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100

1964 

The animated TV special ______________ debuts on CBS, with Burl Ives as the voice of Sam the Snowman. The special is based on a 1949 song, and has become a perennial favorite.


100

North Korea and _______ are the only places you can't buy Coca-Cola.


100

December 7, 1941

USN Base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by what nation?

JAPAN

100

This common pet parasite can jump 200 times the length of its own body

FLEA

100

What must a female mosquito do before laying eggs?

EAT A BLOOD MEAL

100

2003 

SHE becomes the first woman with three Diamond albums when the RIAA certifies her fourth album, Up!, with 10 million in sales. Her second and third albums, The Woman in Me (1995) and Come On Over (1997) also went Diamond.

Shania Twain


100

 "All is calm, all is bright" in this song whose 200th birthday was Christmas Eve 2018


200

1979 

Before this group's concert at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, 11 people are trampled to death and dozens are injured in a rush to enter the arena. Like many concerts of the day, there are no reserved seats, a practice known as "festival seating."

The Who


200

More people visit ___________ than any other country.

FRANCE

200

In 1941, Pearl Harbor was located in what US territory?

HAWAII

200

This word for the young of insects is from the Latin for "ghost"

LARVA

200

Describe the marking on the abdomen of a black widow.

a red hourglass


200

Name the Movie: 


Friday the 13th

200

THIS science-fiction thriller directed by James Cameron, was released internationally; it went on to make more than $2.7 billion worldwide. 



200

Which popular Christmas beverage is also called “milk punch?”


300

1984

Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal,____.


300

____________ is the world's most earthquake-prone country.  

JAPAN

300

December 8, 1980

This former member of The Beatles was murdered.


300

Gene science has led to thoughts of eradicating this insect, or maybe just the Culex genus that spreads encephalitis

MOSQUITO

300

What is the most common indoor insect problem in households?


300

According to the claiming of some historians, Friday the 13th was the day on which _______ bit the apple from the Tree of Knowledge.

 

Eve

300

12/15/1791

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution—known as _________________, which is a collection of mutually reinforcing guarantees of individual rights and limitations on federal and state governments—were adopted as a single unit.


300

What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?

Join in any reindeer games

400

1989

Presidents George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announce the official end to the _____War at a meeting in Malta.


400

What was the first capital of the United States?

NY, NY

400

1903 

Norwegian parliament votes unanimously for female suffrage.....what is SUFFRAGE?

the right to VOTE

400

This paternal name usually refers to a type of arachnid, but the crane fly also gets the moniker

DADDY LONG LEGS (or GRAND-DADDY)

400

Which insect is responsible for the most human deaths worldwide?

MOSQUITO

more than 1 million people every year – making it not only the most dangerous insect, but also the most deadly animal. The majority of these mosquito-related deaths are due to MALARIA.

400

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of: 


400

This reopened in Pisa, Italy, after more than 10 years of work to stabilize the structure. 



The Leaning Tower of Pisa


400

How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?

4

500

1992

A test engineer for Sema Group sends the world's first _____________, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network.

text message

500

What happened to the people in Salem who were convicted of witchcraft? (how were they executed?)


500

1867

The capital of Colorado Territory is moved from Golden to _____________.

Denver

500

The bulldog type of this bug regularly preys on the carpenter type & its bite can kill humans


500

What are the three parts of an insect's body?

 

500

Some say Friday the 13th has biblical origins. Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was described as “the 13th guest” at the ______________.


Last Supper

500

12/14/1799

This man died at Mount Vernon. 


George Washington


500

Elvis isn’t going to have a white Christmas he’s going to have a….


600

1818

_______________ becomes the 21st state.

HINT: Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, Fire


600

This POTUS gave an 84-minute speech after getting shot in the chest


600

1965 - THIS premiered!



600

A  poem about these title insects "in the Garden" says, "Here come real stars to fill the upper skies" 


600

Name this bug: 


Praying Mantis

600

Friday September 13th, 1996, saw rapper _______ die of wounds he received in a drive-by shooting



600

1920

This natural disaster occurred in the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000

EARTHQUAKE

600

Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as another holiday mascot?

Cupid


700

1967 

1st human _______ transplant performed in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky


700

_____________________  is thought to be the most popular name in the world.

Muhammad

700

Died yesterday!


JUICE WRLD

DEAD AT 21 ...

700

Available at most gardening stores, these beneficial beetles can help rid your garden of aphids & other destructive insects


700

Which of the following is a sign that an insect is probably safe to eat?

hairy body       dull coloration       long antennae 

dull coloration

700

 One in six adults believes the supposedly unlucky date poses the greatest risk of bad luck and considers it unluckier than _____ cats, broken ______ and spilled ______.


black

mirrors

salt

800

1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduced this MAJOR food source to England from Colombia.

800

In 1892, almost 700,000 dozen pineapples were exported from the Bahamas. Which island in the Bahamas was the primary pineapple producer?


800

1979 

The World Health Organization officially certified that after a number of concentrated vaccination campaigns around the world,_______________ had been eradicated. There has not been a single case since in the world since then. Only two infectious diseases have been completely eradicated in history.

smallpox

800

Terminix says vacuuming is a good start in controlling these icky insects like the German & brown-banded types


800

What's a "king" honeybee called?

a DRONE

900

On December 8, 2004, Damageplan was performing at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. As the band played the first song of its setlist, Nathan Gale, a deranged fan, rushed onto the stage and shot this lead guitarist multiple times with a Beretta 92FS, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The band's head of security, Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson, then tackled Gale, but was fatally shot in the ensuing struggle. A fan, Nathan Bray, was also murdered as he attempted to aid Abbott and Thompson, as was Erin Halk, an employee of the venue who tried to disarm Gale while he was reloading. Three others were wounded before Columbus police officer James Niggemeyer entered the club and shot Gale once in the head with a 12-gauge Remington Model 870, killing him.


900

These large bugs named for a monster are probably the fastest flying insects


900

This state designated the pulelehua, also known as the Kamehameha butterfly as the official state insect

 

HAWAII


1000

1998

The United Nations General Assembly declared anti-Semitism a form of racism. What is anti-Semitism?

hostility to or prejudice against Jews.

1000

Bees are found on every continent except ________.


1000

NAME THAT ANIMAL!

can hold its breath for 2 hours 

can dive up to 1000-1300 feet deep 

eat squids and fish usually 

have whiskers that help them detect the vibration of the prey under water.

worst enemies are orca, polar bears and sharks 



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