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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 does Tommo see in earthen ovens when the Typees are preparing their feast?
(a) Poee-poee packets.
(b) Reeds.
(c) Fish.
(d) Tappa.

2. How is the fish catch divided among the Typees?
(a) The fish are divided into portions for everyone.
(b) People keep their own catch, but give a percentage to the elderly and poor.
(c) The people keep the fish they catch.
(d) The catch is divided according to who has put in the most work fishing.

3. What happens when the Happars venture into Typee territory?
(a) They claim the territory for themselves.
(b) They kill some Typees.
(c) They are repulsed.
(d) They steal some muskets.

4. What does Kory-Kory tell Tommo about the ancient site?
(a) It was built by slaves.
(b) It was built by the French.
(c) It was built by the gods.
(d) His forefathers built it.

5. What is the benefit of the low reproductive rates of the Typees?
(a) They do not overtax their food supply.
(b) They can keep the most fit children.
(c) They cannot afford destructive warfare.
(d) They pass down property without dividing it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kory-Kory bring to Tommo to add variety to his diet?

2. Who is Moa Artua?

3. From what do the Typees make cloth?

4. On whom does Tommo say the Typees practice cannibalism?

5. What does Tommo think about human sacrifices before the feast?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Typees harvest coconuts, in Tommo's account?

2. What technology of Tommo's impresses the Typees?

3. Describe the Stonehenge-like site Tommo sees.

4. Describe Typee marriage arrangements.

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

6. What does Tommo describe of the natives' cosmetics?

7. Describe the harmonious aspects of Typee life Tommo notices.

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

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

10. Describe a typical day for Tommo.

(see the answer keys)

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