Tupaia response to text

Polynesian Explorers
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1. When, and where was Tupaia born?

a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea

2. Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands?

a) Samoa b) Tahiti
c) Rapa Nui d) Micronesia

3. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?

a) William Johnson b) Abel Tasman
c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook

4. One day, more people would come – a different kind of people altogether. They would arrive on a canoe with no outrigger and would change everything: “And this land will be taken by them” Vaita said.
Did this prophecy come true? Explain.
→yes a strange vessel came it was the Europeans they went and colonised tahiti and like mentioned broke and changed the rules and law.

5. Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.

a) True b) False

6. Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?

→he was a translator and helped keep peace

A person who interprets, especially one who translates takes one person’s speech and lets the other person understand
Tupaia is an interpreter

Native people of a country

8. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.
→ boats
→ weapons
→ presents
→ peace

9. Tupaia (up until recently) and much more Polynesian history remains oral history (that means told by speaking). How can we ensure that this history is available to learn for future generations? Try to come up with at least 2 ways.

→ use it more often

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