The Glogster QUIZ Results!

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The Glogster Quiz

Welcome EDUcators! We had a lot of fun last week making up our Glogster Quiz and seeing so many responses. The winners will be notified by email about the special drawing to be held for participants and winners of the quiz only.

To participate in the quiz, check #Glogsterquiz on Fridays for a link. The Quiz is active from Friday to Sunday at midnight. RT (ReTweet) the quiz on Twitter for extra chances to win prizes.

Some prizes for the last quiz included: A guest post on the Glogster EDU blog, a Free Year of Glogster EDU premium, and an Upgrade from 125 to 200 Students for a Premium Educator.

Quiz Questions and Answers

Chemisty: Which of the Following is Not a “noble gas?” *

  •  Helium
  •  Radon
  •  Krypton
  •  Xenon
  •  Hydrogen

The noble gases are typically noted for their tendency to be non-reactive. They make up group 18 of the Periodic Table. Hydrogen, the simplest of all elements, readily combines with most non-metallic elements and is present in most organic compounds. Hydrogen makes up most of the mass of the universe in the form of stars and plasma. 

Biology: James Watson and Francis Crick first described the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in the journal Nature in what year? *

  •  1961
  •  1951
  •  1953
  •  1957

James Watson and Francic Crick authored the paper: “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid,” in 1953 and had it published on April 25th of that year in the journal Nature. The article they published was a keystone of research into the origins of life. 

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Our DNA also has a Glogomine base-pair.

History: Every sitting US President since Jimmy Carter has made an official visit to the United Kingdom. Who was the first U.S. President to do so? *

  •  Thomas Jefferson
  •  Millard Fillmore
  •  Woodrow Wilson
  •  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Amazingly, no sitting United States President ever made a trip abroad before 1906, when Theodore Roosevelt visited the Panama Canal. While US Presidential trips have become very common in the modern age, no President of the United States ever visited Europe (while he was President), before Woodrow Wilson, who visited Europe for 7 months after the end of the First World War. 

Here is some archive footage of his official visit to the UK during that period: 

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Politics: In 1993, The Republic of Czechoslovakia was split into two nations: The Czech Republic, and the Slovak Republic. This split has been nicknamed: *

  •  The Velvet Revolution
  •  The Velvet Schism
  •  The Velvet Divorce
  •  The Velvet Dissolution

We have to admit, we were a bit tricky with this question! While popular culture is very familiar with the Velvet Revolution, the peaceful dissolution of the former Warsaw Pact and the withdrawal of Russian troops that culminating in the touching spectacle of thousands of Czechs and Slovaks jangling their keys on Wenceslas Square in 1989 to symbolize the opening of a new era. 

What some don’t know is that the split of the two regions that made up Czechoslovakia, now the Czech and Slovak Republics, was nicknamed the “Velvet Divorce,” for its model of peaceful cooperation. The nations divided their resources 2 to 1, with the Czech Republic getting the larger share. Today, the nations are still very friendly, and as members of the European Union, they are close allies. 

Geography: Which of the following countries does not border the Republic of Iran *

  •  Armenia
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Georgia
  •  Turkmenistan
The Republic of Iran is bigger than many people realize, bordering Turkey and Iraq to the west, and Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan to the East. It is connected by a narrow strip of territory to Armenia, and it shares the Caspian sea with Azerbaijan. However, it shares no borders with Georgia. 

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Thanks to those who took part in the #GlogsterQuiz, and we’ll see you this Friday for our next installment!

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