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NAQT Middle School Packet

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Nile
"Blue" branch = Lake Tana
"White" branch = Lake Victoria
Aswan High Dam
Flows into Mediterranean after passing through Cairo
Jupiter
Galileo - 4 moons in 1610
Largest planet
Io
Intermost of four Galilean moons
400+ active volcanoes
Mythical namesake transformed into cow
Ganymede
Largest of four Galilean moons
Largest moon in Solar System
The Hardy Boys
The Tower Treasure
Chet Morton's car stolen
Get help from father Fenton while tracking missing money
Frank and Joe
Diamond
10 on Mohs scale
Crystalline allotrope of carbon
South Africa
Diamonds mined in Kimberly, ___________
Boer War
Apartheid
Rhodes
British imperialist
Earned much of fortune through diamond mining
Scholarships for Americans to study at Oxford
Front
Dew point ______ = "dry line"
Funnel clouds appear around occluded ________
Shearlines with varying wind speed common near stationary _________
Weather air boundaries depicted by red and blue lines representing warm and cold mass
The Scarlet Letter
Pastor named Arthur Dimmesdale
Seamstress named Hester Prynne
Set in Colonial America
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author of The Scarlet Letter
Published a year before The House of Seven Gables
Rappaccini's Daugher
Hawthorne short story
Student named Giovanni falls in love with title character
Main character dies after taking antidote to poison
Iraq
1921 - Britain made Faisal king of this country
1980s - used poison gas on Kurdish population, fought Iran, invaded Kuwait
Sadaam Hussein
2003 - American troops looking for WMDs invaded it
Berlin
Brandenburg Gate
Divided by a wall from 1961-1989
Prague
1618 defeistration started Thirty Years' War
Czech Republic
Lisbon
on Targus
1755 earthquake depicted in Voltaire's "Candide"
To Kill a Mockingbird
Mayella Ewell/Bob Ewell (breaks into Judge Taylor's home and attacks two children before being killed by Boo Radley)
Atticus Finch
Harper Lee
Butterflies
order = Lepidoptera
Chekerspot
Viceroy
Painted Lady
Pupa
Butterfly stage between larva and adult
Like moth's cocoons
Fasten selves on leaf bottoms or twigs
Leg
Butterfly body part
Broken into segments called coxa, trochanter, femur, tibia, and tarsus
360 degrees
Pair of explementary angles = ______ degrees
Upper bound of reflex angles
Polygon exterior angles = it
Values of 4 right angles - it
Napoleon Bonaparte
Attempt to exile this man in Elba failed
Escaped in early 1815
Corsica native
Crowned self French emperor in 1804
Battle of Waterloo
Battle at which Napoleon's final downfall came
Forces were defeated by Great Britain/Prussia
Wellesley
British army that fought at Waterloo led by Irish-born general
Became prime minister under George IV
Julius Caesar
Man captured Vercingetorix
Sent troops across Rubicon to start Civil War
With Crassus and Pompey, formed First Triumvirate
Roman leader
Killed on Ides of March
Red Sea
Suez Canal = Mediterranean --> _________
Saudi Arabia to east, Sudan/Egypt to west
White Sea
Inlet of Barents Sea
Russia's northwest coast
Canal through Lake Onega = Baltic --> _______
Black Sea
Dardanelles = Aegean --> ________
Countries on shores = Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria
Nancy Pelosi
Replaced Gephardt as House minority leader in 2003
100-Hour Plan headlined Democratic takeover of Congress in 2006
Speaker of the House, first woman in U.S. history to hold that position
Bridge to Terabithia
Leslie
Katherine Patterson
Jess
Title structure = across stream to take May Belle to magical land
Doctor Dolittle
Hugh Lofting
"The Voyages of..."
Talks to animals like Chee-Chee, Polynesia, Jip
A Wrinkle In Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg Murray
"IT"
Camazotz
Mars
Gusav Crater shows evidence of dust devils
Iron oxide in surface
Canyon Valleys Marineris
Volcano Olympus Mons
Fourth planet from sun
Red Planet
Henry VIII
Thomas Cromwell oversaw dissolution of England's monasteries
16th century king
Beheaded two of wives
Anne Boleyn
Henry VIII's second wive
Encouraged him to start English Reformation
Beheaded in 1536
House of Tudor
Henry VIII dynasty
Followed by House of Stuart
Winston Churchill
Clement Atlee replaced this man
"Iron curtain" had descended across Europ
"We shall fight on the beaches" - 1940 speech to House of Commons
British Prime Minster during most of WWII
Energy
Conservation of ________, meaning it can change forms but can't be created or destroyed
Einstein said it was proportional to mass
Kinetic
Motion energy
Potential
Stored energy
Alaska
Oil from Prudhoe Bay carried in a pipeline to Valdez
Yukon = longest river
Arctic National Wildlife Refugee
Largest U.S. state
J.S. Bach
Well-Tempered Clavier
Goldberg Variations
German
1685-1750
Baroque
Bach musical era
Followed Renaissance, proceeded Classical
D minor
Bach piece
Tocatta and Fugue in ________ minor
Charles Dickens
One work by author - lawyer and aristocrat switch places, names of guillotine victims in Madame Defarge knitting
A Tale of Two Cities
Ebenezer Scrooge
Hawaii
Highest point = Mauna Kea, shield volcano
Molokai
Maui
Honolulu
Hawaii capital
Iolani Palace
Waikiki Beach
Ohau
Honolulu island
Waimea Bay
Pearl Harbor
Thomas Jefferson
Notes on the State of Virginia
Vice president under Adams
Secretary of State under Washington
Lewis and Clark
Third U.S. president
Monticello
Ordinary Girl
July 2010 song
Describes lazy, bored, scared, ignored, happy, silly person who sometimes chokes on own words
Hannah Montana
Song "Ordinary Girl" by fictional character
Miley Cyrus alter ego
Party in the U.S.A.
