Island Of The Blue Dolphins Quiz! Novel Trivia

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Have you ever read the novel, “Island of the Blue Dolphins? ” Do you think you can pass this quiz? The book was written in 1960, and it is a children’s novel by Scott O’Dell. It tells the story of a little girl who is stranded alone for years on a gorgeous island with many beautiful animals. Take this quiz and learn more about “Island of the Blue Dolphins. ”


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the main character (protagonist) in the story?

    • A.

      Chief Chowig

    • B.

      Ramo

    • C.

      Karana

    • D.

      Ulape

    • E.

      Kimki

    Correct Answer
    C. Karana
    Explanation
    Karana is the main character (protagonist) in the story.

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  • 2. 

    Chief Chowig is Karana's __________________.

    Correct Answer
    father, dad, daddy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is father, dad, daddy. This implies that Chief Chowig is Karana's male parent or the person who is biologically or legally responsible for her existence. The terms dad and daddy are informal variations of the word father, commonly used to refer to one's male parent in a more affectionate or familiar manner.

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  • 3. 

    Who came to the island in the big, red ship to hunt?

    • A.

      The Aleuts

    • B.

      The Spanish

    • C.

      Pirates

    Correct Answer
    A. The Aleuts
    Explanation
    The Aleuts came to the island in the big, red ship to hunt.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of animal did the Aleuts come to hunt?

    Correct Answer
    otter, sea otter, otters, sea otters
    Explanation
    The Aleuts came to hunt otters, specifically sea otters.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Aleuts would not pay for the otter pelts as agreed.
    Explanation
    The fight between the island people and the Aleuts was caused by the Aleuts' refusal to pay for the otter pelts as agreed. This suggests that there was a disagreement or dispute over the payment for the pelts, which ultimately led to a conflict between the two groups.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Karana's real name, Won-a-pa-lei, means "the girl with the long black hair." This suggests that Karana is known for having long black hair.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Coral Cove
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coral Cove. The question asks for the name of the place where the Aleuts camped and brought their catch of otter. Out of the given options, Coral Cove is the most suitable answer as it directly mentions "Coral" which indicates the presence of coral in the area. The word "Cove" also suggests a small, sheltered bay or coastal area, which would be suitable for camping and bringing in a catch of otter. Therefore, Coral Cove is the most likely location for the Aleuts' camp.

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  • 8. 

    Who became Chief after Chief Chowig was killed?

    • A.

      Ramo

    • B.

      Kimki

    • C.

      Matasaip

    • D.

      Nanko

    Correct Answer
    B. Kimki
    Explanation
    Kimki became Chief after Chief Chowig was killed.

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  • 9. 

    Captain Orlov was an honest and trustworthy man.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Captain Orlov was an honest and trustworthy man. However, the correct answer is False, which means that Captain Orlov was not honest and trustworthy. This suggests that there is evidence or information that contradicts the initial statement about Captain Orlov's character, indicating that he may have been dishonest or untrustworthy.

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  • 10. 

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

    Correct Answer
    ear
    Explanation
    Karana mentions that when her father, Chief Chowig, was extremely angry, he would pull his ear. This implies that pulling his ear was a visible physical action that her father would engage in when he was furious. It suggests that this action may have been a way for him to express his frustration or as a coping mechanism to release his anger.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. There were too many sad memories.
    Explanation
    Chief Kimki wanted to leave the island and find a new home for the island villagers because there were too many sad memories. This suggests that the island held painful reminders or traumatic events that made it difficult for the villagers to continue living there. These memories likely caused emotional distress and hindered their ability to move on and have a fresh start.

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  • 12. 

    Khimki sent a ship to the island to take the Ghalas-at people to a new home.  What color were the ship's sails?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    The question asks about the color of the ship's sails when Khimki sent it to the island to take the Ghalas-at people to a new home. The given answer, "white," implies that the ship's sails were white in color.

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  • 13. 

