Island Of The Blue Dolphins

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Take this 40 question quiz to see what you remember about the book "The 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 for this question is father, dad, daddy. These terms all refer to the same familial relationship, indicating that Chief Chowig is Karana's male parent.

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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 and 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 a financial transaction between the two groups, leading to tensions and ultimately resulting in a fight.

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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, the character being referred to, has 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. This is the place where the Aleuts camped and brought their catch of otter.

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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 statement states that Captain Orlov was an honest and trustworthy man. However, the correct answer is false, meaning 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.

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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 suggests that pulling his ear was a physical manifestation of his anger. It could be a habit or a gesture that he would engage in when he was upset or frustrated. This detail provides insight into Chief Chowig's behavior and helps to paint a clearer picture of his character.

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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 experiences or events that made it difficult for the villagers to continue living there. These memories could have been associated with personal losses, tragedies, or traumatic events that had a significant impact on the emotional well-being of the villagers. Moving to a new place would provide an opportunity for a fresh start and the chance to leave behind the painful reminders of their past.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    The question asks about the color of the ship's sails that Kimki sent to the island to take the Ghalas-at people to a new home. The correct answer is "white." This can be inferred from the information given in the question, as it states that Kimki sent a ship to the island. Although the question does not explicitly mention the color of the sails, it can be assumed that the sails were white, as it is a common color for sails on ships.

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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 was still on the island.

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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
    Ramo was killed by wild dogs after the ship left. This suggests that he was left vulnerable and defenseless without the protection of the ship. The presence of wild dogs indicates that Ramo may have encountered dangerous wildlife on the island, leading to his unfortunate demise.

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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 died, Karana burned down the village huts. This action could be seen as an act of anger, grief, or rebellion against the village that she felt had failed to protect her brother. It could also be interpreted as a way for her to sever ties with the village and move on with her life, as she later decides to live on her own on the island. Burning down the huts may have also served as a symbolic way for Karana to release her pain and start anew.

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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 is evident from the information given in the question.

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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 any of the options provided: ant hill, ant hole, ant colony, hill of ants. This is because the question states that a Ghalas-at male's rite of passage involves being whipped and tied to an unspecified location related to ants. Any of the options provided could potentially be the correct answer as they all involve ants in some way.

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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 looking for a strong and durable material to make her spear more effective. Sea elephant tusks are known for their strength and sharpness, making them suitable for use as a spear tip. Additionally, sea elephants are large marine mammals, so their tusks would provide the necessary length and size for a spear tip.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Dolphins
    Explanation
    When Karana was trying to leave the island, dolphins swam alongside her canoe.

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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. Cormorant feathers are known for their sleek and shiny appearance, making them a perfect choice for creating an attractive and eye-catching skirt. Additionally, cormorant feathers are lightweight and flexible, allowing for ease of movement and comfort when worn as clothing. The natural color variations and patterns in the feathers would further enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the skirt.

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  • 22. 

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

    Correct Answer
    fish
    sai-sai
    sai sai
    sai sai fish
    sai-sai fish
    Explanation
    Karana caught and dried basketfulls of small fish, known as sai-sai or sai sai fish, 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 it is the name of the first wild dog who became Karana's friend.

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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 seeks revenge for her brother's death and wants to eliminate the threat posed by the wild dogs. This motive is fueled by her desire for justice and to protect herself and her tribe from further harm.

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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 causing some sort of nuisance or disturbance, and Karana used this method to deter them.

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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" because the sentence is referring to a single skeleton holding a flute made of pelican bone. However, the plural form "bones" is also correct because it implies that the flute could be made from multiple 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 out of black stones for Karana.

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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 Karana observed that the sea otter was a male and noticed its large eyes, leading her to give it a name that reflects these characteristics.

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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 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?  (choose 2)

    • 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 may have had a different perspective or belief about hunting and killing animals, and they may have found Karana's reluctance amusing or unusual.

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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 keeping track allowed her to easily see and count the marks, providing a clear visual representation of the passing time. It was a practical and efficient way for her to keep track of the days and months that had gone by.

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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. This suggests that Karana wanted to give Rontu something he enjoyed and also wanted to honor him with a beautiful decoration. The stick symbolizes their bond and the joy they shared together, while the sand flowers represent Karana's love and appreciation for Rontu.

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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. Xuchal is a poisonous plant that Karana used to poison the water and trap Rontu-Aru when he came to drink it. This method allowed Karana to capture Rontu-Aru without directly harming or physically restraining him.

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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
    The correct answer is tidal waves because being trapped on the side of a cliff by wild dogs, sea elephants, or the Aleuts does not make sense in the context of the given scenario. Tidal waves, on the other hand, can cause someone to be trapped on the side of a cliff due to their powerful force and ability to wash over land.

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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 evident from the phrase "the earth shook beneath Karana's feet," which indicates a sudden movement of the ground. A volcanic eruption and tidal wave are also natural disasters that can cause shaking, but the question specifically asks about what caused the earth to shake, ruling out these options. The last option, her imagination, is not a plausible explanation for a physical event like an earthquake.

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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, specifically dry seaweed, when she saw the ship on the sea. This suggests that she was startled or surprised by the sight of the ship, causing her to accidentally drop the seaweed she was holding. The mention of "dry seaweed" implies that she may have been collecting it or using it for some purpose before being distracted by 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, they made a blue dress for her.

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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. This implies that the ship was unable to return due to its destruction in the storm, leaving Karana and her brother stranded on the island.

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