New Zealand 5 - Answers

Published: Saturday 18th July 2020A free quiz about the people and places of New Zealand
  1. What is the highest mountain in New Zealand? Mount Cook (Aoraki).
  2. What is the name of the mountain range on the South Island of New Zealand? Southern Alps.
  3. Which New Zealand city hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1990? Auckland.
  4. By what nickname are the New Zealand basketball side known? Tall Blacks.
  5. With a tenure from April 1893 to June 1906 who is New Zealand's longest serving Prime Minister? Richard Seddon.
  6. How many national parks are there in New Zealand? Thirteen.
  7. In scoring 299 runs against Sri Lanka in 1991 which New Zealander broke the country's highest scoring record? Martin Crowe.
  8. Located 19miles south of South Island, what is the name of New Zealand's third largest island? Stewart Island.
  9. Which New Zealand city has the nickname "City of Sails"? Auckland.
  10. Against which side do New Zealand compete for the Bledisloe Cup? Australia (Rugby Union).
  11. Which female opera star was born in New Zealand in 1944? Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
  12. For which movie did New Zealander Anna Paquin win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1994? The Piano.
  13. "The Ditch" is a New Zealand nickname for which stretch of water? Tasman Sea.
  14. What is the stage name of New Zealand comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret MacKenzie? The Flight of the Conchords.
  15. Which New Zealand speedway star was World Champion on four occasions? Barry Briggs.
  16. Which city stands on the River Avon in New Zealand's South Island? Christchurch.
  17. What type of animal is the New Zealand Kakapo? Nocturnal Parrot.
  18. Which nations were party to the ANZUS treaty in 1951? Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
  19. Which New Zealand born scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908? Ernest Rutherford.
  20. Which New Zealand born inventor and driver gave his name to cars that won the Formula One Constructors title on eight occasions? Bruce McLaren.

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