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1. Mythical Monsters Trivia Quiz

percyjackson2_130Quiz: How well do you know mythical monsters?

Percy Jackson fans should get all of these right!

1. According to Greek Mythology, this creature is half-man, half-horse: A) Centaur B) Minotaur C) Griffin D) Satyr

2. This creature is a giant with only one eye in the middle of its forehead: A) Troll B) Medusa C) Goblin D) Cyclops

3. A half-woman, half-fish is called a mermaid. The male version is known as a: A) Siren B) Merman C) Fishman D) Waterman

4. Which of these monsters can be stopped with a silver bullet? A) Werewolves B) Zombies C) Creepers D) None of the above

5. Which of these items won’t help you keep away vampires? A) Garlic B) A cross C) Gold D) A wooden stake

6. This creature has multiple heads, and if one is cut off, two will grow in its place: A) Ogre B) Cerebus C) The Chimera D) The Hydra

7. Which of these cultures has myths about dragons? A) Chinese B) European C) Indian D) All of the above

8. Bram Stoker is the author of which classic monster novel? A) Dracula B) Frankenstein C) War of the Worlds D) The Invisible Man

9. If you looked Medusa directly in the eyes, you would . . .  A) melt. B) explode. C) turn to stone. D) turn into a snake.

10. The Egyptian statue of this mythical creature is famously missing its nose: A) The Leviathan B) The Great Sphinx C) The Behemoth D) A Dragon

Read on for the answers!

1. According to Greek Mythology, this creature is half-man, half-horse: A) Centaur

2. This creature is a giant with only one eye in the middle of its forehead: D) Cyclops

3. A half-woman, half-fish is called a mermaid. The male version is known as a: B) Merman.

4. Which of these monsters can be stopped with a silver bullet? A) Werewolves

5. Which of these items won’t help you keep away vampires? C) Gold

6. This creature has multiple heads, and if one is cut off, two will grow in its place: D) The Hydra

7. Which of these cultures has myths about dragons? D) All of the above

8. Bram Stoker is the author of which classic monster novel? A) Dracula

9. If you look Medusa directly in the eyes, you would . . .  C) turn to stone.

10. The Egyptian statue of this mythical creature is famously missing its nose: B) The Great Sphinx

Did you get them all right? Leave a Comment to tell us how you did. And if you are Percy Jackson-obsessed, join the Camp Half-Blood Role Play and meet other fans on the Fan Fiction Message Board.

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2. Extreme Sports Trivia Quiz

torinQuiz: How well do you know extreme sports?

1. Which of these events is NOT in the Summer X  Games? A) Motorcross Best Trick B) Rally Car Racing C) BMX Freestyle Big Air D) Monoski

2. Which of these athletes made history when he became the first person to pull of a “double backflip in freestyle motorcross” at the X Games? A) Tony Hawk B) Travis Pastrana C) Torstein Horgmo D) Shaun White

3. The first Winter X Games took place in which of these California locations. Remember, for the winter games, there must be snow and mountains! A) Los Angeles B) Palm Springs C) Santa Barbara D) Big Bear

4. B.A.S.E. jumping is an extremely dangerous sport where adventure-seekers jump from very high objects while wearing a parachute or wingsuit. What do you think B.A.S.E. stands for? A) Building, Antenna, Span, Earth B) Broken Ankle, Sore Everything C) Be Adventurous, Seek Excitement D) Bold And Somewhat Extreme

5. Which of these weird words is actually a term used in the world of skateboarding? A) Fakie B) Blorg C) Pring D) Norno

6. Which of these is NOT a competitive snowboarding event? A) Slope Style B) Rail Jam C) Slalom D) Slide Rule

7. Which of these forms of surfing does not require any additional equipment? A) Wind Surfing B) Kite Surfing C) Body Surfing D) Surfing the Net

8. From approximately what altitude does a skydiver usually jump? A) 12,500 feet B) 50,000 feet C) 102,000 feet D) 80,000 feet

9. Which of these extreme athletes has broken over 50 bones in his lifetime? A) Mat Hoffman B) Shaun White C) Tony Hawk D) Kelly Slater

10. True or False? “Smearing” is when a climber uses his foot to press down on a foothold.

Read on for the answers!

1. Which of these events is NOT in the Summer X  Games? D) Monoski

2. Which of these athletes made history when he became the first person to pull of a “double backflip in freestyle motorcross” at the X Games? B) Travis Pastrana

3. The first Winter X Games took place in which of these California locations. Remember, for the winter games, there must be snow and mountains! D) Big Bear

4. B.A.S.E. jumping is an extreme sport where adventure-seekers jump from very high objects while wearing a parachute or wingsuit. What do you think B.A.S.E. stands for? A) Building, Antenna, Span, Earth

5. Which of these weird words is actually a term used in the world of skateboarding? A) Fakie

6. Which of these is NOT a competitive snowboarding event? D) Slide Rule

7. Which of these forms of surfing does not require any additional equipment? C) Body Surfing

8. From approximately what altitude does a skydiver usually jump? A) 12,500 feet

9. Which of these extreme athletes has broken over 50 bones in his lifetime? A) Mat Hoffman

10. True or False? “Smearing” is when a climber uses his foot to press down on a foothold. TRUE

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3. Anime Trivia Quiz

My Neighbor TortoroQuiz: How well do you know anime?