Miley Cyrus 2009 hit
"I put my hands up, they're playing my song"
Sirius
Heavenly body
Greek name for "scorching"
Imaginary line through Orion's Belt to find bluish star in Canis Major
"Dog Star"
Brightest nighttime star
kite
Quadrilateral
Two pairs of adjacent, congruent sides; one pair of opposite, congruent angles
Named for resemblance to toy
Rhombus
Squares = special case of this polygon
4 sides of equal length
Trapezoid
4 sides
One pair of parallel sides
German
Official language in Lichenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland
English words borrowed = poltergeist, strudel, blizt, Gesundheit
Frankfurt
Department of Education
Department that gave Race to the Top funds
Secratary Arne Duncan
No Child Left Behind
Delaware
One of first round winners of Race to the Top
Home to Joe Biden
3 counties: New Castle, Kent, Sussex
Charter school
States earn points on Race to the Top applications by promoting success in this kind of school
Many in New Orleans
Jamestown
1676 - settlement burned
Named after king who survived Gunpowder Plot
John Smith led 1607 colony
Virginia
Athens
Pericles - "Golden Age"
Fought against Sparta in Peloponnesian War
Capital of Greece
Socrates
Athens philosopher
Died in 399 BC after drinking poisonous hemlock
Parthenon
Temple of Athenean Acropolis
Elgin Marbles (sculptures removed by British diplomat in 1806)
Monet
Impression: Sunrise
Water Lilies
Battle of Gettysburg
Civil War battle
Pickett's Charge
1863
Ended Lee invasion of Pennsylvania
Antietam
Emancipation Proclamation because of this Civil War battle
Western Maryland
Battle of the Wilderness
First battle between Lee and Grant of Civil War
1864
Dense forest of Virginia
Minnesota Twins
Traded away Johan Santana in 2008
Target Field - moved there after Metrodome
American League Central
Justin Morneau
Joe Mauer
nitrogen
Most common element in atmosphere
Plants convert to ammonia
oxygen
Second most common element in atmosphere
Bound to hemoglobin in blood
helium
Small amount of this gas discovered in the sun in Earth's atmosphere
Used in Blumps
skull
22 bones in adults including ethmoid near sinuses
Fontanelles allow for easier births and result in "soft spots"
Bony structure that protects brain
Hamlet
Shakespeare tragedy
Title prince of Denmark takes revenge on uncle Claudius
Ophelia
King Lear
Shakespeare tragedy
pre-Roman king of Britain and three daughters: Goneril, Regan, Cordelia
Othello
Shakespeare tragedy
"Moor of Venice"
Tricked into killing wife Desdemona
Mickey Mouse
First shown in Plane Crazy
Steamboat Willie
Mortimer - rival
Peg-Leg Pete
Clarabelle Cow
New Deal
FDR said primary task to "put people to work"
Series of FDR-created economic programs that were created to reduce unemployment, get U.S. out of Great Depression
Hoover
Roosevelt predecessor as president
Government unsuccessfully tried to deal with aftermath of 1929 stock market crash
Securities and Exchange Commission
Institution created by New Deal
Agency that regulates sale of stocks and securities
Russia
Largest economy of any non-World Trade Organization member
Joined 7 other powers to form G8 in 1996
Putin
Chimpanzee
Closest living relative of humans
Studied by Jane Goodall
Neanderthals
Cro-Magnons thought to have displaced this kind of early human
Named after German valley where bones discovered in 1856
Australopithecus
Specimens of homonid genus include Taung child of species africanus and Lucy, skeleton of species afarensis
Apollo
Greek god
Killed Python
Killed children of Niobe with sister
Brother of Artemis
37.5%
3/8 expressed as percentage
27
10% of 30% of 900
160
Item sells for $120 after being discounted 25%
Original cost?
Mexico
Toltec/Ulmec Civilizations
Diego Rivera
Santa Anna
Alamo
Peter
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe
Oldest of Pevensie children
Represents first Bishop of Rome
Basilica named for Bishop of Rome
Aslan
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe
Lion
Son of the Emperor-beyond-the-Sea
Creator and Lord of Narnia
Mr. Tummus
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe
Faun that befriends Lucy
White Witch turns him into statue
4
2x+5=6x-11
x=?
Great Wall of China
Early version of structure built by emperor Qin shi Huang
Barrier intended to prevent settled areas of Yellow River valley against invasion from north
Genghis Khan
Jin Dynasty - Chinese forces near Great Wall were threatened by advance of this khan
United Mongols after 1206
Qing Dinasty
Ming Dynasty rebuilt wall
In 1644, overthrown by Manchu invaders who established this final dynasty of imperial China
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