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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How many crew members work together on a shift?
(a) Two
(b) One
(c) Four
(d) Three

3. Heyerdahl went on an expedition to which island?
(a) Prince Edward Island
(b) Oahu
(c) Cuba
(d) Fatu Hiva

4. Herman suffers an injury to what body part?
(a) Back
(b) Neck
(c) Foot
(d) Arm

5. How heavy is a whale shark?
(a) 25 tons
(b) 12 tons
(c) 15 tons
(d) 3 tons

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

7. In what increments do the Polynesians recount their history?
(a) 25 years
(b) 50 years
(c) 30 years
(d) 10 years

8. What language was the translator required to speak?
(a) Dutch
(b) French
(c) Spanish
(d) Polynesian

9. From which country was the chief god expelled?
(a) Peru
(b) Cuba
(c) Brazil
(d) Argentina

10. Heyerdahl impatiently waits for results on what item?
(a) Marriage
(b) Navigator's license
(c) Manuscript
(d) Car repair

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

12. What is the name of the old man that tells the history of the region?
(a) Knutson
(b) Cari
(c) Tei Tutua
(d) King Kemah Mahe

13. Where does Heyerdahl get a room?
(a) Homeless shelter
(b) Carl's house
(c) YMCA
(d) Norwegian Sailor's Home

14. What is thrown at the whale shark?
(a) Bait
(b) A crew member
(c) Harpoon
(d) Empty food cans

15. What is Otto Munthe-Kaas' title?
(a) Peruvian Ambassador
(b) Military attache
(c) Norwegian Consul
(d) U.S. Secretary of Defense

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Heyerdahl meet in Lima?

2. The names of the trees are derived from people attached to which figure?

3. Heyerdahl's theory revolves around what region?

4. What is the profession of Reveredo?

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

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