1. In 2002, this became the first full-length anime movie to win an Oscar: A) My Neighbor Totoro (rated G) B) Kiki’s Delivery Service (rated G) C) Spirited Away (rated PG) D) Howl’s Moving Castle (rated PG)

2. Which anime artist is often referred to as the “Walt Disney of Japan?” A) Hayao Miyazaki B) Rumiko Takahashi C) Toshio Suzuki D) Satoshi Kon

3. This classic TV series is credited for starting the anime craze in the 1960s: A) Scooby Doo B) Astro Boy C) Voltron D) Dragon Ball

4. Which of these animated series was created by Nintendo and based on a video game? A) Bakugan B) Digimon C) Sailor Moon D) Pokémon

5. Which of these anime-styled cartoons is actually made in the U.S., not Japan? A) Avatar: The Last Airbender B) Pokémon C) Yu-Gi-Oh! D) Dragon Ball Z

6. The act of dressing up as your favorite anime characters is called: A) Animate Me B) Fan Wear C) Cosplay D) Anime Style

7. This movie made more money in the U.S. than any other anime: A) Pokémon: The Movie (rated G) B) Ponyo (rated G) C) The Secret World of Arrietty (rated G) D) Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (rated PG)

8. Pokémon’s trio of bungling baddies, Team Rocket, is made up of Jessie, James, and A) Mew B) Meowth B) Mewtwo C) Squirtle

9. In Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Dan’s friend Drago has which attribute? A) Aquos B) Darkus C) Haos D) Pyrus

10. Which of these anime did not first start out as a manga (a Japanese comic book)? A) Yu Gi Oh! B) Dragon Ball C) Princess Mononoke (for ages 12 and up) D) Sailor Moon

Read on for the answers!

1. In 2002, this became the first full-length anime movie to win an Oscar: C) Spirited Away

2. Which anime artist is often referred to as the “Walt Disney of Japan?” A) Hayao Miyazaki

3. This classic TV series is credited for starting the anime craze in the 1960s: B) Astro Boy

4. Which of these animated series was created by Nintendo and based on a video game? D) Pokémon

5. Which of these anime-styled cartoons is actually made in the U.S., not Japan? A) Avatar: The Last Airbender

6. The act of dressing up as your favorite anime characters is called: C) Cosplay

7. This movie made more money in the U.S. than any other anime: A) Pokémon: The Movie

8. Pokémon’s trio of bungling baddies, Team Rocket, is made up of Jessie, James, and B) Meowth

9. In Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Dan’s friend Drago has which attribute? D) Pyrus

10. Which of these anime did not first start out as a manga (a Japanese comic book)? C) Princess Mononoke

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4. Loch Ness Monster

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Everyone has heard of monsters under the bed. But what about monsters in the lake? Some people believe that a real monster (affectionately named Nessie) inhabits the lake called Loch Ness in Scotland.

The legend of the Lock Ness Monster dates back to the 6th century, when an Irish Monk, Saint Columba, encountered a vicious creature in the River Ness. Reports described the monster with a large body and long narrow neck. Since these early encounters, other people have claimed to see the Lock Ness Monster. The most famous is Dr. Robert Wilson, who captured a photograph of the monster’s head and neck.

Over the years, many teams have visited Loch Ness to try to discover the monster. In the 1930s, a group of 20 men watched the lake with binoculars for five weeks. Recently, more technologically savvy methods have been used, including sonar and satellite tracking .

Not everyone believes the pictures and reported sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Some believe Dr. Wilson’s photo is not the Loch Ness monster, but the head of an elephant . Some sightings are probably optical illusions. Other people believe the reports are just hoaxes.

Even though there is no proof that Nessie exists, many people continue to believe in the Loch Ness Monster. What do YOU think? Is she fact or fiction?

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5. Selena Gomez Trivia Quiz

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Selena Gomez is what show business calls a “triple threat.” She can sing, dance, and act. Along with her acting success, she has an awesome musical career as well. But there are a few things about Selena that you might NOT know. Take this trivia quiz to learn a few interesting facts about the beautiful starlet.

  1. In the hit show Wizards of Waverly Place, what was the name of Selena’s character? A) Alex B) Sandy C) Max D) Theresa
  2. Which of these is NOT the name of a movie in which Selena stars? A) Monte Carlo B) Princess Protection Program C) Ramona and Beezus D) High School Musical
  3. Selena played a character named Mikayla on which other popular TV show? A) The Suite Life on Deck B) Hannah Montana C) iCarly D) Victorious
  4. On which children’s show did Selena get her big break? A) Blue’s Clues B) The Wiggles C) Yo Gabba Gabba D) Barney & Friends
  5. In which U.S. state was Selena born? A) Illinois B) New York C) Texas D) California
  6. True or False? Selena is of Mexican and Italian heritage.
  7. Selena’s birthday is in which month? A) July B) June C) April D) December
  8. True or False? Selena was the youngest UNICEF Ambassador.
  9. Selena’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber planned a romantic date for the two of them at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, during which he screened which of these classic movies? A) Grease B) Titanic C) The Wizard of Oz D) Clueless
  10. Which pop star gave Selena the song “Rock God”? A) Rihanna B) Pink C) Katy Perry D) Taylor Swift

Read on for the answers . . . 

1. In the hit show Wizards of Waverly Place, what was the name of the character Selena played? A) Alex. Selena talks about how she created her character in this video.

2. Which of these is NOT the name of a movie in which Selena stars? D) High School Musical

3. Selena played a character named Mikayla on which other popular TV show? B) Hannah Montana

4. On which children’s show did Selena get her big break? D) Barney & Friends. Yep, that’s rightBefore making it big on Wizards, Selena could be found hanging out with a giant purple dinosaur named Barney! She was just seven years old.

5. In which U.S. state was Selena born? C) Texas

6. True or False? Selena is of Mexican and Italian heritage? True.

7. Selena’s birthday is in which month? A) Selena was born on July 22, 1992.

8. True or False? Selena was the youngest UNICEF Ambassador. TRUE. UNICEF is an organization that provides needy children emergency care, education, and other necessary aid. Selena, who is proud to offer her voice and recognition to their cause, has traveled as far as Africa to help out.

9. Selena’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber planned a romantic date for the two of them at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, during which he screened which of these classic movies? B) Titanic

10. Which pop star gave Selena the song “Rock God”? C) Katy Perry. Ms. Perry also sang backup on “Rock God.” Selena says, “I actually had to fight for that song. I wanted it so bad.”

Selena Gomez image © Jason Merritt/Getty Images/Thinkstock

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6. Book Title Mashup

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PurpleFairy challenges you to a Book Title Mashup Quiz. Can you name the 2 books mashed up together in the following titles? If you need a hint, then click on the links.

  1. The 39 Rules for Girls
  2. The Hunger Amulet
  3. The Deathly Bone
  4. Captain Dumb Diary
  5. Grimmtastic Potter
  6. Geronimo Wonderstruck
  7. Wings of Whatever After
  8. How I Survived Mean Janine
  9. Charlotte’s Keepers
  10. Diary of Sisters

Leave your answers in the Comments and then go chat on the STACK Back Board!

