Quiz: a 7-question quiz to celebrate Matariki

It’s really cool that each year more and more local publishers are putting out children’s books in celebration of Matariki. We’ve put together a quiz with seven questions (one for each star) to see if you’ve been paying attention … Kia kaha!

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Image from Te Papa

1. In the 2014 book published by David Ling, whose ‘Matariki Feast’ was it?

A. Jacob’s

B. Isaac’s

C. Tana’s

D. Daniel’s

2. Who wrote The Seven Kites of Matariki?

A. Calico McLintock

B. Pascoe McLintock

C. Lacey McLintock

D. Malta McLintock

3. Nikki Slade Robinson won the Picture Book Award in the 2016 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. What was the book’s title?

A. My First Matariki

B. Cheeky Kiwi’s Matariki

C. Matariki and Me

D. The Little Kiwi’s Matariki

4. Who wrote Matariki: The Māori New Year?

A. Robyn Kahukiwa

B. Libby Hakaraia

C. Judith Binney

D. Gavin Bishop

5. What’s the title of the English-language version of Te Huihui o Matariki by Toni Rolleston-Cummins?

A. The Celebration of Matariki

B. The Seven Stars of Matariki

C. The Seven Sisters of Matariki

D. The Meeting of Matariki

6. Who illustrated Melanie Drewery’s Matariki?

A. Ali Teo

B. Bruce Potter

C. Mere Whaanga

D. Jenny Cooper

7. Who wrote Tāwhirimātea, A Song for Matariki?

A. June Pitman-Hayes

B. Witi Ihimaera

C. Sharon Holt

D. Anika Moa


1. D

2. A

3. D

4. B

5. B

6. B

7. A