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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, Among Polynesians.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sign gives the crew hope?
(a) Repaired raft
(b) Rainbow
(c) Boats
(d) Sound of a plane engine

2. Who is left behind?
(a) Knut
(b) Erik
(c) Torstein
(d) Herman

3. Where is the Kon-Tiki's final destination?
(a) Guayaquil
(b) Peru
(c) New York
(d) Tahiti

4. What word is used to describe the crew?
(a) Beleaguered
(b) Frightening
(c) Exhausted
(d) Scruffy

5. What saves the raft from hitting the highest reef?
(a) Crew drops anchor
(b) Heyerdahl changes course
(c) Current changes
(d) Water rises

Short Answer Questions

1. How long is a crew member's typical shift?

2. What language does one of the natives speak?

3. What is the name of the first person contacted by radio?

4. What is the biggest danger during the near wreck?

5. What time of day is the first island discovered?

(see the answer key)

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