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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins


by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins: Island of the Red Shark Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Island of the Blue Dolphins? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is Karana and Ramo’s father?

The captain of the ship
They don’t know - they are orphans
We’re still waiting for the paternity test to come in, but there’s a good chance it’s Paul from Oak Park
The chief of the village
Q. What have the strangers come to the island to do?

Hunt otter
Settle the land
Look for some of their missing tribe members
Get a little R & R
Q. Why does a fight break out between the people of Ghalas-at and the Aleuts?

The Aleuts are caught stealing from the natives
The amount of payment offered by the Aleuts is unsatisfactory
Two of the Aleuts, one a Jets fan and the other a follower of the Broncos, start talking about how much they hate the Dolphins and the Chiefs respectively, and their remarks are taken out of context
Q. What does the new chief, Kimki, decide?

That his tribe should leave the island
That Ramo would take over the tribe if he should die
That the Aleuts should be allowed to stay
That he will go with the silk-woven paisley tie rather than the solid blue number
Q. Who then comes to the island?

A ship carrying white men
A ship carrying another tribe of Native Americans
A ship captained by a Russian and carrying black slaves
A hodgepodge of goofy characters who had set out on a three-hour tour of Hawaii