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How much do you know abouyt the Great New Zealand? With this quiz, you must know what the term kiwi refers to and which inventions were and were not created by a New Zealander. Do you know the name of the New Zealand national tribe and the name of the water flanked by Australia and New Zealand? You most assuredly need to try this spectacular quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the New Zealand context, the term “kiwi” can mean:

    • A.

      A green oval shaped fruit covered in brown fuzzy skin

    • B.

      A flightless bird with no tail and coarse, bristly, hair-like feathers

    • C.

      Someone who is born in New Zealand

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The term "kiwi" in the New Zealand context can refer to all of the options mentioned. In addition to being a green oval shaped fruit covered in brown fuzzy skin, it is also used to describe a flightless bird with no tail and coarse, bristly, hair-like feathers. Furthermore, "kiwi" is commonly used to refer to someone who is born in New Zealand. Therefore, all of the options mentioned are correct interpretations of the term "kiwi" in the New Zealand context.

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  • 2. 

    New Zealand was the first country in the world to do many things.  Which is NOT one of them?

    • A.

      Give women the vote

    • B.

      Identify the 10 most deadliest spiders

    • C.

      Adopt the eight-hour working day

    • D.

      Introduce the retirement pension

    Correct Answer
    B. Identify the 10 most deadliest spiders
    Explanation
    New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the vote, adopt the eight-hour working day, and introduce the retirement pension. However, it is not known for being the first country to identify the 10 most deadliest spiders.

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  • 3. 

    Which invention was NOT created by a NEW ZEALANDER?

    • A.

      The bobby pin

    • B.

      The bottle opener

    • C.

      The wide toothed shearing comb

    • D.

      The jet boat

    Correct Answer
    B. The bottle opener
    Explanation
    The bottle opener was not invented by a New Zealander.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the New Zealand national tribe?

    • A.

      Maori

    • B.

      Aborigines

    • C.

      Cree

    • D.

      Crow

    Correct Answer
    A. Maori
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Maori. The Maori people are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They have a rich cultural heritage and are recognized as the original inhabitants of the country. Maori language and customs are an integral part of New Zealand's identity, and their traditions are still celebrated and practiced today.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the body of water between Australia and New Zealand?

    • A.

      Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      Indian Ocean

    • C.

      Coromandel Peninsula

    • D.

      Tasman Sea

    Correct Answer
    D. Tasman Sea
    Explanation
    The Tasman Sea is the correct answer because it is the body of water that separates Australia and New Zealand. It is located to the east of Australia and to the west of New Zealand. The name "Tasman Sea" comes from the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who was the first European to navigate the sea in 1642. The Tasman Sea is known for its rough waters and is an important shipping route between the two countries.

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  • 6. 

    What is the capital city of New Zealand?

    • A.

      Auckland

    • B.

      Canberra

    • C.

      Queenstown

    • D.

      Wellington

    Correct Answer
    D. Wellington
    Explanation
    Wellington is the correct answer because it is the capital city of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, but it is not the capital. Canberra is the capital of Australia, not New Zealand. Queenstown is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand, but it is not the capital either. Therefore, Wellington is the only option that correctly identifies the capital city of New Zealand.

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  • 7. 

    Which is NOT a New Zealand backpacker bus company?

    • A.

      Magic Bus

    • B.

      Naked Bus

    • C.

      Oz Experience

    • D.

      Stray Bus

    Correct Answer
    C. Oz Experience
    Explanation
    Oz Experience is not a New Zealand backpacker bus company. The other options, Magic Bus, Naked Bus, and Stray Bus, are all well-known backpacker bus companies in New Zealand. Oz Experience, on the other hand, operates in Australia and offers backpacker bus services there. Therefore, it is not a valid option for a New Zealand backpacker bus company.

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  • 8. 

    Approximately how many sheep are there per person in New Zealand as of 2023?

    • A.

      2-4

    • B.

      5-6

    • C.

      20-24

    • D.

      There are more people than sheep in New Zealand

    Correct Answer
    B. 5-6
    Explanation
    In New Zealand, there are approximately 5-6 sheep per person. This suggests that the sheep population is significantly higher than the human population in the country. The answer implies that sheep farming is a prominent industry in New Zealand, as the number of sheep per person is relatively high.

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  • 9. 

    A.J. Hackett broke the world record for the highest Bungy jump from a building after throwing himself off the Auckland sky tower. How high was this jump? 

    • A.

      180 Meters

    • B.

      150 Meters

    • C.

      134 Meters

    • D.

      55 Meters

    Correct Answer
    A. 180 Meters
    Explanation
    A.J. Hackett broke the world record for the highest Bungy jump from a building by throwing himself off the Auckland sky tower. The jump was 180 meters high.

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  • 10. 

    The New Zealand slang word “togs” refers to what?

    • A.

      Sandals

    • B.

      Swimsuit

    • C.

      Sunglasses

    • D.

      Utensils used to toss salad

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimsuit
    Explanation
    The New Zealand slang word "togs" refers to a swimsuit. In New Zealand, the term "togs" is commonly used to describe swimwear or bathing suits. This slang term is unique to the country and is widely understood by the locals.

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  • 11. 

    What do New Zealanders call this type of food storage device?

    • A.

      Cooler

    • B.

      Esky

    • C.

      Chilly bin

    • D.

      Big blue box

    Correct Answer
    C. Chilly bin
    Explanation
    New Zealanders call this type of food storage device a "chilly bin".

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