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Torres Strait: Quiz

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Question 1: The ________ arrived on Erub (Darnley Island) in 1871.
John Williams (missionary)George Pratt (missionary)London Missionary SocietyEngland

Question 2: Pearl-shelling was responsible for the arrival of experienced divers from many countries, notably ________.
CambodiaUnited KingdomJapanCanada

Question 3: In 1823 Lieutenant John Lihou, then Master of Zenobia, was on passage from ________ to South America and chose a route through Torres Strait.
Metro ManilaValenzuela CityManilaQuezon City

Question 4: The central islands are predominantly ________ cays, and those of the east are of volcanic origins.
Coral reefScleractiniaCoralGorgonian

Question 5: Lihou saw Sir James Saumarez' Shoal (now ________) on 27 February and named the reef system after Vice-Admiral James Saumarez.
Frederick ReefsCoral Sea IslandsSaumarez ReefsLihou Reef and Cays

Question 6: Although some of the Torres Strait islands lie just off the coast of ________, they were annexed in 1879 by Queensland, then a British colony.
NiueNew CaledoniaNew GuineaPalau

Question 7: After Quiros's ship returned to Mexico, Torres resumed the intended voyage to ________ via the Moluccas.
Metro ManilaQuezon CityValenzuela CityManila

Question 8: In November 2007 community leaders held emergency talks with Australian immigration officials with a view to having illegal residents returned to ________.
Papua New GuineaEast TimorPhilippinesSaudi Arabia

Question 9: To the south is ________, the northernmost continental extremity of the Australian state of Queensland.
Endeavour RiverDunk IslandPalm Island, QueenslandCape York Peninsula

Question 10: To the north is the Western Province of ________.
Papua New GuineaPhilippinesSaudi ArabiaEast Timor







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