New Zealand History Trivia Questions & Answers

1.Where is the settlement of Oban? [------a / S------ -----d]

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

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

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

5.The series of battles fought between various Maori tribes during the time period 1806-1842 are known as?

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

7.Apirana Turupa Ngata was a famous Maori?

8.The biggest industrial confrontation in New Zealand's history involved waterfront dockers in?

9.In 1985 which US ship was refused entry to New Zealand due to its unconfirmed nuclear status?

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

11.New Zealand's last hanging was in?

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

13.New Zealand joined the United Nations in?

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

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

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

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

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

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

20.In 2006 Anand Satyanand became?

21.In 2009 Atea-1 became New Zealand's first?

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

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

24.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?

25.How many New Zealand troops fought in World War 2?

26.The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in which year?

27.What nationality was Abel Tasman?

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

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