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7. Super Bowl

SuperbowlGet ready for the biggest football game of the year!

As you know, the Super Bowl is almost here. The 50th Super Bowl football game will be played on Sunday, February 7. The Denver Broncos will battle the Carolina Panthers, so I thought we could round up some of the best football facts and fun from the STACKS. Here are a few things for you to do to get ready for the big game.

  • Take this Super Bowl trivia quiz.
  • Play the Game Changers football game.
  • Get the latest football books from Scholastic.
  • Leave a Comment telling us which team you are rooting for in Super Bowl 50!
  • Or if you prefer animal sports, will you be watching the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark Channel, or Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet?

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Photos courtesy of Hallmark Channel and Animal Planet

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8. Leap Year Trivia Quiz

Leap Year TriviaFebruary 29, 2016 is Leap Day!

Poor February 29th. It’s the only day of the year that gets added and then dropped. Every 4 years, we celebrate it; the years in between, we don’t. 2016 is a leap year so this year, February has 29 days instead of 28 days. We get an extra day, but next year, it’s back to 28 days in February. Crazy!

Leap days are added to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolution around the sun. It takes the Earth about 365.242199 days to circle the sun. Notice this is a little over 365. So if we didn’t add an extra day every 4 years, we’d lose some time. About 6 hours every year. After 100 years, our calendar would be off by 24 days!

Suspicious? You should be. Check out our Leap Year Trivia Quiz to investigate further.

  1. How many days long is a leap year?
  2. What year is the next leap year?
  3. If you were born on February 29, on which day would you celebrate your birthday during a non-leap year when February only has 28 days?
  4. If you were born in 2004, your actual age may be 12, but what is your leap year age?
  5. The chance of being born on a leap day (February 29) are:
    A. 1 out of 24
    B. 1 out of 99
    C. 1 out of 1,461
    D. 1 out of 1 million
  6. People born on leap days are called:
    A. Leapfrogs
    B. Weirdos
    C. Leaplings
    D. Leap-Lips
  7. Which famous ancient Roman ruler introduced the first leap day back in 45 BCE?

Click here for the answers! It makes me wonder – why don’t we have a July 32nd? Or another month that gets tampered with? Why February 29th?

— Ratha, STACKS Writer

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9. Dog Breeds Trivia Quiz

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How well do you know dog breeds? Take the Dog Breeds Trivia Quiz to find out!

  1. Which dog breed has been nicknamed “hot dogs”? A) Dachshund B) Chihuahua C) Keeshond D) Labrador Retriever
  2. What kind of dog is Scooby-Doo? A) Saint Bernard B) Terrier C) Boxer D) Great Dane
  3. Which of these dogs would most likely NOT want to go swimming with you? A) French Bulldog B) Labrador Retriever C) Irish Water Spaniel D) Portuguese Water Dog
  4. If you’re allergic to dogs, which breed should you consider getting? A) Chow Chow B) English Setter C) German Shepherd D) Bichon Frise
  5. Which of these dogs does NOT have a reputation for being incredibly lazy? A) English Bulldog B) Greyhounds C) Border Collie D) Puggle
  6. Which dog breed most closely resembles a wolf? A) Chow Chow B) Siberian Husky C) Great Dane D) Great Pyrenees
  7. Which dog is likely to weigh the most when full-grown? A) Bullmastiff B) Boxer C) Australian Terrier D) French Bulldog
  8. Which of these is not true about a Shih Tzu? A) They make great lap dogs. B) They originated in China. C) Their hair often covers their eyes. D) On average, they grow more than 20 inches high.
  9. True or False? Golden Retrievers are known to be extremely loyal dogs?
  10. Which of these dogs would be an excellent watchdog? A) English Bulldog B) Newfoundland C) Poodle D) Boxer

Read on for the answers. . . 

  1. A) Dachshund
  2. D) Great Dane
  3. A) French Bulldog
  4. D) Bichon Frise
  5. C) Border Collie
  6. B) Siberian Husky
  7. A) Bullmastiff
  8. D) On average, they grow more than 20 inches high.
  9. True. Golden Retrievers are known to be extremely loyal dogs.
  10. D) Boxer

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10. Justin Bieber Trivia Quiz

Justin Bieber PurposeJustin Bieber Trivia Quiz

How well do you know Justin Bieber?

  1. Which of these songs is NOT a Justin Bieber song? A) “Baby” B) “Boyfriend” C) “Love Me” D) “Hate Me”
  2. What has Justin Bieber been quoted as saying he suffers from? A) Claustrophobia B) Arachnophobia C) Fear of snakes D) Fear of floods
  3. Which of these superstar musicians was the first to sign Justin to a record deal? A) Jon Bon Jovi B) Usher C) Kanye West D) Rihanna
  4. Who was Justin’s girlfriend? A) Selena Gomez B) Miranda Cosgrove C) Miley Cyrus D) Demi Lovato
  5. Where is Justin from? A) America B) Switzerland C) Canada D) England
  6. What website was responsible for getting Justin noticed by talent managers? A) YouTube B) Facebook C) Twitter D) Snapchat
  7. Which of these record labels signed Justin first? A) Def Jam Records B) Universal C) Sony D) Justin Records
  8. True or False? Justin writes a lot of his own music? 
  9. Which of these instruments does Justin play? A) Trumpet B) Piano C) Guitar D) Drums E) All of the above
  10. Which of these singers was in a bidding war with Usher to sign Justin when he was just twelve years old? A) Taylor Swift B) Bobby Brown C) Michael Jackson D) Justin Timberlake

Read on for the answers.

