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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 species can live on both water and land?  

Amphibians

100

What is the longest river in the world? 

Amazon

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

Who wrote the national anthem of the United States of America? 

Francis Scott Key

200

In the sentence “Sally is a very good drummer,” what part of speech is the word “very”?  

Adverb

200

Which tool is used to estimate the likelihood of certain genetic outcomes?

 Punnett Square

200

What is the largest country by size? 

Russia

200

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

A book

300

Ron saves $32 every day. How much will he save in a year of 365 days?  

$11,680

300

During World War I, the countries that sided against Germany were called: 

Allied Powers

300

The name of a PARTICULAR person, place or thing.

Proper Noun

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

The interior angles of a triangle always sum to...

180 degrees

400

Who founded the Red Cross?

 Clara Barton

400

Who is the author of the 1960 novel about social and racial inequality To Kill a Mockingbird? 

Harper Lee

400

How long does it take the moon to orbit Earth? 

1 Month

400

How many countries are in North America? 

23: Canada, the United States, Mexico, and all the sovereign states in the Caribbean and Central America.

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 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?

 Five hours or 300 minutes

500

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

The 1990s, specifically 1997.


500

Often seen at the end of a sentence, the three trailing dots that indicate the omission from speech or writing of a word (or words) that is superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues are known as…?

An ellipsis

500

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

Light travels faster than sound

500

What’s the capital of New Hampshire? 

Concord

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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