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The Camping Challenge

Look Carefully at the Picture and Answer the Questions That Follow


Camp Picture


  1. How many people are staying at this camp?
    There are 4 people.
  2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
    They arrived a few days ago judging by the spider web on the tent.
  3. How did they get here?
    The oars by the tree indicate they arrived by boat.
  4. Is the closest village far away?
    No, because a chicken wandered into their campsite.
  5. Where does the wind blow: from the north or from the south?
    A flag that shows the wind direction is on top of the tent. (To tell which direction is which, look at the branches - they're normally bigger on the southern side of trees - if you're in the Northern Hemisphere.)
  6. What time of day is it?
    It's morning. Take the answer from question five to figure out east and west then work out the time based on the shadows.
  7. Where did Alex go?
    Alex went to catch butterflies. You can see his net behind the tree.
  8. Who was on duty yesterday? (Give their name)
    Colin was on duty yesterday. Colin is rummaging through his backpack (marked with a 'c'); Alex is catching butterflies; James is taking photos as his tripod can be seen sticking out of his bag. This leaves Peter - then, according to the list, that means Colin was on duty yesterday.
  9. What day is it?
    The day is August 8. According to the list, Peter is on duty, and there is a watermelon - which ripen in August - on the ground.




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