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What does the word Wisconsin mean?
meeting place of waters
How many lines are in a limerick?
5
Who was Pablo Picasso?
a famous Spanish artist
What does the Mason/Dixon Line divide?
northern and southern states
Which five states could you travel to in order to swim in the Pacific Ocean?
California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii
What is H2O?
water
Who were the last three Presidents of the United States to complete their four-year terms?
1. Ronald Reagan 2. George Bush 3. Bill Clinton
How far is the earth from the sun?
93 million miles
Find a shorter way to state this problem: 12 +12 +12 +12 + 12 +12 = 72
12 x 6 = 72
In the early 1900's where did immigrants have to register before they could enter the United States?
Ellis Island
Name the five Great Lakes.
Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior
What is the only structure on earth that can be seen from space?
The Great Wall of China
Name three Native American tribes whose reservations are now west of the Mississippi.
Cherokee, Apache, Sioux
Which river is known as "Old Man River"?
Mississippi River
Bonus Question: What is a constellation?
Bonus Answer:
an area of space occupied by a particular group of stars
What is the closest planet to the sun?
Mercury
What is the metric term for each of the following?
1/1000 of a meter = _______ 1/100 of a meter =_______ 1000 meters = _______
1/1000 = millimeter, 1/100 = centimeter, 1000 = kilometer
For what purpose are latitude and longitude used?
To locate places on a map of the earth.
How many inches in one foot?
12
Who was the first female U.S. astronaut to go up in space?
Sally Ride
What is the symbol of the Democratic Party?
a donkey
Which waves can transmit telephone calls and cook food?
microwaves
Bonus Question: Name three constellations.
Bonus Answer:
Cassiopeia, Orion, Pegasus, the Great Bear, Little Dipper and Big Dipper
Name the civil rights leader whoes dream it was to see peace and equality amoung all people?
Dr. Martin Luther King
Who are Amati and Stradivari?
the first great violin makers
How many stars are located in the Milky Way Galaxy?
over 100,000,000,000
(100 billion)
Name two of the five areas of physical fitness.
body composition, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, muscular endurance
What does a seismologist study?
earthquakes
Who were the first three Presidents of the United States?
1. George Washington, 2. John Adams, 3. Thomas Jefferson
Which two forces keep the planets from falling?
gravity and centrifugal force
Which planet is known as the red planet?
Mars
Glass is mostly made up of what?
sand
Bonus Question: Recite the Preamble to the Constitution (worth 3 points)
Bonus Answer:
We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
What do you call a person who studies dinosaur bones?
paleontologist
If you want to travel from the U.S.A. to Europe, which ocean would you cross?
Atlantic Ocean
What metal was mined in southern and central Wisconsin in the early 1800's?
lead
What is the formula for perimeter?
perimeter equals the sum of all sides
What was the name of the wall, built by Romans, the seperate England from the land which we now call Scotland?
The Hadrian Wall
Which is hotter, a burning house fire or the surface of the sun?
surface of the sun
What do you call a person who studies rocks?
geologist
Which ocean is by the North Pole?
Arctic Ocean
Who was the first U.S. astronaut to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
What year did Wisconsin officially become a state?
1848
What do you call a person who digs up things to find out about people of the past?
archeologist
List two constitutional rights that you have as a U.S. citizen.
free speech, choose religion, bear arms
To which political party does President George W. Bush belong?
Republican
Which is larger, a liter or a gallon?
a gallon
Name three states that have shorelines on the Gulf of Mexico?
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Florida
What is a verb?
an action word; give an example
What was the last state to be admitted to the Union?
Hawaii
What other two countries are part of North America?
Canada and Mexico
What body part makes contact with the ball when doing the bump in volleyball?
the forearm
Where is the U.S. capitol located?
Washington, D.C.
How many chambers are found in the human heart?
4
Round 627.234 to the nearest hundredth.
627.23
On which side of the street should we walk if there is no sidewalk?
the side facing the traffic
How many hours are in one day?
24
What is the Richter Scale used to measure?
strength of earthquakes
Add 1 and 2/100 using a decimal point system.
1.02
Which states would you travel in if you drove from Appleton to Nashville?
Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee
Name five states that have Great Lakes on their borders.
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
What is the most common mineral in the world?
quartz
How many weeks in one year?
52
What is it called when two or more different parts sing together at the same time?
harmony
How many teeth are in a complete set of permanent teeth?
32
What is the formula used to find the area of a rectangular surface
area = length x width
In the number 1,345,654,234 in which place value is the 1?
the billions
What is the name given to a group of lions? of cattle? of geese?
a pride
a herd
a gaggle
What type of book is The Story of My Life by Helen Keller?
an autobiography
When is the next presidential election?
November, 2004
The U.S.A. is part of which continent?
North America
The Mississippi River empties into which body of water?
Gulf of Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula is part of which continent?
North America
Which is the largest planet in our solar system?
Jupiter
Describe the process involved in finding the mean of three numbers.
add numbers together, divide by three
Lines that run across a page from side to side are called what?
horizontal lines
What did Neil Armstrong say as he took his first steps on the moon?
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
How many feet in one yard?
3
What are the two major political parties in the U.S. today?
Democratic and Republican
Which state was first to join the Union?
Delaware
Which returns blood to your heart carrying carbon dioxide to the lungs, veins or arteries?
veins
Which part of the human body has a cornea?
eye
Which is the largest state in the U.S.A.?
Alaska
What is a noun?
a person, place or thing; give an example
What country do you live in?
U.S.A.
Is Nebraska east or west of the Mississippi River?
west
What is the Italian name for this musical symbol ______ and what does it mean?
a fermata which instructs you to hold the note or rest longer than indicated
What system of the body are the alveoli located?
the Respiratory System
Lines that run from the top to the bottom on a piece of paper are called what?
vertical lines
What is the symbol of the Republican Party?
an elephant
Name three parts of the brain.
cerebrum, cerebellum, medulla
What is the main job of red blood cells?
carry oxygen to the cells
Name three things we should do to keep healthy.
eat a proper diet, exercise and get plenty of sleep
How many sides does a pentagon have?
5
Is the aorta part of the human heart or lungs?
heart
Name two Native American tribes that now have reservations in Wisconsin.
Oneida, Menominee, Potawatomi, Chippewa