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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the Kon-Tiki rely on heavily?
(a) Navigation maps
(b) Rain
(c) Wind
(d) Current

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

4. Where does Heyerdahl's friend, Carl, live?
(a) Hoboken
(b) SoHo
(c) Greenwich Village
(d) Chelsea

5. The poisonous creatures keep away which insects?
(a) Flies
(b) Cockroaches
(c) Mosquitos
(d) Bees

6. 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) One month
(d) 12 days

7. What event interrupted Heyerdahl's research?
(a) World War II
(b) Assassination of JFK
(c) Stock market crash
(d) World War I

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

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

10. By whom were the white men massacred?
(a) Kon Tiki
(b) Illa Tiki
(c) Chief Cari
(d) Munthe-Kaas

11. Where is the naval station located?
(a) Tahiti
(b) Guayaquil
(c) Lima
(d) Quito

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

13. Which creature appears to be phosphorescent?
(a) Frog
(b) Shrimp
(c) Starfish
(d) Mackerel

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What mountain range do the men encounter?

2. What is the estimated date on which people first arrived on the islands?

3. What item does Alvarez give to Heyerdahl?

4. What Lake is mentioned in regard to the story?

5. What pet is given to Herman?

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