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Grade 4 Global Issues
A foolish person in this European country is called a "gowk", so April 1st is also known as Hunt the Gowk Day.
  1. Scotland
  2. Greece
  3. Germany
  4. Denmark
Grade 4 Global Issues
Another name for April Fools' Day in the South American country of          Brazil          is "Day of the Lie."
Grade 4 Global Issues
In Odessa, Ukraine, April Fools' Day celebrations include a parade, concerts, and an international clown convention.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Global Issues
In many Spanish speaking nations, pranking is typically done on December 28th on the Day of the Holy Innocents.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Global Issues
In the Netherlands, April 1st commemorates the Dutch capture of the city of Breille from the Spanish during the Dutch war of independence.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Global Issues
In Renaissance France, April 1st was a day where servants were allowed to order their masters to do foolish tasks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Global Issues
In France, April Fools' Day is known as what animal of April?
  1. pig
  2. fish
  3. duck
  4. horse
Grade 4 Global Issues
One theory behind the origin of April Fool's Day is that it was the day that marked the end of New Year celebrations in medieval France which began on March 25th.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Egypt
What was the Wonder of the World located in Alexandria?
  1. pyramid
  2. library
  3. lighthouse
Grade 4 Latin America and Caribbean
Instead of Columbus Day, many Latin American countries celebrate native cultures on Día de la Raza.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Latin America and Caribbean
Costa Rica celebrates the mingling of cultures on October 12th by observing Día del Encuentro de las Culturas.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Both Spain and Italy celebrate a version of Columbus Day.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Which explorer led the first expedition up the St. Lawrence River?
  1. John Cabot
  2. Henry Hudson
  3. Jacques Cartier
Grade 4 Exploration
Where did Columbus first land?
  1. Cuba
  2. Trinidad
  3. Venezuela
  4. The Bahamas
Grade 4 Greece
Alexander the Great founded over                 cities.
  1. 20
  2. 300
  3. 40
  4. 70
Grade 4 Exploration
Who funded Christopher Columbus's trip?
  1. His Mom
  2. Kananta
  3. The King and Queen of Spain
  4. Henery Hudson
Grade 4 Exploration
Which was not one of Christopher Columbus's ships?
  1. Nina
  2. Santa Monica
  3. Pinta
  4. Santa Maria
Grade 4 Exploration
Which European explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope?
  1. Dias
  2. Balboa
  3. Vespucci
  4. Magellan
Grade 4 Exploration
Christopher Columbus called the native people                   by mistake and the name stuck for centuries. They are called Native Americans today.
  1. Savages
  2. Beasts
  3. Indians
  4. Indigenous People
Grade 4 Exploration
What were most explorers searching for when they came to the new world?
  1. Gold and riches
  2. Oil
  3. Northwest passage
  4. People who had gone missing
  5. Both A and C
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