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Fact Monster: History, Design, 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 #21
1. his heel; 2. Florida; 3. Reykjavik; 4. the Suez Canal; 5. a smile; 6. bridges; 7. it was difficult to walk when wearing it; 8. turnip; 9. Peru; 10. bicycle.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Achilles, one of the strongest heroes in Greek mythology, met his death when he was wounded in what part of his body?
2. U.S. space shuttle flights are launched at Cape Canaveral. In which state will you find that launch site?
3. The country of Iceland is an island. What city is the capital city of Iceland?
4. In African history, Ferdinand Marie Lesseps is an important person because of something he designed and helped build. What did he build?
5. When typing on a computer keyboard, the typed characters :-) are one example of an emoticon. What does the emoticon :-) represent?
6. What kind of structure is engineer John Roebling best known for designing? Circle the correct answer below: bridges - churches - monuments - skyscrapers
7. In the history of fashion, the hobble skirt might be considered a "fashion hazard." Why is that? Circle the correct answer below: it was so big it barely fit through a door - it was made of flammable material - it was difficult to walk when wearing it - it was very short
8. The vegetable known as the rutabaga is closely related to which of the vegetables below? Circle that vegetable: broccoli - potato - squash - turnip
9. Which South American country has a larger population -- Chile or Peru?
10. The velocipede was popular transportation in the mid 1800s. What form of transportation might be called a modern-day velocipede? Circle the correct answer: roller skates - wagon - bicycle - shopping cart