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 event interrupted Heyerdahl's research?
(a) Assassination of JFK
(b) World War II
(c) World War I
(d) Stock market crash

2. Heyerdahl impatiently waits for results on what item?
(a) Car repair
(b) Navigator's license
(c) Manuscript
(d) Marriage

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

4. What is Heyerdahl's profession?
(a) Anthropologist
(b) Microbiologist
(c) Chemist
(d) Zoologist

5. Where does Heyerdahl get a room?
(a) YMCA
(b) Carl's house
(c) Homeless shelter
(d) Norwegian Sailor's Home

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another name for the people of this region?

2. What Lake is mentioned in regard to the story?

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

4. What is the estimated date on which people first arrived on the islands?

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

(see the answer key)

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