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"This quiz contains a sampling of terminology used in New Zealand that can confuse American visitors. If you've spent any time in New Zealand, this quiz will be simple. Just remember, you're looking for the "kiwi" definition of the word!"
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What is a bludger?
Someone who swings a softball bat very hard
Someone who sponges off of others
Someone who often gets into fist fights at the local pub
Someone who collects stamps
When a bloke says he's buggered, he means that he is what?
A cricket player
A white person, not of Maori descent.
(the Maori term, one word)
The dairy is:
where the cows are milked.
a convenience store.
an ice-cream parlor.
where women feed their babies.
If you are drinking lemonade, what are you consuming?
a grain alcohol favored by deer farmers
a beverage made with water, lemons, and sugar
a carbonated beverage
a lemon flavored drink that soothes upset tummies
Aotearoa is the Maori term for what?
The Southern Alps
When someone asks you for a rubber, don't be shocked. Just give them your:
If you're at a Wharenui, where are you?
a sheep farm
a grammar school
a meeting house
What are you doing when you take a tiki tour?
Taking the roundabout route to your destination
Sitting in a tiki bar getting drunk on Waikato beer
Visiting local religious monuments
Walking around your backyard searching for a bees nest
If a New Zealander offers you tomato sauce, what are you getting?
ketchup or catsup
vegetable juice or vegetable essence
a boy's name.
an abbreviation for the Zoological Expedition Department.
the last letter of the alphabet.
When asked to bring a plate, what should you arrive with?
an empty dinner plate
a dish filled with food
a basket to collect donations in
your dental records
When you're invited for tea, what should you expect?
a full meal
coffee and cakes (who drinks tea anyway?)
tea and scones
nothing - teatime is the term for 2:00
What is a rug?
a sleeping bag
a lap robe
What is a kiwi?
a person from New Zealand
a bird that nests in the treetops
a piece of fruit
a dinner roll
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