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1. In which city in Norway was Thor Heyerdahl born?
2. In 1937 Thor Heyerdahl and his first wife Liv set out on their first expedition. Where did they go to?
3. In the years 1939-1940, Thor Heyerdahl lived amongst the Kwakiutl Indians in British Columbia. What theory did he develop there?
4. The scientific world did not accept his theory that Polynesia could have been originally settled by people from South America. So to try and prove it, in April 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five crew members set sail in a balsa raft. What was the name of this raft?
5. The scientific world was still not convinced, but this started to change after Thor Heyerdahl's next two expeditions. Where did they go to?
6. With the Expeditions, "Ra" (1969) and "Ra II " (1970), Thor Heyerdahl tried to tie the South American Indians to the civilizations in Africa and The Middle East using a papyrus boat. In this way, he hoped to prove that they could have communicated and maybe transferred pyramid-building technology. What happened to Ra I?
7. After the first Ra expedition, what happened to Ra II?
8. What did Thor Heyerdahl hope to achieve with the "Tigris " expedition in 1977?
9. In 1978 "Tigris" sailed under the UN flag but due to war conflicts near the Red Sea, what happened to it?
10. We know that Thor Heyerdahl was born in Norway, but he settled with his third wife in another place, where he eventually died. Where is that?
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