In a Sunburned Country Test | Final Test - Easy

Bill Bryson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what part of America did Bryson live at the time he visited Australia?
(a) Northwest.
(b) New England.
(c) California.
(d) Southwest.

2. What did Bryson find so amazing about the town of Alice Springs?
(a) It has kept all its original buildings since the 1800s.
(b) There is not one gas station in the whole town.
(c) Everyone in the town is under the age of 50.
(d) It has shopping centers and international hotels in the middle of nowhere.

3. Who was the journalist who exposed the Myall Creek incident?
(a) Edward Smith Hall.
(b) Frederick Smith Hall.
(c) James Ashley Hall.
(d) Clayton Ashley Hall.

4. In what type of country does the city of Daintree sit?
(a) Desert.
(b) Plains.
(c) Metropolitan.
(d) Tropical forest.

5. Which of the following did Bryson say he will not know once he leaves Australia?
(a) All of these.
(b) Which sites he saw or did not see in the country.
(c) The discovery of some new species in the desert.
(d) The conclusion of political events he had followed.

6. To what does Perth owe much of its financial prosperity?
(a) Mineral mining.
(b) Tourist industry.
(c) Banking industry.
(d) Fishing industry.

7. What fascinated Bryson the most on his trip to Australia?
(a) Kangaroos.
(b) Ayers Rock.
(c) The Great Barrier Reef.
(d) Australian beer.

8. Bryson is typical in his amazement of ________________ in Australia.
(a) Education.
(b) Species migration.
(c) Fishing.
(d) Natural selection.

9. In Perth Bryson encountered an echidna which is related to _________________.
(a) the duck-billed platypus.
(b) koalas.
(c) coyotes.
(d) the Stegosaurus.

10. The UNESCO has designated Ayers Rock as a __________________.
(a) sacred space.
(b) World Heritage Site.
(c) tourist trap.
(d) national treasure.

11. What animal does an echidna resemble?
(a) Ferret.
(b) Hamster.
(c) Duck.
(d) Hedgehog.

12. What is remarkable about the stromatolites?
(a) They are an amazing turquoise color.
(b) They reproduce spontaneously.
(c) They are the oldest known species of life on earth.
(d) They swim backwards and upside down.

13. Who was one of Australia's most famous land owners and miners?
(a) Lane Henderson.
(b) Lang Hancock.
(c) Lawrence Henson.
(d) Lou Hardy.

14. How long have stromatolites been on earth?
(a) 3.5 billion years.
(b) 2 billion years.
(c) 1.5 billion years.
(d) 4 million years.

15. Bryson took some time to walk around Alice Springs and saw Aborigines who were _________________.
(a) Bruised.
(b) In a bad way.
(c) Bandaged.
(d) All of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the local journalist who told Bryson about the Myall Creek incident?

2. Lang Hancock once claimed that his land had more ______________ than the U.S. and Canada combined.

3. What is the Alice Springs School of Air?

4. What kinds of trees did Bryson explore in the forests southwest of Perth?

5. According to Bryson, Perth has the best _________________ in Australia.

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