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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the common tradition of the people of this region?
2. The naval experts were wrong about the longevity of what item?
3. What is the most amount the raft will travel in one day?
4. A snake mackerel resembles what other sea creature?
5. What was the name of Heyerdahl's translator?
Short Essay Questions
1. Herman is given a pet before the Kon-Tiki sets sail. What is the pet and what happens to it?
2. What is Peter Freuchen's opinion on the updated expedition equipment? Explain.
3. What unusual fish is observed from the raft? What becomes of the fish?
4. What is the Guardian Rios? What is its purpose?
5. What occurs after Heyerdahl tries to establish a contact with an old military connection. Why does Heyerdahl make the contact?
6. Heyerdahl's financing falls through and the trip is in jeopardy. How is the trip saved?
7. Why was the translator of little use to Heyerdahl and Watzinger? What was the result?
8. How many trees are felled by the men? Why are the trees named before they are cut down?
9. Why was the translator of little use to Heyerdahl and Watzinger? What was the result?
10. Why does Heyerdahl go to the Norwegian's Sailor's Home? What does the author learn there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a great deal said about the mysterious Easter Island. How did Easter Island get its name? What about the island changed at that time? Why is the region considered to be mysterious? Has any new information about the island been uncovered since the publishing of "Kon-Tiki?" If so, what? Does it cast a new light on the story?
Essay Topic 2
About the time the crew arrived at the tiny, uninhabited island, this comment was made: "'Purgatory was a bit damp,' said Bengt, 'but heaven is more or less as I'd imagined it.'" What did Bengt mean? To what was he comparing Purgatory and Heaven? Do you feel that the comparison was accurate? How might the other crew members felt about the comment?
Essay Topic 3
On the ocean there is not much to do other than work, talk to one another, eat, and stare at the sea. How do the men keep occupied while out on the sea? Are there games or interaction with the sea creatures? If any conflict should arise during the course of the trip, how would it be handled? Who would make the decisions?
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