New Zealand - General Knowledge

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New Zealand - General Knowledge - Quiz

A quiz all about New Zealand.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Maori people first arrived in New Zealand how many years ago?

    • A.

      850

    • B.

      1200

    • C.

      1800

    • D.

      2400

    Correct Answer
    A. 850
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 850. This suggests that the Maori people first arrived in New Zealand 850 years ago.

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  • 2. 

    According to Maori legend the leader of the Maori expedition from Hawaiki that found Aotearoa (NZ) was:

    • A.

      Hone Heke

    • B.

      Wiremu Tamihana

    • C.

      Kupe

    • D.

      Te Kooti

    Correct Answer
    C. Kupe
    Explanation
    Kupe is considered the leader of the Maori expedition from Hawaiki that discovered Aotearoa (NZ) according to Maori legend. He is a prominent figure in Maori mythology and is believed to have arrived in New Zealand around the 10th century. Kupe's journey and exploration of the land are well-documented in Maori oral traditions and legends, making him an important figure in Maori history and culture.

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  • 3. 

    The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in?

    • A.

      1785

    • B.

      1840

    • C.

      1860

    • D.

      1885

    Correct Answer
    B. 1840
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840. This treaty is an important document in New Zealand's history as it established a partnership between the British Crown and the indigenous Māori people. It recognized Māori ownership of their lands and guaranteed Māori rights and privileges as British subjects. The signing of the treaty marked the beginning of British colonization in New Zealand and laid the foundation for the relationship between the Māori people and the government.

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  • 4. 

    At which Olympics did NZer Peter Snell win gold medals for the 800m and 1500m?

    • A.

      1956 Melbourne

    • B.

      1960 Rome

    • C.

      1964 Tokyo

    • D.

      1968 Mexico City

    Correct Answer
    C. 1964 Tokyo
    Explanation
    Peter Snell won gold medals for the 800m and 1500m at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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  • 5. 

    John Campbell is a well known in New Zealand as:

    • A.

      A TV journalist

    • B.

      An actor

    • C.

      A heart surgeon

    • D.

      An author

    Correct Answer
    A. A TV journalist
    Explanation
    John Campbell is well known in New Zealand as a TV journalist. This suggests that he has gained recognition and popularity in the country for his work in the field of journalism, specifically in television. As a TV journalist, he is likely to have reported on various news stories, conducted interviews, and presented information to the public through television broadcasts. His role as a TV journalist indicates that he is involved in the media industry and plays a significant role in informing and communicating with the New Zealand audience.

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