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Trivia Quiz - New Zealand Facts

Ten trivia questions about the history, geography, people, culture and facts of New Zealand, the nation known as the Shaky Isles or the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Quiz Number: 4941
Date Submitted: January 26, 2013
Quiz Categories: History, Culture, Oceanic Geography
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 60 percent
Times Taken: 37 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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1. What is the capital city of New Zealand?
  A.   Auckland
  B.   Dunedin
  C.   Christchurch
  D.   Wellington

2. What bird in the national symbol of New Zealand?
  A.   Hakea
  B.   Kiwi
  C.   Pahkia
  D.   Tui

3. What are the indigenous people of New Zealand known as?
  A.   Kauri
  B.   Pahkea
  C.   Maori
  D.   Kia

4. Who was the first European to visit and give New Zealand its present name?
  A.   Abel Tasman
  B.   Vasco da Gama
  C.   James Cook
  D.   Ferdinand Magellan

5. The land area of New Zealand is approximately the same as which country?
  A.   France
  B.   Japan
  C.   India
  D.   Great Britain

6. What is New Zealand's largest city?
  A.   Auckland
  B.   Dunedin
  C.   Christchurch
  D.   Wellington

7. As part of the British Commonwealth, New Zealand has fought in both World Wars. What proportion of New Zealand men served in World War I?
  A.   1 in 5
  B.   1 in 10
  C.   1 in 20
  D.   1 in 30

8. New Zealand's national sport is Rugby. As of 2015, how many times has its All Black team won the Rugby World Cup?
  A.   1
  B.   2
  C.   3
  D.   5

9. Why is New Zealand sometimes called "The Shaky Isles"?
  A.   Because its predominance of agricultural industries puts it at risk of world market forces
  B.   The New Zealand dollar is one of the cheapest currencies in the world
  C.   The number of earthquakes it experiences
  D.   The large number of New Zealanders migrating to Australia

10. Which of the following statements about New Zealand is not true?
  A.   New Zealand was the first country to grant women voting rights.
  B.   The highest mountain in New Zealand is named after James Cook.
  C.   Dairy products are New Zealand's biggest export earner.
  D.   The indigenous people of New Zealand never signed a peace treaty with the British colonial rulers.®   

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