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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
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1. What country does Auckland belong to?
New Zealand
Australia
United Kingdom
Samoa
2. How many people live in the city? (June 2018)
1.39 m
852 k
1.63 m
2.56 m
3. On what side of the road do Aucklanders drive?
left
right
4. What is the name of the highest structure in Auckland?
White Tower
Sky Tower
Auckland Tower
Sail 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?
Manukau Harbour
Hauraki Harbour
North Shore Harbour
Waitemata Harbour
alternatively spelled 'Auckland Harbour'
6. What is Auckland's nickname?
City of Sails
Gateway to New Zealand
Capital of the South
Maori Town
7. What does the "K" in K-Road stand for?
Kings
Karangahape
Kerikeri
Kaiatuma
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
43
53
9. Which one of these volcanoes is the youngest? (it erupted about 600 years ago)
Maungarei
Waiheke
Rangitoto
One Tree Hill
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
rugby player
TV host
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?
Chinese
Māori
Japanese
Australians
Māori: 10.7%
Chinese: 8.4%
Australians: 0.5%
Japanese: 0.5%
12. What are 'Countdown' and 'New World'?
train stations
supermarkets
educational programmes
suburbs
13. Who was NOT born in Auckland?
Jonah Lomu
Lorde
Sir Edmund Hillary
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born and raised in Wellington
14. What is the "Domain"?
a wharf
a well-known store
a park
an amusement park
it is the oldest park of the city and contains the Auckland Museum
15. What is the name of Auckland's central railway station?
Ponsonby
Queen's Station
Britomart
Newmarket
16. What is 'pōhutukawa'?
a type of tree
the local Māori tribe (Iwi)
another word for kiwifruit
a common New Zealand greeting
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'.
True
False
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.
True
False
Auckland hasn't been a capital since 1865
19. True or false: 'AKL' is the IATA code for Auckland Intl. Airport
False
True
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)
near Nuremberg, Germany
in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Ireland
in the Scottish Highlands
near Seville, Spain
You'll end up near Ronda, a well-known town between Seville and Málaga
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