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Question 1: In 1776 the ________ established an outpost for the provision of timber; its location is thought to be near the western end of York Street.
Dutch EmpireDutch East India CompanyDutch West India CompanyFrench East India Company

Question 2: Forest settlements, such as Karatara and Bergplaas (1922) were started and many of the "dangerous" working-class people from the ________ were moved to these settlements.
PretoriaGautengSedibeng District MunicipalityJohannesburg

Question 3: Finding themselves without work some of these ________ drifted into the forests and joined the woodcutting community.
Italian irredentismItalyItalian diasporaItalian people

Question 4: The historic Montagu Pass between George and ________ was declared a National Monument in 1972.
Keurboomstrand, Western CapeOudtshoornPlettenberg BayGeorge, Western Cape

Question 5: There were also a small number of ________ immigrants who had been brought to the area from Turin in 1879, as part of a scheme to start a silk industry in the Knysna area.
ItalyItalian diasporaItalian irredentismItalian people

Question 6: The first toll-keeper was John Kirk Smith, born in ________, England in 1818.

Question 7: Marketable ________ is harvested from 20% of the State forest.
LumberWoodWood preservationPulp (paper)

Question 8: The world traveller ________ visited George in about 1878 and his comment on the Montagu Pass was: "...equal to some of the mountain roads through the Pyrenees".
United KingdomAnthony TrollopePalliser novelsLondon

Question 9: The building of the ________ line over the Outeniqua Mountains, between George and Oudtshoorn began in December 1908 from the George side and in 1911 from the Oudtshoorn side.
TransportTrain stationRail transportTrain

Question 10: In early days the lives and livelihood of the people revolved around the timber industry and the rich ________ in the vicinity and it remained a quiet outpost.
Temperate broadleaf and mixed forestsForestTreeOld-growth forest


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