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Fact Monster: Queenly Stories to Geckos

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
May #4
1. New York; 2. females only; 3. Scheherezade; 4. stony desert; 5. it makes noises.

This Hunt's Questions
1. In 1624, explorers from the Netherlands settled in the New World at a place they named New Amsterdam. What is that place called today?
2. Which mosquitoes can bite, or pierce, the human skin?
3. The "Arabian Nights" is the name given to a series of 1,001 stories told by a queen in order to keep her husband, the king, from killing her. She told stories about Ali Baba, Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin, and others. What was name of the queen who told those famous stories?
4. What kind of land would you most likely find in the African country called Djibouti (pronounced jih-BOO-tee)?
5. How is gecko different from most other lizards?