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 the unique item that is included on the prehistoric Incan rafts?
(a) Centerboard
(b) Double oars
(c) Dynamic sail
(d) Rudder

2. Heyerdahl is summoned to which government facility?
(a) Supreme Court
(b) Capitol Hill
(c) White House
(d) Pentagon

3. What is another name for the people of this region?
(a) Polynesians
(b) Filipinos
(c) Danish
(d) Americans

4. Who rejects Heyerdahl's manuscript?
(a) Bjorn
(b) Herman
(c) Wilhelm
(d) Carl

5. Heyerdahl had previously worked on which group of islands?
(a) Marianna Islands
(b) U.S. Virgin Islands
(c) Marquesas Islands
(d) Canary Islands

Short Answer Questions

1. What idea begins to develop in Heyerdahl's imagination?

2. What is the name of the chief god of the white men?

3. What year did the second wave of settlers arrive?

4. What is Otto Munthe-Kaas' title?

5. Who accompanied Heyerdahl on the expedition?

(see the answer key)

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