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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 was able to escape from the massacre?
(a) Kon Tiki
(b) Chief Cari
(c) Heyerdahl
(d) Munthe-Kaas

2. Heyerdahl had previously worked on which group of islands?
(a) U.S. Virgin Islands
(b) Canary Islands
(c) Marianna Islands
(d) Marquesas Islands

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

4. Who was considered to be the original, a founder of the inhabitants on the Pacific Islands?
(a) Ilda Tiki
(b) Rikki Tiki
(c) Cari Tiki
(d) Sun Tiki

5. If Heyerdahl makes the trip how long should it take?
(a) 80 days
(b) 112 days
(c) 103 days
(d) 97 days

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of wood does Heyerdahl believe the South Americans used to build their rafts?

2. Where does the current threaten to push the raft?

3. What is the name of Heyerdahl's friend that lives in the countryside?

4. Who arranges to find the first tree?

5. Where is the naval station located?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the crew members establish rotating shifts? How is the plan organized?

2. What is the purpose Heyerdahl presents his manuscript to Carl? What is Carl's authority?

3. How do Heyerdahl and Watzinger procure the necessary items for their trip into the Andes?

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

5. Why does the Kon-Tiki nearly make an unscheduled stop on the Galapagos Islands? Why is the landing aborted?

6. How does Heyerdahl come to formulate the plan for the trip? What are the reactions of his friends and colleagues?

7. What items did the first European explorers discover on the Pacific Islands?

8. What occurs after Heyerdahl tries to establish a contact with an old military connection. Why does Heyerdahl make the contact?

9. Why was the translator of little use to Heyerdahl and Watzinger? What was the result?

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

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