New Zealand Story Quiz

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New Zealand Story Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is New Zealand's Largest hydroelectric power station?
    • A. 

      Lake Tekapo

    • B. 

      Lake Manapouri

  • 2. 
    The most decorated unit of the New Zealand Army during World War Two was called the "________" Battalion.
  • 3. 
    Fill in the blanks...By what name is this former All Black captain and coach known?  Alex “_____” Wyllie.
  • 4. 
    Played by actor and director Taika Waititi, this character from the New Zealand smash hit movie Boy prefers to be called...
    • A. 

      Ninja

    • B. 

      Shogun

  • 5. 
    Who was New Zealand’s first iconic drag queen?
    • A. 

      Carmen Miranda

    • B. 

      Carmen Rupe

    • C. 

      Caramel slice

  • 6. 
    Who was this pioneer of non-violent passive resistance at Parihaka in the 1860s?
    • A. 

      Te Waka-o-te-Rangimarie

    • B. 

      Te Whiti-o-Rongomai

    • C. 

      Te Whiti-o-te-Rongomarie

  • 7. 
    Archibald Baxter became famous for his actions during World War One.  What was it that made him famous?
    • A. 

      Tank Commander

    • B. 

      Conscientious objector

    • C. 

      Fighter Pilot

  • 8. 
    Who led Team New Zealand when it won the America’s Cup in 1995?
    • A. 

      Sir Peter Blake

    • B. 

      Sir Peter Ustinov

    • C. 

      Sir Peter Jackson

  • 9. 
    During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Jack Lovelock won which medal in athletics?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Bronze

  • 10. 
    Sir William “Bill” Hamilton is famous for inventing what?
    • A. 

      White water rafting

    • B. 

      Extreme sports

    • C. 

      Jet Boat engine

  • 11. 
    Who was the first person to fly from the UK to NZ?
    • A. 

      Jean Batten

    • B. 

      Jean Michelle Jarre

    • C. 

      Jean Claude Van Damme

  • 12. 
    Who is this decorated WWII Resistance fighter known by the Nazi’s as The White Mouse?
    • A. 

      Nancy Sinatra

    • B. 

      Nancy Reagan

    • C. 

      Nancy Wake

  • 13. 
    Who led the famous land march from the Far North to Wellington in 1975?
    • A. 

      Dame Mini Cooper

    • B. 

      Dame Whina Cooper

    • C. 

      Dame Super Trooper

  • 14. 
    True or false...Margaret Mahy is New Zealand’s most acclaimed children’s writer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who set a world land speed of 295.45km at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967?
    • A. 

      Burt Reynolds

    • B. 

      Burt Munro

    • C. 

      Bert and Ernie

  • 16. 
    Who is this NZ entertainer who died in 1985?
    • A. 

      Prince Tui Teka

    • B. 

      Prince (the artist formerly known as)

  • 17. 
    Who was the Kiwi eye surgeon dedicated to providing affordable eye care to people in developing countries?
    • A. 

      Sleepy Hollows

    • B. 

      Fred Hollows

  • 18. 
    In what year did NZ ban nuclear vessels entering its ports?
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1984

  • 19. 
    Who was the campaigner for women’s suffrage who succeeded in 1893 in making NZ the first country in the world to grant women the vote?
    • A. 

      Kate Sheppard

    • B. 

      Kate Winslet

  • 20. 
    Which famous Kiwi was responsible for the defense of London in the Battle of Britain?
    • A. 

      Sir Keith Park

    • B. 

      Sir Eden Park

    • C. 

      Sir Albert Park

  • 21. 
    Who was the first person to split the atom?
    • A. 

      Ernest Hemingway

    • B. 

      Ernest Rutherford

  • 22. 
    Who was Prime Minister when New Zealand declared itself nuclear free in 1987?
    • A. 

      David Attenborough

    • B. 

      David Lange

  • 23. 
    Name this comedy duo
    • A. 

      Topp Twins

    • B. 

      Top Gear

    • C. 

      Top Chef

  • 24. 
    Who was the first person to reach the top of Everest in 1953?
    • A. 

      Sir Edmund Burke

    • B. 

      Sir Edmund Hillary

    • C. 

      Sir Edmund Pevensie