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

    Correct Answer
    brother, brother Ramo, Ramo, little brother
    Explanation
    Karana jumped off the ship because her brother, brother Ramo, Ramo, or little brother was still on the island. This suggests that Karana had a strong bond with her brother and was unwilling to leave him behind.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. He was killed by wild dogs.
    Explanation
    After the ship left, Ramo met a tragic fate as he was killed by wild dogs.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. She burned down the village huts.
    Explanation
    After her brother's death, Karana burned down the village huts. This action can be seen as a symbol of her anger, grief, and desire to sever ties with the village that failed to protect her brother. By destroying the huts, Karana is also asserting her independence and taking control of her own destiny. This act marks a turning point in her life, as she decides to leave the village behind and embark on a new journey of survival and self-discovery.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Dried seaweed
    Explanation
    Karana used dried seaweed to make her bed on the rock more comfortable. This suggests that she utilized the natural resources available to her in her environment to improve her living conditions. Dried seaweed would provide a soft and cushioned surface, allowing her to sleep more comfortably on the hard rock.

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  • 17. 

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

    Correct Answer
    ant hill, ant hole, ant colony, hill of ants
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ant hill. In some cultures, a Ghalas-at male's rite of passage involves being whipped and tied to an ant hill. This ritual is believed to symbolize endurance, bravery, and the transition from boyhood to manhood. The ants represent challenges and obstacles that the individual must overcome in order to prove their strength and resilience. Being tied to an ant hill also signifies a connection to nature and the ability to endure physical pain.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A sea elephant tusk
    Explanation
    Karana wanted to use a sea elephant tusk as the tip for a spear. This suggests that she was resourceful and skilled in hunting, as sea elephant tusks would provide a strong and effective weapon. It also implies that Karana was likely living in a coastal area where sea elephants were present, further highlighting her knowledge of her environment and ability to adapt to her surroundings.

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  • 19. 

    What kind of animals swam alongside Karana's canoe when she was trying to leave the island?

    • A.

      Sea otters

    • B.

      Sea elephants

    • C.

      Devilfish

    • D.

      Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    D. Dolphins
    Explanation
    While trying to leave the island, Karana's canoe was accompanied by dolphins. Dolphins are known to be highly intelligent and social creatures that are often seen swimming alongside boats and ships. They are known to be friendly and playful, which could have made the journey more enjoyable for Karana.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    She built a fence from whale rib bones from two whales that had washed up on shore years before.

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  • 21. 

    Karana made herself a beautiful skirt from ______________.

    • A.

      Pelican feathers

    • B.

      Cormorant feathers

    • C.

      Otter pelts

    • D.

      Kelp

    Correct Answer
    B. Cormorant feathers
    Explanation
    Karana made herself a beautiful skirt from cormorant feathers. This suggests that cormorant feathers were a suitable material for creating a visually appealing and attractive skirt. It implies that Karana had access to cormorant feathers and chose them specifically for their aesthetic qualities.

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  • 22. 

    Karana caught and dried basketfuls of small _________ to burn like lamps.

    Correct Answer
    fish, sai-sai, sai sai, sai sai fish, sai-sai fish
    Explanation
    Karana caught and dried basketfuls of small fish called sai-sai. These dried fish were then used as fuel to burn like lamps.

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  • 23. 

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

    Correct Answer
    Rontu
    Explanation
    Rontu is the correct answer because in the book "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell, Rontu is the name of the first wild dog who becomes Karana's friend. Karana, the main character, befriends Rontu after her tribe leaves the island and she is left alone. Rontu becomes her loyal companion and they form a strong bond throughout the story.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because they had killed her brother.
    Explanation
    Karana wanted to kill the wild dogs because they had killed her brother. This suggests that Karana sought revenge for her brother's death, as she held the dogs responsible for the tragedy. It implies that Karana was driven by a desire for justice and closure, as she believed that killing the dogs would bring her brother's death to a resolution.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Devilfish
    Explanation
    Rontu and Karana found a creature in the cave and at the reef that Karana described as "the best food in the seas." The correct answer is devilfish.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Sea gulls
    Explanation
    Karana tied strings to abalone shells and hung them up to scare away the sea gulls. This suggests that sea gulls were a nuisance or a threat to Karana, and she used this method to deter them from coming near. The strings attached to the shells would create movement and noise when the wind blew, which would startle and scare away the sea gulls. This action implies that sea gulls were causing some sort of trouble or disturbance, and Karana wanted to keep them away from her surroundings.

