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MISCELLANEA - VOLUME 1
By
D. B. MAGEE
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TREE ROOT CAVERN AND THE CRYPTIC DISCOVERY


A worldly and unworldly adventure

Description
When four new friends stumble upon a
cavern at the bottom of a large Baobab
tree in the back yard of the Walborgs
foster home, they make a remarkable
discovery that sets them on a supernatural
journey.
Follow along as Ryan, Lisa, and the geeky
twins, Stacy and William solve secret
codes, incur the wrath of ghostly pirates,
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thugs, and ultimately discover the celestial
land of spirit children.
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Meet the characters

Ryan Age 12 and the leader of the


group is an outspoken, jack of all trades
cowboy with a hometown Texas drawl.

Lisa Age 12, is fun loving and


bubbly optimistic with a sunny disposition and
a can-do attitude. She is also the groups voice
of reason.

Stacy Age 10 and twin number


one is the shy computer nerd of the group.

William Twin #2 is the more


introverted of the group and also a bit of a
science geek.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION ONE EASY
ANATOMY
ANIMALS 1
CITIES OF THE WORLD 1
CITIES OF THE WORLD 2
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
JOB TITLES
NAME THAT GAME
NATURE
TRANSPORTATION

SECTION TWO MEDIUM


ANIMALS 2
COMPUTERS
MATHEMATICS
SPACE TERMS
SPACE TRAVEL TERMS
U.S. ASTRONAUTS 1961-1972
U.S. GEOGRAPHY STATES OF THE UNION

SECTION THREE HARD


AUTOMOTIVE
FAMOUS ARTISTS
ENGINEERING 1
ENGINEERING 2
SCIENCE
U.S. PRESIDENTS 1
U.S. PRESIDENTS 2
WONDERS OF THE WORLD 1
WONDERS OF THE WORLD 2
WONDERS OF THE WORLD 3
WORLD GEOGRAPHY - RIVERS

SECTION ONE - EASY

ANATOMY
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Do you know your body?

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A blood vessel that carries blood from a body part back toward the heart.
The mid arm joint.
The outer covering of our body.
A membranous bag of tissue used to hold urine from the kidneys.
The first tube in the travel of food through the body.
We use these for strength.
The brain interprets feeling through these.
Use this to differentiate flavors.
A body part that doesnt seem to be needed, but causes severe abdominal pain in some people, when it ruptures.
The lower arm joint.
A large organ near the stomach having various functions in modifying the structure of the blood.
One of two glandular organs which separate water and waste products from the blood.
Sound receptacles.

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The largest glandular organ, located in the upper abdomen.


The mid leg joint.
A bony cage for our internal organs.
The solid framework of our bodies.
The lower leg joint.
The liquid that runs through veins and arteries.
A band of tough tissue connecting bones.
The "small" and "large" snake-like tubes that allow food to continue its trip through the body.
The bodies pump.
Backbone.
Air bags.
A large thick walled tube that carries blood from the heart to parts of the body.
The first stop for food on its trip through the body.
The bodys computer.
The upper arm joint.
Inelastic fibrous tissue by which muscles are attached to bones.
The wide bony support area by our hips.
We use these for sight.

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ANIMALS 1
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Common popular animals

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ANIMALS 1
Animals & Water Creatures
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A water animal with 8 strong arms and a beak.


A water animal with a shell on it's back.
A furry long eared animal
A very large ape.
A breed of police dog, German _________.
A long necked water bird.
A male donkey.
A little rodent - Also a computer device.
The largest animal in the world. (A mammal living in the oceans.)
A small animal with a long tail living in trees.

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A large wild cat with stripes, living in Asia.


Pork comes from this animal.
A huge African water pig.
A bird; a popular food source including its eggs.
An African wild horse with stripes.
These animals pull Santa's sleigh.
A clear fish with poisonous tentacles.
A striped type of house cat.
A cowboy rides this.
The biggest animal in the cat family, living in Africa or parts of India.
A long necked land animal living in Africa.
A water bird with webbed feet.
A desert animal with a hump on it's back.
American's eat these on thanksgiving.
The largest land animal. (It has a trunk.)
A source of food and milk.

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CITIES OF THE WORLD 1


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Popular cities of the world

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CITIES OF THE WORLD 1


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The Holy city of followers of the Moslem religion in Saudi Arabia.


The capital of the ancient kingdom of Persia. (Now known as Iran.)
France's capital city. This modern city is on both sides of a river, which is crossed by at least 30 bridges.
The heart of the British Common Wealth. (The capital of Great Britain.)
The capital of Alaska.
The Holy city. (Capital of Israel.)
Capital of Denmark.
Capital of South American Republic of Ecuador.
Irelands seaport capital.
The largest city in Canada.
Finlands famous capital city.
The largest city in Wales.
The capital and major seaport of Cuba.
The capital of Columbia.

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The capital, largest city, and main port of Uruguay.


Chief city and capital of Venezuela.
The city of the Arabian Nights. (Capital of Iraq.)
Norway's capital city.
The city where the Statue of Liberty lives.
Sweden's capital.
This city is in the center of South Africa and the world's largest gold mines.
The largest city on the continent of Africa and the capital of Egypt.
The capital of Scotland.
This city was originally settled by Aztec Indians.
Capital of the Republic of Chile.
This city lies in a very deep valley, yet it ranks as the worlds highest capital city. (Capital of Bolivia).

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CITIES OF THE WORLD 2


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Popular cities of the world (cont.)

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CITIES OF THE WORLD 2


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Austria's capital city.


