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New Zealand History Trivia



Here are 15 New Zealand History Trivia Questions that are provided for your Quiz or Trivia Night at no cost. Scroll to the bottom to see the answers.





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The start of the continuous Polynesian settlement of New Zealand is thought to have occurred around ... ?

 400 BC
 50 AD
 1000 AD
 1300 AD

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In 2006 Anand Satyanand became ... ?

 The first All Black of Indian descent
 The first NZ cricketer of Indian descent
 Foreign Minister
 Governor General

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In 1997 which country reopened its embassy in Wellington, which had been closed since 1983.

 Argentina
 Australia
 Angola
 Korea

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In this year the visit of American Vice-president Spiro Agnew triggered clashes between police and anti-vietnam war protestors.

 1960
 1965
 1970
 1974

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Who was prime minister of New Zealand in 1988 ? [David -----]

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In 2011 New Zealand hosted the Rugby World Cup, the most recent year in which New Zealand has previously hosted the competition was ... ?

 1987
 1994
 1998
 This was the first time

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When James Cook visited New Zealand in 1769 he claimed regions of the country in the name of ... ?

 Queen Victoria
 King Edward II
 King Edward IV
 King George III

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On February 22nd and June 13th 2011 earthquakes hit Christchurch. They were both magnitude ... ?

 5.3
 6.3
 7.3
 8.3

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On the 30th of June 2003 it was announced that the North Island population had reached ... ?

 1 million
 2 million
 3 million
 4 million

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In 2009 Atea-1 became New Zealands first ... ?

 Satellite
 Rocket launched into space
 Television channel for deaf people
 World land speed record holder

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New Zealand was the first country in the world in which women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections. In which year did this occur ?

 1784
 1803
 1863
 1893

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How many New Zealand troops fought in World War 2 ?

 around 20,000
 around 50,000
 around 80,000
 around 120,000

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What nationality was Abel Tasman ?

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The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in which year ?

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Before 1996 most New Zealand parliamentary elections were [F---- P--- T-- Post].


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