Memeʻa Quiz #3

This quiz is the first of three which will test (1) your ability to understand basic Hawaiian sentences, and (2) to add the correct missing word in each sentence from the answers provided. This quiz is best suited, therefore, for students who already know some basic Pepeke sentence patterns.

The patterns practiced are the following:

  • "something is somewhere or somewhen" (Pepeke Henua)
  • "something is in a particular state or condition" (Pepeke Painu ʻAʻano)
  • "something is doing something" (Pepeke Painu Hamani/Hehele)

We are sure you will have fun figuring out which memeʻa you should use to fill in the gap in each sentence prompt. Read the sentences out loud to yourself and try to get a feeling for where the poʻo, piko, and ʻawe are. Use the pictures to help you with context.

The vocabulary is drawn from lesson 0604V Memeʻa Content Words. There is no English translation for the sentence prompts, so if you need help working out the meanings, refer to the Wehewehe Wikiwiki dictionary portal.

Uihā! E nanea i ka hana!

The use images to help you select the best answer to fill in the blanks in the following short sentences.

1.
a sad girl--- ke kaikamahine ma ke kula.
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B.
C.
D.
2.
a hot turkey--- ka pelehū ma ke pā.
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B.
C.
D.
3.
a burning hot coal--- ka lānahu ma ka imu.
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B.
C.
D.
4.
a grandmother and granddaughterAia --- me kona kupunawahine.
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B.
C.
D.
5.
a grandmotherNoho --- ma ka hale.
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B.
C.
D.
6.
a smiling girlKe ---- nei ke kaikamahine iā ʻoe.
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B.
C.
D.
7.
a happy girl--- ke kaikamahine ma ka hale.
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B.
C.
D.
8.
a father and daughterHolo --- i ka hana.
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B.
C.
D.
9.
cold ice--- ka papahele ma ke keʻena.
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B.
C.
D.
10.
a thirsty boy--- ke keikikāne ma ke kai.
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B.
C.
D.
11.
a hungry boy--- ke keikikāne ma ka hale kūʻai.
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C.
D.
12.
a cold girl--- ka wahine i ka hau.
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