The capital city of Poland.
The capital city of Italy.
This magnificent city of carnivals, fairs and bull fights, is Spain's fourth largest city.
This city with its many majestic mosques is the capital of Albania.
A small fishing village only a hundred years ago. Today this is the largest city in China, and is also the countries
busiest port.
The largest city and capital of the Philippines.
This great oriental port is the capital of Burma.
The capital of Japan.
The capital of Greece.
This Italian city covers 118 small islands which are connected by 400 bridges. People travel by gondolas, and motor
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This city whose name means "beautiful lagoon is located on an island with the same name, off the coast of southern
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The Belgium capital.

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The capital of Hungary used to be two cities separated by a river. They united and combined their names and formed
this city.
Czechoslovakia's capital city.
Yugoslavia's capital.
The very hilly capital city of Portugal.
This old city used to be a small river town in the time of Columbus, now it is the capital of Germany.
Often called the "Venice of the North", this Dutch city is built on approximately 90 islands which are connected by
390 bridges.
This capital of New Zealand was named after the famous English hero who defeated Napoleon.
Once a prehistoric village of lake dwellers, this city is now the capital of Switzerland.
The capital of Thailand.
This city is the most industrialized in India, but is not the capital.
The largest city in Australia.
The Kremlin sits in the heart of this Russian capital.
Called the "Gateway to the Orient" this leading seaport city is located on the Malay Peninsula.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
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Can you name the most common household items?

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Cloth window coverings.


This is a storage device and cooler for food.
Use this to illuminate an area of a room.
An electronic digital device for working and surfing.
An automatic machine for cleaning plates, glasses, and other cooking utensils.
Use this for dental hygiene.
Sit around this with family at dinner time.
Store your clothes here.
Another name for a couch.
This device entertains you with music.
A communication device.

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Another word for portraits.


A small table next to a bed.
Women groom their hair with this.
A small oven for quickly heating food.
A slumber unit.
This device visually entertains you.
Sit on these.
Men use this for their hair.
A table with drawers for doing work.

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JOB TITLES
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Popular Career and Job Titles

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The title of a highly educated college teacher.


A person who mediates, advises, and helps troubled people.
An office assistant.
An expert in Physics.
One who controls an aircraft.
A technical person skilled in wiring buildings and or machinery.
A person that produces scaled drawings, blueprints, etc.
Someone who instructs.
The head of a high school.
A scientist dealing with very tiny organisms.
A female restaurant server.
A worker skilled in using machine tools.
A workman who builds and repairs wooden things.
A degreed professional who designs, plans and directs projects and operations in a technical field.
A space pilot.
A person who makes original sketches, drawings, patterns etc.
The ranking official of a government.

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Pharmacist or Druggist.
One who provides medical treatment.
The general term used for a quality control review person.
An engineer that specializes in the design of buildings.
A male restaurant server.
The title for the head of a ship.
A law enforcement individual.
A person skilled in the technicalities of some subject.
The head of a college.
A person who creates and manages internet sites.
A scientist who deals with the origin, history, physical characteristics, life processes, etc. of plants and animals.
The general term used for an office supervisor.
A specialist in the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes.
Druggist.
A person that gives legal advice.

NAME THAT GAME


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Played on a table with balls, and cue sticks.


A board game in which you try to conquer the world.
A 2 player board game with pegs and cards.
A card game played alone.
A two player strategic board game using armies of white and black pieces.
An outdoor game using a net, rackets and a birdie.
A two player game where each player tries to sink the other players boats.
An outdoor game played by two teams using a ball with a net between them.
Chinese Checkers are played with these.
Similar to Poker except using dice and a score pad.
An outdoor game between 2 or 4 players on a court using rackets, a ball and a net between them.
A dice game played in casinos.
A card game in which the object is to match cards into sets of the same denomination, or sequences of the same
suit.
31. A lawn game played with mallets, balls, and wire lawn hoops.
32. This game requires horses, mallets and a ball.
33. A children's game involving one person being "it" and trying to touch another in order to transfer the position of "it" to
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Throw a ball, hit the pins!


Played on a field with two teams trying to score points using a pigskin ball.
A word board game where each player has 7 letters and has to spell out words on the board.
This game is played by throwing a ball through a hoop.
The game requires hitting a ball with a bat, and running bases.
A commodities game using 63 cards representing 7 commodities plus two buyer cards, the Bull card and the Bear
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Another name for this game is "Reversi".
A board game for two (typically) using 15 pieces and dice.
Play this game by matching the dots on each half of the 28 pieces.
Red and black disk type pieces are used on a chess board to play this game by two players.
A card game by which you try to get up to 21 points without going over.
The western version of a game that originated in India. This game is played by moving pieces around a board
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5 Card Draw is one type of this game.
A board game for 4 players using instruction cards and 4 colored pawns.
A board game using fake money and dice to buy real estate by moving around the board.
The object of the game is to obtain a collection of "tiles" to form a specific hand before your opponents do.
Uses a board hung on a wall to receive pointed projectiles thrown at it.

NATURE
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How well do you know the outdoors?

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Autumn, Spring, Summer, and Winter, are each one of these.


A tropical cyclone with winds over 73 miles an hour.
When our planet shakes.
Bee's like these.
The general term for dogs, cats, birds, etc.
The wettest season.
A strong storm with twisting high speed winds.
A body of water.
The season before summer.
White puffy things in the sky.
A hot dry place in a valley.
Not a flower, not a tree, I am short, what must I be?
We drink it to survive.
Frozen light white water falling from the sky.
A large stream.
A BIG hill.
The blue area high above us.

