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Chapter 1 Questions

  1. Akamu and the Temple of Refuge is a historical fiction. What does that mean, historical fiction?

  2. What do the Hawaiian words Akamu mean?

  3. When was the last time a Makahiki Festival was held?

  4. What was the significance of the Makahiki Festival?

  5. Other than for enjoyment, what would be the purpose of having the Makahiki Festival

  6. How long is a hōlua sled run?

  7. What is the name Makali'i in Japanese and what is it called in English?

  8. Kāhili bearers went where ever the ali’i were present. Why would they do that?

  9. What does the Hawaiian word ‘o’o mean?

  10. 'o 'o ihe is a dangerous game that could result in death. Why would this be part of the Makahiki Festival?

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