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Riddles
100

The first day of the 20th century was?

January 1, 1901

100

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two men in the entire world to do what?

Walk on the moon

100

What is the term for a word that is similar in meaning to another word?

Synonym

100

What causes tides?

The moon

100

How many states make up the United States of America?

50

100

What question can you never honestly answer YES to

Are you sleeping, because if you are asleep, you wouldn't hear the question.  
200
On a class field trip there are 4 buses taking 36 students to the zoo.  Each bus has the same number of each student.  How many students are on each bus?

9 students on each bus

200

Which war was fought between the north and south regions in the United States?

The Civil War

200

Dad went outside and (sweep, swoop, sweeped, swept) the deck.

Swept

200

What is H2O also known as?

Water

200

Latitude and longitude are examples of... 

Absolute Location 

or

Relative Location

Absolute Location
200

My spine is stiff, my body pale, I am always ready to tell a tale.  What am I?

A book

300

If it’s 5:30 when you leave for the store and 6:15 when you get there, how long did it take?

45 minutes.

300

What is Rosa Parks most famous for?

Refusing to give her seat up in the front of the bus.

300

The true story of a person's life written by that person.

Autobiography

300

 What phenomenon might be felt on the surface when two tectonic plates rub against each other?

Earthquake

300

In which region can plant and animal life be found?

Lithosphere

Hydrosphere

Biosphere

Atmosphere

Biosphere

Bio means life

300

I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?

An Echo

400

If a train leaves the station and travels at 60 miles per hour, how much time will have passed when it arrives at a station 300 miles away?

5 hours or 300 minutes

400

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in which war?

The Civil War

400

Which is an example of alliterative language?

 The ocean glistened as the day turned to night.

 OR 

The sea shimmered with the sinking sun.

The sea shimmered with the sinking sun.

400

How long does it take the moon to orbit Earth? 

24 hours, 

365 days, 

1 month, 

Earth orbits the moon

1 Month

400

What does a cartographer make?

Roads

Carts

Graphs

Maps



Maps

400

I have keys, a lock and a space, but no rooms. You  can enter, but you can't go outside.  What am I?

A Keyboard

500

If a football field is 100 yards long, how many feet long is the football field?

300 feet

500

In what decade did Hong Kong revert to China from British rule?

The 1990s, specifically 1997.

500

What does it mean to radiate? 

Spin

Kill

Glow

Glow

500

Why do you often see lightning before you hear the thunder?

Light travels faster than sound

500

What is the capital of Florida

Tallahassee 

500

A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A?

A is D’s aunt. 

Using letters as placeholders for names like “Uncle Bob” or “Aunt Linda” makes straightforward relationships seem difficult.

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