WONDER #2518: What are the Matariki "Teenage" Stars?

Question 1 of 3

Which of these is NOT a way Maori people have used the Matariki Stars?

  1. Maori sailors used the Matariki Stars for navigation.
  2. Some Maori iwis connect the Matariki Stars to their story of creation.
  3. Many Maori people have used the Matariki Stars to predict the weather and size of the harvest.
  4. Some Maori iwis use the Matariki Stars to decide where to live.

Question 2 of 3

Some Maori legends say that Matariki and the six sisters move across the sky to visit their grandmother, who is called ____________________.

  1. Mother Earth
  2. Pandora
  3. Ururangi
  4. Ourea

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The Matariki Stars make up the largest constellation that can be seen from Earth.
  2. The Matariki Stars can be seen with the naked eye and have a special place in Maori cultures.
  3. The Matariki Stars are called “Makali‘i” in Hawaii.
  4. People have watched the stars for a long time.

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