Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)

Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)

This Pacific island is famous for its unique monolithic human figures.

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  • How far off from the coast of South America is Easter Island located?
  • What is the official language in Easter Island?
  • What is the island's name in the language of native Easter Islanders?
  • What is the area of Easter Island?
  • Who was the first recorded European visitor of Easter Island?
  • In which year did Jacob Roggeveen arrive at the island?
  • How many monolithic statues are there on Easter Island?
  • What are the island's monolithic statues called in the language of native Easter Islanders?
  • Which continent is closest to Easter Island?
  • What is the capital of Easter Island?
  • Who named the island?
  • What is the average height of moais?
  • What is the average mass of the moai statues?
  • What rock was NOT used for making moai statues?
  • What is the special headdress placed on top of some moai statues called?
  • What do the moai statues face?
  • Is it true that the enormous statues could not be moved, therefore they were carved where they were intended to stand?
  • How did natives move the moai statues?
  • What was the height of the largest moai?
  • What was the weight of the heaviest moai?
  • Is it true that moai statues have only heads, but no bodies?
  • In which museum is the Hoa Hakananai'a currently on display?
  • Is it true that one of the moai statues represents a kneeling figure?
  • What is the only kneeling moai statue called?
  • What are the raised stone platforms that some of the moais stand on called?
  • What bird is represented on the back of the Hoa Hakananai'a moai?
  • What was Easter Island named after?
  • What shape is Easter Island?
  • Where is Easter Island located?
  • Which country does Easter Island belong to?


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