  1. Which of these songs is NOT a Justin Bieber song? D) “Hate Me”
  2. What has Justin Bieber been quoted as saying he suffers from? A) Claustrophobia. Although Justin’s motto is “Never Say Never,” he’ll never enjoy riding in elevators. It’s quite amazing to think he could take the stage in front of thousands of fans without hesitation, but is afraid of small spaces.
  3. Which of these superstar musicians was the first to sign Justin to a record deal? B) Usher
  4. Who was Justin’s girlfriend? A) Selena Gomez
  5. Where is Justin from? C) Canada
  6. What website was responsible for getting Justin noticed by talent managers? A) YouTube. Talent manager Scooter Braun saw his YouTube videos and was so impressed, he flew Justin to Atlanta to meet with R&B singer Usher.
  7. Which of these record labels signed Justin first? A) Def Jam Records
  8. True or False? Justin writes a lot of his own music? True.
  9. Which of these instruments does Justin play? E) All of the above. Check out this video of Justin playing drums.
  10. Which of these singers was in a bidding war with Usher to sign Justin when he was just twelve years old? D) Justin Timberlake. It seemed like it was a done deal for Usher and JB, but then Justin Timberlake tried to steal him away. A bidding war ensued and ultimately Usher won.

There are your Justin Bieber fun facts so you’ll have something to talk about just in case you ever meet him!

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11. Worst Volcanoes in History

volcanoMost Destructive Volcanoes in History

An erupting volcano may be the scariest natural disaster there is. It spews molten lava and has the power to destroy entire cities. Volcanoes can lay dormant for years, which means they won’t bother anyone, but then suddenly erupt with little warning.

Mt. Vesuvius erupted in Italy in the year 79 and completely destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption only lasted 19 hours, but still covered Pompeii in ten feet of volcanic ash. The heat was so severe that many people burned to death. Read more about it in the book I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79.

The Laki Volcani System in Iceland was active for almost all of 1784, creating a dusty haze so bad that the country suffered massive food shortages.

In 1816, Mt. Tambora erupted in Indonesia and killed thousands of people. When the volcano exploded, the tremors were felt up to a thousand miles away. The eruption spit so much ash into the atmosphere that it lowered worldwide temperatures and 1816 became known as the “year without a summer.”

Most people thought Mt. Pelee was dormant, so it was a surprise when it erupted in 1902. The volcano destroyed the city of St. Pierre and the only survivors were a man in a jail cell and another man living at the edge of town.

In Columbia, South America, Nevado del Ruiz erupted in 1985, melting the volcano’s ice cap and causing a mudslide that swept away the city of Armero.

 

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12. Are UFOs Real?

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Do you believe? UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object. While this term refers to any object in the sky people cannot identify, UFO traditionally refers to alien spacecraft. UFOs have been reported throughout history, dating back to early comet and meteor sightings.

People have observed UFOs in all shapes and sizes. In 1878, John Martin reported seeing a circular flying object moving at high speeds through the sky.  A United States Naval commander reported a red-shaped objects flying in formation over San Francisco.

The Roswell Innocent occurred in the summer of 1947 when an object crashed in New Mexico. Many conspiracy theorists believe the crashed object was a UFO.

All human UFO sightings are highly controversial and many teams have set out to find conclusive evidence of alien life. Project Sign was an official project conducted by the United States Air Force. Project Sign concluded there was not enough data to determine the origin of UFOs.

Scientists have provided countless explanations for UFO sightings. Astronomical objects, such as bright stars, planets, and even the moon have been confused for alien spacecrafts. People commonly mistake airplanes and weather balloons for UFOs. Everyday objects have been confused for UFOs, including kites, birds, and clouds.

The debate still rages on over UFOs and may never be settled. So, now I ask you, do you believe?

Brian

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13. Pet Astrology

Cat130What is the perfect pet for your astrology sign?

Having a hard time deciding which pet will compliment your personality best? It might be time to turn to the stars for some advice. Here are some furry (and not so furry) creatures for each astrological sign.

Sign: Aries
Pet: Ant Farm
Similar Characteristics: Aries and Queen Ants are both strong, independent beings with a knack for leadership.

Sign: Taurus
Pet: Hedgehog
Similar Characteristics: Protective and cautious, you’ll respect each other’s space.

Sign: Gemini
Pet: Kitten
Similar Characteristics: Restless and curious, Geminis and kittens both can’t sit still for long. You both love to explore.

Sign: Cancer
Pet: German Shepherd
Similar Characteristics: Loyal and sensitive, you and your pup will take care of each other through thick and thin.

Sign: Leo
Pet: Parrot
Similar Characteristics: Confident, and LOUD, you can even teach your parrot to give you compliments.

Sign: Virgo
Pet: Ferret
Similar Characteristics: Virgos are different and unique and don’t like having the same pet everyone else does. You can show off your ferret to all your dog and cat-owning friends.

Sign: Libra
Pet: Bunny
Similar Characteristics: You’re both charming and sociable. Everyone will want to be around you and your fluffy new friend.

Sign: Scorpio
Pet: Goldfish
Similar Characteristics: Secretive and mysterious, you can tell your underwater friend anything and its fish lips will be sealed.

Sign: Sagittarius
Pet: Snake
Similar Characteristics: You’re an independent spirit. Most people will be afraid of you and your snake, but hey, that’s their problem, right?

Sign: Capricorn
Pet: Horse
Similar Characteristics: Dependable and hard working, a horse is the only other pet that can keep up with your drive and persistence.

Sign: Aquarius
Pet: Turtle
Similar Characteristics: Unlikely to be overemotional, your turtle won’t be looking for hugs, kisses, or belly rubs any time soon. And you’re absolutely fine with that.

Sign: Pisces
Pet: Guinea Pig
Similar Characteristics: Emotional and cuddly, you and your guinea pig both have a craving for affection.

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14. Taylor Swift Trivia Quiz

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We love Taylor Swift! Our Taylor Swift: Would You Rather got over 250 Comments. She has accomplished more than most people will in a lifetime. She’s racked up many Grammy Awards and has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the 12th-most powerful celebrity. She’s also starred in blockbuster movies like Valentine’s Day, The Giver, and even hosted Saturday Night Live. Test yourself to find out how much you know about Taylor Swift!

