Trivia 2012 - 2013
You will use on-line databases to find the following topics. Look up the topic using the given database. The questions on this topic are to be answered using this exact database. Cite your source on the back of the card using the format given to you.
Use Grolier Kids to answer the following:
(www.go.grolier.com user: jdj password: dragons)
(*** Click on KIDS in the upper right corner before you begin searching! You need to be on the screen with the red-eye tree frog! ***)
1) Alamo (select the GME choice)
a) When was it founded?
b) It was an important site of what war?
c) What happened on March 6, 1836?
d) What was the name of the non-Mexican woman who survived?
2) A.A. Milne (NBK)
a) What did Milne buy that became the setting for the stories?
b) What does A. A. stand for?
c) He was going to study math in college before he decided to become a ________.
d) What was the other name for Billy Moon?
3) Troy Aikman (GME)
a) What is his middle name?
b) Which Super Bowl was Aikman named most valuable player?
c) What honor was he given in 2006?
d) What NFL team did he spend his entire career with?
4) Iditarod (NBK)
a) What is the Iditarod?
b) What does the musher do?
c) What day does the race begin?
d) John Schultz was the slowest musher ever. How long did it take him to complete the race?
5) Quicksand (NBK)
a) Quicksand can be made of sand or any kind of ____________ _____________.
b) Where is quicksand found?
c) What is the first thing you should do?
d) Why does it help to lie flat on your back?
Grolier Continued –
The bibliography for question 6, THE AUTHOR IS “N/A”, THE TOPIC IS “Various”, then list the database used and the date.
6) Tell why the following people are famous:
a) Charles Lindbergh
b) Sally Ride
c) Neil Armstrong
d) Amelia Earhart
Using World Book Online (through Southlake Public Library)
Go to www.southlakelibrary.org
On the left, click on Reference
Scroll down and select World Book Online.
User: southlakelib Password: books
***When you get to the website, select the “Student” version.***
The bibliography for questions 7-10, THE AUTHOR IS “N/A”, THE TOPIC IS “Various”, then list the database used and the date.
7) Who painted:
a) American Gothic?
c) Christina’s World?
d) Sunday Afternoon on theIslandofLaGrande Jatte?
8) Name a painting or mobile by the following artist:
a) Mary Cassatt
b) Edgar Degas
c) Alexander Calder
d) Claude Monet
9) Name a painting by the following artist:
a) Sir John Everett Millais
b) Sandro Botticelli
c) Piet Mondrian
d) Edvard Munch
10) Name a painting by the following artist:
a) Paul Gauguin
b) J. Alden Weir
c) Pierre Renoir
d) Wassily Kandinsky
Use Facts on File to answer the following:
http://www.fofweb.com (Click “World Almanac for Kids Online”)
user: jdjohnson password: dragons
11) Elvis Presley
a) Known as the king of ________________?
b) What was his first number one hit?
c) What years did he serve in the U.S. Army?
d) How many Grammy awards did he win?
12) Muhammad Ali
a) He won a gold medal for what?
b) Proud of his heritage, he became and outspoken supporter of _____________ and ___________ .
c) Why did he refuse to fight in the Vietnam War?
d) One of his expressions was “I float like a ________ ,sting like a _______.
13) Flight Attendant
a) What are a flight attendant’s two priorities?
b) They ensure the safety regulations of what organization are followed?
c) How much do the beverage and meal carts weigh?
d) With so many flights going to so many different places, what can be tricky to make for the flight attendants?
The bibliography for questions 14-17, THE AUTHOR IS “N/A”, THE TOPIC IS “Various”, then list the database used and the date.
14) Follow the path listed to answer these questions:
a) Animals; Weird Animal Facts (on the right) -What are ants willing to do to survive the winter?
b) Animals; Top 10 Animal Videos; Top 10 Cutest animals –What is the #1 cutest animal?
c) Animals; Aquatic Life; Crustaceans –What type of crustacean is shown in the first picture?
d) Animals; Top 10 Animals You Wouldn’t Want as a Pet –What is #7? Why wouldn’t it make a good pet?
15) Countries of the World– Select the following countries and list the capital:
16) States– List when the following states were admitted in to the Union (made a part of theUnited States)
d) New York
FACTS ON FILE CONTINUED-
17) Use Home; View the Video Gallery (small tab under “Today’s Featured Video”, on the right, to answer these questions:
a) What is the #4 most bizarre concept car?
b) Under Top 10 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago, Vertical Farmer is number what?
c) What country is visited more than theUSA?
d) Comparing athletes, Tiger Woods made how much more than Phil Mickelson?
Use Britannica to answer the following:
http://school.eb.com User: jdj Password: dragons
When you get to the website, select the “Elementary” version.
18) Venus’s Flytrap
a) What does this plant eat?
b) Where does it grow in the wild?
c) How tall does it get?
d) How long does it take for the leaves to snap shut?
a) What is an arrow made of?
b) What is the purpose of the tail?
c) What was the large bow called that the English used in the 1300’s?
d) In the 1500’s, what replaced the bow and arrow inEurope?
20) Legendary Animals
a) Describe a dragon.
b) What are sea serpents?
c) Examine the mermaid with the magnifying glass. What is in her hair?
d) The phoenix is a bird associated with the worship of the __________.
21) J. K. Rowling
a) It was during a _____ _____ _____ that she thought up Harry Potter.
b) Why didn’t she type her story?
c) What was the original title of the first book?
d) Why does she use the initials J. K.?
22) Jim Henson
a) Muppet is a blend of what two words?
b) What year did they first appear onSesame Street?
c) What material did he use to make his muppets?
d) In the picture, which well-known muppet is on Jim Henson’s right?
23) Trail of Tears
a) Which tribe was forced to move toOklahoma?
b) What was one possible reason settlers wanted the Cherokee’s land?
c) The Supreme Court ruled that the Cherokee could stay. Which president ignored this and had them moved anyway?
d) About how many died along the way and why?