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Fact Monster: Global Facts

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 #28
1. "Sleeping Beauty"; 2.Australia; 3. Haiti; 4. Nelson Mandela; 5. 1999; 6. dynamite; 7. Tuxedo; 8. Africa; 9. Colombia; 10. cable car.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Charles Perrault wrote down many famous fairy tales. Which of the fairy tales below did he write? Circle the correct answer: "Sleeping Beauty" - "The Ugly Duckling" - "The Emperor's New Clothes"
2. Many countries are playing a role in building the International Space Station. Which country below is not a member of the space station team? Circle that country's name. Australia - Canada - Norway - Spain - the Netherlands
3. Hispaniola, an island in the West Indies, is home to two countries. The Dominican Republic is one of them. What is the other one? Circle the name of that country below: Cuba - Haiti - Puerto Rico
4. In South Africa, the government's apartheid rules gave few rights to black Africans. Which African below is best known as a leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement? He became South Africa's president. Circle his name: Daniel F. Malan - Nelson Mandela - Thabo Mbeki
5. In what year did the Melissa virus first attack computers around the world?
6. The Nobel Prize is named for inventor Alfred Nobel. For what invention is Alfred Nobel most famous?
7. The tuxedo was first worn in a town in Orange County, New York. What was the name of that town?
8. The watermelon is not native to America. From which continent did it come?
9. Bogota is the capital of which South American country? Circle that country below: Bolivia - Colombia - Guyana - Paraguay
10. On which form of transportation might you see a gripman working?