New Zealand - Aotearoa

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  1. The Kiwi is one of ___ few birds in the world that cannot fly.
    a. some
    b. the
    c. an

  2. New Zealand's ___ neighbour is Australia.
    a. the closer
    b. the closest
    c. closest

  3. The native people of New Zealand, the Maoris, ___ from Polynesia.
    a. came
    b. are coming
    c. did coming

  4. The Maori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa╩ ___ means "Land of the Long White Cloud".
    a. who
    b. (nothing)
    c. which

  5. New Zealand, or Aotearoa, is made up ___ two large islands and one smaller one, plus smaller islands further off-shore.
    a. to
    b. on
    c. of

  6. New Zealand has a ___ area of about 270,000 sq kms.
    a. earth
    b. land
    c. soil

  7. If you go on holiday ___ New Zealand, you might like to visit the beaultiful town of Queenstown.
    a. over
    b. for
    c. in

  8. The white people, who ___ came from the United Kingdom, began arriving in New Zealand in the early 1800's.
    a. mostly
    b. most
    c. usually

  9. New Zealand has lots of beautiful╩ ___ , about 3 million people and about 70 million sheep in an area about the size of California.
    a. looks
    b. scenery
    c. scenes

  10. If you want a real thrill, you could go ___ while you are visiting New Zealand - there are lots of opportunities.
    a. bunji
    b. bunji-jump
    c. bunji-jumping

  11. In 1893 New Zealand ___ the first country in the world to give the vote to women.
    a. became
    b. has became
    c. become

  12. The national╩ ___ of New Zealand is called "God Defend New Zealand".
    a. hymn
    b. anthem
    c. song

  13. Sir Edmund Hillary, one ___ the first men to climb Mount Everest, was a New Zealander who trained first in the New Zealand Alps.
    a. (nothing)
    b. an
    c. of

  14. The long chain of mountains in the South Island, the Southern Alps, provide a spectacular area for ___ and other pastimes like╩ tramping and boating.
    a. skiing
    b. ski
    c. skis

  15. If you fly from New Zealand to London, the journey will probably ___ you about 20 hours!
    a. taking
    b. took
    c. take

  16. The All Blacks are ___ for the exciting, high-quality rugby they play against Wales, South Africa and other countries.
    a. infamous
    b. famous
    c. well-know

  17. Because New Zealand is so close to the international date line, it is the first country ___ see the sun rise each day.
    a. for
    b. (nothing)
    c. to

  18. If you made a hole from New Zealand through the centre of the earth, you ___ come out somewhere near Spain.
    a. would
    b. will
    c. be

  19. When it is 10 am in London, it is about 10 pm in New Zealand ___ of their different positions on the globe.
    a. while
    b. since
    c. because

  20. In the North Island of New Zealand, in an area called a volcanic plateau, there ___ pools of boiling mud and hot water fountains called geysers.
    a. are
    b. is
    c. will

Copyright 1999 by Sue Sullivan (sues@xtra.co.nz)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.