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Knowledge-A-Thon February 12, 2009. Fourth Grade Questions and Answers. 1) Name the largest fresh water lake in the world?. Lake Superior. 2) What is Wisconsin’s nickname?. Badger State. 3) Who did Wisconsin get the nickname Badger State from?. Lead Miners.

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Knowledge a thon february 12 2009

Knowledge-A-ThonFebruary 12,2009

Fourth Grade

Questions and Answers












11) Wisconsin has a very special reference book that is only about our state. What color is in the title?

  • WI Blue Book


12 what is the indian meaning for wisconsin
12) What is the Indian meaning for Wisconsin? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Gathering at the Waters


13 how many counties are named after indian tribes
13) How many counties are named after Indian tribes? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • 8


Name the great lakes
Name the Great Lakes. about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Huron, Ontario, Erie, Michigan & Superior


15 what is our national bird
15) What is our national bird? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Bald Eagle


16 name the 4 states that border wisconsin
16) Name the 4 states that border Wisconsin. about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Michigan, Iowa, Illinois & Minnesota


17 what year did wisconsin become a state
17) What year did Wisconsin become a state? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • 1848


18 which river flows through appleton
18) Which river flows through Appleton? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Fox River


19 what european country did most explorers represent
19) What European country did most explorers represent? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • France


20 what is the only land mammal that can t jump
20) What is the only land mammal that can’t jump? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Elephant


21 what breed of cow is most commonly found in wisconsin
21) What breed of cow is most commonly found in Wisconsin? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Holstein


22 what are the 4 stages of complete metamorphosis
22) What are the 4 stages of complete metamorphosis? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Egg, larva, pupae & adult


23 what instrument is used to measure air pressure
23) What instrument is used to measure air pressure? about our state. What color is in the title?

  • Barometer



25 what is the metric term used to measure temperature
25) What is the metric term used to measure temperature? United States?

  • Centigrade or Celsius



27 how many pounds are in a ton
27) How many pounds are in a ton? United States?

  • 2000 lbs.





What is an adjective
What is an adjective? dividend?

  • Word that describes a noun


32 who invented paper
32) Who invented paper? dividend?

  • Chinese



34 who wrote the words to the star spangled banner
34) Who wrote the Atlantic Ocean?words to the Star-Spangled Banner?

  • Francis Scott Key



36 name the four instrument families
36) Name the four instrument families. Atlantic Ocean?

  • Brass, woodwind, string and percussion


37 what is a conductor in music
37) What is a conductor in music? Atlantic Ocean?

  • Leader of a choir, orchestra or band


38 the nonfiction books are arranged in number order who invented that number system
38) The nonfiction books are arranged in number order. Who invented that number system?

  • Melvil Dewey


39 where in the library are the dictionaries encyclopedias atlases and almanacs
39) Where in the library are the dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs??

  • Reference section


40 a book written about a real person is called
40) A book written about a real person is called? encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs??

  • Biography


41 name the special medal that is given once a year to the best written children s book
41) Name the special medal that is given once a year to the best written children’s book?

  • John Newberry Medal


42) Name the artist famous for painting many pictures of sunflowers and the painting “The Starry Night”?

  • Vincent Van Gogh


43 what is a sculpture
43) What is a sculpture? sunflowers and the painting “The Starry Night”?

  • A three dimensional work of art (such as a statue)









51 what does the rate at which your heart beat returns to normal after exercise demonstrate
51) What does the rate at which your heart beat returns to normal after exercise demonstrate?

  • Your level of physical fitness




54 what are exercises that increase your heart rate for longer than 10 minutes called
54) What are exercises that increase your heart rate for longer than 10 minutes called?

  • Aerobic


55 what is america s most popular form of exercise
55) What is America’s most popular form of exercise? longer than 10 minutes called?

  • Walking




58 what is the minimum number of days per week that doctors recommend exercise
58) What is the minimum number of days per week that doctors recommend exercise?

  • 3 or more








65 what is the best way to relieve stress
65) What is the best way to relieve stress? prevent passing illnesses ?

  • Exercise


66 what habits help prevent tooth decay
66) What habits help prevent tooth decay? prevent passing illnesses ?

  • Flossing and brushing


67 what is it called when you are treating your team or opponent with respect
67) What is it called when you are treating your team or opponent with respect ?

  • Sportsmanship


68 what should you always do when you accidentally hurt someone during an activity
68) What should you always do when you accidentally hurt someone during an activity?

  • Apologize and make sure they are okay


69 what must you do in order to improve your skills
69) What must you do in order to improve your skills? someone during an activity?

  • Practice


70 what is another word for carbohydrate
70) What is another word for carbohydrate? someone during an activity?

  • Sugar


71 the top of the food pyramid consists of sometimes foods what are they
71) The top of the Food Pyramid consists of “sometimes foods”; what are they?

  • Sugars, oils and bad fats


72 calcium can be found mostly in what type of food
72) Calcium can be found mostly in what type of food? foods”; what are they?

  • Dairy foods



74) What chart shows us the type of foods we should be eating and the numbers of servings we should have each day?

  • Food pyramid


75 what should you look for when selecting a fruit
75) What should you look for when selecting a fruit? eating and the numbers of servings we should have each day?

  • 100% juice


76 what is the most important meal of the day
76) What is the most important meal of the day? eating and the numbers of servings we should have each day?

  • Breakfast


77 what meal is skipped the most
77) What meal is skipped the most? eating and the numbers of servings we should have each day?

  • Breakfast


78 what nutrients help build strong bones and teeth
78) What nutrients help build strong bones and teeth? eating and the numbers of servings we should have each day?

  • Calcium and vitamin D











88 name the three steps in how to stop a bully
88) Name the three steps in “How to Stop a Bully.” other foods?

  • Say “stop!”

  • Think

  • Tell an adult who can help


89 name three protective behaviors
89) Name three protective behaviors. other foods?

  • Say “NO” in a big voice

  • Get away to a safe place

  • Tell an adult who can help




92 how do the tiny hair on your body help the immune system
92) How do the tiny hair on your body help the immune system?

  • They protect against the invasion of germs


93 how long does it take the brain to recognize that you have eaten enough to feel full
93) How long does it take the brain to recognize that you have eaten enough to feel full?

  • 20 minutes


94 what are the three steps to controlling anger
94) What are the three steps to controlling anger? have eaten enough to feel full?

  • Say “stop” to yourself

  • Take 3 deep breaths

  • Count slowly to 10


95 name 3 types of angles
95) Name 3 types of angles. have eaten enough to feel full?

  • Right

  • Acute

  • Obtuse


96 1 foot is equal to how many inches 1 yard is equal to how many inches
96) 1 foot is equal to how many inches & 1 yard is equal to how many inches?

  • 1 foot=12 inches

  • 1 yard=36 inches


97 what do we call the process by which liquid water changes into water vapor
97) What do we call the process by which liquid water changes into water vapor?

  • Evaporation


98 name the three states of matter
98) Name the three states of matter. changes into water vapor?

  • Solid

  • Liquid

  • Gas


99 name 3 techniques to observe things that are hard to see
99) Name 3 techniques to observe things that are hard to see.

  • Rubbings

  • Carbon printing

  • Chromatography


100 name 3 types of leaves
100) Name 3 types of leaves. see.

  • Parallel

  • Pinnate

  • Palmate


Bonus what is an artistic way of relieving stress
BONUS: What is an artistic way of relieving stress see.

  • Painting, coloring, working with clay, singing, dancing, acting


Bonus name 3 of the 6 writing traits
BONUS: Name 3 of the 6 Writing Traits. see.

  • Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions



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