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 item does Alvarez give to Heyerdahl?
(a) Diplomatic passport
(b) Machete
(c) Translator
(d) Revolver

2. New developments in stone work also appear in what location?
(a) Tasmania
(b) South Sea Islands
(c) Norway
(d) Java

3. A snake mackerel resembles what other sea creature?
(a) Bonitos
(b) Squid
(c) Eel
(d) Trout

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

5. What idea begins to develop in Heyerdahl's imagination?
(a) Taking a long vacation
(b) Writing a book
(c) Living among a native tribe
(d) Sailing across the Pacific

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the first island?

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

3. Who attempts to watch the craft in action?

4. What is the common tradition of the people of this region?

5. The natives develop sudden advancement in what skill?

(see the answer key)

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