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Fact Monster: Influential People 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
February #1
1. Montgomery, Alabama; 2. six weeks; 3. John Tyler; 4. a type of snake; 5. 1937.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Rosa Parks is famous for her role in a bus boycott that helped bring more rights to African-American people in America. In which city did that bus boycott take place?
2. Legend has it that if a groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, we are in for more winter weather. How many more weeks of winter should we expect to see?
3. President William Henry Harrison was president for the shortest time. He died a month after becoming president. When Harrison died, his vice president took over. Who was that vice president who became president after Harrison?
4. What is a fer-de-lance?
5. One of the most famous bridges in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. In what year did the Golden Gate Bridge open to traffic?