Education World
Back To Article
Scavenger Hunt Answer Key

  1. The space shuttle was named for the first American ship to navigate the globe Columbia. The sloop, based in Boston and captained by Robert Gray, also explored areas of what would become the northwestern United States in the 1790s.
  2. Cats won seven of the 12 Tony Awards for which it was nominated.
  3. Fifty-two hostages remained in captivity until the Iran hostage crisis ended.
  4. Brian Boitano defeated Brian Orser, of Canada.
  5. More than 1,400 people submitted designs for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  6. In 1986, the number of CD players sold rose to 3 million.
  7. The Berlin Wall was 11.81 feet high. (Accept student responses of 11 feet or 12 feet.)
  8. People bought 7 million copies of Super Mario Brothers 3.
  9. Titanic, Star Wars and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace are the only movies to earn more money than E.T.
  10. People used 30 million computers in the United States in 1986.

© 2000 by Education World®. Education World grants users permission to reproduce this page for educational purposes.