response to text

Maori Battalion
(Te Hokowhitu-a-tu)

Response to Text. Highlight or answer each question to the best of your ability, including important information and detail to your answers.

Level One – Skim and Scan

What did New Zealanders start to call themselves during the First World War?

Kiwis. In 1900 cartoonist started using kiwis in cartoons

How did the government encourage Māori to join the war?

The government said it would include a special group of soldiers called the Maori Contingent.

What was the war cry used to encourage Māori to fight?

E te iwi, whìtiki! Whiti! Whiti e!

Level Two: Vocabulary

Your own sentence
in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town.
There was a rural on the outskirts of town
a body of troops or police sent to join a larger force.
There was a contingent sent out today
enlist someone compulsorily, typically into the armed services.
I conscripted myself to the army

Level Three: Inference (Responses require AT LEAST one full sentence)

Why did some Māori feel unwilling to fight in the war?

They were feeling unwilling to fight because the pakiea stole their land and created poverty and suffering

What did the British high command feel uncomfortable about, and why did they initially keep the Māori soldiers busy with digging trenches?

The british was uncomfortable with the natives fighting with them

What does the chaplain’s prayer tell us about who the Māori soldiers were responsible for?

It took the mana and the honour and Maori name.

How did the First World War change the relationship between Māori and Pākehā?

The pakeha would have had a better, not fixed relationship with the maori because they fought in their war even though it wasn’t their war.

How did World War One change, and shape New Zealand’s national identity?

We changed our name of our country and we took better independence of our country

Tupiai Response to text

Polynesian Explorers

Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. When, and where was Tupaia born?


  1. a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
  2. b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
  3. c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
  4. d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea


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


  1. a) Samoa       b) Tahiti
  2. c) Rapa Nui      d) Micronesia


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


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


  1. 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 it’s said in the book On 18 June 1767, a strange vessel was

seen off the coast of Tahiti, where Tupaia now lived.


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


  1. a) True b) False


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


→He was the translator for Captain Cook 




8. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.
→ they were important to the Maori culture.
→ They had spiritual importance.
→ They were important in all areas of life.
→ They were extremely well designed.

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.

→ we can learn from stories in books and not forget our history.

response to text (Treaty of Waitangi)

Treaty of Waitangi
Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.

1. When did Maori first arrive in Aotearoa, New Zealand?

a) Between 1150 & 1200AD
b) Between 1250 & 1350AD
c) Between 1250 & 1300AD
d) Last Year

2. In the 1790’s Pakeha arrived in NZ to do what?

a) Hunt Moa b) Start families
c) Hunt whale & seals d) Escape prison sentences

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. There were two things that Maori chiefs Hone Heke Pokai and Tamati Waka Nene thought signing the treaty would help accomplish. What were they?

→They wanted control on sales of Māori land to Europeans and on European settlers
→Māori possessions under the crown’s protection, with the exclusive right of the queen to purchase Māori land

5. True or False: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi are the exact same.

a) True b) False

6. The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. Describe the job the Waitangi Tribunal have?

→Makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to Crown actions which breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.




The spreading of a species into a new habitat.
The British did a colonisation on NZ

The formal document embodying such an international agreement.
The Treaty of Waitangi

the quality or state of being sovereign, or of having supreme power or authority.
the quality or state of being sovereign


8. When the treaty was signed William Hobson said out loud “He iwi
tahi tātou.” (“We are one people.”)
What do you think he meant by this?

→we are all together and one


9. The article describes differences between Te Tiriti and the Treaty of Waitangi – Why do you think those differences caused difficulties?

→ because some stuff could be mixed up and get confused