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Fact Monster: Transcontinental 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 #35
1. Alan Alexander; 2. she was the first dog launched into space (on the satellite Sputnik 2); 3. Baffin Island; 4. "the people"; 5. whitehouse.gov; 6. it led to/enabled the building of skyscrapers; 7. the Panama hat (accept hat as a response); 8. eggplant; 9. Argentina; 10. wood.

This Hunt's Questions
1. Winnie the Pooh was written by A. A. Milne. What do the initials A. A. stand for in his name?
2. Why is the dog named Laika a famous dog?
3. An island in Canada is the fifth largest island in the world. Which island is that? Circle the name of the island below: Baffin Island - Sumatra - Great Britain
4. More than 130 million people in Africa speak one of the Bantu languages. What does the word Bantu mean in English?
5. If you wanted to send an email to the president of the United States, you would address your email to [email protected]. What part of that email address is considered to be the domain name of the address? Circle the domain name below: president - [email protected] - whitehouse.gov - .gov
6. Elisha Otis is best known for his invention of the elevator. You might have ridden on an Otis Elevator. Why was his invention so important to the development of architecture?
7. In Ecuador, what fashion item is often made from the jipijapa plant?
8. The fruit of the tomato plant is most closely related to which other fruit? Circle the name of that fruit below: apple - banana - eggplant - peach
9. In which South American country was Juan Pern elected president?
10. David Bushnell invented the submarine. His first sub was small and egg-shaped. From what kind of material was it built?