Ultimate New Zealand Quiz: 107 Questions and Answers about New Zealand!

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New Zealand quiz questions and answers

Questions about New Zealand

In this first section, you will discover over 100 questions about New Zealand. If you keep scrolling down, you’ll find the answers.

Each question is worth 1 point however, there will be some opportunities to grab some bonus points!

Round 1: New Zealand General Knowledge Quiz Questions

Let’s warm up a bit with some easy questions about New Zealand.

  1. What is the capital of New Zealand?
  2. What is New Zealand’s official name in Maori?
  3. What currency is used in New Zealand?
  4. What colours are on the flag of New Zealand?
  5. What are the two main political parties in New Zealand?
  6. What is the nickname given to New Zealanders?
  7. Who was the first European to arrive in New Zealand? (+ Bonus point for his nationality)
  8. Who is New Zealand’s monarch?
  9. How many official languages are there in NZ?
  10.  What are the two national anthems of New Zealand? (1 point each)

Round 2: New Zealand General Knowledge Multiple Choice Quiz Questions

  1. How tall is Aoraki Mount Cook?
    1. 3,518 metres
    2. 3,754 metres
    3. 3,945 metres
    4. 4,289 metres
  2. When did Captain Cook come to the islands?
    1. 1709
    2. 1739
    3. 1769
    4. 1799
  3. When did New Zealand gain independence from Britain?
    1. 1917
    2. 1927
    3. 1937
    4. 1947
  4. What animal can you find on a 1 dollar coin?
    1. Kakapo
    2. Seal
    3. Kiwi
    4. Takahe
  5. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to do what?
    1. Abolish slavery
    2. Legalise same-sex marriage
    3. Give women the right to vote
    4. Give workers paid holidays
  6. What is a Tuatara?
    1. Mammal
    2. Reptile
    3. Bird
    4. Insect
  7. When was NZ Rugby Football Union founded?
    1. 1852
    2. 1872
    3. 1892
    4. 1902
  8. When was New Zealand first Poppy Day?
    1. 1922
    2. 1932
    3. 1943
    4. 1953

Round 3: New Zealand geography Quiz Questions

  1. What is the name of the strait that separates the North and South Islands?
  2. What is the largest lake in New Zealand?
  3. What is the largest city in New Zealand?
  4. What is the highest mountain peak in New Zealand?
  5. How many regions are there in New Zealand?
  6. What is the highest range of mountains in Australasia?
  7. What is the largest glacier in New Zealand?
  8. On which island can you find the Canterbury Plains?
  9. What is the longest river in New Zealand?
  10.  In which city can you find the Sky Tower?

Round 4: Famous Landmarks in New Zealand Picture Quiz Questions

Name the New Zealand landmark on each photo. You can get 1 bonus point if you name the city where number 8 is located in.

New Zealand landmarks Picture quiz

Round 5: New Zealand Music Quiz Questions

  1. Which singer from New Zealand is known for the songs “Royals”, “Green Light” and “Perfect Places”?
  2. Where was Anika Moa born?
  3. Who sang “Something in the water” in 2010?
  4. Which Dunedin band is best known for the song “Down in Splendour”?
  5. Which New Zealand musician has been playing with Fleetwood Mac since 2018?

Round 6: New Zealand Literature Quiz Questions

  1. Which New Zealand author is known as one of the “Queens of Crime”?
  2. Which New Zealand children’s author wrote “The Haunting”?
  3. What was the first poetry collection published by a Maori author?
  4. Which New Zealand author wrote “In a German Pension”?
  5. Which New Zealand poet used to live in Jerusalem?
  6. Which book by Albert Wendt won the 1980 New Zealand Wattie Book of the Year Award?
  7. Which book from Alan Duff was adapted in a movie in 1994?
  8. Who wrote “An angel at my table”?
  9. Which book by Llyod Jones is a fictional take on the 1925 New Zealand rugby tour of Britain?
  10. In which country is “The Vintner’s Luck” by Elizabeth Knox set in?

