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Maori - general knowledge quiz

There are a bunch of really cool facts about the Polynesian Māori, can you name some of them?
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Last updated: June 5, 2023
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the Māori are native to what island country in the Pacific Ocean?
New Zealand
and when did they arrive?
around 1250
a multipurpose, decorative canoe used for fishing, travelling, and war
waka
ratites (flightless birds) that were native to New Zealand, ranging from the size of a small dog to over 12 feet tall; thought to have gone extinct when the Māori first arrived
moas, or dinornithiformes
who was the first European explorer to have arrived on New Zealand and made contact with the Māori?
Abel Tasman
the New Zealand rugby team performs which traditional Māori challenging dance before its' matches?
haka
extended Māori families who inhabited shared settlements
Whānau
and these collectively formed a __________.
Hapū
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the Māori party held how many seats in the 51st New Zealand parliament?
2
which LEGO theme was based heavily off of, and eventually received legal action for, Māori culture?
bionicle
traditional ballgame played by Māori with a woven ball
Kī-o-rahi
treaty signed on February 6th, 1840, signed by representatives from the British Crown and several Māori chiefs
treaty of Waitangi
Māori often wear what form of body art?
Ta moko, or tattoos
an animated disney movie in 2016, which uses some elements of Māori culture
Moana
which popular Māori actor voiced Boba Fett, as well as his father?
Temuera Morrison
6 Comments
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Level 76
May 2, 2023
Maori did not settle in Hawaii.

Also, 1350 is an unusually late estimate for when they settled in New Zealand. The latest estimate I have heard is 1300AD, with 1250 being more likely.

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Level 23
Jun 5, 2023
Thanks, sorry for getting to this so late - haven't been online in a while. Made the corrections, my bad.
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Level 53
May 2, 2023
Typing Moana triggers moas for a different question.
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Level 56
May 2, 2023
Please update the Fett question to say Boba Fett instead of Jango Fett. Jango is Boba's father.
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Level 23
Jun 5, 2023
Done
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Level 68
May 3, 2023
Cool quiz thanks. I tried 13th and 14th century and 1200 and 1300 and 1400, but I couldn't get that question!