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The Answer Man Looks at Ocean Life

1. Scuba divers may come across an elver while on a dive. What is an elver? 2. What does it mean when you hear that a whale has breached? 3. TRUE or FALSE: All ocean waters have fish that inhabit them. 4. Name the largest non-mammal species ...

The Answer Man Looks at Ancient Civilizations

1. A basalt slab, unearthed by Napoleon Bonaparte's troops in 1799, was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. What is the name of this priceless stone? 2. In addition to the process of preserving the dead and installing their departed ...

The Answer Man Looks at Native Americans

1. The name of this state comes from Choctaw words, which translate to "red people." Name the state. 2. TRUE or FALSE: Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman, who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an English interpreter for them...

The Answer Man Looks at the Revolutionary War

1. Toward the end of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress had taken away the authority of general officers to award commissions in the field. Why? 2. George Washington issued a general order establishing the Badge of Distinction and ...

The Answer Man Looks at Sports

1. At which sport has the United States won the most Summer Olympics medals? 2. In what year was the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) founded? 3. The X Games is an annual sports event that focuses on extreme sports. What ...