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 distinguishing mark did the ancients have?
2. The crew sees what sign that there is land ahead?
3. What language is taught to Herman's parrot?
4. What saves the raft from hitting the highest reef?
5. Bengt likes to read books on what topic?
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
There are several instances in which the Kon-Tiki encounters large and dangerous coral reefs. Explain how the crew might have avoided all the reefs, the deciding factors, and the results of the crew's actions. What might have changed the way the crew acted and reacted?
Essay Topic 3
Once the crew has been rescued from the island, they have conversations with the tribal chief and vice-chief. Thor attempts to explain the purpose for the voyage, which leads to a discussion. What topic is discussed by Thor and Teka? What is Teka's reaction to Thor's theory? Is there a conflict? If so, how is it resolved? What is the final relationship between the crew and the natives?
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