The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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. Why does Bryson tune in to a Canadian radio station?
(a) His friend is being interviewed.
(b) He wants to know the weather up there.
(c) They listen to better music.
(d) There is no useful information on American ones.

2. What pop-culture medium does Bryson claim paints southerners in a bad light?
(a) Fashion magazines.
(b) Movies.
(c) Music.
(d) Reality television.

3. Why are the waiters in the restaurant in Cooperstown eager for Bryson to leave?
(a) They know he won't tip.
(b) They want to close.
(c) They're having a secret meeting.
(d) They don't like him.

4. What kind of people does Bryson think inhabit Stowe?
(a) Rich people.
(b) Eco-friendly people.
(c) Racist people.
(d) Poor people.

5. Who would Bryson terrorize in the park at Gettysburg?
(a) Children.
(b) His parents.
(c) Ducks.
(d) Tourists.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Tennessee, what does Bryson observe about the weather?

2. Why does Bryson dislike Cornelius Vanderbilt?

3. What would Bryson need in order to bring a souvenir home from Bryson City?

4. What awes Bryson about Savannah?

5. In Bryson's opinion, what explains the stupidity of students?

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