The Great New Zealand Quiz – for Kiwi History Buffs

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how well do you know nz
how well do you know nz

New Zealand may be one of the worlds youngest countries, but we have a full and rich history. How well do you know your home land?

Many people have said that our culture quizzes are too easy, so let’s try a harder quiz. Do you know NZ as well as you think you do?

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in what year?

Human Rights Commission

Who was the first European to discover New Zealand?

What was the name of Captain James Cook’s ship?

New Zealand changed to decimal currency on the 10th of July in which year?

Downies

Sir Edmund Hillary's occupation before he climbed Everest

Craig Primrose

Where is New Zealand’s oldest surviving building?

Flickr: brian nz

In which year did by Letters Patent New Zealand become the "Realm of New Zealand"?

Who is the only person to have held the position of Prime Minister and Governor-General

Wikipedia

New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote – in what year?

Alux

On what day in 1915 did the ANZACs land at Gallipoli?

Minute of Silence

In what year did Maori become an official language of New Zealand?

Waipapa Marae

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This should have some questions like: What century did the first waka arrive? And, What happened at Parehaka? Who was Hone Heke? Who wrote Ka mate? Who is the largest iwi? In 1840, how many Maori lived in NZ?

  2. The ANZAC’s landed at gallipoli on the 25th not the 23rd, this is why ANZAC is on the 25th of April not the 23rd.

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