Te Wiki O Te Reo MāORI

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Te Wiki O Te Reo MāORI

This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Maori Language Week). Each of the question. relates to the Māori number of the quiz question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which forest tree was sometimes know as tī tahi because it often grows alone, symbolising stoic independence? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Kauri

    • B. 

      Tī kōuka

    • C. 

      Rimu

  • 2. 
    Rua Kēnana, a Māori prophet (who you can read about in our Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti story, which has just been translated into Māori), was from which tribe? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Ngāti Porou

    • B. 

      Ngāi Tahu

    • C. 

      Ngāi Tūhoe

  • 3. 
    In which East Coast township is the Toko Toru Tapu (Holy Trinity) Anglican church? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Ngātapa

    • B. 

      Manutuke

    • C. 

      Tiniroto

  • 4. 
    Te whare tapa whā is a model developed by Māori health expert Mason Durie to describe the four dimensions of the Māori view of health and wellness. What does the model use to represent the four dimensions? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A wharenui (meeting house)

    • B. 

      A four-course meal

    • C. 

      A square

  • 5. 
    She is an actor and the daughter of an acclaimed opera singer and carver. Her first name is Rima, what is her surname? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Ono-Whitu

    • B. 

      Te Wiata

    • C. 

      Smith

  • 6. 
    The saying ‘Ngā uaua o te whitu rāua ko ono’, meaning the strenuous times of the sixth and seventh months in the traditional Māori calendar, refers to the extreme weather that could begin in the warmer months of November and December. What is this time of the year traditionally known as? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Pipiri

    • B. 

      Here-turi-kōkā

    • C. 

      Hakihea

  • 7. 
    The first Māori contingent at Gallipoli was known as ‘Te hokowhitu a Tū,’ the 140 (2 x 70) warriors of the war god. What is the name of the Māori god of war? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Tangaroa

    • B. 

      Tāwhirimātea

    • C. 

      Tūmatauenga

  • 8. 
    Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru (the Eight Beating Hearts) were the children of which influential Te Arawa leader? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Īhenga

    • B. 

      Hatupatu

    • C. 

      Rangitihi

  • 9. 
    I'm afraid I didn't find anything in Te Ara that relates to iwa (the number nine). So here's a kind of related question. Hine-te-iwa-iwa is the atua (god) of what in te ao Māori (the Māori world)? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      The tides

    • B. 

      Dance

    • C. 

      Childbirth and te whare pora (weaving and female arts)

  • 10. 
    Tekau. I admit that in the past I have pronounced this as ‘tee cow’, but it is correctly pronounced ‘te’ as in bed, ‘kau’ as in dot co. The New Zealand company of the same name makes what products? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Tents

    • B. 

      Knitwear

    • C. 

      Dairy products