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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. What is it that amazes Tommo about the Stonehenge-like site?
(a) Ancient men having mechanical abilities.
(b) The alignment of the stones with the solar calendar.
(c) The craftsmanship of the carvings.
(d) The enormous scale of the site.

2. Where was Captain Cook supposed to have been cannibalized?
(a) Nukuheva.
(b) The Sandwich Islands.
(c) The Marquesas.
(d) Typee Bay.

3. How old is Marnoo?
(a) 72.
(b) 12.
(c) 18.
(d) 25.

4. What does Tommo think about human sacrifices before the feast?
(a) He thinks it is a way to take power from an enemy.
(b) He thinks it is a grave religious ritual.
(c) He thinks it is an exaggeration from sailors.
(d) He thinks it is necessary to the harmony of the cosmos.

5. What about the appearance of the Typees does Tommo notice most?
(a) Their teeth are white.
(b) They are all very tall.
(c) Their skin is beautifully smooth and tan.
(d) Their features are very fine.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many husbands do most Typee women have?

2. How is breadfruit prepared?

3. Why do the natives grow up to be good swimmers, in Tommo's experience?

4. What happens when the Happars venture into Typee territory?

5. What does Tommo compare to the Typees' cannibalism?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Marnoo, and what is his interaction with Tommo?

2. How does Tommo compare the Typees to white people?

3. What kinds of animal life does Tommo find on the island with the Typees?

4. What does Tommo say about the natives' fishing expedition?

5. What does Tommo say about the natives' musical arts?

6. What does Tommo say about the Typees as swimmers?

7. How is the men's company different from the women's company for Tommo?

8. Describe the preparations for the feast of the calabashes.

9. How does Tommo's leg affect his relationship with the natives?

10. What does Tommo say about relations between Typee husbands and wives?

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