The Treaty Of Waitangi

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The Treaty Of Waitangi - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were the muskets important to the Māori? 
    • A. 

      They looked cool

    • B. 

      They gave them an advantage to both defending themselves, and attacking their enemies

    • C. 

      Muskets were their main food source

    • D. 

      They allowed the Māori to see properly

  • 2. 
    How many people were killed in the Musket Wars? 
    • A. 

      ≈ 20,000

    • B. 

      ≈ 600,000,000,000

    • C. 

      No one was killed

    • D. 

      2

  • 3. 
    What happened to the tribes without muskets? 
    • A. 

      They defeated everyone

    • B. 

      They usually died out, or had a slim chance of survival

    • C. 

      Nothing happened to them

    • D. 

      They won the lottery

  • 4. 
    How many Māori were there in New Zealand in 1830? 
    • A. 

      Māori didn't exist in 1830

    • B. 

      ≈ 5,000,000

    • C. 

      ≈ 100,000

    • D. 

      ≈ 250,000

  • 5. 
    What was the largest port in New Zealand in 1830? 
    • A. 

      Port of Bluff

    • B. 

      Port of Napier

    • C. 

      Port of Dunedin

    • D. 

      Russell (Kororāreka)

  • 6. 
    What was the nickname given to Russell?
    • A. 

      Nutcase Harbor

    • B. 

      Town of the idiots

    • C. 

      Hell Hole of the Pacific

    • D. 

      Nightmare bay

  • 7. 
    Why did many European Whalers marry Māori women? 
    • A. 

      They didn't marry Māori women

    • B. 

      Who cares?

    • C. 

      So that they had permission to live on their land

    • D. 

      The reason is unknown

  • 8. 
    Why did many European Missionaries come to New Zealand 
    • A. 

      To convert Māori to Christianity

    • B. 

      To claim New Zealand to themselves

    • C. 

      To wipe out all of the Māori

    • D. 

      No European Missionaries came to New Zealand

  • 9. 
    What did the Missionaries introduce to New Zealand 
    • A. 

      McDonald's and KFC

    • B. 

      New technology and ideas

    • C. 

      The Internet

    • D. 

      They didn't introduce anything

  • 10. 
    How many years after the Missionaries arrived in New Zealand did the first Māori convert to Christianity? 
    • A. 

      20 years

    • B. 

      9 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      15 years

  • 11. 
    The first missionaries arrived in 1814. By 1840, how many Māori had converted to Christianity in the Bay of Islands?
    • A. 

      ≈ 1000

    • B. 

      ≈ 3000

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      ≈ 100,000,000

  • 12. 
    Why was the arrival of books important to the Māori? 
    • A. 

      It wasn't important to them

    • B. 

      It allowed them to access new ideas

    • C. 

      They could use them to start fires

    • D. 

      They could use them as a primary food source

  • 13. 
    What important event took place in New Zealand in 1820? 
    • A. 

      The first Burger King was constructed

    • B. 

      ≈ 1,500,000,000 Māori visited Antarctica

    • C. 

      2 Māori chiefs met King George IV in England

    • D. 

      Coca-Cola was introduced in New Zeeland

  • 14. 
    How many chiefs sent a partition to King William IV asking for his formal protection? 
    • A. 

      432

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      None

  • 15. 
    Who was James Busby? 
    • A. 

      No one knows

    • B. 

      The first president of India

    • C. 

      The first prime minister of New Zealand

    • D. 

      The first official British representative

  • 16. 
    How many Māori chiefs signed the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand? 
    • A. 

      None of them signed it

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      34

    • D. 

      18

  • 17. 
    When was the Treaty of Waitangi signed? 
    • A. 

      It was never signed

    • B. 

      February 6, 1840

    • C. 

      September 11, 2001

    • D. 

      July 16, 1969

  • 18. 
    In how many Acts of Parliament is the Treaty of Waitangi referred to? 
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      29

    • C. 

      Such Acts don't exist

    • D. 

      62

  • 19. 
    Why do Treaty principles exist? 
    • A. 

      Because the Māori and English translations aren't direct

    • B. 

      They don't exist

    • C. 

      The reason is unknown

  • 20. 
    What are the 2 key principles of the Treaty?
    • A. 

      Resources and Culture

    • B. 

      Freedom and Obligations

    • C. 

      Partnership and Active Protection

    • D. 

      Community and Adaption

  • 21. 
    Explain the principle of 'Partnership'
    • A. 

      Both parties have a duty to act reasonably, honorably and in good faith

    • B. 

      The Crown has the freedom to govern

    • C. 

      The Treaty can be adapted to meet new circumstances

    • D. 

      The Crown has a duty to consult with Māori

  • 22. 
    Explain the principle of 'Active Protection'
    • A. 

      The Crown must actively protect Māori people

    • B. 

      The Crown must reduce Māori deaths

    • C. 

      The Crown has a duty to actively protect Māori interests over its own affairs

  • 23. 
    Who wrote the Treaty?
    • A. 

      John Key and Helen Clark

    • B. 

      George W. Bush and Tony Hawk

    • C. 

      William Hobson and James Busby

    • D. 

      Bill Gates and Muhammad Ali

  • 24. 
    On what date was the Treaty drafted and translated
    • A. 

      January 29, 1840

    • B. 

      February 5, 1840

    • C. 

      An exact date is unknown

    • D. 

      February 4, 1840

  • 25. 
    Who translated the Treaty into Maori
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Henry Williams and his son Edward Williams

    • C. 

      Bob Marley and Elvis Presley

    • D. 

      Jack Black and Jessica Alba

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