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new zealand quiz

This is a test to see how well you really know New Zealand.
Rules:
1. NO CHEATING
2. All of the answers can be found somewhere on this page.
3. After you have answered all of the questions, click "Evaluate Score" to see your result.


1. The population of New Zealand is roughly:

2 million
4 million
6 million
12 million

2. What city is New Zealand's capital?

Auckland
Wellington
Dunedin
Christchurch

3. Which New Zealander was the first person to climb Mount Everest?

Sir Edmund Hilary
Sir William Birch
Sir Richard Hadlee
Sherpa Tenzing

4. New Zealand bases itself on which Treaty?

The Antarctic Treaty
The ANZUS Pact
The Treaty of Versaille
The Treaty of Waitangi

5. When was this Treaty signed?

1730
1830
1840
1930

6. What two groups was this Treaty between?

The Maori, The British
The Maori, The French
The British, The Dutch
The North Island Tribes, The South Island Tribes

7. Which is largest:

Stewart Island
The North Island
The South Island
Israel

8. What constellation features on New Zealand's flag?

The Southern Cross
Orion
The Big Dipper
Centaurus

9. New Zealand's Anthem is titled:

God Save Our Queen
New Zealand the Brave
God Defend New Zealand
Advance Australia Fair

10. Who is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand?

John Howard
Jenny Shipley
Jim Bolger
Helen Clark

11. Which mountain is the highest peak in New Zealand?

Mount Kosciusko
Mount Tasman
Mount Cook
Mount Ruapehu

12. Which New Zealand reptile is the world's most ancient animal?

Tuatara
Komodo Dragon
New Zealand Alligator
King Cobra

13. What is the largest city in the Canterbury region?

Ashburton
Christchurch
Timaru
Auckland

14. In which New Zealand city would you find the Sky Tower?

Wellington
Rotorua
Dunedin
Auckland

15. Which country is the only country in the world with more sheep than New Zealand?

China
Australia
USA
Canada

16. What is the NZ Dollar worth (roughly) in relation to the US Dollar?

US$2
US$1
US$1/2
US$1/3

17. In 1893, New Zealand became the world's first country to what?

Give its native peoples the vote
Provide old-age pensions
Give women the vote
Build a geothermal power plant

18. Where did the NZ Maori originate from?

Asia
Polynesia
South America
Antarctica

19. Name the Greenpeace vessel sunk by French spies in Auckland in 1985.

The Rainbow Warrior
Black Magic
The Titanic
New Zealand Princess

20. Name the body of water that separates the North and South Islands.

Bass Strait
Tasman Sea
Foveaux Strait
Cook Strait


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