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You mow this.


Trunk, branches and leaves.
We breathe it.
Two thirds of our planet. (The liquid part.)
You belong to this race.
Another name for the fall season.
The hottest season.
A big sand bar in the ocean.
Animals with wings.
Water that overflows rivers, and covers streets.
The sandy area near the ocean.
The loud sound usually accompanied by lightning.
A bright light in the sky during some storms.
Strong winds and rain.
Water falling from the sky.
A marsh.
The area below and between mountain ranges.
A huge sea wave caused by an earthquake.

TRANSPORTATION
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Common modes of transportation

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A car used for public transportation.


A large commercial water transport.
A public transportation system running underground.
A two wheeled vehicle, usually carrying one person, propelled via the driver using pedals.
A military vehicle with a big gun.
An automobile used for transporting injured and sick people.
A motor coach that can carry many passengers.
A series of cars pulled by an engine (locomotive) along tracks.
A motorized vehicle with two wheels.
A one person vehicle with one wheel propelled using pedal power.
A wheeled car or carriage suspended from an overhead track.
The typical name used for an airplane without an engine.

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A three wheeled pedal powered vehicle.


A personal automobile, owned by many people.
An under water vehicle.
Shoes with wheels.
Any general type of flying vehicle.
This floats with the wind, and is elevated using hot air.
The general term for a very fast aircraft.
A small semi rigid airship seen floating over sporting events.
A cloth type material used to suspend and slow the descent of a person falling from an airplane.
The typical name used for a vehicle that carries cargo.
A small water craft.

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SECTION TWO MEDIUM

ANIMALS 2
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This bird looks like a short fat man in a suit, and lives in the South Pole.
A type of cat that comes from Thailand.
A "Cocker" is this type of dog.
Most powerful vulture in the world - Lives high in the Andes Mountains.
The smallest of all birds. It can hover in one place.
A type of bison.
An "Airedale" is this type of dog.
A bear with a white coat that lives in the Arctic.
We get "wool" from this animal.
This bird has a fixed stare. It can not move its eyes.
An Australian animal with a pouch for its babies.

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This bird can be trained as a messenger.


The offspring of a mated jackass and mare.
This animal eats termites.
An animal with a hard protective covering that looks like armor.
A popular "talking" type of bird.
A very ferocious brown color bear.
The Indian name for this prairie wolf.
A tall pink water bird living in Louisiana, & Florida.
The largest (non flying) bird in the world. It can run 50 MPH.
This male bird has a large fan of green, blue, & gold feathers.
The name given to the breed of small horses.

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COMPUTERS
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Basic computer terminology

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The computer code made up of "1's" and "0's".


A category in which "Read Only" and "Random Access" belong.
The general name used for the small portable storage medium.
"Ram" is the acronym for one type of memory, what is the other?
1,000 bytes.
A collection of wires through which data is transmitted from one part of a computer to another.
A popular operating system.
A computer pen pal.
An internet site is made up of individual _____________.
This provides the basic instructions for a computers hardware.
A way to send messages to people using a computer.
The name used for the fixed disk / drive.
Get a paper copy from your digital data, using this.
Use this device to read paper documents and convert them to digital format.
An online room for talking to friends in real time.

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An online bulletin board.


Input sound with this.
A device with many buttons.
The language behind webpages. (Acronym)
A hand held computer input device.
An online store, organization, etc., is known as a ____________.
A temporary data storage area that is a popular upgradeable item. (Acronym)
1,000,000 bytes.
Sound comes form these.
The World Wide Web.
A device used to connect a computer with the internet over telephone lines.
The main brains of a computer. (Acronym)
A type of compressed packaging format for digital files.
The well known acronym for a computer monitor.

MATHEMATICS
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General math terms

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The measurement across a circle through its center.
Half the diameter.
A branch of math dealing with the ratios between the sides of a right triangle.
When multiplying an objects length by its width, you get its what?
The science of computing by positive real numbers.
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To determine by using mathematics.
The comparison of two like quantities.
An expression in which symbols and formulas are used to represent a chemical reaction.
A branch of mathematics dealing with points, lines, surfaces and solids, and examines their properties,
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The line bounding a circle.

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A set of algebraic symbols expressing a mathematical fact.


A given amount in every hundred.
The integral part of a logarithm.
A four sided plane figure with four right angles.
A three sided figure.
The decimal part of a logarithm.
A method of calculation using a special system of notation in symbols.
A system of math using letters or other symbols to stand for numbers.
A closed figure in a plane.
The area times the height of a solid.
The outer boundary of a figure or area.
A number expressed in terms of a numerator and denominator.
The measure of the amount of matter in an object.
A plane figure with eight angles and eight sides.

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SPACE TERMS
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Terms used when dealing with outer space.

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Of or having to do with the sun.


A large grouping of stars, typically containing millions to billions of stars.
Earth's twin sister planet.
The only planet in our solar system known to contain human life.
This planet is farthest from the sun, and shares its name with a Disney character.
A region of the atmosphere characterized by ionized gases.
The farthest point of a celestial object from the sun in its orbit about the sun.
A small body causing a flash and a streak of light when entering the earth's atmosphere.
An over shadowing or cutting off of light, such as when the moon comes between the sun and the earth.
The point in an elliptical orbit of a satellite at which the distance is greatest between the orbiting body and its primary.
Between stars.
The closest planet to the sun.
The effect of the gravitational attraction of one body on the orbit of another.
The plane of the earth's orbit around the sun.
The emission and propagation of energy through space or a material medium in the form of waves.
The release of nuclear energy through splitting of atoms.
Earth is one of nine in our solar system.
The study of the physical and chemical nature of celestial bodies and their environs.
The planet next to Jupiter, characterized by the rings around it.
Space between the earth and moon.
The body of air surrounding the earth.
Between planets.

