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Nau mai, haere mai ki tā tātou kemu pātai o te  wiki o te Reo Maori.Welcome to our Maori Language Week Quiz. 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of these words is not a colour?
    • A. 

      Kikorangi

    • B. 

      Kākāriki

    • C. 

      Kanikani

    • D. 

      Kowhai

  • 2. 
    What is the Maori name for the silver fern?
    • A. 

      Pohutukawa

    • B. 

      Ponga

    • C. 

      Puriri

    • D. 

      Pukapuka

  • 3. 
    Can you match the names of these New Zealand places to their meaning?
    • A. Waiwera
    • A.
    • B. Waitangi
    • B.
    • C. Wainui
    • C.
  • 4. 
    Can you find the 4 creatures that live in the moana?
    • A. 

      Ika

    • B. 

      Heihei

    • C. 

      Pāua

    • D. 

      Kina

    • E. 

      Pipi

    • F. 

      Rāpeti

  • 5. 
    Can you match the Maori words to their correct numbers?
    • A. wha
    • A.
    • B. tekau
    • B.
    • C. rua
    • C.
    • D. waru
    • D.
    • E. tekau ma rima
    • E.
  • 6. 
    Which one of these words is not a place name in Aotearoa?
    • A. 

      Kaiwaka

    • B. 

      Kaipanana

    • C. 

      Kaikoura

    • D. 

      Kaikohe

  • 7. 
    Which one of these words is not a type of fruit?
    • A. 

      Āporo

    • B. 

      Ārani

    • C. 

      Taraka

    • D. 

      Pītiti

  • 8. 
    Which one of these words is not an animal?
    • A. 

      Heihei

    • B. 

      Hoiho

    • C. 

      Hamipeka

    • D. 

      Hipohipo

  • 9. 
    Can you find the word that is not the name of an animal?
    • A. 

      Pakipaki

    • B. 

      Makimaki

    • C. 

      Rakiraki

    • D. 

      Mokomoko

  • 10. 
    What kind of fish did Maui pull up from the ocean and it then became the North Island?
    • A. 

      He whai - a stingray

    • B. 

      He mango - a shark

    • C. 

      He tāmure - a snapper

    • D. 

      He taketonga- a marlin

  • 11. 
    Matariki is a special time of the year in Aotearoa. Which sentence is not true?
    • A. 

      Matariki is always in Winter.

    • B. 

      The name Matariki has more than one meaning.

    • C. 

      The Matariki star cluster is only seen in Aotearoa.

    • D. 

      Matariki is known as the beginning of the Maori New Year.

  • 12. 
    Can you match the names of Ranginui and Papatuanuku's children to the realm they look after?
    • A. Tāwhirimatea
    • A.
    • B. Tangaroa
    • B.
    • C. Tāne Mahuta
    • C.
    • D. Rūaumoko
    • D.
    • E. Tūmatauenga
    • E.
  • 13. 
    A pepeha is an introduction that gives information about our connections to the land and to people. Can you find the information which isn't usually included in a pepeha?
    • A. 

      My mountain

    • B. 

      My best friend

    • C. 

      My river

    • D. 

      My marae

    • E. 

      My family

  • 14. 
    There are some Maori words that are transliterations; Maori words that sound and look similar to the English word. Can you match these transliterations?
    • A. aihikirimi
    • A.
    • B. pirihimana
    • B.
    • C. kukama
    • C.
    • D. motopaika
    • D.
    • E. pīnati pata
    • E.
  • 15. 
    There are only 15 letters in the Maori Alphabet. Two of the letters are unique to the Maori Language 'Wh' and 'Ng'.  Can you find the 13 letters that are in the English alphabet but are not in the Maori?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

    • F. 

      F

    • G. 

      G

    • H. 

      H

    • I. 

      I

    • J. 

      J

    • K. 

      K

    • L. 

      L

    • M. 

      M

    • N. 

      N

    • O. 

      O

    • P. 

      P

    • Q. 

      Q

    • R. 

      R

    • S. 

      S

    • T. 

      T

    • U. 

      U

    • V. 

      V

    • W. 

      W

    • X. 

      X

    • Y. 

      Y

    • Z. 

      Z

  • 16. 
    There are some amazing stories in Te Ao Maori. Can you match the name of the person to their description?
    • A. I am the Goddess of Fire and Maui's grandmother.
    • A.
    • B. I chased left Hawaiki and chased an octopus all the way to Aoteroa.
    • B.
    • C. My brothers and I slowed the sun.
    • C.
    • D. I said said mean things about the moon.
    • D.
  • 17. 
    Can you match the name of these extremely talented Maori people to one of their achievements?
    • A. I am an international actor. You'll see me in Star Wars movies and hear me in Moana.
    • A.
    • B. I was a world famous Opera Singer.
    • B.
    • C. I write, direct and act in world famous movies.
    • C.
    • D. When I was 80 I lead a protest march from Te Hapua to Wellington.
    • D.
  • 18. 
    Can you find the 3 different kai that you wouldn't  include in a hangi.
    • A. 

      Rare

    • B. 

      Kumara

    • C. 

      Keke

    • D. 

      Mītī

    • E. 

      Pūhā

    • F. 

      Paina aporo

  • 19. 
    Maori Language Week is a great time to use Maori words of encouragement. What sentence is not a way of saying 'That's great!'?
    • A. 

      Tino pai!

    • B. 

      Ka mau te wehi!

    • C. 

      Tumeke!

    • D. 

      E noho!

  • 20. 
    Maori Language Week is a great time to use the greetings you know. Can you find the 4 different ways we could say hello to somebody in the morning?
    • A. 

      Morena

    • B. 

      E tu

    • C. 

      Ata marie

    • D. 

      Turituri

    • E. 

      Kia ora

    • F. 

      Tena koe

    • G. 

      E kai