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Various Facts About New Zealand

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Various Facts About New Zealand game quiz
"A short quiz on a variety of New Zealand things, ranging from history to sporting teams."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. 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?

2. Which of the following statements is true?
    New Zealand was the first western democracy to give women the right to vote
    All of the these statements are true
    A New Zealander was the first person to climb Mt. Everest
    Commercial bungee jumping was invented in New Zealand.

3. Which of the following is NOT a New Zealand sports team?
    Silver Ferns
    All Whites
    All Blacks
    The Golden Ferns

4. At the furthest point inland in New Zealand, how far away is it from the nearest ocean?
    406 km
    128 km
    84 km
    261 km

5. 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

6. Which New Zealander gave this famous line? "New Zealanders who leave for Australia raise the IQ of both countries."
    Jim Bolger
    Jenny Shipley
    Robert Muldoon
    Trevor Mallard

7. Which great New Zealand director directed the three "Lord Of The Rings" films?
    Peter Jackson
    Steven Spielberg
    Mel Gibson
    Andrews Adamson

8. 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

9. Which of the following was not a New Zealand writer?
    Keri Hulme
    Maurice Gee
    Danyon Loader
    Janet Frame

10. What was the "Rainbow Warrior"?
    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
    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 New Zealand battleship used in World War I that was destroyed in a controversial friendly-fire incident by the Americans in 1917

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Compiled Feb 27 14