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Questions 1-2  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?

A camping

B climbing

C collecting

D hunting

E reading

Questions 3-4  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?

A to examine ancient carvings

B to experience an isolated place

C to formulate a new theory

D to learn survival skills

E to study the impact of an extreme environment


Questions 5-10  Listen from here

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

The later life of Thor Heyerdahl

5.   According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to

A  the fact that Eastern countries were far away.

B the lack of materials for boat building.

C the direction of the winds and currents.

6.   Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?

A to overcome a research setback

B to demonstrate a personal quality

C to test a new theory

7.   What was most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?

A the fact that he was the first person to do it

B the speed of crossing the Pacific

C the use of authentic construction methods

8.   Why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?

A to build a stone statue

B to sail a reed boat

C to learn the local language

9.   In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on

A theories about Polynesian origins.

B the development of archaeological methodology.

C establishing archaeology as an academic subject.

10. Which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?

A Its style is out of date.

B Its content is over-simplified.

C Its methodology is flawed.

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