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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who arranges to find the first tree?
(a) Manuel
(b) Agurto
(c) Federico
(d) Angelo

2. The names of the trees are derived from people attached to which figure?
(a) Ra
(b) Nieto
(c) Teta
(d) Kon Tiki

3. What is the average speed of the Kon-Tiki?
(a) 65-70 miles per day
(b) 75-80 miles per day
(c) 35-40 miles per day
(d) 55-60 miles per day

4. Who accompanies Heyerdahl on the trip?
(a) Otto
(b) Wilhelm
(c) Herman
(d) Carl

5. Who accompanied Heyerdahl on the expedition?
(a) Herman
(b) Tei Tetua
(c) His wife
(d) Peter

6. Heyerdahl's theory revolves around what region?
(a) Norway
(b) Canary Islands
(c) Java
(d) Pacific Islands

7. At the point of being guided toward that location, how long had the Kon-Tiki been at sea?
(a) 16 days
(b) One week
(c) 12 days
(d) One month

8. What does Heyerdahl require to construct the raft?
(a) Translator
(b) Balsa logs
(c) Engineer
(d) Chain saw

9. What is the most amount the raft will travel in one day?
(a) 71 miles
(b) 87 miles
(c) 98 miles
(d) 64 miles

10. Freuchen rejects new ideas in favor of tried and true equipment such as the:
(a) Paddleboat
(b) Kayak
(c) Bow and arrow
(d) Steam engine

11. What is the name of Heyerdahl's friend that lives in the countryside?
(a) Carl
(b) Bjorn
(c) Wilhelm
(d) Helmut

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

13. On which island does Heyerdahl land?
(a) Bermuda
(b) Guayaquil
(c) Tahiti
(d) Fiji

14. What Lake is mentioned in regard to the story?
(a) Lake Panam
(b) Lake Titicaca
(c) Lake Victoria
(d) Lake Huron

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What blocks the men's path into the jungle?

2. What is Bengt's profession?

3. Where does Heyerdahl's friend, Carl, live?

4. Which city does Heyerdahl choose to present his theory?

5. What kind of flowers are displayed by Federico?

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