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

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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 profession of the person who rejects the manuscript?
(a) Navigator
(b) Ethnologist
(c) Zoologist
(d) Anthropologist

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

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

4. What ancient culture's story convinces Heyerdahl of the connection?
(a) Anasazi
(b) Egyptians
(c) Incas
(d) Mayans

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Heyerdahl attends a lecture regarding what topic?

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

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

4. Which is NOT among the planned stops for Heyerdahl?

5. Where does Heyerdahl get a room?

(see the answer key)

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