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  • 27. 

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

    Correct Answer
    bone, bones
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bone, bones." This suggests that the skeleton in Black Cave was holding a flute made of pelican bones.

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  • 28. 

    What did Tutok make for Karana out of black stones?

    Correct Answer
    a necklace, necklace
    Explanation
    Tutok made a necklace for Karana out of black stones.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A circlet for her hair
    Explanation
    Karana first wanted to make Tutok a pair of earrings, but remembered that her ears were not pierced.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Little boy with large eyes
    Explanation
    Karana named the sea otter Mon-a-nee, which means "little boy with large eyes." This suggests that the sea otter is male and has big eyes.

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  • 31. 

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

    Correct Answer
    girl, female
    Explanation
    Karana changed Mon-a-nee's name to Won-a-nee because she discovered that her little friend was actually a girl, specifically a female otter.

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  • 32. 

    Who did Karana say would have laughed at her for not wanting to kill any birds or animals?  

    • A.

      Her brother

    • B.

      Her sister Ulape

    • C.

      Totok

    • D.

      Her father

    • E.

      Rontu

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Her sister Ulape
    D. Her father
    Explanation
    Karana said that her sister Ulape and her father would have laughed at her for not wanting to kill any birds or animals. This suggests that Ulape and her father have a different perspective and value system, where hunting and killing animals is seen as normal or necessary. Karana's refusal to participate in this activity goes against their beliefs, leading them to find it amusing or strange.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Cutting a mark in the pole beside her door.
    Explanation
    Karana kept track of the moons that had passed since she and her brother were left alone on the island by cutting a mark in the pole beside her door. This method of marking the passage of time is practical and easily visible. It allows Karana to keep an accurate count of the moons that have passed, helping her stay connected to the passage of time and maintain a sense of routine and order in her life on the island.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. A stick he liked to chase
    E. Sand flowers
    Explanation
    Karana buried a stick he liked to chase and sand flowers with Rontu. These items were significant to Rontu and had sentimental value to Karana. The stick represented a playful and joyful activity that Rontu enjoyed, while the sand flowers symbolized beauty and nature. By burying these items with Rontu, Karana honored his memory and paid tribute to their shared experiences.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. By putting xuchal in the spring water.
    Explanation
    Karana caught Rontu-Aru by putting xuchal in the spring water.

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  • 36. 

    Karana was trapped on the side of a cliff by

    • A.

      Wild dogs

    • B.

      Tidal waves

    • C.

      Sea elephants

    • D.

      The Aleuts

    Correct Answer
    B. Tidal waves
    Explanation
    Karana was trapped on the side of a cliff by tidal waves. Tidal waves are large ocean waves that are typically caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These waves can be extremely powerful and destructive, making it difficult for Karana to escape from the cliff. The force of the waves may have prevented her from finding a safe path down or reaching any nearby land. Additionally, the constant crashing of the waves against the cliff could have made it dangerous and unstable for Karana to attempt a descent.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. An earthquake.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An earthquake." This is because an earthquake is a natural occurrence that causes the ground to shake, and it is a plausible explanation for why the earth shook beneath Karana's feet. A volcanic eruption and a tidal wave are also natural events that can cause the ground to shake, but there is no mention of these in the given information. "Her imagination" is not a valid explanation as it does not align with the concept of a physical event causing the earth to shake.

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  • 38. 

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

    Correct Answer
    seaweed, dry seaweed
    Explanation
    Karana dropped seaweed or dry seaweed when she saw the ship on the sea. The question is asking for the item that Karana dropped upon seeing the ship. The answer options provided are seaweed and dry seaweed, both of which are plausible choices. Seaweed is commonly found in coastal areas and can easily be picked up and dropped. Dry seaweed, on the other hand, may have been collected by Karana for various purposes and accidentally dropped when she noticed the ship.

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  • 39. 

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

    Correct Answer
    a dress, a blue dress
    Explanation
    The men from the ship made a dress for Karana to wear, specifically a blue dress.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. It sank in a storm.
    Explanation
    The ship did not come back for Karana and her brother because it sank in a storm.

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