Puhala and the Revenge of the Matu

Chapter 12 Questions

  1. How did the landscape of Matu Island differ from that of Nualolo?

  2. Why did Ele want to know where Nualolo’s temple of refuge was?

  3. What drew Ele inland? What did she find?

  4. Why didn’t the woman pounding the kapa give Ele such a hard time?

  5. What do they use to pound the wet bark of the mulberry tree into cloth? What is it called in Hawaiian?

  6. What is one of the main purposes for practicing and performing hula?

  7. The lead hula instructor said that Ele could not unlearn an art or a habit? Do you think it is possible to unlearn something?

  8. What have you practiced in your own life that has required practice?