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International Fact Monster

Students in grades 4 to 8 build research skills and cultural literacy as they learn about a wide variety of topics.

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Answer Key for This Hunt
Hunt #4
1. "land of tomorrow"; 2. Thailand; 3. Sistine Chapel; 4. computer; 5. 1791; 6. the strength of hurricanes; 7. 500; 8. five competitions; 9. it is the most distant object known; 10. north to south.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Many states get their names from American Indian words. For example, the state of Kentucky gets its name from an Iroquois word, kentahten. What does that word mean in the Iroquois language?
2. Bangkok is the capital city of which country in Southeast Asia?
3. The artist Michelangelo's paintings can be seen on the ceiling of a famous chapel at the Vatican in Rome. What is the name of that chapel?
4. Vannevar Bush had a hand in inventing one of the most important machines ever. What machine was that? Circle the name of that machine below: computer - automobile - vending machines
5. In what year was the first bank established in the United States?
6. What is the Saffir-Simpson scale used to measure?
7. In Roman numerals, I is the same as 1, V is the same as 5, X is the same as 10 What number is represented by the Roman numeral D?
8. How many different competitions are part of an Olympic pentathlon?
9. Sedna is an important object in the Solar System because ___. Which words below best complete that statement? Circle those words: it is so close to the sun - it is Saturn's moon - it is the most distant object known
10. Do U.S. interstate highways that end in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) carry travelers from north to south or from east to west?