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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

Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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

Is the following statement a metaphor or a simile:

Her smile was as bright as the sun

Simile

200

What is H2O also known as?

Water

200
Is Massachusetts on the east or west coast?

East

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

Name one leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, etc.

300

What do you call the part of the story with all the action or the big twist?

The Climax

300

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

Earthquake

300

What state is furthest north?

Alaska

300

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.

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 as 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? 

1 Month

400

What does a cartographer make?

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

Name one of the original thirteen colonies

Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island

500
What do we call the message or a lesson of a story

Theme

500

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

Light travels faster than sound

500

Is Orlando a city, state, or country?

City in Florida

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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