US History

This is what you would carry home in a jar in the song "Swinging on a Star" by Frank Sinatra.

(Would you like to swing on a star, carry ____________ home in a jar)

What are moonbeams?


This creature, with an equine name, has no teeth or stomach, mates for life, and is the only species on Earth where the male carries the unborn offspring.

What is a seahorse?


This is the only number that does not have a Roman numeral.

What is zero?


This is the most commonly used letter in the English language.

What is "E"?


Room 214 of this hotel in Washington, DC has been converted to "The Scandal Room," with decor that includes newspaper headlines about Richard Nixon's resignation.

What is The Watergate Hotel?


This is the date mentioned in the song "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.

What is the 21st (night) of September?


Turtles, toads and tarantulas are all ectothermic animals, which is typically referred to by this more common term. 

What is cold blooded?


This is the term used for the perimeter of a circle.

What is circumference?


The use of words and phrases that imitate the sound they describe is called this.

Examples: sizzle, meow, thud

What is onomatopoeia? 


This was the name of the series of programs and projects that President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted during the Great Depression. 

What is The New Deal?


These are two of the three flavors mentioned in the song "Lollipop" by The Chordettes.

What is huckleberry, cherry, or lime? 


The most common DNA test used for paternity testing is performed by collecting buccal cells, which are found in this specific body part.

What is the cheek?


This is the name of an angle that is more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.

What is obtuse?


This term refers to the giving of human qualities to non-human things.

What is personification? 


The U.S. men's Olympic hockey team defeated this country in the semi-finals of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, a game commonly known as the "Miracle on Ice."

What is the Soviet Union?


This is the year Mustang that the singer purchased Mustang Sally in the same-titled song by Wilson Pickett. 

(I bought you a brand-new Mustang, a _______)

Looking for a year.

What is 1965?


Organ transplants in the United States are dominated by one organ, which is involved in over 50% of all organ transplants that occur.  This is that organ.

What is the kidney?


This is the name of the longest side of a right-angled triangle.

What is hypotenuse?


This figure of speech involves using exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

What is hyperbole?


In the U.S. presidential election of 1968, Richard Nixon defeated this Democratic candidate.

Who is Hubert Humphrey?


This person disappeared after drawin' out all his hard-earned cash in "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.

(Now d'ja hear 'bout ____  _____? He disappeared, babe, after drawin' out all his hard-earned cash)

Who is Louis (Louie) Miller?


This C-term refers to all the "stuff" that's encased in a cell membrane except the nucleus.  

("Stuff" could be organelles and the gel-like fluid around them)

What is cytoplasm?


If it is 3:39pm in Michigan, it is this time in Bangkok, Thailand.

What is 2:39 am (the next day)?


This is the meaning of the prefix "poly." 

What is many?


He was the first Black Supreme Court justice in the United States.

Who is Thurgood Marshall?