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Fact Monster: People and Locations

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 #19 1. "The Little Mermaid"; 2. 1870; 3. Asia; 4. Herbert Hoover; 5. China; 6. Oklahoma; 7. Persian; 8. January 5; 9. whale shark; 10. Europe and Asia.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Which of the famous fairy tales below was written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1836? Circle the title of that fairy tale: "Cinderella" - "The Little Mermaid" - "Snow White"
2. Hiram Revels of Mississippi was the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate. In what year was he elected?
3. On which continent are gibbons found?
4. In the election of 1828, one candidate for president wanted voters to think they would be better off if he was elected president. He used the slogan "A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage" to try to get votes. Who was that candidate?
5. If you were eating a congee -- which is a dumpling filled with meat, fish, or vegetables -- you would probably live in which country?
6. In which U.S. state will you find the Boston Mountains? Circle the correct state name: Massachusetts - Oklahoma - Minnesota - Nevada
7. What is the most popular breed of cat?
8. People in some cultures celebrate Twelfth Night, which marks the end of the Christmas season. On what date do Twelfth Night celebrations take place?
9. Which kind of shark is the largest member of the shark family? Circle that shark in the list below: basking shark - whale shark - white shark
10. The Ural Mountains form the boundary between which two continents?