How Much Do You Know About New Zealand? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About New Zealand? Trivia Quiz

How much do you know about New Zealand? It is a very interesting country, and most people don’t know this the country’s main export is Food. The country boasts of having some very talented soccer players and a unique mix of people and culture. Why don’t you test out how much you know about it by taking the quiz below?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the capital of NZ?
    • A. 

      Wellington

    • B. 

      Levin

    • C. 

      Auckland

    • D. 

      Russell

  • 2. 
    Whose portrait is on the NZ $10 note?
    • A. 

      Mrs Pearl

    • B. 

      Margaret Mahy

    • C. 

      Kate Sheppard

    • D. 

      Joan of Arc

  • 3. 
    What is the Maori name for NZ?
    • A. 

      Poneke

    • B. 

      Pauatahanui

    • C. 

      Aoraki

    • D. 

      Aotearoa

  • 4. 
    The Maori name for NZ means...
    • A. 

      Land of the long lost cloud

    • B. 

      Land of the long white cloud

    • C. 

      Land of the long light cloud

    • D. 

      Land of the long cloud

  • 5. 
    Which is our largest lake?
    • A. 

      Taupo

    • B. 

      Rotorua

    • C. 

      Tekapo

    • D. 

      Pukaki

  • 6. 
    Which is our highest mountain?
    • A. 

      Egmont

    • B. 

      Ruapehu

    • C. 

      Tongariro

    • D. 

      Aoraki/Mt Cook

  • 7. 
    New Zealand's longest river is....
    • A. 

      Hutt River

    • B. 

      Clutha River

    • C. 

      Waikato River

    • D. 

      Otaki River

  • 8. 
    How many stars on the NZ flag?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 9. 
    Who is our present Prime Minister?
    • A. 

      Mr John Key

    • B. 

      Mr Geoff Heath

    • C. 

      Mr Phil Goff

    • D. 

      Mr Doug Surrich

  • 10. 
    Name the sea that separates NZ and Australia
    • A. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • B. 

      Tasman Sea

    • C. 

      Red Sea

    • D. 

      Atlantic Ocean

  • 11. 
    What was the name of the ship Capt Cook sailed to NZ in? It is on the 50c coin
    • A. 

      Endeavor

    • B. 

      Kaitaki

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Lollypop

  • 12. 
    Name the 3 main islands of NZ
    • A. 

      North Island, South Island, West Island

    • B. 

      North Island, Matua Somes Island, South Island,

    • C. 

      North Island, South Island, Stewart Island

    • D. 

      South Island, Chatham Islands, North Island

  • 13. 
    In what year were Napier and Hastings devastated by an earthquake
    • A. 

      1931

    • B. 

      1935

    • C. 

      1903

    • D. 

      2009

  • 14. 
    Name the plant that is our national symbol
    • A. 

      Kauri

    • B. 

      Silver birch

    • C. 

      Silver Fern

    • D. 

      Totara

  • 15. 
    Which flightless bird are NZers named after?
    • A. 

      Takahe

    • B. 

      Kakapo

    • C. 

      Weka

    • D. 

      Kiwi

  • 16. 
    Which New Zealander was the first to climb Mt Everest?
    • A. 

      Mr Stewart

    • B. 

      John Smith

    • C. 

      Sir Edmond Hillary

    • D. 

      Sir Peter Blake

  • 17. 
    What is the Maori name for a traditional fenced Maori Village?
    • A. 

      Pa

    • B. 

      Ma

    • C. 

      Whare

    • D. 

      Rakau

  • 18. 
    The largest city in the South Island is...
    • A. 

      Picton

    • B. 

      Kaikoura

    • C. 

      Dunedin

    • D. 

      Christchurch

  • 19. 
    What renowned sporting event are the All Whites competing in?
    • A. 

      The Soccer World Cup

    • B. 

      The Snooker World Cup

    • C. 

      The Softball World Cup

    • D. 

      The Sledging World Cup

  • 20. 
    What is the largest tree in NZ?
    • A. 

      Totara

    • B. 

      Kowhai

    • C. 

      Pohutukawa

    • D. 

      Kauri

  • 21. 
    The stretch of water that separates the North and South Islands is called....
    • A. 

      Chook Strait

    • B. 

      Hook Strait

    • C. 

      Cook Strait

    • D. 

      Foveaux Strait

  • 22. 
    What is the name of NZ's permanent base in Antarctica
    • A. 

      Chiller Base

    • B. 

      Hillary Base

    • C. 

      Scott Base

    • D. 

      New Zealand Base

  • 23. 
    What plant did Maori use to weave baskets?
    • A. 

      Flax

    • B. 

      Toitoi

    • C. 

      Kowhai

    • D. 

      Rimu

  • 24. 
    What name is given to NZ parliament buildings because of its shape?
    • A. 

      Te Papa

    • B. 

      The Beehive

    • C. 

      The Den

    • D. 

      The Warehouse

  • 25. 
    What does the acronym ANZAC stand for?
    • A. 

      All New Zealand Air Craft

    • B. 

      Africa New Zealand Art & Craft

    • C. 

      Australia New Zealand Airport Control

    • D. 

      Australia New Zealand Army Corps