Round 7: New Zealand Movies Quiz Questions

  1. When was the first movie shot in New Zealand?
  2. In which town can you find the Hobbiton?
  3. In which Netflix movie does Gabriela Diaz win a “win an inn” in New Zealand contest?
  4. Which Taiki Waititi film stars James Rolleston and Te Aho Eketone-Whitu?
  5. Which New Zealand movie won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993?
  6. Who directed “Whale Rider”?
  7. Which 1994 movie tells the story of the Hekes, a family descended from Maori warriors?
  8. Who directed “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”?
  9. What type of movie is “What we do in the shadows”?
  10.  Who’s story does “About the World’s Fastest Indian” tell the story of?

Round 8: New Zealand TV Shows Quiz Questions

  1. Which New Zealand TV show was spurred into new versions in the UK (Honest) and the USA (Scoundrels)?
  2. What is the name of the mysterious cult in “The cult”?
  3. Which New Zealand TV series was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang?
  4. Who plays Dave Robinson in “Step Dave”?
  5. Which mockumentary-style comedy tells the story of 2 cousins on their quest to find Maori brides?
  6. Where was “The Brokenwood Mysteries” filmed?
  7. In “Nothing Trivia”, where do the 5 characters meet?
  8. Who plays Cody in “Go Girls”?

Round 9: New Zealand History Quiz Questions

  1. What is the name of the treaty that was signed in 1840 by the British Crown and Maori chiefs?
  2. Who was appointed as the first Māori King in 1858?
  3. In which city did the Battle of Manners Street happen (Bonus point for the year)?
  4. When were the first Māori MPs elected to Parliament?
  5. What event does Anzac Day mark on the 25th of April?
  6. When did the New Zealand Wars begin and end?
  7. When did civil unions come into effect (year)?
  8. How many years did “Six O’Clock Swill” last?
  9. When was the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake (1 point for the year, 2 points for the full date)?
  10. Who was the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand?

Round 10: New Zealand food Quiz Questions

New Zealand is a great destination for foodies! The produce are amazing and there are loads of traditional recipes. Here are 8 questions about food in New Zealand.

  1. What is the name of the traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried underground?
  2. What NZ sweet is red sugar-coated chocolate balls with orange inside?
  3. What kind of fish, only found in New Zealand, is a Paranephrops?
  4. What does “L&P” stand for?
  5. What is a Kina?
  6. Which burger sold by McDonald’s in New Zealand has beetroot and griddle egg inside?
  7. Which desert do Australians and New Zealanders both claim as their own?
  8. What traditional dish consists of fried small fish in an omelette?

Round 11: New Zealand sport Quiz Questions

In this round, you’ll find various questions about sport in New Zealand.

  1. What is the name of the national rugby team of New Zealand?
  2. Which adrenaline activity was invented in New Zealand?
  3. Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest (hint – he was from New Zealand)?
  4. How many times did New Zealand win the Rugby World Cup?
  5. What is the second most popular sport in New Zealand?
  6. What sport do the New Zealand Breakers play?
  7. What is the most popular women’s sport in NZ?
  8. Which marathon did Dave McKenzie win in 1967?
  9. What is the nickname of the football national team of New Zealand?
  10. Who was New Zealand’s first Olympic medallist?
  11. Which New Zealand golfer won the US Open Golf Championship in 2005?

Round 12: Funny Quiz Questions about New Zealand

There are many fun facts to know about New Zealand. If you are looking for some funny questions, this round is for you!

  1. Which Prime Minister appointed someone the official “Wizard of New Zealand”?
  2. Which NZ airport has a functional railway line crossing the main runway?
  3. For which island did the New Zealand mint produce Pokemon coins?
  4. Where in New Zealand can you eat in a McDonalds located in a decommissioned DC3 plane?
  5. During the 1983 Royal tour (with Prince Charles and Princess Diana), with which New Zealand iconic toy did Prince William play with?
  6. New Zealand is home to the town with the longest name in the world. How many characters is the name?
  7. In the 2001 census, over 53,000 people marked “something” as their religion. What was this something?