1. What was Taylor Swift’s very first #1 Billboard song back in 2012? A) “You Belong With Me” B) “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” C) “Love Story” D) “Shake it Off”

2. Fill in the blank. “Welcome to ___ _____.” (Hint: it’s a city!)

3. What is Taylor Swift’s lucky number? A) 7 B)13 C) 1989 D) 1

4. What is Taylor’s favorite nail polish color? A) Red. B) Blue. C) Black. D) Pale Green.

5. TRUE or FALSE? Taylor Swift originally wanted to be a country music singer.

6. Name the number of Grammy Awards Taylor Swift has won. A) 10 B) 3 C) 29

7. Her 1989 album has had five #1 Billboard hits! See if you can name them by filling in the blanks.

  • W——  D—–
  • S—-  It  O–
  • B–  B—-
  • Bl— Sp—
  • St—

8. TRUE or FALSE? Taylor’s parents both have backgrounds in the finance and banking industry.

9. What is Taylor Swift’s favorite animal? (Hint: she has two of these as pets.)

How was the Taylor Swift Trivia Quiz? I hope it was beyond your “Wildest Dreams” and you were able to fill in each “Blank Space.” Ok, I’ll stop now! Seriously, before I create any more “Bad Blood” (oops!) here are the answers . . .

1. What was Taylor Swift’s very first #1 Billboard song back in 2012?
ANSWER: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!” This was her first song to hit Billboard’s Top 100 at #1 back in 2012. (“Shake it Off “was also a #1 hit but that was later in 2014!)

2. Fill in the blank. “Welcome to ___ _____.” (Hint: it’s a city!)
ANSWER: New York!

3. What is Taylor Swift’s lucky number?
Answer: Taylor was born on December 13, 1989 and considers “13” to be her lucky number. She even turned 13 on Friday the 13th! If you’re lucky enough to go to one of her concerts, you’re bound to find the number 13 in at least one place. Taylor has been known to scribble “13” on her hand in eyeliner.

4. What is Taylor’s favorite nail polish color?
ANSWER: Blue!

5. TRUE or FALSE? Taylor Swift originally wanted to be a country music singer.
ANSWER: True. She’s always loved country music, and moved to Nashville when she was 14 where she signed a recording contract! In 2009 she became the first country music star to win a MTV Video Music Award for “Love Story.”

6. Name the number of Grammy Awards Taylor Swift has won.
ANSWER: 10! They range from Album of the Year (Fearless and 1989) to Best Country Solo Performance (“Mean”) to Best Music Video (“Bad Blood”). Not to mention she has tons of Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards – the list goes on and on!

7. Her 1989 album has had five #1 Billboard hits! What are they?
ANSWERS: “Wildest Dreams” ”Shake It Off” ”Bad Blood” “Blank Space” and “Style.”

8. TRUE or FALSE. Taylor’s parents both have backgrounds in the finance and banking industry.
ANSWER: True. Here dad was a financial advisor, and her mom was a mutual fund marketing executive!

9. What is Taylor Swift’s favorite animal? (Hint: she has two of these as pets.)
ANSWER: Cats! Their names are Meredith and Olivia Benson and she is always posting adorable pictures of them – sometimes with her on tour!

And to keep it going, let us know your favorite Taylor Swift song in the Comments below! Fans look forward to lots of new music and movies in the future from this talented singer, songwriter, and actress.

-Ratha

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15. Knock-Knock Jokes

april foolHappy April Fools’ Day!

We won’t be playing any pranks on you today, just this quiz about knock-knock jokes, How well do you know knock-knock joke punch lines? Pick your favorite punch line for the knock-knock jokes below!

1. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Boo. Boo who?

  • A) It’s just a joke. Don’t cry.
  • B) Boo is a weird name.
  • C) Ahhh! Don’t scare me like that.
  • D) Ghosts can’t talk.

2. Knock, knock! Who’s there? The interrupting cow. The interrupt—

  • A) I’m lactose intolerant.
  • B) Want some milk?
  • C) Moooooo!!!!!
  • D) I’m 2% sure I don’t want to come in.

3. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Atch. Atch who?

  • A) I don’t know.
  • B) I can’t hear you.
  • C) Do you know an allergist?
  • D) Bless you.

4. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Aisle of. Aisle of who?

  • A) Love is in the air!
  • B) I love you too!
  • C) Hey, Gilligan.
  • D) I just got back from vacation.

5. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Myth. Myth who?

  • A) Myth busted.
  • B) Miss you too.
  • C) Don’t you mean legend?
  • D) It’s Mrs., actually.

6. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Pigs say. Pigs say who?

  • A) No. Pigs say, “Oink!”
  • B) This little piggy went to market.
  • C) Open up. It’s bacon out here.
  • D) Don’t be such a hog.

7. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Banana. Knock-knock! Who’s there? Banana. Knock-knock! Who’s there? Orange.

  • A) Bananas contain potassium.
  • B) Orange doesn’t make any sense.
  • C) Aren’t you glad I didn’t say banana?
  • D) Orange you glad to be alive?

8. Knock, knock! Who’s there? The FBI. The FBI who?

  • A) That’s classified.
  • B) You wouldn’t understand anyway.
  • C) Don’t tell anyone you saw us.
  • D) Don’t you mean the CIA?

9. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Colleen. Colleen who?

  • A) Go away.
  • B) Go ca-lean up your room.
  • C) Who called Colleen?
  • D) Colleen is looking lean.

10. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Tank. Tank who?

  • A) Who ordered the fish tank?
  • B) Tank to the hand.
  • C) Did you order a tank?
  • D) You’re welcome.

Tell us  your favorite knock-knock jokes in the Comments!

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16. A very short trivia quiz

In order to celebrate Trivia Day, we have put together a quiz with questions chosen at random from Very Short Introductions online. This is the perfect quiz for those who know a little about a lot. The topics range from Geopolitics to Happiness, and from French Literature to Mathematics. Do you have what it takes to take on this very short trivia quiz and become a trivia master? Take the quiz to find out…

Your Score:  

Your Ranking:  

We hope you enjoyed testing your trivia knowledge in this very short quiz.

Headline image credit: Pondering Away. © GlobalStock  via iStock Photo.

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17. April Fools' Day Trivia Quiz

question marksApril Fools’ Day Trivia Quiz

There’s one day in the year when you can’t get in trouble for playing pranks on people. April Fools’ Day! Who can resist getting a glass of “moldy” milk or a gummy worm in your apple?

