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

  • 26. 
    What is the name of the "Living Dinosaur" that is only found in NZ?
    • A. 

      Skink

    • B. 

      Gekko

    • C. 

      Tuatara

    • D. 

      Dino

  • 27. 
    Drysdale, Romney, and Merino are breeds of what?
    • A. 

      Duck

    • B. 

      Goat

    • C. 

      Cow

    • D. 

      Sheep

  • 28. 
    Name the NZ teams in this year's Super 14 Rugby competition
    • A. 

      Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders, Highlanders

    • B. 

      Blues, Cooks, Cyclones, Highlanders, Cruisers

    • C. 

      Blacks, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Wellington, Highlights

    • D. 

      Tawa, Porirua, Poneke, Wellington, TeTahi Bay

  • 29. 
    Who was NZ's longest serving Prime Minister?
    • A. 

      Helen Clark

    • B. 

      Rob Muldoon

    • C. 

      Richard Seddon

    • D. 

      William Massey

  • 30. 
    Which NZer directed the :Lord of the Rings"?
    • A. 

      Peter Blake

    • B. 

      Peter Jackson

    • C. 

      Jackson Lacy

    • D. 

      Jack Peterson

  • 31. 
    What is the number Twelve in Maori
    • A. 

      Rua

    • B. 

      Rua Tekau

    • C. 

      Tekau ma wha

    • D. 

      Tekau ma rua

  • 32. 
    What agreement was signed between Maori Chiefs and the British Crown in 1840?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Waitangi

    • B. 

      Treaty of Wellington

    • C. 

      Treaty of Waitara

    • D. 

      Treaty of Wairarapa

  • 33. 
    Who wrote the hairy Maclary books?
    • A. 

      Lynley Dog

    • B. 

      Lynley Todd

    • C. 

      Lynley Dodd

    • D. 

      Lynley Plod

  • 34. 
    Name the NZer who some people claim was the 1st person to fly a powered, heavier-than- air machine in 1903, 9 months before the Wright Brothers?
    • A. 

      Richard Pearse

    • B. 

      Joshua Rapson

    • C. 

      Rowan Atkinson

    • D. 

      Jean Batton

  • 35. 
    Are the Black Sticks the NZ Men's or Women's Hockey team?
    • A. 

      Women's Team

    • B. 

      Men's Team

    • C. 

      Neither Team

    • D. 

      Both are known as The Black Sticks

  • 36. 
    In what year did Wellington become the capital city of NZ? What was the capital before Wellington?
    • A. 

      1998, Christchurch

    • B. 

      1898, Russell

    • C. 

      1865, Auckland

    • D. 

      1965, Auckland

  • 37. 
    Which colour is represented by the Maori word "ma"?
    • A. 

      Brown

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 38. 
    Which renowned NZer has 2 craters in the Solar System named after him?
    • A. 

      Duncan Murray

    • B. 

      Nathan Williams

    • C. 

      Ernest Rutherford

    • D. 

      Edmond Hillary

  • 39. 
    What do the stars on the NZ flag represent?
    • A. 

      The Southern Cross

    • B. 

      A Kite

    • C. 

      The Southern Ocean

    • D. 

      A diamond

  • 40. 
    Is the North or South Island bigger in land area?
    • A. 

      North Island

    • B. 

      South Island

  • 41. 
    What is the largest active volcano in NZ?
    • A. 

      Mt Tongariro

    • B. 

      Mt Ruapehu

    • C. 

      White Island

    • D. 

      Mt Egmont

  • 42. 
    Name the hard green rock used by Maori for carving
    • A. 

      Paua/ Greenstone

    • B. 

      Paua/ Graystone

    • C. 

      Pounamu/ Greenstone

  • 43. 
    What is the common name for the NZ owl?
    • A. 

      Owl

    • B. 

      Morepork

    • C. 

      Kereru

    • D. 

      Pigeon

  • 44. 
    Who led the 1st known European expedition to reach NZ?
    • A. 

      James Cook

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Abel Tasman

    • D. 

      Peter Blake

  • 45. 
    What is the nickname of the NZ women's netball team?
    • A. 

      The Silver Ferns

    • B. 

      The All Blacks

    • C. 

      The Black Sticks

    • D. 

      The All Whites

  • 46. 
    The NZ Breakers play in which sporting competition?
    • A. 

      Tiddlywinks

    • B. 

      Indoor Bowls

    • C. 

      NBL/National Basketball League

    • D. 

      NBL/National Basketweaving League

  • 47. 
    Who is NZ's head of state?
    • A. 

      Mrs Pearl

    • B. 

      Helen Clark

    • C. 

      Queen Elizabeth II

    • D. 

      Kerry Prendergast

  • 48. 
    What is the name of NZ's elite military unit, currently serving in Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      SAS/ Special Air Service

    • B. 

      SSS/ Special Sea Service

    • C. 

      SAS/ Secret Air Service

    • D. 

      SLS/ Special Land Service

  • 49. 
    The largest city in NZ is not the capital city. It is......
    • A. 

      Auckland

    • B. 

      Christchurch

    • C. 

      Wellington

    • D. 

      Palmerston North

  • 50. 
    What is the name of our national museum in Wellington?
    • A. 

      Wellington Museum

    • B. 

      Te Mama

    • C. 

      Te Papa

    • D. 

      Tawa Community Centre