Scholastic Bowl

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Test your knowledge - Sample questions

Sample Toss-Up Questions

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1. Grammar/Usage
What personal pronoun is subjective case, first person singular?

2. Geometry
Using 22/7 for Pi, what is the area of a circle with diameter 28 meters?

3. General Science
What scientist was the first to use the telescope for astronomy?

4. Art
The Lascaux cave paintings were discovered in what country in 1940?

5. Agriculture
What dark-green, thick-skinned, and pear-shaped fruit is used in salads?

6. Computers
What graphical user interface software was introduced by Microsoft in 1987?

7. Literature
Chicken Little has hit on the head by what object?

8. Earth Science
The ten highest U.S. summits are situated in which U.S. state.

9. Home Economics
Name the small edible vegetable which is a variety of cabbage.

10. History
Clarence Thomas was appointed by George Bush to fill the seat of what associate judge of the U.S. Supreme Court

11. Algebra
Factor 2X² - 5X - 12

12. Literature
What name is given to two consecutive lines of verse that rhyme?

13. Civics
The 24th amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans the use of what in federal elections?

14. Health
What disease is characterized by severe hemorrhaging and inability of the blood to clot?

15. Life Science
What substances are the building blocks of proteins?

16. General Math
Solve 6 4/5 divided by -2 1/8 reducing to the lowest terms.

17. Geometry
What part of the circumference of a circle is measured in degrees?

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Answers

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1.  Grammar/Usage
What personal pronoun is subjective case, first person singular?  

I

2.  Geometry
Using 22/7 for Pi, what is the area of a circle with diameter 28 meters?

616 meters squared

3.  General Science
What scientist was the first to use the telescope for astronomy?

Galileo Galilei

4.  Art
The Lascaux cave paintings were discovered in what country in 1940?

France

5.  Agriculture
What dark-green, thick-skinned, and pear-shaped fruit is used in salads?

Avocado

6.  Computers
What graphical user interface software was introduced by Microsoft in 1987?

Windows

7.  Literature
Chicken Little has hit on the head by what object?

Acorn

8.  Earth Science
The ten highest U.S. summits are situated in which U.S. state.

Alaska

9.  Home Economics
Name the small edible vegetable which is a variety of cabbage.

Brussel sprouts

10.  History
Clarence Thomas was appointed by George Bush to fill the seat of what associate judge of the U.S. Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall

11.  Algebra
Factor 2X² - 5X - 12

(2X + 3) (X - 4)

12.  Literature
What name is given to two consecutive lines of verse that rhyme?

Couplet

13.  Civics
The 24th amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans the use of what in federal elections?

Poll Tax

14.  Health
What disease is characterized by severe hemorrhaging and inability of the blood to clot?

Hemophilia

15.  Life Science
What substances are the building blocks of proteins?

Amino acids

16.  General Math
Solve 6 4/5 divided by -2 1/8 reducing to the lowest terms.

-3 1/5

17.  Geometry
What part of the circumference of a circle is measured in degrees?

Arc