Easter Island

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Easter Island

10 questions re: Easter Island - article, posters, and video


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the first Polynesians found Rapanui, it was like a
    • A. 

      Wasteland

    • B. 

      Paradise

    • C. 

      Large city

    • D. 

      Underwater volcano

  • 2. 
    The faces of the statues were made from _______ and the crowns were made from _____. (Choose the answer from below where both words fit correctly in order into the blanks above.)
    • A. 

      Pumice, granite

    • B. 

      Marble, scoria

    • C. 

      Granite, pumice

    • D. 

      Basalt, scoria

  • 3. 
    Where is Rapanui?
    • A. 

      South Pacific

    • B. 

      South Atlantic

    • C. 

      Indian Ocean

    • D. 

      Arctic Ocean

  • 4. 
    About how big is Rapanui? About the size of...
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      Buxton

    • D. 

      Antarctica

  • 5. 
    What originally led to the islanders' demise?
    • A. 

      No food

    • B. 

      Overpopulation

    • C. 

      No boats

    • D. 

      Aliens took all the dolphins.

  • 6. 
    The islanders were stuck on the island and couldn't fish for porpoises because they
    • A. 

      Cut down all their trees.

    • B. 

      Ate all the rats.

    • C. 

      Toppled down all the moai.

    • D. 

      Got sick from the snails.

  • 7. 
    When were the statue's eyes "opened?"
    • A. 

      When they started carving the mountain.

    • B. 

      When they came out of the mountain on the rollers.

    • C. 

      Before they were placed upright.

    • D. 

      When they were placed upright.

  • 8. 
    The roller system described in the video was probably not the way it worked because
    • A. 

      There were no trees to use to transport them.

    • B. 

      What? It DID work, silly!

    • C. 

      Squares don't roll.

    • D. 

      The statue didn't roll - it slid along the logs.

  • 9. 
    How did the moai face?
    • A. 

      In the middle of the island looking out.

    • B. 

      On the coast, looking outward.

    • C. 

      On the coast, looking inward.

    • D. 

      Sideways like dominos around the island.

  • 10. 
    Earth is to Rapanui as _______ are to the moai.
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      Skyscrapers

    • C. 

      Dolls

    • D. 

      Cars

  • 11. 
    What should we take away from this story? (Best Earth Science answer here, please!)
    • A. 

      If we don't have boats, we can't eat fish. If we can't eat fish, we'll turn into cannibals.

    • B. 

      The island is like a little Earth. If we overpopulate Earth, the resources will be depleted and our "island" will be destroyed.

    • C. 

      Before boating, be sure you aren't transporting any rats.

    • D. 

      When you carry an egg, the best place to put it is in your headband.

  • 12. 
    What did the long fingers represent on the moai?
    • A. 

      Long fingernails from the boy who brought back the egg.

    • B. 

      The islanders had bigger hands because they ate dolphin.

    • C. 

      What long fingers?