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Question 1: Solander Gardens in the east end of London is named after him, as are the Solander Islands off ________'s South Island.
New ZealandNauruUnited KingdomAustralia

Question 2: He traveled to ________ in 1760 to promote Linnaeus' new system of classification.
EnglandUnited KingdomWalesScotland

Question 3: They were the botanists who inspired the name Botanist Bay (which later became Botany Bay), Cook's expedition's first landing place in ________.
CanadaBarbadosAustraliaUnited Kingdom

Question 4: This article incorporates text from the 1949 edition of Dictionary of Australian Biography from Project Gutenberg of Australia, which is in the public domain in ________ and the United States of America.
CanadaBarbadosUnited KingdomAustralia

Question 5: Daniel Carlsson Solander or Daniel Charles Solander (19 February 1733 ‚Äď 16 May 1782) was a Swedish ________.

Question 6: In 1768 Solander and his fellow scientist Dr. Herman Spöring were employed by Joseph Banks, to join him on ________'s first voyage to the Pacific Ocean on board the Endeavour.
Mutiny on the BountyJames CookHMS EndeavourWilliam Bligh

Question 7: He enrolled at ________ in July 1750 and studied languages and the humanities.
Aarhus UniversityLund UniversityUppsala UniversityUniversité catholique de Louvain

Question 8: The professor of botany was the celebrated ________ who was soon impressed by young Solander's ability and accordingly persuaded his father to let him study natural history.
Carl LinnaeusBiologyGenera PlantarumCharles Darwin

Question 9: Afterwards he held the position of Keeper of Printed Books at the ________.
British MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumImperial War MuseumNational Gallery (London)

Question 10: He was an assistant librarian at the ________ from 1763 onwards, and elected as Fellow of the Royal Society in the following year.
Victoria and Albert MuseumImperial War MuseumNational Gallery (London)British Museum


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