Questions and Answers about New Zealand

Round 1: New Zealand General Knowledge Quiz Answers

  1. What is the capital of New Zealand? Wellington
  2. What is New Zealand’s official name in Maori? Aotearoa
  3. What currency is used in New Zealand? New Zealand Dollar
  4. What colours are on the flag of New Zealand? Blue, red and white
  5. What are the two main political parties in New Zealand? National and Labour
  6. What is the nickname given to New Zealanders? Kiwi(s)
  7. Who was the first European to arrive in New Zealand? (+ Bonus point for his nationality) Abel Tasman, Dutch
  8. Who is New Zealand’s monarch? Queen Elizabeth II
  9. How many official languages are there in NZ? Three. English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language.
  10.  What are the two national anthems of New Zealand? (1 point each) “God defend New Zealand” and “God Save the Queen”

Round 2: New Zealand General Knowledge Multiple Choice Quiz Answers

  1. How tall is Aoraki Mount Cook? 3,754 metres
  2. When did Captain Cook come to the islands? 1769
  3. When did New Zealand gain independence from Britain? 1947
  4. What animal can you find on a 1 dollar coin? Kiwi
  5. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to do what? Give women the right to vote
  6. What is a Tuatara? Reptile
  7. When was NZ Rugby Football Union founded? 1892
  8. When was New Zealand first Poppy Day? 1922

Round 3: New Zealand geography Quiz Answers

  1. What is the name of the strait that separates the North and South Islands? Cook Strait
  2. What is the largest lake in New Zealand? Lake Taupo
  3. What is the largest city in New Zealand? Auckland
  4. What is the highest mountain peak in New Zealand? Aoraki Mount Cook
  5. How many regions are there in New Zealand? 16
  6. What is the highest range of mountains in Australasia? Southern Alps
  7. What is the largest glacier in New Zealand? The Tasman Glacier
  8. On which island can you find the Canterbury Plains? South Island
  9. What is the longest river in New Zealand? Waikato River
  10.  In which city can you find the Sky Tower? Auckland

Round 4: Famous Landmarks in New Zealand Picture Quiz Answers

  1. Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill
  2. Tongariro Crossing
  3. Aoraki Mount Cook
  4. Hobbiton
  5. Rotorua Hot Springs
  6. Cathedral Caves
  7. Moeraki Boulders
  8. The Sky Tower, Auckland
  9. Huka Falls
  10. Tane Mahuta

Round 5: New Zealand Music Quiz Answers

  1. Which singer from New Zealand is known for the songs “Royals”, “Green Light” and “Perfect Places”? Lorde
  2. Where was Anika Moa born? Christchurch
  3. Who sang “Something in the water” in 2010? Brooke Fraser
  4. Which Dunedin band is best known for the song “Down in Splendour”? Straitjacket Fits
  5. Which New Zealand musician has been playing with Fleetwood Mac since 2018? Neil Finn

Round 6: New Zealand Literature Quiz Answers

  1. Which New Zealand author is known as one of the “Queens of Crime”? Ngaio Marsh
  2. Which New Zealand children’s author wrote “The Haunting”? Margaret Mahy
  3. What was the first poetry collection published by a Maori author? No Ordinary Sun by Hone Tuwhare in 1964
  4. Which New Zealand author wrote “In a German Pension”? Katherine Mansfield
  5. Which New Zealand poet used to live in Jerusalem? James K Baxter
  6. Which book by Albert Wendt won the 1980 New Zealand Wattie Book of the Year Award? Leaves of the Banyan Tree
  7. Which book from Alan Duff was adapted in a movie in 1994? Once were Warriors
  8. Who wrote “An angel at my table”? Janet Frame
  9. Which book by Llyod Jones is a fictional take on the 1925 New Zealand rugby tour of Britain? The book of fame
  10. In which country is “The Vintner’s Luck” by Elizabeth Knox set in? France

Round 7: New Zealand Movies Quiz Answers

  1. When was the first movie shot in New Zealand? 1898
  2. In which town can you find the Hobbiton? Matamata
  3. In which Netflix movie does Gabriela Diaz wins a “win an inn” in New Zealand contest? Falling Inn Love
  4. Which Taiki Waititi film stars James Rolleston and Te Aho Eketone-Whitu? Boy
  5. Which New Zealand movie won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993? The Piano 
  6. Who directed “Whale Rider”? Niki Caro
  7. Which 1994 movie tells the story of the Hekes, a family descended from Maori warriors? Once were warriors
  8. Who directed “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”? Taiki Waititi
  9. What type of movie is “What we do in the shadows”? Mockumentary
  10.  Who’s story does “About the World’s Fastest Indian” tell the story of? Burt Munro

