All About Tahitian Dance

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All About Tahitian Dance

This quiz will ask questions pertaining to Tahitian dance styles and Tahitian dance history. It will also ask about tahitian costume making and oral traditions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does "Otea" mean?
    • A. 

      Dance of Life

    • B. 

      Drum Dance

    • C. 

      Dance of Love

    • D. 

      Hip shaking dance

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What does Aparima mean?
    • A. 

      "Kiss of the hands" dance

    • B. 

      Lord of the dance

    • C. 

      Fan dance

    • D. 

      Fire dance

    • E. 

      Dance of the forest

  • 3. 
    What does Tamure mean?
    • A. 

      Hello

    • B. 

      Goodbye

    • C. 

      Party

    • D. 

      Tahitian and Cook Island dance

    • E. 

      Dance of Hawaii

  • 4. 
    What is the "grass skirt" made out of and called in Tahitian?
    • A. 

      Long grass and skirts called hula hula

    • B. 

      Coconut tree/Lila

    • C. 

      Wild Hibiscus tree bark and skirts are called "more'"

    • D. 

      Pandanus/paore

    • E. 

      Fara tree/piu piu skirts

  • 5. 
    What is Pandanus used for? 
    • A. 

      Weaving

    • B. 

      Costume making

    • C. 

      For sitting on

    • D. 

      For walls of houses/huts

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    When was Tahitian dance banned when the missionaries arrived?
    • A. 

      Early 1700's

    • B. 

      Early 1800's

    • C. 

      Early 1900's

    • D. 

      Was never banned

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What is the big dance competition called in Tahiti held every year during the  Bastille day celebration?
    • A. 

      Ori

    • B. 

      Upa Upa

    • C. 

      Maeva

    • D. 

      Heiva

    • E. 

      Iaorana