!

Each month there are new photos about New Zealand culture eg nature, food, special days etc. Look at each photo and read the text carefully. Answer the questions at the end of each section by clicking the button on the left then check your answers.

Special Activities
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1. The Melbourne Cup.

2. Fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes:

Left: A sky rocket exploding

Right: a sparkler on a rock

3. A scottish pipe band in the

Santa Parade.

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4. Santa's float. (Thanks for the photos Tina).
5. Te Henga Beach

Photo 1: The Melbourne Cup
There are lots of New Zealand horses in this famous Australian race and many groups of friends have sweepstakes to bet on the first, second and third place winners. This is in the first week of November.

Photo 2: Fireworks on Guy Fawkes night.
From the beginning of November, but for only a very short time, you can buy fireworks with sky rockets, sparklers, flares and other fireworks and let them off in your backyard. Children love to light sparklers and flares. Kiwis usually have a barbecue and sometimes a bonfire close to the weekend before or on Guy Fawkes Night to celebrate this special day. There are many public displays as well.

Photos 3 and 4: Auckland Santa Parade
This famous parade is at the end of the month in Queen St. It marks the start of the Christmas shopping season and local areas follow with their parades. There are floats, clowns, pipe bands (photo 3) and of course Santa Claus (Father Christmas) in red with his reindeer and helpers!

Photo 5: Back to the beach
It is time to go back to the beach and have fun!
Here are some friends doing the monkey walk on the sand at Te Henga Beach on the west coast of Auckland.
The surf is a little dangerous for swimming but it is great to have a splash in! The sand is black because there is a lot of iron in it and it shines and sparkles in the sun.

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6. Strawberries.
7. Asparagus.



Photo 6: Strawberries in a chip and in punnets
Strawberries are delicious and cheaper now so buy and eat them quickly because the season is short and the price goes up closer to Christmas.
Chips (the name of the container at the top) are usually more expensive than punnets ( the name of the other two containers.)

Photo 7: Asparagus

This vegetable is available fresh now and at its cheapest. Enjoy it raw in salads, lightly boiled or in Chinese style stir fry.

The November Quiz
Things to see and do in November quiz.
Try not to look back and read the text or look at the photos before you answer.
1. Why do kiwis watch the Melbourne Cup?
a) Because they want to win a lot of money.
b) Because they like to see a Kiwi horse win.
c) Because they have bet some money in a work sweepstake (a kind of betting with no choice, just luck).
d)All of the above.
2. What do children do on or near Guy Fawkes night?
a) Eat a lot of sausages at the BBQ.
b) Let off and watch fireworks.
c) Drink a lot of their father's beer at the BBQ.
d) Light a big fire.
3. In the Santa Parade photo you can see Father Christmas on a float.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
4. The friends were having a splash at the beach.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
5. Strawberries and asparagus are cheaper in November.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given