Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the inside of the cabin smell like?
(a) Sweat
(b) Jungle
(c) Coconuts
(d) Fish

2. Which crew member falls overboard?
(a) Knut
(b) Herman
(c) Thor
(d) Torstein

3. What sign gives the crew hope?
(a) Rainbow
(b) Boats
(c) Repaired raft
(d) Sound of a plane engine

4. Which of these is not damaged during the collision?
(a) Decking
(b) Ropes
(c) Logs
(d) Radio

5. How many miles into the trip is considered to be halfway?
(a) 2,000 miles
(b) 1,878 miles
(c) 2,150 miles
(d) 1,979 miles

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

7. Which sea creature becomes a pet aboard the Kon-Tiki?
(a) Crab
(b) Flying fish
(c) Dorado
(d) Scorpion

8. How do the men scare away the small sharks?
(a) Throw rocks
(b) Slap the water
(c) They don't
(d) Scream

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

10. Which crew member returns to the natives' island?
(a) Knut
(b) Bengt
(c) Thor
(d) Erik

11. What item may have been eaten to ward off fatigue?
(a) Raw fish
(b) Plankton
(c) Bananas
(d) Cocoa leaves

12. How long are the reefs encountered by the Kon-Tiki?
(a) 20-30 yards
(b) 40-60 yards
(c) 70-80 feet
(d) 40-50 feet

13. What type of boat is sent to pick up the crew?
(a) Naval tug
(b) Schooner
(c) Speed boat
(d) Canoe

14. The chief asks if Thor has heard of what celebrity/celebrities?
(a) Rat Pack
(b) Beatles
(c) Elvis
(d) Bing Crosby

15. What is floating in the ocean along with the crabs?
(a) Seaweed
(b) Litter
(c) Dead fish
(d) Feathers

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is left behind?

2. Which of these items was not mentioned as a use/source of water for the South American pilgrims?

3. What saves the raft from hitting the highest reef?

4. What sea creature most impresses Heyerdahl?

5. What is the distance that the squid are able to travel when pursued?

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