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Fact Monster: Across the Country

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 #18
1. Cherokee (of Oklahoma); 2. accept answers along the lines of cloth, burlap, fiber, or cord; 3. the White House; 4. Apple Computer; 5. 1920; 6. accept answers such as countries that border the Pacific Ocean, in the western Pacific area, or in the China seas; 7. nominal number; 8. St. Louis; 9. 4.6 billion years old; 10. Wilderness Road.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to lead a major Native American tribe. Which tribe did she lead?
2. Jute is an important crop in a number of southern Asian countries. What is made from jute?
3. What famous Washington, D.C., landmark was built by James Hoban?
4. In 1976, Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak started a computer company that is still around today. What company did they start?
5. In which year did KDKA, the first commercial radio station in the United States, go on the air?
6. In what part of the world is hurricane called a typhoon?
7. What kind of number is the number on a baseball player's uniform? Circle the correct name for that kind of number: cardinal number - ordinal number - nominal number
8. Only 13 countries competed in the 1904 Summer Olympic Games. Where were the 1936 Summer Olympics held?
9. How old do scientists believe the sun to be?
10. What was the name of the famous road that Daniel Boone blazed in the 1840s?