Auckland Multiple Choice

How well do you know Auckland?
NOTE: this was made by a non-native person currently living in Auckland. I just want to share my experience about the city
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Last updated: February 27, 2019
First submittedFebruary 27, 2019
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1. What country does Auckland belong to?
Australia
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Samoa
2. How many people live in the city? (June 2018)
1.63 m
2.56 m
1.39 m
852 k
3. On what side of the road do Aucklanders drive?
right
left
4. What is the name of the highest structure in Auckland?
Sail Tower
White Tower
Auckland Tower
Sky Tower
It has a height of 328 m, thus making it the highest structure in Southern Hemisphere
5. What body of water is crossed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge?
North Shore Harbour
Manukau Harbour
Waitemata Harbour
Hauraki Harbour
alternatively spelled 'Auckland Harbour'
6. What is Auckland's nickname?
Capital of the South
Gateway to New Zealand
City of Sails
Maori Town
7. What does the "K" in K-Road stand for?
Kerikeri
Kaiatuma
Karangahape
Kings
Kerikeri is a town in northern New Zealand
Kaiatuma is a word I completely came up with
8. How many volcanoes form the Auckland Volcanic Field?
71
28
53
43
9. Which one of these volcanoes is the youngest? (it erupted about 600 years ago)
Rangitoto
One Tree Hill
Waiheke
Maungarei
Rangitoto is an island volcano in the Hauraki Gulf. Plus, it's the highest one, too
10. What is the profession of Auckland resident Dai Henwood?
current Mayor
TV host
rugby player
musician
He used to host 'Family Feud' - I absolutely love this show!
11. Of the ethnicities listed below, which one's the biggest in terms of population?
Australians
Māori
Chinese
Japanese
Māori: 10.7%
Chinese: 8.4%
Australians: 0.5%
Japanese: 0.5%
12. What are 'Countdown' and 'New World'?
train stations
suburbs
supermarkets
educational programmes
13. Who was NOT born in Auckland?
Peter Jackson
Sir Edmund Hillary
Jonah Lomu
Lorde
Peter Jackson was born and raised in Wellington
14. What is the "Domain"?
a park
an amusement park
a wharf
a well-known store
it is the oldest park of the city and contains the Auckland Museum
15. What is the name of Auckland's central railway station?
Newmarket
Ponsonby
Queen's Station
Britomart
16. What is 'pōhutukawa'?
a type of tree
a common New Zealand greeting
the local Māori tribe (Iwi)
another word for kiwifruit
also called 'New Zealand Christmas Tree', it is red and can be found on Rangitoto Island
17. True or false: the Māori call Auckland 'Aotearoa'.
False
True
Aotearoa means New Zealand
Auckland is called Ākarana or Tāmaki-makau-rau
18. True or false: Auckland is the most isolated capital in the world.
False
True
Auckland hasn't been a capital since 1865
19. True or false: 'AKL' is the IATA code for Auckland Intl. Airport
True
False
20. A tricky one to conclude: if you'd start digging a hole in Auckland, where would eventually end up? (assuming you're heat-resistent)
in the Scottish Highlands
near Nuremberg, Germany
near Seville, Spain
in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Ireland
You'll end up near Ronda, a well-known town between Seville and Málaga
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