The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Bill Bryson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 15 through 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bryson's friend, James Horner, observe about American youth today?
(a) They are intellectually younger.
(b) They dress funny.
(c) They don't care about the environment.
(d) They want to be famous.

2. Where do the Melungeons live?
(a) Britain.
(b) Des Moines.
(c) New York.
(d) The Appalachian Mountains.

3. Why does Bryson believe aliens have taken over Littleton?
(a) Because everyone is so nice.
(b) Because he believes everything he hears.
(c) Because the people never eat.
(d) Because no one ever sleeps.

4. When a girl asks Bryson "kin I help yew," how does Bryson feel?
(a) Like he's in danger.
(b) Like he's falling in love.
(c) Embarrassed for her.
(d) Like he's in another country.

5. What isn't allowed inside of the national park at Smokey Mountain?
(a) Tourist attractions.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Food and drink.
(d) Cars.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Bryson believe the gas station attendant is calling?

2. Why are the waiters in the restaurant in Cooperstown eager for Bryson to leave?

3. Why does Bryson stop in Bryson City?

4. Bryson goes on a tangent comparing the American health care system to _______.

5. What does Bryson do while visiting Hal and Lucia?

(see the answer key)

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