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The science of space.


Planetoid.
The largest planet in our solar system.
The degree of deviation from a circular orbit.
The heavenly body that revolves around the earth approximately once a month.
Of or pertaining to the earth.
The point at which a moon or artificial satellite in its orbit is closest to its primary.
The point in an elliptical orbit around the sun which is nearest the sun.
The science dealing with the physics and chemistry of earth's atmosphere.
The fourth largest planet in our solar system and the eighth planet from the sun.
The science and technology of space flight.
The field of dynamics concerned with the motion of bodies relative to the air and forces which act upon the body.
Path of a body relative to its primary.
The absence of any apparent gravitational pull on an object.
The force that tends to pull bodies toward the earth.
The fourth planet from the sun.
Beyond the moon.
The quantity of matter in an object.
This planet spins on its side and is located between Saturn and Neptune.
A space with nothing in it.
A cloud like milky patch seen in the night sky, containing groups of stars too far to be seen singly.

SPACE TRAVEL TERMS


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Terms used when dealing with travel in outer space.

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An absence of oxygen in the blood, cells or tissues of the body.


The field of dynamics concerned with the motion of bodies relative to the air and forces which act upon the body.
A space vehicle the U.S. routinely uses for transporting astronauts to and from space.
Negative acceleration.
A rocket fitted on or in a vehicle used to retard forward motion.
A wheel device so mounted that its spinning axis is free to rotate about either of two other axis perpendicular to itself
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A liquid or solid substance burned in a rocket for developing thrust.
The space platform built and used by many countries. (Acronym)
The title given to a U.S. person who works and travels in space.
The science and technology of space flight.
The path described by a space vehicle.
The step-by-step process leading to space vehicle launching.
A protuberance that houses an instrument on an otherwise smooth skin of a rocket.
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A rocket propellant containing a single substance.


An unmanned projectile sent into space to gather information.
A mechanical frame with two mutually perpendicular intersecting axes of rotation.
A Russian space station.
Electronics as applied especially to astronautics.
A system for taking measurements within a space craft during flight and transmitting them by radio to a ground
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A propellant consisting of two unmixed chemicals.
The rate of increase of velocity.
A unit of speed measurement for a moving object equal to the speed of sound in the medium in which the object
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The area of mechanics that studies motion in space, whether natural or man-made.
A communications device in earth's orbit.
The point in time or trajectory when the propellant of a space craft is exhausted or cut off, resulting in the end of
combustion.
The science that deals with the motion, behavior, etc. of missiles acted upon by propellants.
A satellite that is under engine thrust in its orbit.
The acronym for the name of the missile destruct button.
When a space mission fails to accomplish its purpose for reasons other than enemy action, the mission is said to be
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An engine that maintains or increases the velocity of a spacecraft once it has achieved its programmed velocity.
A Russian astronaut.
Useful cargo.
A propulsion unit used in the initial stage of flight.

U.S. ASTRONAUTS 1961-1972


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Do you keep up with NASA? Can you name the early astronauts?

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Armstrong and this partner flew the first Gemini mission of 1966.
On July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 carried Aldrin, Collins and Neil on this Lunar Landing mission. What is Neil's last name?
How many manned Mercury missions were performed in 1962?
The last of the Apollo missions for 1969, Apollo 12 took Conrad, Gordon and one additional person on this Lunar
Landing mission. Who was the third person?
McDivitt, Scott, and this person flew an Earth Orbiter mission aboard Apollo 9 on Mar. 3, 1969.
The first Lunar Orbiter mission, Apollo 8, carried Borman, Lovell, and one other astronaut. Can you name him?
There was a third person besides Haise and Swigert on Apollo 13. What was the name of this mystery person?
This man flew the Mercury Redstone 4 alone on July 21 1961.
Stafford was one of the astronauts on Gemini 9A on June 3, 1966. Who was the other pilot?
On Sept. 12, 1966, Gemini 11 was host for Conrad and who?
This person piloted the Mercury Atlas 8 on Oct. 3 1962.
On June 3, 1965 the Earth Orbiter mission Gemini 4 took off with McDivitt and one other pilot on board. Who was the
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This person flew another Earth Orbiter mission called Mercury Atlas 7 on May 24, 1962.
The first of the Gemini missions on Mar. 23, 1965, called Gemini 3, and was also the first to carry two astronauts.
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Lovell flew with one other astronaut on the Gemini 7 Earth Orbiter mission on Dec. 4, 1965. What is the name of this
other astronaut?
An Earth Orbiter mission was flown on Feb. 20, 1962 by this individual. It was classified as Mercury Atlas 6.
This man was the only astronaut on the Mercury Redstone 3 Earth Suborbital mission on May 5, 1961.
Young, Duke, and Mattingly flew the first Apollo Lunar Landing mission of 1972. What was the number of that Apollo
mission? (Spell out the answer.)
How many manned space flights were conducted in 1967?
What was the number of the last Apollo mission flown? (Spell it out.)
How many manned space flights were performed in 1961?
The last of the Gemini missions in 1966, Lovell and this astronaut piloted Gemini 12 on an Earth Orbiter mission.
Schirra, Eisele and this astronaut flew the Apollo 7 mission on Oct. 11, 1968.
Shepard and Mitchell flew with who on the Lunar Landing mission, Apollo 14, in 1971?
Cooper and this astronaut piloted another Earth Orbiter mission called Gemini 5 on Aug. 21, 1965.
Gemini 6A took off on an Earth Orbiter mission on Dec. 15, 1965 carrying this astronaut along with astronaut Schirra.
There were three astronauts on the Lunar Landing mission, Apollo 15, on July 26, 1971, Scott, Irwin and _______?

