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September 14, 2010

Trivia Tuesday: Football Answers

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Hi all! Let’s recap last week’s Football trivia questions.

I gave you a bunch of words that didn’t make any sense and I needed you to unscramble them to reveal some NFL teams. Like I said, I’m a HUGE football fan and what better way to enjoy a little friendly competition than with a challenging world scramble? Not to my surprise, you guys did great! Here are the answers.

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September 7, 2010

Tuesday Trivia: Football

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25, 32, 55…HIKE!

Are there any football fans out there? I’m a HUGE football fan! I love tackling, tailgating, and the real camaraderie between the fans. Such friendly competition really gets me psyched. So naturally, anything surrounding or related to the sport gets my attention.

In honor of fall football season, today's Trivia quiz is all about football! Can you unscramble all these letters to reveal the NFL teams and score a touchdown?

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August 10, 2010

Baseball Trivia

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"Root, root, root for the home team! If they don’t win it's a shame! Because it's 1, 2, 3 strikes you're out, at the old ball gaaaammmeee!"

It's another installment of Tuesday Trivia, and while you sit at your computer anxiously thinking of answers to these questions, your favorite baseball players are gearing up for playoff season. Okay, so maybe playoff season doesn't begin for another 2 months, but who says we can't build up the excitement by testing your knowledge about the Major League that is Baseball. That's right, no one!

So, get your peanuts and cracker jacks and try to answer all of these questions without striking out. Batter up!

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July 12, 2010

Scholastic Kids Press Corps Needs You!

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Kidspresscorp Here at Scholastic we have a Kids Press Corps — a group of student reporters from across the country who deliver the latest news stories to the rest of the kid nation (that means you!). It's news for kids, by kids!

The Kid Reporters cover stories such as: the earthquake in Haiti, President Barack Obama's plan to provide more jobs for millions of Americans, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and even the best summer reads. Cool, huh?

To make it even cooler, we would like to hear from you about what stories you would like to see at www.scholastic.com/Kidspress. What's going on that you think our Kid Reporters should cover? What kinds of things are happening in your community that you think everyone should know? Who are the newsmakers you want to know more about? We want YOU to tell us what's on your mind.

The comment box is open, and we're ready to hear what you have to say. Come on, come on!

— Jen N., STACKS Intern

July 2, 2010

Nicola Peltz and The Last Airbender

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Lastairbender Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Once upon a time, the four nations lived together in harmony. But then, the Fire nation declared war. Now the only one who can save the four nations from complete destruction is Aang, the last Airbender. Dun dun dunnnnn!

Whoa! It seems as if I got a little ahead of myself there. I’m just excited because M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender (rated PG) debuted on the big screen yesterday. Aang, Katara, Sokka, and the rest of the benders from the animated TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, are all part of the action.

Nicola Peltz, who plays Katara the Waterbender, recently dropped by THE STACKS to talk about her experience as an actress. She loves living for a while in another world! Wouldn’t it be cool if we could do the same?

Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think of The Last Airbender?

— Jen N., STACKS Intern

Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

June 29, 2010

Toy Story Trivia Answers

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Toystory3Welcome back to Tuesday Trivia: Toy Story Edition. Here are the answers to last week's challenge.

  1. Complete
    this sentence: “To infinity _______!” Answer: “and beyond!”
  1. At
    Andy's birthday party in the original Toy
    Story
    , who does Mr. Potato Head wish for? Answer: a Mrs. Potato Head
  1. Who is
    Andy's evil neighbor who likes to torture all of his toys? Answer: Sid
  1. When
    Woody is accidentally put up for sale at Andy's mom's yard sale, in Toy Story 2, where does the evil
    toy collector, Al McWhiggen, want to send Woody? Answer: Japan
  1. What
    is the name of the television show that Woody discovers he was the star of
    in Toy Story 2? Answer: “Woody's Round-up”

Bonus: What is Buzz Lightyear's father's name? Answer: Zurg

— Jen N., STACKS Intern

June 22, 2010

Tuesday Trivia: Toy Story Edition

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Toystory3 Toy Story 3
(rated G) came
out on June 18 with a new and exciting adventure with Andy and his toys. Although Andy has gone off to college, that doesn't mean his toys will not play
while he's away. Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head and friends are the new
residents of Sunnyside Daycare where they meet a host of new toys and a clan of
tantalizing toddlers.

To prepare for the
new installment in the Toy Story
series, here are some trivia questions about the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2. 

  1. Complete
    this sentence: “To infinity, __________!”
  2. At
    Andy's birthday party in the original Toy
    Story
    , who does Mr. Potato Head wish for?
  3. Who is
    Andy's evil neighbor who likes to torture all of his toys?
  4. When
    Woody is accidentally put up for sale at Andy's mom's yard sale, in Toy Story 2, where does the evil
    toy collector, Al McWhiggen, want to send Woody?
  5. What
    is the name of the television show that Woody discovers he was the star of
    in Toy Story 2?

Bonus: What is Buzz Lightyear's father's name?

Good luck and check back next week for the answers!

— Jen N., STACKS Intern