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Answer Key for This Hunt
Hunt #20
1. they eat both meat and plants; 2. Florida; 3. she become a doctor or she earned her medical degree; 4. Chinese checkers; 5. horse; 6. Charles Curtis; 7. heavy rains caused the South Fork Dam to break; 8. three no-hitters; 9. accept reasonable responses -- one Fact Monster source estimates the population at 350,000, and another lists a recent population statistic of 386,049; 10. James Robertson.

This Hunt's Questions
1. You might already know that animals that eat meat are called carnivores and animals that eat plants are herbivores. But what do animals that are called omnivores eat?
2. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Len became the first European to set foot on the soil of which present-day U.S. state?
3. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first U.S. woman to accomplish something. What did she do that year?
4. Tiaoqi is the Chinese word for a popular board game. What is the English name for that game?
5. In Greek mythology, the centaurs were half man and half something else. What was that other half?
6. Which Native American man served as vice president of the United States under President Herbert Hoover? Circle the name of that man below: Charles Curtis - Billy Mills - Samson Occum
7. One of the greatest disasters of the 1800s occurred in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A flood caused the deaths of more than 2,000 people. What caused the flood?
8. Baseball pitcher Bob Feller led the American League in strikeouts in seven different seasons. How many no-hitters did Feller throw in his pitching career?
9. Australia's native peoples are called aborigines. About how many aborigines live in Australia today?
10. Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee. Who was the man who led the group of settlers who founded Nashville in 1779?