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U.S. GEOGRAPHY STATES OF THE UNION


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Do you know when the individual States entered the Union?

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This territory (state) was formed from part of the Oregon territory, and named in honor of one of our presidents.
Known as the "Land of Lincoln" because this is where our 16th president was raised. This became the 21st state in
1818.
The largest of the New England states, it became the 23rd state in 1820.
The "Show Me State" was named from an Indian term meaning "river of the big canoes". This state entered the
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One of the original 13 states as of 1733, and known as the "Peach State".
The discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859 brought many fortune seekers. It was admitted as the 36th state in
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This was the 25th state added to the Union in 1836. IT is known as the "Land of Opportunity", and its state flower is
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Another of the original 13 colonies, and known as the "Keystone State", it entered the Union in 1787. This is also
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This state got its name from its river, which got its name from the Indians of the area.
The 17th state as of 1803, it gets its name from the river that forms its southern border.
The 16th state in the Union as of 1796, this state's name is derived from the name of a Cherokee village, Tanasi.
Admitted as the 45th state in 1896, this is where Bringham Young led a group of Mormon Pilgrims seeking freedom
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Known as the "Constitution State" and one of the original 13 states.
The "Grand Canyon State" was the 48th state to join the Union in 1912.
Joining the Union in 1788 as one of the original 13 states, this state is in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard and
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Part of the Deep South, this state entered the Union in 1817 as the 20th state. The state flower is the Magnolia
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2. Known as "Big Sky Country", Lewis and Clark were the first known white explores to have set foot here. It joined the
U.S. in 1889 as the 41st state.
3. The "Sunshine State" known for its beaches, and oranges as its main export, became a state in 1845.
4. One of the top dairy producing states, and known as "America's Dairy land", this state was admitted into the Union
as the 30th state in 1848.
5. The 44th state in the Union, this was the first state in the world to grant voting rights to women.
6. In 1791 this became the 14th state and is one of the six New England states, and nicknamed the "Green Mountain
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8. The "Pelican State" is known for its Mardi Gras.
9. The first of the original 13 states and having the motto "Liberty and Independence", the "Diamond State" is named
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12. In 1859 this territory was admitted as the 33rd state.
15. Admitted as the 46th state in 1907. The state flower is the mistletoe.

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16. Known as the "Centennial State" because it became the 38th state when the U.S. turned 100 in 1876.
18. Entered into the Union in 1788, one of the six New England states and one of the original 13 states in the Union, this
state is known as the "Old Colony State".
20. This state gets its name from the word meaning "flat water". It was admitted as the 37th state in 1867. Its nickname
is the "Cornhusker State".
21. Best known for its potatoes, this state was admitted in 1890 as the 43rd state.
22. The "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Actually there are more than 12,000 lakes throughout this territory that became a state
in 1858.
23. Nicknamed the "Golden State", this is the 3rd largest state in area. It was admitted into the Union in 1850.
25. Home to many of the founding fathers, and named for Elizabeth I, Queen of England, it was one of the original 13
states and entered the Union in 1788.
26. Home of Daniel Boone, the "Bluegrass State" is the 15th state and was admitted in 1792.
28. Known as the "Land of the Indians" and home to the nation's most famous auto race, this is the 19th state and
became so in 1816.
30. Center of the American auto industry, the "Great Lakes State" is the 26th state as of 1837.
32. The "Lone Star State" achieved its independence from Mexico in 1836. It was admitted as the 28th state in 1845.
36. The "Heart of Dixie" became the 22nd state in 1819.

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AUTOMOTIVE
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Can you name the parts of your car?

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A device for transferring electric current to the spark plugs.


The overall assembly of gears for a vehicle.
A device that can be opened or closed to control the flow of a gas, liquid or vapor.
A rotating device with blades that helps to cool the engine.
The container for the piston.
The distance the piston moves from BDC to TDC.
A set of tubes in which air-fuel mixture or exhaust gases flow through.
These components provide a spark to the cylinder. (Spark ____.)
The port in a cylinder head that allows gases in.
The mechanism in the power train that connects the crankshaft to and from the transmission.
The liquid substance that powers most of today's vehicles.
Mechanical components with teeth that mesh with others to transmit power from one shaft to another.
A type of transmission that changes gears without driver intervention.
A mechanism in passenger cars at the rear axle, that permits one rear wheel to turn at a different speed than the
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A liquid lubricant.
A component used to remove impurities from a system.
A type of braking system using flat round friction plates.
The driving connection between the transmission and the differential.
A type of transmission that requires the driver to select each gear.
Arc shaped metal pieces lined with heat resistant fiber which are forced against a drum to cause braking action.
The vehicles supporting cross bar on which one or more wheels turn.
A reciprocating part of the engine which can transmit motion from the pressure received from the burning gases in
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The rotating member connected to pistons via connecting rods, which turn reciprocating motion into rotary motion.
A device that controls or alters motion.
These components surround the piston to prevent leakage.
A rotating metal plate attached to the crankshaft to help even out power surges from the power stroke, and serves as
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The relationship between the valve movement and the piston movement.
The intake and exhaust openings in the cylinder head.
The port in a cylinder head that allows burnt gases out.
The device used for stopping or slowing a vehicle.
Usually a rubberized material connecting various sheaves in order to transfer power or motion to other devices or
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The device in the fuel system that mixes air and gasoline.

