QUIZ: War

Try our local history quiz and see what you know about war.
War resources:
2022 marks the 80th anniversary of which pivotal battle of the Second World War, which saw a big contribution from the 2nd New Zealand Division?
The Boer War was fought in which African country?
New Zealand forces controversially took part in the Vietnam War. In what year did this conflict finally end?
What was the name of the soldier from the legendary 28th (Māori) Battalion who was awarded the Victoria Cross during the North African campaign?
2022 marks the 105th anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres, commonly known as Passchendaele. New Zealand suffered terrible losses during the battle. What was the name of the piece of land they were attempting to take on the dark of 12th October?
A weekend of peace celebrations were held in Ōtautahi Christchurch from 19-21 July 1919, including a stupendous coloured water and fireworks display. What was the activity on the morning of Monday 21 July?
During the First World War men from Niue formed part of the Native Contingent of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. How much money for the Red Cross New Zealand fund had Niueans raised within two days of news of the war being received?
In what war did New Zealand forces fight in in the early 1950s?
On what day in 1945 was VE (Victory in Europe) Day officially celebrated in New Zealand?
Christchurch City Libraries’ holds the Peace Library, a special collection that looks at the peace movement in New Zealand. What are the two organisations that this material is held in trust for?
What were the two main areas of the country that saw conflict as part of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s?
The Bridge of Remembrance War Memorial was opened by Governor General Admiral Jellicoe on 11 November 1924. On what date had he previously laid the memorial’s foundation stone?
Ōtautahi Christchurch’s former Royal New Zealand Air Force base near Sockburn – now home to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand – was named after what former mayor of the city?
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