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Fact Monster: International December 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
December #2
1. Indian Ocean; 2. first fruits of the harvest; 3. eight candles (the menorah has eight branches and a large center candle from which the others are lit); 4. five; 5. crocodile.

This Hunt's Questions
1. In which ocean will you find the island called Christmas Island?
2. The word "kwanzaa" comes from an African phrase, matunda ya kwanza. What does that phrase mean?
3. One of the symbols of Hanukkah is the menorah (pronounced meh-NOR-uh). How many candles does a menorah hold?
4. China's flag has one large star and some small ones. How many stars in all are on China's flag?
5. The gavial (pronounced GAY-vee-uhl), an animal found in the rivers of Pakistan and other places, is most closely related to which of the animals below?