FAMOUS ARTISTS
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Are you a connoisseur of art? Can you name these artists?

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This English landscape painter, John __________ became famous for his landscapes of Suffolk, Hampstead,
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One of his best known works "Persistence of Memory", Salvador ____________, first influenced by futurism, became
a leader of surrealism.
This artist _______________ da Vinci was multi talented as a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer and
scientist.
French painter Edgar ________, son of a banker, abandoned his plan to go into law and instead became a painter
and sculptor. Many of his works, including "The Rehearsal" are located in the Louvre museum.
This American painter, Jackson _____________ through experimentation, developed his famous "drip" technique.
His vigorous attack on the canvas and his devotion to painting, led to the term "action painting".
Jean _________, 1887-1966 was a French sculptor and painter. He finished a monumental wood relief for Harvard
in 1950.
Katsushika ______________ was a Japanese painter, draftsman, and wood engraver. Some of his famous works
are the "Ten Thousand Sketches", covering 15 volumes.
Alexander ____________ started out as a mechanical engineer. He became one of the most innovative modern
sculptors with his mobiles, wire portraits miniature zoo, and his immobile sculptures known as stabiles.
Known by his first name ________________ Harmenszoom van Rijin, was a Dutch painter, etcher and draftsman.
Pablo _____________, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and ceramist who worked in France.

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A Florentine painter, Sandro ___________ was one of the greatest colorists in Florence, and a master of the
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Andy _____________ was an American artist and filmmaker. He is considered the leading exponent of the pop art
movement. He lived from 1928-1987.
_____________ O'Keefe, an American painter characterized by her immaculate, sculptural, organic forms, painted in
strong, clear colors, is represented in a Santa Fe museum devoted to her works. She lived to the age of 99.
Helen __________________, an American painter of the abstract expressionist school developed a technique for
staining unprimed canvases with color.
Pierre Auguste _______________ was a French impressionist painter and sculptor. He lived from 1841-1919.
Considered the foremost American portrait painter, Thomas _________, is also one of the greatest artists of the 19th
century.
American figure painter and etcher, Mary ___________ is known for her "Mother and Child" paintings.
______________ Van Gogh, born in 1853 was a postimpressionist painter. He committed suicide at the age of 37.
Claud ____________, a French landscape painter was a founder of impressionism.
This Italian sculptor, born in 1386 was the inventor of a technique known as schiacciato (shallow relief) which
allowed him to achieve effects of spatial depth.
A Flemish painter, Hieronymus _____________ belonged to a family of painters. His paintings are filled with brilliant
colors, strangely animated objects, and amusing or diabolical figures.

ENGINEERING 1
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Terms used in the various Engineering fields (mostly mechanical).

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A type of force acting on a body that tends to shorten it.


The term for deformation that occurs with bending.
The term for unit deformation.
The configuration type of a beam supported from one end.
The change in size or shape of a body when a force is exerted on it.
Woodruff is a kind of what?
A wheel with a grooved rim used to guide a rope or cable.
To make round the sharp corner of an object.
The gradual deterioration of a material subjected to repeated loads.
To cut a straight angle across a sharp corner of an object.
The distance between the center of an object and its axis.
The internal friction of a fluid which makes it resist a tendency to flow.
A force multiplied by a distance.

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When measuring a material for resistance to penetration, we are measuring its what?
A mechanical assembly used to connect a driving member with a driven, collinear member.
If we are talking about something that has a Fillister head, what are we talking about?
The tendency for a material to fail by one part sliding past an adjacent part.
The process of uniting pieces of metal by heating until molten and fusing together.
A force that acts to produce rotation.
The point of a plane area that corresponds to the center of gravity of a very thin homogeneous plate of the same
area and shape.
A type of force acting on a body that tends to lengthen it.
This component makes a semi-permanent connection between two shafts.
These units provide a positive ratio drive for transmitting rotary motion from one shaft to another.
A machine part which allows another part to revolve or slide.
Having the property of immediately returning to its original size, shape or position, after being stretched.
Relating to energy or physical force in motion.
Bodies or forces at rest or in equilibrium.
The internal resistance of an elastic material caused by external loading that tends to change the shape of the part.
The tendency of a body to remain in a fixed condition without change.
The resistance to motion resulting from one part rubbing against another.
A mechanical assembly using friction to stop a moving member.
This component is generally used to produce a displacement of its follower.

ENGINEERING 2
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More Engineering terms

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Change in the velocity of a moving body.


The distance between a beginning and ending point, without considering the path followed.
The force of attraction between molecules of the same kind.
The branch of mechanics that deals with motion, without reference to the force or mass.
The maximum gauge pressure in a sound wave.
Another name for "dynamics".
A tapered bit used for enlarging or shaping a hole.
A graphical representation of force, velocity, acceleration, etc.
The process in which liquid loses molecules from its surface.
When an object travels faster than the sound it produces, we call its speed ______________.
The branch of mechanics dealing with the motions of material bodies under the action of given forces.
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On a gear, the radial distance from the pitch circle to the top of the tooth.
The number of times any action or occurrence is repeated in a given period.
When molecules of different kinds attract one another.
A substance that is a mixture of two or more metals.
The bending of a wave as its wave speed changes.
The flow of charged particles (usually electrons) from one place to another.
Regular variation between maximum and minimum values, as of current or voltage.
Rate of change of position in relation to time.
A measure of the potential energy or work per unit charge (electrical pressure.)
Voltage divided by current = _______________
Mass divided by volume = ______________________

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SCIENCE
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Basic Science terms

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The blanket of air that surrounds the Earth.


