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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the inside of the cabin smell like?

2. The crew learns to use what as a navigation tool?

3. How many canoes attempt to rescue the Kon-Tiki?

4. What about the sea creature impresses Heyerdahl?

5. What weapons do the crew members sleep with?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Peruvian President Nieto is interested in learning more about the Kon-Tiki expedition which he had read about in the newspaper. While the president does not think that the trip will be a success, he is willing to help. Examine the President's thoughts, motives, and possible biases. Was the president willing to help for the benefit of science, for personal gain, or neither?

Essay Topic 2

The book details the end of the journey after the Kon-Tiki arrives at its destination. Detail the landing of the Kon-Tiki, its location, and how it was received. Who was on hand to welcome the crew ashore? Did the trip prove Heyerdahl's theory? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

What is the purpose of the trip to Guayaquil? Was Guayaquil the appropriate spot for the mission? Describe the climate and general atmosphere of Guayaquil along with its location and overview of its culture. Explain the level of success of the mission and state the reasons for the opinion.

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