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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 floating in the ocean along with the crabs?
2. What is another sign of land?
3. With what vessel does the crew go out for a spin?
4. What is the mysterious feature that exists on Easter Island?
5. New developments in stone work also appear in what location?
Short Essay Questions
1. There is at least one thing that Heyerdahl feels he has in common with the ancients. What is it?
2. What type of pet is adopted by the crew while out at sea? What does the pet eat?
3. How does the crew avoid hitting the Takume and Raroia reefs? What is the result?
4. Pilot fish are some of the fish that accompany the raft during the trip. How does Heyerdahl describe the pilot fish?
5. There is one thing that turns out to be advantageous to a raft that would be dangerous to a boat. What is it? What is the advantage?
6. What items are found on the island and what do they indicate?
7. How is the crew rescued? Where are they taken and by who?
8. How did Easter Island get its name? What about the island changed at that time?
9. What is Heyerdahl's explanation of the reality of the hut versus the waves?
10. What item was destroyed on Easter Island that may have detailed the region's history? Who destroyed the item?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How do the natives from the nearby island help the crew of the Kon-Tiki? How is the plan acted out? What is the reaction of the other natives? How do the natives welcome the crew? Was the reception appropriate? Were gifts offered? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
There are several cases of foreshadowing used in the book. At least two involve the forthcoming incident of a man going overboard. Was the foreshadowing entirely correct? What actually happened? What was the outcome of the events? Who was involved in each event?
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