Round 8: New Zealand TV Shows Quiz Answers

  1. Which New Zealand TV show was spurred into new versions in the UK (Honest) and the USA (Scoundrels)? Outrageous Fortune
  2. What is the name of the mysterious cult in “The cult”? Two Gardens
  3. Which New Zealand TV series was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang? The Almighty Johnsons
  4. Who plays Dave Robinson in “Step Dave”? Jono Kenyon
  5. Which mockumentary-style comedy tells the story of 2 cousins on their quest to find Maori brides? Find me a Maori Bride
  6. Where was “The Brokenwood Mysteries” filmed? Greater Auckland Region.
  7. In “Nothing Trivia”, where do the 5 characters meet? At a pub quiz
  8. Who plays Cody in “Go Girls”? Bronwyn Turei

Round 9: New Zealand History Quiz Answers

  1. What is the name of the treaty that was signed in 1840 by the British Crown and Maori chiefs? Treaty of Waitangi
  2. Who was appointed as the first Māori King in 1858? Pōtatau Te Wherowhero
  3. In which city did the Battle of Manners Street happen (Bonus point for the year)? Wellington, 1943.
  4. When were the first Māori MPs elected to Parliament? 1868
  5. What event does Anzac Day mark on the 25th of April? Gallipoli landings
  6. When did the New Zealand Wars begin and end? 1845 to 1872
  7. When did civil unions come into effect (year)? 2005
  8. How many years did “Six O’Clock Swill” last? 50 years
  9. When was the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake (1 point for the year, 2 points for the full date)? 3th of February 1931
  10. Who was the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand? Jenny Shipley

Round 10: New Zealand food Quiz Answers

  1. What is the name of the traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried underground? Hangi
  2. What NZ sweet is red sugar-coated chocolate balls with orange inside? Jaffas
  3. What kind of fish, only found in New Zealand, is a Paranephrops? Freshwater crayfish
  4. What does “L&P” stand for? Lemon & Paeroa
  5. What is a Kina? Sea urchin (endemic to New Zealand)
  6. Which burger sold by McDonald’s in New Zealand has beetroot and griddle egg inside? Kiwiburger
  7. Which desert do Australians and New Zealanders both claim as their own? Pavlova
  8. What traditional dish consists of fried small fish in an omelette? Whitebait fritters

Round 11: New Zealand sport Quiz Answers

  1. What is the name of the national rugby team of New Zealand? All Blacks
  2. Which adrenaline activity was invented in New Zealand? Bungee Jumping
  3. Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest (hint – he was from New Zealand)? Edmund Hillary
  4. How many times did New Zealand win the Rugby World Cup? 3 times
  5. What is the second most popular sport in New Zealand? Cricket
  6. What sport do the New Zealand Breakers play? Basketball
  7. What is the most popular women’s sport in NZ? Netball
  8. Which marathon did Dave McKenzie win in 1967? Boston Marathon
  9. What is the nickname of the football national team of New Zealand? All whites
  10. Who was New Zealand’s first Olympic medallist? Arthur Porritt
  11. Which New Zealand golfer won the US Open Golf Championship in 2005? Michael Campbell

Round 12: Funny Quiz Answers about New Zealand

  1. Which Prime Minister appointed someone the official “Wizard of New Zealand”? Mike Moore (1990)
  2. Which NZ airport has a functional railway line crossing the main runway? Gisborne Airport
  3. For which island did the New Zealand mint produce Pokemon coins? Island of Niue
  4. Where in New Zealand can you eat in a McDonalds located in a decommissioned DC3 plane? Taupo
  5. During the 1983 Royal tour (with Prince Charles and Princess Diana), with which New Zealand iconic toy did Prince William play with? Buzzy Bee
  6. New Zealand is home to the town with the longest name in the world. How many characters is the name? 85. Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu
  7. In the 2001 census, over 53,000 people marked “something” as their religion. What was this something? Jedi

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