The Whale Rider: Summary & Analysis

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Throughout The Whale Rider, why does Kahu's great-grandfather Koro not accept her?

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1. In The Whale Rider, where does Kahu's uncle Rawiri travel when he leaves home?

2. In The Whale Rider, why does Nanny Flowers always say she wants to divorce Koro?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of a quiz and worksheet allows you to review and critique The Whale Rider. Questions will ask why Kahu's great-grandfather does not accept her and why she finally gains that acceptance by the end of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics in the questions for the quiz:

  • Where Kahu's uncle travels when he leaves home
  • Why Nanny Flowers talks about divorce
  • Kahu diving into the water
  • Koro finally accepting Kahu

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about Kahu's great-grandfather and his unwillingness to accept her
  • Reading comprehension - understand where Kahu's uncle goes during his travels
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about the reason Kahu dives into the water at the tale's ending

Additional Learning

To get more out of the story, go to the lesson titled, The Whale Rider: Summary & Analysis. With it, you can dig into the following extra material:

  • Paikea
  • The whale riders
  • Symbolism in the whales
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