1. Is Parmesan a soft or hard cheese?

2. Purchase of what land by the United States was known at the time as “Seward’s Folly”?

3. The Wright Brothers had their first flight in what year?

4. In the world of computers, a byte contains how many bits?

5. What is a “kakapo”?

6. Is it true or false that corpuscles are both red and white blood cells?

7. What is the difference between “gnats” in the United States and England?

8. What is the currency of Denmark?

9. What part of the garlic plant is eaten?

10. Who wrote the famous poem “Old Ironsides”?


1. Parmesan is a very hard and dry cheese.

2. Alaska, bought by the U.S. from Russia in 1867. Seward was Secretary of State William H. Seward.

3. The flight was in 1903 (Dec. 17).

4. Eight. A bit (short for binary digit) is the smallest unit of information stored in a computer.

5. A New Zealand parrot.

6. True.

7. In the U.S., gnat is the name for many species of small flies; in England, mosquitoes are called gnats.

8. Krone.

9. The bulb.

10. Oliver Wendell Holmes.