Are you prepared for April Fools’ Day? To get you in the mood, take a jab at our April Fools’ Day Trivia Quiz. You might get some good ideas!

  1. What date is April Fools’ Day?
  2. According to one belief, April Fools’ Day is said to have started in which country? (Hint: Eiffel Tower)
  3. In 1998, which restaurant published a fake advertisement for a hamburger for left-handed people? (McDonald’s or Burger King)
  4. Back in 2011, which celebrity teen heartthrob singer pretended to let talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shave off his hair?
  5. TRUE or APRIL FOOL: In 2005, NASA posted on their website that water had been found on Mars. Was water really found on Mars?
  6. What would YOU rather do: put Vaseline on your parents’ toilet seat OR a mustache tattoo on your sister while she’s sleeping?
  7. TRUE or APRIL FOOL: In 1957, Swiss farmers enjoyed a surprise “spaghetti crop” when spaghetti grew on trees.

If you refuse to be fooled, let us know your answers in the Comments below! Then check back on April Fools’ Day for the answers.

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

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18. April Fools' Day Trivia Quiz Answers

question marksHappy April Fools’ Day!

Yesterday, we posted an April Fools’ Day Trivia Quiz. Were you fooled, or did you guess the answers?

  1. What date is April Fools’ Day?
    ANSWER: April 1st.
  2. According to one belief, April Fools’ Day is said to have started in which country? (Hint: Eiffel Tower)
    ANSWER: France. According to one story, in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII changed New Year’s Day from April 1 to January 1. People weren’t happy with this, and kept celebrating on April 1. The January people made fun of the April people, and tricked them into running “fools’ errands” and playing tricks on them. Hmm . . . sounds complicated. I’ll just stick to putting rubber bugs in my family’s beds!
  3. In 1998, which restaurant published a fake advertisement for a hamburger for left-handed people? (McDonald’s or Burger King)
    ANSWER: Burger King! They put an ad in the newspaper announcing a new menu item: the Left-Handed Whopper. It had the same ingredients as the original Whopper, but rotated the condiments 180 degrees. Thousands of customers went into BK requesting the new sandwich which was not real!
  4. Back in 2011, which celebrity teen heartthrob singer pretended to let talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shave off his hair?
    ANSWER: Justin Bieber! Luckily, it was all a joke.
  5. TRUE or APRIL FOOL: In 2005, NASA posted on their website that water had been found on Mars. Was water really found on Mars?
    ANSWER: APRIL FOOL! Well . . . actually yes and no. When readers scrolled down, they saw a picture of a glass of water placed on a Mars candy bar. (Good one!)
  6. What would YOU rather do: put Vaseline on your parents’ toilet seat OR a mustache tattoo on your sister while she’s sleeping?
    ANSWER: No wrong answer, you sneaky trickster, you!
  7. TRUE or APRIL FOOL: In 1957, Swiss farmers enjoyed a surprise “spaghetti crop” when spaghetti grew on trees.
    ANSWER: APRIL FOOL! It was a BBC prank.

Did you pull any good pranks for April Fools’ Day? I’m looking for some good ideas for next year, so let me know in the Comments below!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

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19. Literary Dogs

Dog LibrarianFamous Books Written by Literary Dogs

We already know that cats are literary geniuses. While people consider dogs to be “human’s best friend,” did you know that they’re also great writers? I had no idea how many famous books were written by dogs until I found this stash of books hidden out in the dog house . . . buried under a few of my dog’s favorite chew toys.

Can you identify these famous literary masterpieces written by dogs?Harry Potter Dog

  • Hairy Pawter and the Sorcerer’s Bone by J.K. Rawhide
  • The Woof According to Humphrey by Betty G. Bark-ney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Dog: Doggy Days by Jeff Kennel
  • Dear Dalmatian Diary by Jim Bone-ton
  • I Survived Hurricane CAT-trina by Lauren Terrier

Leave your answers in the Comments below, and let us know what books you would find in your dog library!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

“The Librarian” Flickr photo by aussiegall adapted with permission
“Dog Looks Like Harry Potter” Flickr photo by Pets Advisor adapted with permission

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20. Soccer Trivia Quiz

Arjen RobbenWe  are kicking off with some regulation Soccer Trivia! See how well you score . . .

  1. TRUE or FALSE? Soccer cleats and baseball cleats are the same.
  2. The World Cup (the world championship of soccer) is played every ________ years?
  3. Who won the 2014 World Cup? A) Brazil B) Argentina C) Germany D) United States
  4. What is it called when you hit the soccer ball with your head?
  5. In soccer rules, what does it mean if the referee shows you a red card?
  6. The handsome and ridiculously talented Cristiano Ronaldo is from what country?
  7. Americans call it soccer, but what is this sport called in most other countries around the world? (Hint: It is not called “soccer” in England.)
  8. In youth soccer, what do the terms U-8 and U-10 mean?
  9. Only 1 player on the soccer field is allowed to touch the ball with his or her hands. What is this player called?
  10. How many players from each team are on the soccer field at a time?

Scroll down to see the answers.

  1. ANSWER: FALSE. Soccer cleats have spikes usually made from rubber or plastic and are lightweight and flexible for running on grass. Baseball cleats have metal or hard thin spikes to grip the clay/dirt on the field, and are bulkier and stiffer for support.
  2. ANSWER: Every 4 years. The next World Cup will be in Russia in 2018.
  3. ANSWER: Germany won (beating Argentina in the championship).
  4. ANSWER: A “header.” Believe it or not, if you hit it in the right place on your head, it doesn’t hurt that much.
  5. ANSWER: It’s a penalty card, and you are kicked out of the game. Also if you receive 2 “yellow cards” (warning cards) it equals a red card and you’re kicked out of the game! Yikes, talk about fiery red.
  6. ANSWER: Portugal. He plays for the Portugal National Team, and also the Spanish club Real Madrid C.F.
  7. ANSWER: Football. The United States, Canada, and Australia call it soccer but most other countries call it football, futbol, or “footie.”
  8. ANSWER: U-8 is a division for kids aged 8 and under. U-10 is for kids 10 and under.
  9. Only the goalkeeper or “goalie” is allowed to use his or her hands while on the field. Of course, any player may use his or her hands to take a throw-in from off the field.
  10. ANSWER: In professional, high school, and college soccer 11 players total (10 plus a goalkeeper). Although in youth leagues it can be 4 vs. 4, 6 vs. 6 or 8 vs. 8.

