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July 6, 2018 7:59AM Kids News

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GREAT HOLIDAY TREASURE HUNT QUESTIONS

1. What year did Mount Vesuvius erupt?

Two-thousand-year-old Pompeii skeleton found

2. How many times faster than the speed of sound is Mach 5?

Hypersonic jet to fly New York-London in two hours

Swirling clouds surround Jupiter. media_cameraSwirling clouds surround Jupiter.

3. What are Jupiter’s swirling clouds probably made of?

NASA’s amazing close-up photo of Jupiter

4. The Bight is an important nursery for the young of which endangered whale?

Great Australian Bight world heritage bid

5. What is the name of the NSW Education Minister?

Australia-first review into phones at school

6. Dobbing could be a sign that you have a social … (fill in the missing word)

Dobbing on your mates could be a good thing

Beautiful Baobab trees at sunset. Picture: istock media_cameraBeautiful Baobab trees at sunset. Picture: istock

7. What five southern African countries were the baobab trees in the study in?

Africa’s biggest, oldest baobab trees die

8. How long would the sides of an imaginary ice block be equal to one millimetre of global sea level rise?

Antarctic ice melting faster than expected

9. What two types of dinosaurs left their footprints in the lagoon?

Dinosaur footprints found on Scottish isle

10. What is the shorter name for community group the Country Women’s Association?

Big dry hitting farmers hard

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump shake hands on June 12, 2018 at their historic meeting in Singapore. Picture: AP media_cameraNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump shake hands on June 12, 2018 at their historic meeting in Singapore. Picture: AP

11. What year did the Korean War begin?

Trump and Kim sign historic agreement

12. How many great whale species are there and how many are endangered or vulnerable?

Shocking find in dead whale’s stomach

13. What temperature is it inside the Doomsday Vault?

Seed vault could one day feed the world

14. How high is Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia?

Aussie climber on top of the world

Tommie Smith, US, throws his arms up in victory as he hits the tape to win a gold medal in the men's 1972 Olympic 200m. Picture: supplied media_cameraTommie Smith, US, throws his arms up in victory as he hits the tape to win a gold medal in the men’s 1972 Olympic 200m. Picture: supplied

15. Where were the Olympics in 1972?

Olympians top honour for Black Power stance

16. What sea was the ship found in?

“Holy grail” of shipwrecks found

17. What is politician Alan Tudge’s job?

English test plan for residency applicants

18. What is the name of the castle where the writing was discovered?

Ancient writing discovered at castle linked to King Arthur

The asteroid Vesta, photographed by the Dawn spacecraft on July 17, 2011. Picture: AP Photo/NASA/JPL media_cameraThe asteroid Vesta, photographed by the Dawn spacecraft on July 17, 2011. Picture: AP Photo/NASA/JPL

19. How many kilometres from Earth is the asteroid Vesta?

Massive asteroid zooming past earth

20. Where will the tiny camera be mounted?

World-first bionic eye ready to see

21. Who found Daphne past Rottnest Island?

Daphne the giant duck rescued at sea

22. How much did Brett Ford pay for the Furphy end?

Record price for piece of Australia’s history

Cathy Offord and Wollemi pine trees in pots at Sydney Botanic Gardens. Picture: News Corp media_cameraCathy Offord and Wollemi pine trees in pots at Sydney Botanic Gardens. Picture: News Corp

23. What year was the small colony of living trees found?

Secret “dinosaur tree” experiment a success

24. What are the children asking politicians to do?

Kids campaign to save orang-utan habitat

25. Who is the other fossil named after?

Australian fossil named after Obama

26. What does mongee mean in slang Japanese?

Bananas you can eat with the peel on

Scientists have translated dog’s body language into human language. Picture: iStock media_cameraScientists have translated dog’s body language into human language. Picture: iStock

27. What is the name of the science journal the results are published in?

Body language study translates dog talk

28. In the glossary, what work means to makes something happen faster or earlier?

Being bored is good for you

29. What year was the violin made?

300-year-old violin is worth millions

30. What is Paula’s surname?

Dog can be young readers’ best friend

Jason Fischer driving the 1966 Amphicar 770. Picture: Dylan Robinson media_cameraJason Fischer driving the 1966 Amphicar 770. Picture: Dylan Robinson

31. How fast can the car travel on water?

Amphicar floats back into limelight

32. How many times a day do you need to clean your teeth?

Rotten truth about kids and their teeth

33. How many people around the world lack safe drinking water?

Making dirty water clean to drink

34. Ed Sheeran’s message is: “It isn’t big to make others feel … (fill in the missing word)”

Ed Sheeran’s anti-bullying message

Mongolian people take part in a traditional summer solstice ritual. Picture: Getty media_cameraMongolian people take part in a traditional summer solstice ritual. Picture: Getty

35. What day is summer solstice in Australia?

Shortest day of the year is here

36. What animal is 2018 the year of?

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

37. How many bite victims does the anti-venom program help each year?

Giant funnel web spider a lifesaver

38. What is the name of the health organisation Hunter co-founded?

Queen honours young Australians

Cyclist Mark Beaumont poses for pictures with Guinness World Records certificates after arriving at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on September 18, 2017 to complete his tour around the world. Picture: AFP media_cameraCyclist Mark Beaumont poses for pictures with Guinness World Records certificates after arriving at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on September 18, 2017 to complete his tour around the world. Picture: AFP

39. How many days did Mark Beaumont take to ride around the world?

World 1886 penny farthing record still stands

40. What year did Walt Disney start his company in a garage?

Great ideas that started in garages

41. Who does Ben Simmons play for?

Aussie Ben Simmons wins NBA Rookie of the Year

42. Where was the World Cup soccer this year?

Socceroos crash out of World Cup

Jack De Belin and James Tedesco of the Blues celebrate during game two of the State of Origin series Picture: Getty Images media_cameraJack De Belin and James Tedesco of the Blues celebrate during game two of the State of Origin series Picture: Getty Images

43. What was the final score of the series-winning State of Origin NRL game?

NSW wins Origin series after come-from-behind win

44. How many Olympic gold medals did Ian Thorpe win?

Thorpe to lead AIS mental health program

45. Which former Olympic swimmer is the AFL Women’s boss?

Elite school for women in footy

46. How much does Hafthor Bjornsson weigh?

TV star is World’s Strongest Man

New Australian cricket coach Justin Langer with members of the Australian cricket team in England. Picture: Getty Images media_cameraNew Australian cricket coach Justin Langer with members of the Australian cricket team in England. Picture: Getty Images

47. Who did Justin Langer replace as coach of the Australian cricket team?

Coach Langer to rebuild respect in cricket

48. What do you call a golfing score that is two better than a good score on that hole?

Golfer scores birdie of a different kind

49. Who does the Anzac Cup team play each year?

Eddie’s Anzac Day battle to honour a war hero

50. Which country do the Rixon family from Queensland represent in lawn bowls?

Family of lawn bowlers’ secret to success

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