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15 Quiz Questions on New Zealand History

Here are 15 New Zealand History 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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Where is the settlement of Oban ? [------a / S------ -----d]

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Polynesians are thought to have first settled New Zealand in ... ?

600 BC
800-900 AD
1250–1300 AD
1620–1640 AD

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New Zealand was the second country in the world to institute ... ?

a public school system
a driving license
a Reserve Bank
an old age pension

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The series of battles fought between various Maori tribes during the time period 1806–184 are know as ... ?

The Tribal Wars
The Long Knife Wars
The Musket Wars
The Powder Wars

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Apirana Turupa Ngata was a famous Maori ... ?

Politician
Soldier
Singer
Sportsman

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When Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 he thought it was connected to ... ?

South America
Africa
Europe
Australia

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The HMS Achilles took part in the Allies first naval victory of the Second World War. It was the ... ?

Battle of Midway
Battle of River Plate
Battle of the Coral Sea
Battle of Yamoto

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Between 1899 and 1902 New Zealand sent 6,500 mounted troops to assist the British efforts where ... ?

Germany
South Africa
Spain
India

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In 1985 which US ship was refused entry to New Zealand due to it's unconfirmed nuclear status ?

USS Brown
USS Bistell
USS Bucknall
USS Buchanan

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The biggest industrial confrontation in New Zealands history involved waterfront dockers in ... ?

1951
1961
1971
1981

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In 1978 what sporting milestone was achieved for the first time ?

A New Zealander broke the 100m world record
The All Blacks went undefeated
NZ beat Australia in a cricket test
A New Zealander ran the 4 minute mile

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New Zealand's last hanging was in ... ?

1957
1967
1977
1987

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New Zealand joined the United Nations in ... ?

1939 as a founding member
1945 as a founding member
1954 as a secound round country
1968 as a third round country

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The debut performance of which musical organisation at Wellington’s Town Hall opened with the obligatory performance of God save the King. [-- -------- ---------]

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In 1960 Barry Crump published a novel portraying the humour and personalities of rural New Zealand, it was called ... ?

A clean Fella
A good keen man
A tempest inside
Riding around

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