Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Squid have the unusual ability to do what?
(a) Fly
(b) Scream
(c) Cry
(d) Play dead

2. Who accompanied Heyerdahl on the expedition?
(a) Peter
(b) His wife
(c) Tei Tetua
(d) Herman

3. What does Heyerdahl require to construct the raft?
(a) Engineer
(b) Balsa logs
(c) Chain saw
(d) Translator

4. What is one of Heyerdahl's main concerns in planning a route?
(a) Uncharted waters
(b) Strong currents
(c) Trade winds
(d) Difficult navigation

5. Who is Peter Freuchen?
(a) A French engineer
(b) A Norwegian ethnologist
(c) A Danish Arctic explorer
(d) A Dutch navigation expert

Short Answer Questions

1. Heyerdahl attends a lecture regarding what topic?

2. How long is a whale shark?

3. What ancient culture's story convinces Heyerdahl of the connection?

4. Heyerdahl had previously worked on which group of islands?

5. Heyerdahl is summoned to which government facility?

(see the answer key)

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