Could YOU survive anything? Find out with this quiz from George Ivanoff’s survival guides

Could YOU survive anything? Find out with this quiz from George Ivanoff’s survival guides

George Ivanoff’s survival guides – The Australia Survival Guide and The Human Body Survival Guide – are packed full of facts and advice to ensure YOU can stay alive in a dire situation, no matter how gross or scary the circumstances. But, have you really been paying attention? These nifty books cover some pretty interesting topics, including ‘Tiny Flying Vampiric Death’, ‘How Not to Be a Floppy Bag of Meat’ and ‘Sci-fi Bionic Cyber People’ (yes, these are actual chapter titles).

Find out whether you could hold your own against everything from an infectious disease to a terrifying creepy-crawly by testing your knowledge with this quiz!

  1. What is the largest organ in the body?
    1. The heart
    2. The brain
    3. The skin
    4. The kidneys (both of ‘em)
  1. What is the coloured part of our eyes called?
    1. Retina
    2. Iris
    3. Lily
    4. Pupil
  2. What does a Hills Hoist do?
    1. Pulls you up the stairs
    2. Cooks you dinner
    3. Dries your clothes
    4. Raises your car for repairs
  1. Which of these facts about wombats is true?
    1. They have hundreds of tiny, sharp teeth
    2. They are the smallest mammal on earth
    3. They are perfectly harmless, with no way to injure humans
    4. Their poo is cube-shaped
  1. How fast does a fart travel?
    1. 1km/hour
    2. 11km/hour
    3. 110km/hour
    4. Faster than the speed of light!
  1. What should you do to protect yourself from the sun?
    1. Slap on some sunscreen
    2. Wear a hat
    3. Stay in the shade as much as you can
    4. All of the above!
  1. Which of these Aussie animals is, in fact, totally made up?
    1. Bunyip
    2. Quokka
    3. Cassowary
    4. Numbat
  1. What is the real, scientific name for the funny bone?
    1. Ulna
    2. Radius
    3. Humerus
    4. Deltoid
  1. Which one of these diseases is totally real?
    1. Maple Syrup Urinary Disease
    2. Orange Soft Drink Lung Disease
    3. Mashed Banana Kidney Disease
    4. Crinkle-Cut Chips Brain Disease
  1. Which town has been affectionately dubbed the UFO capital of Australia?
    1. Coober Pedy
    2. The Gold Coast
    3. Wycliffe Well
    4. Yallingup

Answers: 1 – c) the skin, 2 – b) iris, 3 – c) dries your clothes, 4 – d) their poo is cube-shaped, 5 – b) 11km/hr, 6 – d) all of the above, 7 – a) bunyip, 8 – c) humerus, 9 – a) Maple Syrup Urinary Disease, 10 – c) Wycliffe Well.

How did you do? If you scored 10/10, we have complete and utter faith you can survive ANYTHING – maybe even a zombie apocalypse (hey, if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that strange things can happen). If you’ve scored less than full marks, it might be time to brush up on your survival skills. Thankfully, The Australia Survival Guide and The Human Body Survival Guide by George Ivanoff are out now!

 

 

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Publisher details

The Human Body Survival Guide
Author
George Ivanoff
Publisher
Puffin Books
Genre
Non Fiction
Released
15 September, 2020

Synopsis

Your body is really GROSS — but also pretty AWESOME!What’s the biggest organ in the human body? Does your hair continue to grow after you die? What does a healthy poo look like?Don’t worry, The Human Body Survival Guide has the facts and advice you need to survive living in your body!Our bodies, inside and out, can seem disgusting. There’s blood and guts, burps and farts. We secrete spit and snot and sweat. Everywhere we go, we’re shedding bits of ourselves. Skin. Hair. Nails. And our bodies are a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, fungus, lice and more.The Human Body Survival Guide will take you on a weird and wonderful journey, and teach you just how amazing and complex your body is.Hold on to your insides . . . Here we go!

Publisher details

The Australia Survival Guide
Author
George Ivanoff
Publisher
Puffin Books
Released
01 October, 2019

Synopsis

Australia is trying to KILL you – this book will save your life!Oh no! You’ve been bitten by an inland taipan?Don’t worry, The Australia Survival Guide has the first-aid advice you need!What’s that? You’re lost in the bush and need to know how to collect your own water?The Australia Survival Guide has got you covered.Our amazing country has its fair share of dangers: sharks, snakes, cyclones and crocodiles can be a serious threat to your life! But don’t worry. This book will help you by providing the knowledge you need to survive in all kinds of Aussie conditions – in the bush, in the desert or even at the beach!So get out there and look around! Even if you think Australia is trying to kill you, The Australia Survival Guide can save your life!
George Ivanoff
About the author

George Ivanoff

George Ivanoff is an author and stay-at-home dad residing in Melbourne, Australia. He has written over 70 books for children and teenagers, including fiction and non-fiction. George is best known for his Gamers trilogy - Gamers' Quest, Gamers' Challenge and Gamers' Rebellion - a series of teen sci-fi novels set in a computer game world. George eats too much chocolate and drinks too much coffee. He has one wife, two children and two cats.

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