Take 11 Young Ambassadors - Gather in room - Give 15 minutes - et voilà!
Quiz Q&A for you and your students
- Q: How many men in the Otago Regiment died on New Zealand's bloodiest day, during the Battle of Passchendaele, on 12 October, 1917, winning them the name 'The Unlucky Otagos'? A: nearly 200, with more than 90 men from Dunedin.
- Q: How heavy were New Zealand soldiers' packs? A: around 30kgs
- Q: When did Kiwi soldiers start to return home to New Zealand after the Armistice was signed on 11th November, 1918? A: The New Zealand Division disbanded on 25th March 1919
- Q:What is the french equivalent to the Poppy? A: le bleuet
- Q:How was New Zealander Ettie Rout involved with WWI?
A: Ettie Rout established the NZ Volunteer Sisterhood which sent women from NZ to Egypt to help care for NZ soldiers. After witnessing the prevalence of venereal disease among the soldiers, she proposed the development and issuing of prophylactic kits which was adopted by the NZ Expeditionary Force at the end of 1917.
- Q:Almost 18,000 Nzers died in WWI and over 41,000 were wounded. What was the population of New Zealand during WWI? A: 1.1 Million
- Q:What was the casualty rate for New Zealand soldiers in The First World War? A: 58%
- Q:How many men and women served for the New Zealand forces overseas from 1914-1918? A: 103,000
- Q:What percentage of New Zealand men served in WWI? A: 42%
- Q:What was the first act of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force? A: The seizure of German Samoa.
- Q:Which cemetery in northern France was the Unknown Soldier, now buried in Wellington memorial park, originally buried? A: Caterpillar valley
- Q:Lieutenant-Colonel Blyth was one of the last two remaining veterans of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. In 2000 he became a member of the New Zealand Order of merit for “services to war veterans and the community'. What similar French order of merit was he made a part of 3 years earlier? A: La Légion d'honneur
- Q:Le Quesnoy is the site of one of the four New Zealand battlefield memorials on the Western Front, the others are at Graventafel and Mesen/Messines in Belgium. Which is the fourth one? A: Longueval
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