Island Of The Blue Dolphins Quiz

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Island Of The Blue Dolphins Quizzes & Trivia
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  • 1. 
    Who is the main character (protagonist) in the story?
    • A. 

      Chief Chowig

    • B. 

      Ramo

    • C. 

      Karana

    • D. 

      Ulape

    • E. 

      Kimki


  • 2. 
    Chief Chowig is Karana's __________________.

  • 3. 
    Who came to the island in the big, red ship to hunt?
    • A. 

      The Aleuts

    • B. 

      The Spanish

    • C. 

      Pirates


  • 4. 
    What kind of animal did the Aleuts come to hunt?

  • 5. 
    What caused the fight between the island people and the Aleuts?
    • A. 

      The Aleuts tried to kidnap the children.

    • B. 

      The Aleuts wanted to take over the island.

    • C. 

      Chief Chowig wouldn't let the Aleuts hunt.

    • D. 

      The Aleuts would not pay for the otter pelts as agreed.


  • 6. 
    Karana's real name, Won-a-pa-lei, means, "the girl with the long black hair."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    What was the name of the place where the Aleuts camped and brought their catch of otter?
    • A. 

      Camp Coral

    • B. 

      Sandy Cove

    • C. 

      Coral Cove

    • D. 

      Coral Beach


  • 8. 
    Who became Chief after Chief Chowig was killed?
    • A. 

      Ramo

    • B. 

      Kimki

    • C. 

      Matasaip

    • D. 

      Nanko


  • 9. 
    Captain Orlov was an honest and trustworthy man.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    Karana said that when her father, Chief Chowig, was really angry he would pull his ________.

  • 11. 
    Chief Kimki wanted to leave the island and find a new home for the island villagers because...
    • A. 

      There was not enough water on the island.

    • B. 

      The storm destroyed the village.

    • C. 

      There were too many sad memories.

    • D. 

      There was not enough food for everyone.


  • 12. 
    Kimki sent a ship to the island to take the Ghalas-at people to a new home.  What color were the ships sails?
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Black


  • 13. 
    Karana jumped off the ship because her ______________ was still on the island.

  • 14. 
    What happened to Ramo after the ship left?
    • A. 

      He fell of the cliff.

    • B. 

      He drown while trying to launch a canoe.

    • C. 

      He was bitten by a rattlesnake.

    • D. 

      He was killed by wild dogs.


  • 15. 
    What did Karana do to the village after her brother died?
    • A. 

      She burned down the village huts.

    • B. 

      She cleaned up the village and continued to live there.

    • C. 

      She took the huts apart to make a boat.

    • D. 

      She buried Ramo in her father's hut.


  • 16. 
    What did Karana use to make her bed on the rock more comfortable?
    • A. 

      Otter fur

    • B. 

      Palm branches

    • C. 

      Dried seaweed

    • D. 

      Her skirt


  • 17. 
    A Ghalas-at male's rite of passage from boyhood to manhood is to be whipped and tied to an _______  ________.

  • 18. 
    What did Karana want to use as the tip for a spear?
    • A. 

      A sea elephant tusk

    • B. 

      A walrus tusk

    • C. 

      An elephant tusk

    • D. 

      A sharp rock


  • 19. 
    What kind of animals swam along side Karana's canoe when she was trying to leave the island?
    • A. 

      Sea otters

    • B. 

      Sea elephants

    • C. 

      Devilfish

    • D. 

      Dolphins


  • 20. 
    Karana built a fence around her home out of tree branches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    Karana made herself a beautiful skirt from ______________.
    • A. 

      Pelican feathers

    • B. 

      Cormorant feathers

    • C. 

      Otter pelts

    • D. 

      Kelp


  • 22. 
    Karana caught and dried basketfulls of small _________ to burn like lamps.

  • 23. 
    What was the name of the first wild dog who became Karana's friend?

  • 24. 
    Why did Karana want to kill the wild dogs?
    • A. 

      Because they had killed her brother.

    • B. 

      Because they stole all her food.

    • C. 

      Because she wanted to eat them.

    • D. 

      Because she wanted to use their fur to keep warm.


  • 25. 
    What kind of creature did Rontu and Karana find in the cave and at the reef that Karana described as "the best food in the seas."
    • A. 

      Lobster

    • B. 

      Crab

    • C. 

      Devilfish

    • D. 

      Abalone


  • 26. 
    Karana tied strings to abalone shells and hung them up to scare away the __________.
    • A. 

      Wild dogs

    • B. 

      Sea gulls

    • C. 

      Foxes

    • D. 

      Flies


  • 27. 
    In Black Cave there was a skeleton on a ledge holding a flute made of pelican ______.

  • 28. 
    What did Tutok make for Karana out of black stones?

  • 29. 
    What did Karana make for Tutok in return.
    • A. 

      Earrings

    • B. 

      A circlet for her hair

    • C. 

      A necklace

    • D. 

      A skirt of cormorant feathers


  • 30. 
    Karana nursed a sea otter back to health and named it Mon-a-nee, which means
    • A. 

      Manatee

    • B. 

      Little girl with large eyes

    • C. 

      Little boy with large eyes

    • D. 

      My little friend


  • 31. 
    Karana changed Mon-a-nee's name to Won-a-nee because she discovered that her little friend was actually a ___________ otter!

  • 32. 
    Who did Karana say would have laughed at her for not wanting to kill any birds or animals?  (choose 2)
    • A. 

      Her brother

    • B. 

      Her sister Ulape

    • C. 

      Totok

    • D. 

      Her father

    • E. 

      Rontu


  • 33. 
    Karana kept track of the moons that had passed since she and her brother were left alone on the island by 
    • A. 

      Cutting a mark in the pole beside her door.

    • B. 

      Adding a bead to her necklace.

    • C. 

      Carving a mark into the wall of her house.

    • D. 

      Making a mark on the cave wall with a piece of charcoal.

    • E. 

      Adding another braid to her hair.


  • 34. 
    What two items did Karana bury with Rontu?
    • A. 

      An abalone shell

    • B. 

      A stick he liked to chase

    • C. 

      Her cormorant skirt

    • D. 

      Her earrings

    • E. 

      Sand flowers


  • 35. 
    How did Karana catch Rontu-Aru, Rontu's son?
    • A. 

      By snaring him.

    • B. 

      With a kelp net.

    • C. 

      By putting toluache weed in the spring water.

    • D. 

      By putting xuchal in the spring water.


  • 36. 
    Karana was trapped on the side of a cliff by
    • A. 

      Wild dogs

    • B. 

      Tidal waves

    • C. 

      Sea elephants

    • D. 

      The Aleuts


  • 37. 
    What caused the earth to shake beneath Karana's feet?
    • A. 

      A volcanic eruption.

    • B. 

      Another tidal wave.

    • C. 

      An earthquake.

    • D. 

      Her imagination.


  • 38. 
    What did Karana drop when she saw the ship on the sea?

  • 39. 
    What did the men from the ship make for Karana to wear?

  • 40. 
    Why did the ship not come back for Karana and her brother?
    • A. 

      It was thought that Karana and her brother were dead.

    • B. 

      They forgot about them.

    • C. 

      It sank in a storm.

    • D. 

      They couldn't find the island.


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