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Various Facts About New Zealand
"A short quiz on a variety of New Zealand things, ranging from history to sporting teams."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Cook Strait separates the South Island of New Zealand from the North Island of New Zealand. If you were to swim directly across it, how far would you travel?
Which of the following statements is true?
New Zealand was the first western democracy to give women the right to vote
Commercial bungee jumping was invented in New Zealand.
A New Zealander was the first person other than a Sherpa to climb Mt. Everest
All of the these statements are true
Which of the following is NOT a New Zealand sports team?
The Golden Ferns
At the furthest point inland in New Zealand, how far away is it from the nearest ocean?
One of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded in New Zealand occurred near Wellington on 23rd January 1855. How many people were killed in this earthquake?
0 - Wellington was uninhabited at the time
Which New Zealander gave this famous line? "New Zealanders who leave for Australia raise the IQ of both countries."
Which great New Zealand director directed the three "Lord Of The Rings" films?
The Super 12 became the Super 14 in 2006. What sport is played, and what does the 12 and 14 represent?
Rugby - the numbers indicate how many players are allowed on each team
Cricket - the numbers represent how many overs are bowled per innings
Soccer - the numbers represent how many goals you have to score to win the match
Rugby - the numbers represent how many teams are in the competition
Which of the following was not a New Zealand writer?
What was the "Rainbow Warrior"?
A New Zealand battleship used in World War I that was destroyed in a controversial friendly-fire incident by the Americans in 1917
A lone dead soldier fron New Zealand brought back from the battlefields in World War I to be buried as part of a remembrance monument
A Greenpeace ship sunk by the French secret service
The bike that world cycling champion Sarah Ulmer of New Zealand rode to victory during the 2004 Olympics
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