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The Adventures of Mo – Travel Trivia Questions

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Chapters # 1 – 10

Chapter 1

Question:
Which state’s motto is: “North to the Future”?

Answer:
Alaska.

Chapter 2
Question:
In which state can you visit Elliott Bay?

Answer:
Washington.

Chapter 3
Question:
More than 1,000 years ago, Anasazi Indians lived in this state. What does Anasazi mean?

Answer:
Ancient People, New Mexico.

Chapter 4
Question #1:
More than 100 years ago, people moved from Europe to California to mine gold. When they couldn’t find any, they moved here and became sheepherders. What’s the name of this state?

Answer #1:
Idaho.


Question #2:
Why did people known as the Basques come to California more than 100 years ago?

Answer #2:
To mine gold.


Question #3:
In which state can you find a city named Ketchum?

Answer #3:
Idaho.

Chapter 5
Question:
What is the name of the place that asks visitors to be quiet because scientists are sleeping?

Answer:
Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Chapter 6
Question:
Elvis is the name of a 77 million year-old dinosaur. Where does he live?

Answer:
Montana.


Question:
Which state has one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur fossils?

Answer:
Montana.


Question:
Which state elected the first woman to Congress?

Answer:
Montana. Jeanette Rankin served from 1917-1919 and again from 1941-1943.


Question:
Where was the largest snowflake ever observed?

Answer:
Montana.

Chapter 7

Question #1:
What was the first state to grant women the right to vote?

Answer #1:
Wyoming.


Question #2:
Native Americans in the United States often host ceremonies that involve feasting, singing and dancing. What are these ceremonies called?

Answer #2:
Powwows.


Question:
Which state had the first female governor?

Answer:
Wyoming. Nellie Tayloe Ross, who was the wife of Governor William Bradford Ross, finished her husband’s term from 1925 to 1927 after he died. She served as the 14th governor of the state, and to this day, served as the only female governor in Wyoming’s history.


Question:
Which state has 32 named islands within its borders?

Answer:
Wyoming.


Question:
Which state has a dirt landing strip reserved for Jovians (aliens from Jupiter)?

Answer:
Wyoming. It’s called The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport.


Question:
Which state has the smallest population?

Answer:
Wyoming.

Chapter 8

Question:
There’s a big river that flows through the city of Bend, Oregon. What is its name?

Answer:
Deschutes River.


Question:
Portland is a city in Oregon. Portland’s name was decided with a coin toss. Had the coin landed on the other side, what would the city have been called? 

Answer:
Boston.


Question:
Boo! What state has more ghost towns than any other state?

Answer:
Oregon.


Question:
Which state celebrates its birthday on Valentine’s Day (February 14th)?

Answer:
Oregon.

Chapter 9
Question #1:
The country’s first cyber-security center was built here. It’s code-named Bumblehive. What state is it in?

Answer #1:
Utah.


Question #2:
What is the name of the islands off the southern coast of Florida?

Answer #2:
Florida Keys.

Chapter 10
Question:
Mo and Finchy spend nearly two days traveling from Utah to another state. This state has a pair of cities known as the “Twin Cities, one of which is named Saint Paul. What state are they visiting?

Answer:
Minnesota.

Chapters # 11 – 20

Chapter 11

Question:
Helium Centennial Time Columns is a time capsule stuffed with information about how people lived in 1968. One of the items is a passbook for a bank account opened in 1968. How much money was put into the account?

Answer:
$10, Texas.

Chapter 15
Question:
Mt Rushmore National Monument took 14 years to complete. The faces of four US presidents are carved into the side of a mountain. Who are they?

Answer:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Chapter 17

Question:
In the 1800s, dozens of shipwrecks happened between Alaska and these US islands. What’s the name of these islands?

Answer:
Farallon Islands or Devil’s Teeth, California.


Question:
What state experiences over 100,000 earthquakes per year? In fact, some say it’s even over 500,000 a year.

Answer:
California.


Question:
In which state was the Internet created?

Answer:
California.


Question:
Death Valley is the hottest and driest desert in North America. Where is it located?

Answer:
California.


Question:
More movies have been filmed in this state than in any other. What’s the state’s name?

Answer:
California.

Chapter 18

Question:
There are only two states in this country that don’t border any other states. One of them is Alaska. What is the other state?

Answer:
Hawaii.


Question:
How many letters does the Hawaiian alphabet have?

Answer:
Twelve. Every syllable and every word ends with a vowel.


Question:
What was the first US state to outlaw plastic bags?

Answer:
Hawaii.

Chapter 19

Question:
Every state in this country (except one) has two Houses or chambers in its legislature–a House of Representatives and a Senate. Which state has a single chamber?

Answer:
Nebraska. It’s called a Unicameral legislature. Its members are known as senators.


Question:
In which state was the 911 emergency communications developed and tested?

Answer:
Nebraska.


Question:
Which state has more miles of river than any other state?

Answer:
Nebraska.

Chapter 20

Question:
Which state is nicknamed the “Mother of Presidents?”

Answer:
Ohio.


Question:
The first person orbited the Earth in 1962. He was from Ohio. What was his name?

Answer:
John Glenn.


Question:
The first person walked on the moon in 1969. He was from Ohio. What was his name?

Answer:
Neil Armstrong.


Question:
Who invented the electric light bulb? He was from Ohio.

Answer:
Thomas Edison.


Question:
In 1903, two brothers from Ohio flew the world’s first motor-operated airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. What were their names?

Answer:
Orville and Wilber Wright.

Chapters # 21 – 30

Chapter 29
Question:
A city named Ogden and the Great Salt Lake can be found in the same state. Which state?

Answer:
Utah.

Chapters # 31 – 40

Chapter 34

Question:
The last time the Liberty Bell rang was more than 150 years ago. What musical note did the bell strike when it rang?

Answer:
E-flat, Pennsylvania.

Chapter 36

Question:
Every summer, 550 glass floats or balls (made by a local artist) are hidden on this island. If you find one, you get to keep it! What is the name of this island?

Answer:
Block Island, Rhode Island.

Chapter 37

Question:
A museum displays a table made out of 14,000 jellybeans. What’s the name of this museum?

Answer:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! NJ.

Chapters # 41 – 50

Chapter 43

Question:
What animals live on Morgan Island? There are thousands of them! And people aren’t allowed to visit.

Answer:
Monkeys-South Carolina.

Chapter 46
Question #1:
Is the Moon’s surface gravity as powerful as Planet Earth’s surface gravity? (Gravity is the force that keeps everyone and everything on the ground.)

Answer #1:
No, the Moon has six times LESS gravity than the Earth, i.e. the Moon’s surface gravity is 1/6th as powerful as the Earth’s surface gravity.


Question #2:
What is the second smallest planet in our solar system?

Answer #2:
Mercury is the smallest, followed by Mars, which also has two moons.


Question #3:
What is the fastest spinning planet in our solar system?

Answer #3:
Jupiter, which has 67 moons.

Chapter 48
Question:
How many humans will be allowed to ride in the first spaceship to Mars?

Answer:
Four humans. Every two years, a new crew of four astronauts would arrive, enabling the previous crew to return to Earth.

Chapter 49
Question #1:
Mo and Finchy meet rays at the world’s largest aquarium. Where are they?

Answer #1:
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which houses more than 100,000 sea creatures.


Question #2:
Are sand tiger sharks the most dangerous type of shark in the ocean?

Answer #2:
Sand tiger sharks look ferocious, but they are docile or non-aggressive. They have a mouthful of sharp teeth that protrude in all directions, even when their mouths are shut. They typically attack humans only when bothered.

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