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Bill Bryson
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Howe told Bryson about the _________________ that are always a danger in Australia.
(a) crocodiles.
(b) Aborigines.
(c) brushfires.
(d) coyotes.

2. What did Bryson agree to while having a bit too much to drink at a pub in Daly Waters?
(a) A new car for Sherwin.
(b) A naked dance on the beach at midnight.
(c) A month-long house swap with a Korean couple.
(d) Free meals for Sherwin for a month.

3. What is Bryson's tone in the last two chapters of this book?
(a) Relieved.
(b) Anxious.
(c) Happy.
(d) Wistful.

4. What was the name of the seventeen-foot crocodile Bryson and Sherwin saw in a museum in Darwin?
(a) Sweetheart.
(b) Darling.
(c) Monster.
(d) Croc.

5. Where is Surfer's Paradise located?
(a) Sunshine Coast.
(b) Brittannia Cost.
(c) Koala Coast.
(d) Gold Coast.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Perth Bryson encountered an echidna which is related to _________________.

2. What was the Myall Creek incident?

3. Where did Bryson fly into first on his next trip to Australia?

4. What is the Alice Springs School of Air?

5. Who joined Bryson on his next trip to Australia?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what does Perth owe much of its prosperity and who was one of its most prominent citizens and businessmen?

2. How can the reader tell that Uluru was Bryson's favorite site during his Australia trip?

3. What did Bryson note as the reason for the high amount of unique flora and fauna in Australia?

4. How did Bryson wistfully end this book?

5. What did Bryson learn from a journalist about the Myall Creek incident and how it is not even noted by most people?

6. What is an echnida and how did Bryson encounter it?

7. What is the story of the plane called Kookaburra and its role in the search for aviation legend Charles Kingsford Smith?

8. Describe the miserable time that Bryson and Sherwin had in the city of Darwin.

9. Describe Bryson and Sherwin's adventure at the Great Barrier Reef.

10. What rock formation fascinated both Bryson and Sherwin?

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