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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who is Peter Freuchen?
(a) A French engineer
(b) A Dutch navigation expert
(c) A Norwegian ethnologist
(d) A Danish Arctic explorer

4. Which crew member is responsible for the act?
(a) Knut
(b) Thor
(c) Erik
(d) Herman

5. Which is NOT a fish seen from the raft?
(a) Dorado
(b) Bonitos
(c) Barracuda
(d) Tuna

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Otto Munthe-Kaas' title?

2. What was the name of Heyerdahl's translator?

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

4. What poisonous creatures battle in the bungalow?

5. What language was the translator required to speak?

Short Essay Questions

1. It is easy to see how one can become confused, considering the chief gods have various names. What were the names of the chief gods mentioned in the story?

2. Why did Heyerdahl stop work on the hypothesis of the islands? Heyerdahl went into military service during World War II but resumed the work after the war was over.

3. Heyerdahl's financing falls through and the trip is in jeopardy. How is the trip saved?

4. What piece of information strengthens Heyerdahl's theory?

5. While aboard the Kon-Tiki, one of the crew members suffers from an ailment. What is the ailment? Which crew member suffers? What is done to help?

6. What is the purpose of the trip to Guayaquil?

7. Herman is given a pet before the Kon-Tiki sets sail. What is the pet and what happens to it?

8. The men face much natural interference in their trek into the jungle. What happens?

9. What unusual fish is observed from the raft? What becomes of the fish?

10. How do the Polynesians record the history of their people?

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