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2014-15 Governor’s Cup Practice Questions – Middle Grades Round 2 - Page 1 Round 2 Middle Grades – 2014-15 Governor’s Cup Practice Questions 1. A 16-ounce soda costs $1.44. What is the cost per ounce for the soda? 9 CENTS 2. A chili pepper is technically this in the eyes of a botanist, even if it doesn't taste sweet. While cooks may call squash or cucumbers vegetables, they are botanically defined as this. What do we call the ripened ovary of a flowering plant, containing one or more seeds? FRUIT 3. A full-size replica of this landmark can be found in Centennial Park in Nashville. The original was designed by Phidias [FID-ee-us], and was completed in 432 B.C. Identify the temple of the Greek goddess Athena that sits on the hill of the Acropolis. PARTHENON [PAHR-thuh-nuhn] 4. First and last name answer required. This character's friends include Hurry Harry March, Uncas, and Chingachgook [CHIN-gutch-gook]. Nicknamed "Hawkeye," "Deerslayer," and "Pathfinder," he appears in five novels that span his life from youth to death. Who is this protagonist of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales? NATTY BUMPPO 5. When a dancer is unaccompanied, he can use his heartbeat to keep track of this element of dance. With musical accompaniment, he can use the music's rhythm and tempo. Name this element of dance that has to do with how fast or slow a movement is performed. TIME 6. A radio DJ has 5 songs to choose from, but he only has time to play 3 of them. In how many ways could the DJ arrange the next 3 songs from his 5 choices? 60 7. According to medicalnewstoday.com, if a person's bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered this. A person with a Body Mass Index over 30 falls into this category. What 5-letter word can mean overweight, to a point where it can negatively affect one's health? OBESE 8. Although it is in the Sistine Chapel, this Michelangelo work was created twenty-five years after he painted the chapel's ceiling. Unlike most works on this subject, he depicts Christ as an avenging judge, determining the fate of all humanity. Name this fresco in which the saved souls ascend on the left, while the condemned souls descend on the right. LAST JUDGMENT
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2014-15 Governor’s Cup Practice Questions – Middle Grades Round 2 - Page 2 9. An area occupied by this ancient culture is administered by Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, but is not open to the public. The culture takes its name from a Pima word that means "those who are gone," and is divided into the Pioneer, Colonial, Sedentary, and Classic periods. Name this culture that flourished from 200 to perhaps 1450 along the Gila and Salt rivers in Arizona. HOHOKAM [huh-HOH-kum] 10. In A Season of Gifts, this author continues the story of beloved, eccentric Grandma Dowdel. His previous novels detail Grandma's outrageous adventures as she helps Joey and Mary Alice shake up a small Illinois town. Who wrote A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder?
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