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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, An Expedition Is Born.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The friend previously engaged in what profession?
(a) Meteorologist
(b) Engineer
(c) Doctor
(d) Sailor

3. Where does Heyerdahl's friend, Carl, live?
(a) SoHo
(b) Chelsea
(c) Hoboken
(d) Greenwich Village

4. By whom were the white men massacred?
(a) Munthe-Kaas
(b) Kon Tiki
(c) Chief Cari
(d) Illa Tiki

5. What is Heyerdahl's status at the club?
(a) President
(b) Secretary
(c) Junior member
(d) Protégé

Short Answer Questions

1. Who accompanied Heyerdahl on the expedition?

2. Who is Peter Freuchen?

3. Heyerdahl is a member of what New York City club?

4. What type of wood does Heyerdahl believe the South Americans used to build their rafts?

5. What is the name of the old man that tells the history of the region?

(see the answer key)

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