New Zealand - 2 - Answers

Published: Sunday 26th August 2018A free quiz about the people and places of New Zealand
  1. Which New Zealand born director was responsible for the Lord of the Rings movies? Peter Jackson.
  2. What is the capital city of New Zealand? Wellington.
  3. Which is the largest lake in New Zealand? Lake Taupo.
  4. What are the native people of New Zealand called? Maori.
  5. Which pastime originated at Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand? Bungee Jumping.
  6. Which New Zealand athlete, the first to run a sub 3m50sec mile, won the 1976 Olympic mile gold? John Walker.
  7. What is the name of the ceremonial war dance performed by the New Zealand All Blacks prior to each match? The Haka.
  8. Which two nations compete against New Zealand in Rugby League's Tri Nations competition? Australia and Great Britain.
  9. Which city on New Zealand's South Island was founded by the Scottish Free Church in 1848? Dunedin.
  10. By what nickname is the New Zealand Parliament building known? The Beehive.
  11. Who was the first New Zealander to climb Mount Everest? Sir Edmund Hillary.
  12. In which year was the Treaty of Waiting signed by the British Crown and the Moaris? 1840
  13. Lancaster Park (or Jade) Stadium is used for Rugby Union in which New Zealand city? Christchurch.
  14. Which New Zealand dancer won the first series of BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing"? Brendan Cole.
  15. Which fiord in New Zealand was described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Rudyard Kipling? Milford Sound.
  16. Where did Captain Cook first land in New Zealand in 1769? Poverty Bay.
  17. What type of bird is the New Zealand Morepork? An Owl.
  18. Which New Zealand dish is named after a Russian dancer? Pavlova.
  19. Which New Zealand born director was co-founder of Comic Relief? Richard Curtis.
  20. Which two nations compete annually for Rugby Union's Hillary Shield? New Zealand and England.