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Fact Monster: Eastern and Western 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 #11
1. judo; 2. India; 3. Taiwan; 4. 30 tons; 5. Utica, New York; 6. 1992; 7. one quintillion; 8. Beijing (China); 9. the sun; 10. Fairbanks.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Native American Ben Nighthorse Campbell was a U.S. senator from Colorado. Before he became a senator, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team. In what Olympic sport did he excel?
2. Hinduism is the religion practiced by the majority of people in which Asian country?
3. In 2003, Taipei 101 became the tallest building on Earth. Where will you find Taipei 101? Circle the name of that place below: Malaysia - Taiwan - Shanghai
4. Back in 1945, the first computer -- called ENIAC -- was built. Today, a laptop computer weighs just a few pounds. How much did ENIAC weigh?
5. Frank Woolworth is best known for opening the first discount store in 1879. By 1911, he owned a chain of more than 1,000 F. W. Woolworth Stores, which were sometimes called "five-and-dime stores." In what city and state did Woolworth open his very first store?
6. Hurricane Andrew was one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history. In what year did Hurricane Andrew hit Florida and Louisiana?hr 7. The number one million is written 1,000,000,000. What do you call the number represented by 1,000,000,000,000,000,000?
8. What city is the site of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games?
9. Which are more frequent -- eclipses of the sun or of the moon?
10. The Alaska Highway carries travelers more than 1,500 miles from Dawson Creek in Canada to which Alaskan city?