Easter Island History Quiz! Trivia

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Have you ever read “Easter Island? ” Do you know what is Easter Island and its history? This quiz can explain it. The quiz will ask you what the statues' faces are made out of, where Rapanui is, what initially led to the islander's end, which way did the moai face, and what you learned from the story. This quiz is all about “Easter island. ” All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When the first Polynesians found Rapanui, it was like a:

    • A.

      Wasteland

    • B.

      Paradise

    • C.

      Large city

    • D.

      Underwater volcano

    Correct Answer
    B. Paradise
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "paradise" because the question implies that the first Polynesians found Rapanui to be a place of great beauty and abundance. The term "paradise" typically refers to a perfect or idyllic place, which aligns with the idea that Rapanui was a desirable and favorable location for the Polynesians.

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  • 2. 

    The faces of the statues were made from _______ and the crowns were made from _____. 

    • A.

      Pumice, granite

    • B.

      Marble, scoria

    • C.

      Granite, pumice

    • D.

      Basalt, scoria

    Correct Answer
    D. Basalt, scoria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is basalt, scoria. Basalt is a type of volcanic rock commonly used for sculpting statues due to its durability and ability to hold intricate details. Scoria is also a volcanic rock, but it is more porous and lightweight, making it suitable for making crowns.

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  • 3. 

    Where is Rapanui?

    • A.

      South Pacific

    • B.

      South Atlantic

    • C.

      Indian Ocean

    • D.

      Arctic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. South Pacific
    Explanation
    Rapanui is located in the South Pacific. This is supported by historical and geographical evidence. Rapanui, also known as Easter Island, is a remote island located approximately 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It is known for its iconic moai statues and is considered one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Therefore, the correct answer is South Pacific.

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  • 4. 

    About how big is Rapanui? About the size of...

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      Buxton

    • D.

      Antarctica

    Correct Answer
    C. Buxton
    Explanation
    Rapanui is about the size of Buxton.

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  • 5. 

    What originally led to the islanders' demise?

    • A.

      No food

    • B.

      Overpopulation

    • C.

      No boats

    • D.

      Aliens took all the dolphins.

    Correct Answer
    B. Overpopulation
    Explanation
    The islanders' demise was originally led by overpopulation. This means that there were too many people on the island, which resulted in a scarcity of resources such as food. The limited availability of resources could not sustain the growing population, leading to their downfall.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Cut down all their trees.
    Explanation
    The islanders were unable to fish for porpoises because they cut down all their trees. This suggests that the trees played a crucial role in their fishing activities, possibly by providing materials for building boats or tools, or by offering a habitat for the porpoises. Cutting down all the trees would have disrupted their fishing methods, making it impossible for them to catch porpoises.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. When they were placed upright.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is when they were placed upright. This implies that the statue's eyes were not visible or accessible until it was positioned in an upright position. The other options do not suggest a specific moment when the eyes became visible or opened.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. The statue didn't roll - it slid along the logs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the statue didn't roll - it slid along the logs. This is because the question is discussing the roller system described in the video, and the statement contradicts the idea that the statue rolled. Instead, it suggests that the statue slid along the logs, indicating that the roller system might have functioned differently than described.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. On the coast, looking inward.
    Explanation
    The moai faces on the coast, looking inward. This is based on historical evidence and archaeological findings of the moai statues on Easter Island. The majority of the moai statues are situated along the coast, facing inland towards the island. This suggests that they were intended to watch over and protect the island rather than facing out to sea. The inward-facing position also aligns with the cultural beliefs and practices of the Rapa Nui people who created the moai.

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  • 10. 

    Earth is to Rapanui as _______ are to the moai.

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Skyscrapers

    • C.

      Dolls

    • D.

      Cars

    Correct Answer
    B. Skyscrapers
    Explanation
    The moai are large stone statues found on Rapanui, also known as Easter Island. They are iconic symbols of the island's ancient civilization. Similarly, skyscrapers are tall buildings that are often seen as symbols of modern civilization. Therefore, the analogy suggests that just as the moai are closely associated with Rapanui, skyscrapers are closely associated with Earth.

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  • 11. 

    What should we take away from this story? 

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The island is like a little Earth. If we overpopulate Earth, the resources will be depleted and our "island" will be destroyed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the main takeaway from the story is the analogy between the island and Earth. It highlights the importance of not overpopulating the Earth and depleting its resources, as this can lead to the destruction of our planet, just like how overpopulating the island would lead to its destruction. This emphasizes the need for sustainable practices and responsible population management to ensure the long-term survival of our planet.

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  • 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?

    Correct Answer
    A. Long fingernails from the boy who brought back the egg.
    Explanation
    The long fingers represented in the moai were actually long fingernails from the boy who brought back the egg. This suggests that the boy had a significant role or importance in the culture or mythology associated with the moai. The long fingernails may have symbolized his status or special abilities, making him a significant figure in the story or legend surrounding the moai.

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