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Fact Monster: Space Travel, Volcanoes, and More

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 #14
1. Garth Williams; 2. the body's internal organs shift upwards; 3. Sutur; 4. Morocco; 5. printer; 6. color TV; 7. Whitcomb Judson; 8. vitamin A; 9. So Paulo; 10. three wheels.

This Hunt's Questions
1. E. B. White wrote the popular children's book Stuart Little. Who was the illustrator of the book when it was first published in 1945?
2. When people travel in space, their waistlines get 3 to 5 inches smaller. Astronauts call this smaller waist a "wasp waist." Why does the body's waist get smaller in space?
3. The island of Surtsey, south of Iceland, was formed when an undersea volcano erupted. What was the name of that volcano?
4. Casablanca is the largest port and principal city of which African country?
5. Which of these computer-related terms is considered a peripheral device? Circle the correct term: documentation - drop-down menu - printer
6. For what invention is Peter Goldmark known? Circle that invention below: calculator - color TV - electric motor - microscope
7. An invention we could not live without -- the zipper -- was invented in 1893. Who invented it?
8. Carrots are a rich source of one vitamin in particular. Which vitamin is that? Circle it below: vitamin A - vitamin B - vitamin C
9. Which city below is the largest one in the country of Brazil. Circle the city's name: So Paulo - Rio de Janeiro - Salvador
10. Henry Ford is often said to have built the first automobile, but that is not true. Ford made the automobile affordable for many people, but Karl Benz actually built the first automobile. How many wheels were on the auto built by Benz?