10 most difficult New Zealand riddles A list of New Zealand related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz The Boyd Massacre occurred in 1809, when natives killed and ate between 66 and 70 crew members of the ship Boyd. Where did it happen?In New Zealand. The attack on the ship was a revenge for the whipping of a young Māori chief by the crew. According to Māori norms, this warranted a violent retribution. Cannibalism was already a regular practice in Māori wars. News of the events stopped shipping visits to to the country over the next few years.very hard 28% in the Caribbeanin the Caribbean35%in Sri Lankain Sri Lanka14%in New Zealandin New Zealand28%in Javain Java21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2919 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail riddles » This is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Where is it?In New Zealand. The Sky Tower in Auckland (pictured) is 328 meters or 1,076 ft tall. It has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline.hard 43% in Brazilin Brazil11%in South Africain South Africa21%in Indonesiain Indonesia22%in New Zealandin New Zealand43%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6337 answers in 2 languages »towers riddles » Which country is the leading producer of wool?Australia is the leading producer of wool (25% of global production) which is mostly from Merino sheep. Other large producters of wool are New Zealand, China and the United States (mostly in Texas and New Mexico).hard 43% United StatesUnited States4%New ZealandNew Zealand42%AustraliaAustralia43%ArgentinaArgentina9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6395 answers in 2 languages »animals of Australia riddles » Which capital is the most southern in the world?Wellington is also the most remote capital city in the world, the farthest away from any other capital city.hard 46% SydneySydney15%PretoriaPretoria13%WellingtonWellington46%Santiago de ChileSantiago de Chile24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12475 answers in 2 languages »capitals riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).hard 51% EnglishmenEnglishmen32%DutchmenDutchmen51%FrenchmenFrenchmen6%SpaniardsSpaniards8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 21787 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » Where do the world's biggest parrots live?In New Zealand. The Kakapo is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot. Though the Kakapo cannot fly, it is an excellent climber, ascending to the crowns of the tallest trees. Only about 100 living individuals are known.hard 56% in Africain Africa8%in South Americain South America27%in Mexicoin Mexico7%in New Zealandin New Zealand56%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13160 answers in 2 languages »birds riddles » Which country uses sign language as one of its official languages?New Zealand Sign Language is the official language of New Zealand since 2006, along with English and Maori. hard 59% DenmarkDenmark30%New ZealandNew Zealand59%PortugalPortugal1%ThailandThailand8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 430 answers in 9 languages »languages riddles » What is the capital of New Zealand?Wellington. In 1865, Wellington became the capital city of New Zealand, replacing much more populous Auckland at the northern extremity of the North Island, due to fears that the then gold-rich South Island would decide to become a separate colony. Wellington is located at the southern tip of the North Island, immediately across the Cook Strait from the South Island. easy 75% AucklandAuckland16%WellingtonWellington75%HamiltonHamilton6%HobartHobart2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16518 answers in 2 languages »Oceania riddles » What sea lies between Australia and New Zealand?Tasman Sea. The Tasman sea is called “the ditch” in New Zealand and Australia. “To cross the ditch” means “to sail across the Tasman Sea”.easy 75% Tasman SeaTasman Sea75%Arafura SeaArafura Sea11%Timor SeaTimor Sea5%Celebes SeaCelebes Sea6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3472 answers in 9 languages »Australia riddles » What is the capital city of New Zealand?Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, but not its largest city (it is Auckland). easy 77% AucklandAuckland12%WellingtonWellington77%CanberraCanberra8%HobartHobart1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2753 answers in 9 languages »Australia and New Zealand riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.