Question 1: Aqueducts, like France’s Pont du Gard, are designed to carry what?
Correct Answer: Water
Fact: The ancient Romans built aqueducts that carried water from outside sources to supply farms, public baths, gardens, and mines using the power of gravity.
Question 2: Which Spanish city will be the start of this year’s Tour de France?
Correct Answer: Bilbao
Fact: Bilbao is known for its cuisine, beautiful seaside, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. It is the second time Spain has hosted the 'Grand Départ'—another Basque Country city, San Sebastián, hosted the event in 1992.
Question 3: Who is the only rider to have won the Tour de France five times in a row?
- Chris Froome
- Greg LeMond
- Miguel Induráin
Correct Answer: Miguel Induráin
Fact: Though four cyclists have won the Tour de France five times, only Spain's Miguel Induráin has won five times in a row, claiming the yellow jersey from 1991 to 1995.
Question 1: Alaskan brown bears are among the largest in the world. Which bear holds the number-one spot?
- Sun bear
- Polar bear
- Sloth bear
Correct Answer: Polar bear
Fact: The polar bear is not only the largest bear species on the planet, but also the biggest living land carnivore. The biggest polar bear ever recorded was 11 feet, 1 inch tall and weighed 2,209 pounds.
Question 2: Bears _ during wintertime due to cold weather and food scarcity.
Correct Answer: Sleep
Fact: Technically, there is some debate about whether bears can be described as true hibernators. They do enter a state of torpor, a deep sleep, but they do not experience the same drastic decline in body temperature as hibernators like chipmunks and ground squirrels, allowing them to react quickly if disturbed. However, bears can go for 100 days without needing to wake and are very good at slowing down their bodily functions to outlast the lack of food during winter. Some scientists describe them as super hibernators.
Question 3: In which movie was Leonardo DiCaprio’s character mauled by a bear?
- The Revenant
- Blood Diamond
Correct Answer: The Revenant
Fact: Leonardo DiCaprio won his first and only Oscar for his role as fur trapper Hugh Glass in 'The Revenant.' He's been nominated for seven Academy Awards—six times as an actor and once as a producer.