Island of the Blue Dolphins Summary


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What happens to Karana's father in the first half of the book?

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1. Karana experiences many losses during her time alone on the island. What might these losses have to do with the way she treats Rontu?

2. Who is Tutok?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of the plot details of Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • The true story that Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on
  • Losses that Karana suffers and their consequences
  • Tutok
  • Karana's relationships with different animals on the island

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Karana's losses affect her treatment of Rontu
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what Karana promises after befriending a family of otters
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Island of the Blue Dolphins

Additional Learning

Review this lesson, Island of the Blue Dolphins Summary, to learn more about this novel. The covered objectives include:

  • Know who Juana Maria is
  • Review the exposition of the text
  • Understand the conflicts in the novel