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Nevil Shutes` "On The Beach"

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Nevil Shutes On The Beach game quiz
"Radiation is sweeping the earth, Australia the last country to be hit is waiting for the final hours of mankind. Written in 1957 this novel is as relevant today as when it was first published."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What was the name of the last manned United States warship?
    Centipede
    Cobra
    Scorpion
    Viper


2. The last car race was the Australian Grand Prix. What make of car was the winner John Osbourne driving?
    Ferrari
    Jaguar
    Maserati
    Bugatti


3. The final option for many people in Australia came down to "how sick do you want to be before its time to die"? The government made arrangments to end peoples suffering by making what available?
    Loaded Guns
    Arsenic Tablets
    Rope
    Cyanide Pills


4. The last state of Australia to be affected was?
    Tasmania
    New South Wales
    Western Australia
    Victoria


5. The main female character in the novel had the first name "Moira". What was her last name?
    Davidson
    Harrelson
    Samualson
    Donaldson


6. Commander Towers spent some time buying presents for various people. What was he trying to buy for his dead ten year old daughter?
    Teddy Bear
    Hula Hoop
    Pogo Stick
    Yo-Yo


7. The radiation was caused by the bombs used by Russia and China. What was used in the bombs that made them so poisonous?
    Radium
    Plutonium
    Cobalt
    Uranium


8. Lieutenant-Commander Holmes was speaking with a chemist about what he could expect when he gets sick. What was the first sign of radiation sickness according to the chemist?
    Violent Coughing
    Vomiting
    Nausea
    Diarrhoea


9. The name of the daughter of Peter and Mary Holmes?
    Julie
    Jennifer
    Jade
    Joanne


10. What was the name of the young American that jumped ship while the submarine was observing what had happened in the States?
    Scott
    Smith
    Swain
    Stevens


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Compiled Jun 28 12