Are you a soccer fan or a soccer player? Shout out to your favorite teams in the Comments below!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

Arjen Robben photo credit Global Panorama

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21. Vegetarian Trivia Quiz

Trivia QuizKids Going Meatless: Interview and Trivia Quiz

We know a lot of you are curious about being vegetarian. I recently talked to a 7-year-old who gave up meat when she was 6, and here is her perspective:

Q: Why did you decide to become a vegetarian?
A: I don’t think it’s right to kill animals. It feels good because I love animals and don’t want to hurt them. It all started because I thought pigs were cute, when I was little.

Q: What foods do you choose to eat instead/ what are your favorite vegetarian alternatives?
A: Fake meat, rice tacos, and green beans. I also eat a lot of fruit, quinoa and cheese.

Q: What do your parents think?
A: They think I’m a picky eater and wish I would eat more vegetables. But they are proud of me.

Q: Do you miss eating meat?
A: No, because fake meat tastes like real meat. I just tried vegetarian breakfast sausage this weekend and loved it!

Pretty interesting, huh? Her parents are meat eaters, and always maintained a healthy diet through eating meat, so I thought it was pretty neat she reached this decision all on her own. Check out our quiz below for more vegetarian vision:

1. Name one thing a vegetarian would NOT eat.

2. What is a vegetarian called who ALSO doesn’t eat any animal products like eggs or dairy? Hint: it also starts with “veg.”

3. TRUE or FALSE. Ariana Grande, Debby Ryan, Demi Lovato, and Laura Marano are all vegetarians.

4. If you don’t eat meat, you might not be getting enough protein in your diet. Name a food you can eat that DOES contain protein.

Want to check your answers on the quiz? Look below…

1. Name something a vegetarian would NOT eat.
ANSWER: Any kind of meat like steak, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, or basically any food that is an animal.

2. What is a vegetarian called who ALSO doesn’t eat any animal products like eggs or dairy?ANSWER: Vegan. A vegan doesn’t eat anything an animal produces. That means no cheese, milk, ice cream, or eggs. This is a much more strict vegetarian diet.

3. TRUE or FALSE. Ariana Grande, Debby Ryan, Demi Lovato, and Laura Marano are all vegetarians.
ANSWER: Absolutely true! Laura Marano even became the new face of the Humane Society’s Meatless Monday campaign, which encourages people to take a break from eating meat one day a week.

4. If you don’t eat meat, you might not be getting enough protein in your diet. Name a food you can eat that DOES contain protein.
ANSWER: Dairy, nuts, beans, soy, and tofu to name a few!

What about you guys? Is anyone out there vegetarian? Or do you prefer to maintain a healthy and good diet through eating meats? Let us know YOUR thoughts in the Comments below!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

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22. Beach Trivia Quiz

question marksSoak up the Sun Beach Trivia Quiz!

Have you been to the beach this summer for vacation? Or maybe you have dreams of going to the beach . . . living on the beach . . . starring in Teen Beach 2? You know the usual. Well if you love the beach, try “digging deeper” into our beach trivia . . .

1. Ocean tides are pulled by the _________. (Hint: it’s not the sun.)

jellyfish

Sea Nettles photo by Kirt Edblom

2. Why do jellyfish sting? A) To capture prey and act as a defense mechanism. B) They are really mean. C) Their stingers are painful, and they just want to get rid of them.

3. What should you do if you get stung by a jellyfish? A) Scream! B) Remain calm and tell a grown up or find a lifeguard. C) Rub the stingers off with your hand.

4. Name the two ingredients required to build a sandcastle.

5. Would you rather . . .  surf waves with a boogie board OR jump over waves?

6. Name a popular surfing destination. A) Hawaii. B) Germany. C) Egypt. D) New York City.

punaluuhawaii

Punalu’u, Hawaii photo by Ryan Lackey

7. What does “Hang 10” mean?

8. Name the type of bird that may swoop down and eat all your potato chips at the beach.

9. There is a place in Hawaii where the beach is black. What causes it to be black? A) People littering. B) Basalt from volcanoes. C) It is painted. D) Animals . . . um . . . you know!

See below for the answers!

1. Ocean tides are pulled by the _________. ANSWER: Tides are pulled by the moon. The gravity of the moon pulls the water towards it. That’s what gives us the high tide. We have a high tide when the moon is up (dusk until early morning) and a low tide when the moon is on the other side of the earth. So basically you end up with a bulge of water being pulled towards the moon, and a bulge away from it.

2. Why do jellyfish sting? ANSWER: To capture prey and act as a defense mechanism. When their tentacles encounter prey (or a human!) they fire tiny stingers filled with venom. It will paralyze the prey, but for humans, it will just really, really hurt.

3. What should you do if you get stung by a jellyfish? ANSWER: Remain calm and tell a grown up or lifeguard. Most jellyfish stings are fine, except for the pain! But when it stings, it’s usually not just one stinger, but thousands of very tiny stingers called nematocysts that continuously release venom into your body. Sometimes they can be rinsed off with sea water. They can also be scraped off using something like a credit card (NOT your hand unless you want to get re-stung!). Then it might help to soak the area in vinegar, or use a cream pain reliever.

4. Name the 2 ingredients required to build a sandcastle. ANSWER: Sand and water!

5. Would you rather . . .  surf waves with a boogie board OR jump over waves? ANSWER: No wrong answer! Whatever floats your boat!

6. Name a popular surfing destination. ANSWER: Hawaii! There is also good surfing all over the world from Australia to Canada, to Costa Rica to Japan. The perfect waves are where wind, swell (a slow continuous movement of waves), tides, and seafloor meet.

7. What does “Hang 10” mean? ANSWER: When you’re surfing and all 10 toes hang off the front of your surf board. (Cowabunga!)

8. Name the type of bird that may swoop down and eat all your potato chips at the beach. ANSWER: Sea gulls. Don’t leave food out in the open because they are known to be very aggressive going after snacks!

