Island of the Blue Dolphins Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Karana describe her brother's eyes?
(a) His eyes miss little. They are large and black like a lizard and often look sleepy
(b) His eyes are as brown as the roots that grow on the island
(c) His eyes are as green as the sea with an intelligent look
(d) His eyes are bright blue like the dolphins and always wide open

2. How do the constant winds affect the land?
(a) They prevent the construction of any permanent shelters.
(b) They make movement about the island quite difficult.
(c) They cause the hills to be polished smooth and the trees to be small and twisted
(d) They bring dolphins closer in to the beach.

3. Why does Chief Chowig advise the people not to visit the Aleut's camp?
(a) He says that the Aleut's ways and language are not their ways
(b) He warns them that the Aleuts carry disease.
(c) He tells them that the Aleuts have powerful, evil magic.
(d) He says that the Aleuts might kidnap women and children.

4. What does Chief Chowig tell the two Aleuts who ask for bass?
(a) He has to think of his own people and refuses to share the bass
(b) That there is plentiful bass near the beach in the early spring
(c) That the villagers ate all the bass the night before
(d) That the bass are spoiled and not edible

5. Why did the Russians come to Coral Cove?
(a) They came to hunt sea otter and camp on the island.
(b) They came to settle in the village.
(c) They came to take slaves back to their homeland.
(d) They came to take over the village and its resources.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why don't Ulape and Karana throw rocks at the Aleuts from the cliff?

2. Who greets the large Russian man after he says that he comes in peace?

3. How do the villagers know the Aleut ship is preparing to leave?

4. What do the crew members of the ship do after it lands in Coral Cove?

5. Why do Captain Orlov and his Aleut hunters camp on the high ground of the island?

(see the answer key)

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