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100

In what city did jazz music start?

A. London, England

B. New York, New York

C. New Orleans, Louisiana

D. Charleston, South Carolina

C. New Orleans, Louisiana

The birthplace of jazz was New Orleans in the early 20th century. The musical style was created by African-Americans who were descended from enslaved people brought to America from Africa. The musicians mixed African musical elements, including folk songs and rhythm, with European instruments and harmony. 

100

How many sides does a rectangle have?

4
100

What is the largest animal on Earth?

A. The African elephant

B. The blue whale

C. Alligator

D. The giant squid

B. Blue Whale

The African elephant may be the biggest land animal, but the largest animal anywhere on Earth is the blue whale, which can weigh up to 400,000 pounds (or 200 tons)—that’s approximately 33 elephants!

100

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Spongebob Squarepants

100

What planet do we live on?


Earth

200

Who was the first Black president of the United States?

A. Martin Luther King, Jr.

B. Barack Obama

C. Frederick Douglass

D. John Lewis

B. Barack Obama

Although the other Black leaders on our list would have made great presidents, only Barack Obama actually held the office, from 2009 to 2017. He was the 44th president and the first Black president in US history. 

 

200

What kind of fish is Nemo?

a clownfish

200

Can you name the closest star to Earth?

The Sun

200

What does a thermometer measure?

Temperature

200

Which country has the largest population?

A. United States

B. China

C. France

D. Russia

B. China covers 3,705,407 square miles and has 1.4 billion people that live there.

300

Where is the fastest muscle in the body?

A. The leg

B. The arm

C. The fingers

D. The eye

D. The eye

A muscle around the eye called the orbicularis oculi is the fastest muscle in the human body. It can close the eyelid in 100 milliseconds, or one-tenth (.1) of a second. This fast motion is likely where the expression “in the blink of an eye” came from!

300

What does an apple grow from?

A tree

300

Which animal is the largest big cat?

A. Lion

B. Tiger

C. Cheetah

D. Leopard

B. Tiger

300

What sport can you get a hole in one?

Golf

300

How many cents are in a dollar?

100 cents = 1 Dollar

400

How many bones are in the adult human body?

A. 501

B. 105

C. 206

D. 347

C. 206

The official count of bones in the adult human body is 206. Some doctors debate this because it depends on what exactly you count as separate bones. Babies are born with many more bones, around 300, but end up with less when they’re grown up because some of those bones grow together.

400

On the farm, what is a kid?

A baby goat

400

What land animal can open its mouth the widest?

A. Alligator

B. Crocodile

C. Baboon

D. Hippo

D. Hippo


The hippopotamus has the widest mouth of any land animal. It can open its jaws more than three feet and 150 degrees!

400

Why do snakes stick out their tongue?

A. To scare predators

B. To lick their prey

C. To make a hissing sound

D. To “smell” the air

D. To smell the air

The snake sticks out its tongue to gather chemical info from the environment around it, and then carries it back to two receptors on the roof of its mouth.

400

What month do we celebrate Easter?

April


500

What’s the hardest substance in our body?

A. Bones

B. Hair

C. Nails

D. Teeth

D. Teeth

Teeth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, even stronger than bone. Teeth enamel is 96 percent mineral, more than any other part of your body, which is what makes it so hard. On the other hand, bones are mostly made of collagen, which is softer and flexible. But because collagen is alive, it can repair, so if you break a bone, it will heal. But if you damage your tooth enamel, it can’t repair the damage because it isn’t made of living cells.

500

What are the primary colors?

Blue, red, yellow

500

What is an animal called that eats plants and meat?

A. Carnivore

B. Herbivore

C. Omnivore

D. Pescatarian

Omnivore

Carnivores eat meat, herbivores eat plants, and omnivores eat basically anything—in Latin, “omni” means “all.” (Pescatarian is a human diet similar to a vegetarian, but which also includes fish.)

500

What is it called when there are no more of one kind of animal left on Earth?

A. Evolution

B. Conservation

C. Extinction

D. Endangered

The most famous animals to have become extinct are the dinosaurs, which died out about 65 million years ago. Scientists don’t know exactly why, but it was likely a mass extinction event, either a meteor slamming into Earth or a massive volcanic eruption.

500

How many colors are in a rainbow?

A. 7

B. 10

C. 6

D. 8

A. 7


These amazing optical displays are one of the most beautiful sights in nature, and one of the answers to our trivia questions for kids. The colors of the rainbow can be remembered by an acronym, or the first letter of each word: ROY G BIV. That’s red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

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