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Fact Monster:Fables to Mammals

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 #26
1. Greece; 2. Cleveland; 3. opossum; 4. New York; 5. as a dessert; 6. Hawaii; 7. Guinea pig; 8. Charles Dickens; 9. five arms; 10. China.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Aesop was a storyteller of ancient times. His stories -- like "The Tortoise and the Hare" -- are still told today. In which country did Aesop do his storytelling? Circle the country name below: England - Greece - Italy
2. Carl Stokes was the first African-American to be elected mayor of a major U.S. city. In which city did he serve as mayor?
3. To which animal is South America's yapok most closely related? Circle the correct answer below: kangaroo - opossum - baboon
4. The mechanical voting machine was first used in the election of 1892. In which state was it used that year?
5. In France, when would a clafouti be served? Circle the correct answer below: as an appetizer - as a soup - as a main meal - as a dessert
6. Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is found in which U.S. state?
7. Which popular pet rodent has the longest average lifespan? Circle the name of that pet: gerbil - Guinea pig - hamster - mouse - rat
8. The popular Christmas story A Christmas Carol includes characters like Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Mr. Scrooge. Who wrote that widely read book? Circle the name of its author below: Clement Moore - Charles Dickens - Wynkyn de Worde
9. How many "arms" do most starfish have?
10. The Gobi (pronounced GO-bee) Desert is a large cold-weather desert. In what country is the Gobi Desert found?