9. There is a place in Hawaii where the beach is black. What causes it to be black?  ANSWER: Basalt from volcanoes, and the waves eroding volcanic rock and ash.

What are your favorite things about the beach? Let us know in the Comments, and watch out for sharks!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

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23. Pet Name Trivia Quiz

question marksA-meow-zing Pet Name Trivia Quiz

What does a pet’s name say about it (or the human that loves it)? We investigated deep into the data of Rover.com and discovered that just like baby names, each year new pet names pop up in popularity. How sharp is your doggie sense? Take a nibble of some kibble, and check out our Pet Name Trivia Quiz!

  1. What was the #1 male dog name of 2014? A) Boo-Boo. B) Max. C) Spider-Man. D) Rocky.
  2. What was the #1 female cat name of 2014? A) Kitty. B) Miss Fluffy. C) Lily. D) Ursula.
  3. People are naming their dogs and cats after Star Wars characters! The following names are the most popular EXCEPT for: A) Chewbacca. B) Vader. C) Yoda. D) Darth Maul.
  4. Is it more likely for a DOG or CAT to have a “human” name (like Jack, Cooper, Callie, etc.)?
  5. TRUE or FALSE. Ariana Grande just named her new pup after Sirius Black from Harry Potter.
  6. For both cats and dogs the top “animal” name is: A) Bear. B) Snake. C) Moose. D) Alligator.

Want to fetch the answers? Check below!

  1. What was the #1 male dog name of 2014? ANSWER: Max! Always a good solid choice. The next most popular names are Buddy, Charlie, Jack, and Cooper.
  2. What was the #1 female cat name of 2014? ANSWER: Lily! Also a popular human name. The next most popular female cat names are Chloe, Lucy, Bella, and Luna.
  3. People are naming their dogs and cats after Star Wars characters! The following names are the most popular EXCEPT for: ANSWER: Darth Maul. Although an awesome character, he did not make the list of awesome names.
  4. Is it more likely for a DOG or CAT to have a “human” name (like Jack, Cooper, etc.)? ANSWER: DOGS are more than twice as likely to have human names. 22% of dogs have human names. Only 10% of cats do.
  5. TRUE or FALSE. Ariana Grande just named her new pup after Sirius Black from Harry Potter. ANSWER: TRUE! Her new famous pooch is Sirius Black Grande. He joins the rest of her puppy posse (mostly rescued) Coco, Ophelia, Cinnamon, Fawkes, and Toulouse.
  6. For both cats and dogs the top “animal” name is: ANSWER: Bear roars to the top of the list as most popular pet “animal” name!

Let us know YOUR pet’s name, or what you’d name a cat or dog if you had one. Woof out.

- Ratha, STACKS Writer

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24. How well do you know Karl Marx? [quiz]

This October, the OUP Philosophy team has chosen Karl Marx as their Philosopher of the Month. Karl Marx was an economist and philosopher best known for 'The Communist Manifesto' and 'Das Kapital'. Although sometimes misconstrued, his work has influenced various political leaders including Mao Zedong, Che Guevara, and the 14th Dalai Lama.

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25. Twins Trivia Quiz

question marksDouble Dare! Take the Twins Trivia Quiz!

Did you know 32 out of 1000 people are twins? Are you one of the lucky 32? I always wondered what it would be like to have a twin. To share clothes, secrets, and a birthday, and basically have a built-in best friend . . . or partner in crime. . . for life!

If you’re a twin, know twins, or just want to test your knowledge, help yourself to a double serving of our Twins Trivia!

Weasley twins

Photo courtesy Warner Bros.

  1. TRUE or FALSE? Twins are always look identical to each other.
  2. TRUE or FALSE? The states with the highest rates of twins are Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
  3. Are twins with the exact same DNA called fraternal OR identical twins?
  4. The actors who play Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies are actual twins in real life. What are their real names?
  5. The world’s oldest living twins were Eli Shadrack and John Meshak Phipps born in 1803 in Virginia. How old did they live to be? A) 108 and 113. B) Both 101. C) 90 and 91.
  6. TRUE or FALSE? Identical twins have almost identical brainwave patterns. This can cause one twin to feel pain when the other one is injured.
  7. When they are born, twins usually weigh MORE or LESS than the average baby?
  8. Which famous athlete is a parent of twins? A) Peyton Manning. B) Stephen Curry. C) Tom Brady. D) Sidney Crosby.
  9. TRUE or FALSE? Having twins is hereditary.
  10. Fill in the blank. The Major League baseball team ___________ Twins!

Did you score in the double digits? Check out the answers below.

  1. TRUE or FALSE? Twins are always look identical to each other. ANSWER: FALSE. Twins can be born at the same time and not look exactly the same.
  2. TRUE or FALSE? The states with the highest rates of twins are Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. ANSWER: TRUE. The state with the lowest rate of twins is New Mexico.
  3. Are twins with the exact same DNA called fraternal OR identical twins? ANSWER: Identical twins. The name kind of says it all!
  4. The actors who play Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies are actual twins in real life. What are their real names? ANSWER: James and Oliver Phelps.
  5. The world’s oldest living twins were Eli Shadrack and John Meshak Phipps born in 1803 in Virginia. How old did they live to be? ANSWER: 108 and 113!
  6. TRUE or FALSE? Identical twins have almost identical brainwave patterns. This can cause one twin to feel pain when the other one is injured. ANSWER: TRUE! Some twins also say it can give them the ability to read each other’s minds.
  7. When they are born, twins usually weigh MORE or LESS than the average baby? ANSWER: Less. The average twin weighs about 5.5 pounds. The average baby is about 7 pounds. (The average triplet weighs about 4 pounds!)
  8. Which famous athlete is a parent of twins? ANSWER: Peyton Manning has 4-year-old twins, Marchall (boy) and Mosley (girl) Manning.
  9. TRUE or FALSE? Having twins is hereditary. ANSWER: TRUE. There is a greater chance of having twins if there are other twins in your family. But having identical twins is completely random!
  10. Fill in the blank. The Major League baseball team ___________ Twins! ANSWER: The Minnesota Twins!

Give us a shout out if you’re a twin or know any twins in the Comments below!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

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