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. The crew learns to use what as a navigation tool?
(a) Dolphins
(b) Oar
(c) Centerboards
(d) Birds

2. What type of wood does Heyerdahl believe the South Americans used to build their rafts?
(a) Willow
(b) Pine
(c) Bamboo
(d) Balsa

3. What time of day is the first island discovered?
(a) Early evening
(b) Sunset
(c) Noon
(d) Sunrise

4. What sea creature most impresses Heyerdahl?
(a) Whale Shark
(b) Dorados
(c) Bonitos
(d) Whales

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

Short Answer Questions

1. If Heyerdahl makes the trip how long should it take?

2. What is one of Heyerdahl's main concerns in planning a route?

3. Who accompanies Heyerdahl on the trip?

4. What does the Kon-Tiki rely on heavily?

5. Which is NOT a fish seen from the raft?

(see the answer key)

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