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Fact Monster: American and European Fun Facts

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 #6
1. primates; 2. India; 3. she was the first woman to pilot a space shuttle; 4. seeds; 5. music and poetry; 6. Tecumseh; 7. Washington; 8. 1960; 9. an animal; 10. Mississippi River.

This Hunt's Questions
1. The aye-aye is an animal native to Madagascar. Is the aye-aye a member of the family of rodents or primates?
2. In 1799, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama became the first European to sail to which country?
3. What "famous first" did Eileen Collins accomplish in 1995?
4. In Nigeria, ayo is a popular game played using a board and what other commonly found material?
5. In Greek mythology, with what was the god Apollo associated? Circle the correct answer below: love - the forests - music and poetry - war
6. What Native American chief led the Shawnee in the Battle of Tippecanoe?
7. In 1910, more than 118 people were killed when an avalanche of falling ice and snow swept away the train in which those people were passengers. This was the worst avalanche in U.S. history. In what state did it happen?
8. Muhammad Ali is best known for being the three-time world heavyweight boxing champ. But he also won a boxing gold medal at the Olympic Games. In what year was he the Olympic champion?
9. If you overheard an Australian talking about a jumbuk, what would he be talking about? Circle the correct response below: an animal - a sport - something to eat - clothing
10. The city of Baton Rouge became the capital of the state of Louisiana in 1849. Along which river is Baton Rouge located?