Splitting a substance into the separate chemicals that make it up, by passing an electric current through it.
The speed or force of something that is moving.
The natural passage or diffusion of water (or other liquids) through a semi permeable membrane.
A substance having marked basic properties (i.e. substance with properties of a base).
A unit of measurement for sound, it measures the loudness or volume of the sound waves.
Hard, inanimate object that you throw at a wabbit. (Just a bit of humor here.)
Made up of protons and neutrons in a central nucleus surrounded by electrons.
The tendency of a body to remain at rest or stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force.
A thing that transmits heat, electricity, light, sound or other form of energy.
The process by which an object having electrical or magnetic properties produces similar properties in a nearby
object, usually without direct contact.
The name given to the ability to do work.
The bending of a wave path, as of light or sound, at the boundary between two different mediums.
When two or more chemicals combine to make a new chemical substance.
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Tiny droplets of one liquid floating in another liquid, such as oil droplets floating in water.
To combine with oxygen.
A unit of measurement for temperature.
Differences in potential (or electric state) related to the electrical forces that 'push' charges through a conductor.
A device used to measure the speed of wind.
When a substance changes state from a gas to a liquid.
One of the basic units of matter. It is the smallest particle into which a substance can be divided and still have he
chemical identity of the original substance.
A device used to measure the pressure of the atmosphere.
The upward forces exerted by a fluid on a body in it.
A device that creates electricity by turning around a magnet near a coil of wire.
When the vibrations of a substance, such as the wood of a violin, correspond to the air vibrations which make the
sound.
The ratio of the mass of a body to its volume, usually expressed as its specific gravity.
The amount of water vapor in the air.
The movement or flow of electric charges.

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U.S. PRESIDENTS 1
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Figure out the last names of these presidents.

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Born in 1865 this man was a newspaper publisher, trustee of the Trinity Baptist church, became the 29th president in
1921, and then died in office in 1923 while visiting San Francisco California.
Born in 1767 and receiving sporadic education, he became an outstanding young lawyer and then a major general in
the war of 1812. He also became a national hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans. He became the 7th
president in 1829.
This man was vice president and in 1974 succeeded the first president ever to resign. He was the 38th president.
Born in New York in 1800, married one of his teachers, became a lawyer, and then the 13th president in 1850.
Born in 1822 and educated at Kenyon College and Harvard Law School, he went on to fight in the Civil war, rose to
the rank of brevet major general, and then later became the 19th president in 1877.
The gentleman came from a family with a tradition of public service. He flew 58 combat missions in WWII as a Navy
pilot, and became the 41st president in 1989.
Born in 1833, and only 5 feet 6 inches tall, this man was a lawyer and colonel of the 70th volunteer Infantry, before
becoming the 23rd president in 1889.
Born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735, serving as vice president under Washington and becoming the
second U.S. president in 1797.
Born in 1822, son of an Ohio tanner, he went on to become a general of the volunteer army, and then in 1869 the
18th president.
Reputed for public service as an engineer, administrator, and humanitarian, this son of a Quaker blacksmith born in
1874 became the 31st president in 1929.
During his administration, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well being than any other time in its history.
He was elected to two terms starting in 1993, and was the 42nd president.
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This vice president, born in 1808 became the 17th president in 1865 after President Lincoln was assassinated.
A peanut farmer, a naval officer, and the 39th president.
Once a commanding general in WWII, he served two terms as the 34th president from 1953-1961.
Born in 1831 and earning money for college by driving canal boat teams, then becoming professor of Western
Reserve Eclectic Institute (later Hiram College), and a year later its president, this man finally became the 20th U.S.
president in 1881. He was shot the same year and died of infection of the wound 2 months later.
7. This man born in 1743 was the third president and at the age of 33 drafted the Declaration of Independence.
9. Elected the 21st president in 1891, this man was also a lawyer, and had served as Quartermaster General in New
York early in the Civil War.
11. In 1923, by the light of a kerosene lamp, his father a notary public administered the oath of office for this 30th
president.
13. The only president to never marry, and elected five times to the House of Representatives. He was elected as the
15th president in 1857.
14. This man was born in 1882 in New York. He attended Harvard University and Columbia law school. He followed the
example of his 5th cousin, a U.S. president, and after becoming assistant secretary to the Navy; he became the
32nd president and was serving his fourth term when he died.

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U.S. PRESIDENTS 2
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Figure out the first names of these presidents.

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7th president - 1829-1837.


4th president - 1809-1817.
19th president - 1877-1881.
25th president - 1897-1901.
26th president - 1901-1909.
30th president - 1923-1929.
37th president - 1969-1974.
28th president - 1913-1921.
12th president - 1849-1850.
35th president - 1961-1963.
1st president - 1789-1797.

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31st president - 1929-1933.


29th president - 1921-1923.
14th president - 1853-1857.
38th president - 1974-1977.
18th president - 1869-1877.
22nd and 24th president.
36th president - 1963-1969.
8th president - 1837-1841.
13th president - 1850-1853.
33rd president - 1945-1953.
3rd president - 1801-1809.
39th president - 1977-1981.
21st president - 1881-1885.
34th president - 1953-1961.
40th president - 1981-1989.

