Articles > Mātauranga Māori and Science – Quiz Mātauranga Māori and Science – Quiz Quiz Choose the best answer. 1. Polynesians were the first human settlers of New Zealand and they named the land "Aotearoa". True False 2. Mātauranga Māori encompasses world views, language, cultural practices, and principles that originated from Māori ancestors, and then got passed down across generations. True False 3. Maori word "tiaki" means “to care for people and place”. True False 4. The Toheroa Abundance Project is an example of Western science and mātauranga Māori working together in the conservation of endemic species in New Zealand. True False 5. In Maori, "kuia" is a guardian, keeper, preserver, conservator, or protector. True False Send Your Results (Optional) Your Name To Email Time is Up!