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 1


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Ancient, modern & natural wonders of the world

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This mountain has the faces of four presidents carved into it.
The chapel named after Pope Sixtus IV, in the Vatican.
The huge sculpture with the face of a man and body of a lion.
Probably the world's most dramatic ruins, Machu Picchu sits boldly perched on a steep sided mountain saddle in this
country.
Where in the world does the Serengeti Migration occur?
The name of the great dam in Washington State.
Three of the top attractions at this popular tourist destination are: the Iceberg calving, the Penguin colonies, and the
Polar Ice Cap.
This 40 mile canal joins the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and saves ships 8,000 miles when traveling from N.Y. to
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The name of the tall famous tower in Paris.
The huge statue of the sun god Helios that once stood in the harbor of Rhodes, an island near Greece.
The giant tomb named after a king by his widow Queen Artemisia in the ancient tiny kingdom or Caria.

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This state attracts thousands of visitors a year, just to see the Grand Canyon.
For a thousand years a 40 foot high statue of this great god of the ancient Greeks stood at Olympia.
The multi national space platform. (Acronym)
One of the Seven Wonders of the World built at the order of a pharaoh in Egypt.
The famous lighthouse in ancient times built by Alexander the Great.
The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jehan, Emperor of __________.
The English crown jewels are stored in this London tower.
The name of the Dalai Lama's palace in Tibet.
A great city of the ancient world known for a famous "hanging garden" of flowers and shrubs built along arches and
towers.
In Italy, the leaning tower of ________________.
Argentina and Brazil share this amazing water fall.
The great Roman square used for speeches, shows etc., was known as the Roman ____________.
This country hosts the longest wall in the world, known as the Great Wall.
This 100 mile canal separates Asia from Africa.

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 2


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Ancient, modern & natural wonders of the world part two

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 2


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This ancient religious complex in Mexico is home to the "Pyramid of the Sun".
This temple in Egypt is so enormous it could hold the world's 3 largest cathedrals.
In what country can we find the "Banaue Rice Terraces"?
The world's largest Buddhist stupa.
In what country can you find the "Forbidden City"?
Grander than Niagara Falls, these falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe plunge 330 feet to the bottom.
The Great Barrier Reef is a misnomer. It is actually a collection of thousands of distinct coral reefs. In what country
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18. In what city can I find the "Temple of the Emerald Buddha"?

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What is the name of the island in Chile where you can find "moai" (stone human statues)?
With rice terraces, arts & crafts, temples and more to see, this island in Indonesia is a very popular tourist attraction.
This crater is the remnant of a volcano that blew apart in Tanzania, and is now a haven for thousands of wild
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The Fjords of Norway were carved by what?
Known as an architectural masterpiece, Angkor Wat was constructed in the early 12th century in the jungles of this
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In Turkey you can find a wilderness where people from the 10th & 11th centuries carved whole communities in the
soft hillside. What is the name of this place?
The 2000 year old structure of Rome where gladiators fought.
This is the bigger of two countries that contain the massive Amazon Rain Forest.
The famous islands in Ecuador for exotic wildlife exploration.
Petra, the ancient city of tombs, temples, and other buildings carved into solid sandstone cliffs, is located in this
country.

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 3


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Ancient, modern & natural wonders of the world part three

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 3


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This stupa in Myanmar is 300 feet high, atop a hill, and thickly plated in gold, and adorned with diamonds, rubies and
other precious gems.
Once the home of an oracle, this place used to receive visitors from distant lands to ask questions of the Greek God
Apollo.
A prehistoric site of megaliths arranged in horse shoe patterns and concentric circles, located in England.
What is the name of the temple in India renowned for its skyscraping Gopurams?
The most spectacular cliffside coastal scenic drive is in Italy. Can you name it?
This famous medieval Gothic cathedral has almost 200 spectacular stain glass windows.
These monstrous caverns (about 300 miles worth) in New Mexico, attracts visitors from around the world.
In what museum will you find the original painting of Mona Lisa?

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What is the name of the magnificent Moorish fortress palace complex in Spain?
What is the name of the temple in India where the Sikh priests read the original copy of their Holy Scripture non-stop
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4. The awe inspiring pyramidal mountain peak in Switzerland.
6. Hundred's of years ago, this modest hunting lodge was turned into Europes grandest royal palace.
7. This fortress / palace in Russia has 17 towers and is matched in size only by the Forbidden City in China.
8. On August 24, 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and covered what city.
10. If I am in the "Valley of the Kings", what country am I in?
14. The Hagia Sofia, a 1400 year old, 16 story high, domed wonder, is located where?

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY - RIVERS


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Do you know your rivers?

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY - RIVERS


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The Orinoco River begins in the Sierra Parima Mountains in Venezuela, and its outlet is at this ocean.
In what country can you find the Yangtze River?
Name the country where you can find the Sao Francisco River.
Home to the Zambezi River.
This River runs from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea.
What continent is the Nile River in?
Where in the world is the Ob River?
This state is the beginning of the Missouri River.
The Darling River ends at the Murray River. Which continent is this River located on?
From the China-North Korea border to the Amur River runs this River.

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The Japura River starts in Andes, Columbia and exits at which River?
Can you locate the Niger River?
The Ural River runs from the southern Ural Mountains in Russia, to what Sea?
This River starts in the Himalayas and ends at the Ganges River.
Where does the Rio Grande start?
What River runs from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal?
This River runs from the Australian Alps, New South Wales to the Indian Ocean.
Where does the Mississippi River start?
The Mackenzie River is located here.
The Amazon River is in this country.
This River starts in Central Colorado, and ends at the Mississippi River.
What River runs from the head of the Bow River in Canada to the Hudson Bay?
From the Black Forest, Germany to the Black Sea runs this River.

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