Welcome to Sunday Challenge! This week marks the 50th edition of the weekly quiz. A big shout out to all the students who diligently turned up every weekend and kicked off their Sunday mornings with quizzing! For this special edition, join us as we celebrate in style! We’re doing a quiz on all things related to the number 50.
Leave your answers in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays. The fastest entries to get all questions right win exciting prizes.
Ready? Here are your questions:
Silver-looking and very light, this metal is commonly used in construction and packaging. It commonly features in pop culture, including classics like The Wizard of Oz. Its atomic number happens to be 50. What is it?
Which letter of the alphabet is represented in NATO Phonetic code as the capital of Peru and is also the notation for the Roman Numeral representing 50?
The United States of America is famously made up of 50 states, which are represented in the form of 50 stars on its flag. Which was the 50th state to be added to the country? (Hint: former President Barrack Obama was born there.)
Pictured below is a silver dollar coin issued by the USA in 2019. The coin was issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of which event?
Out of the thousands of asteroids floating around our solar system, the 50th was discovered separately by two astronomers – American astronomer James Ferguson and German astronomer Robert Luther – in 1857. The dark main-belt asteroid shares its name with an American state known for being the first English colony in the New World, as well as a famous feminist author and poet of the 20th century. What is the asteroid called?
Take your guesses in the comments section below. This edition’s winners and answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!
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Answers to Sunday Challenge 49:
1. The Auroras
2. The Dead Sea
3. The height of Mt Everest in metres
4. The Great Barrier Reef
5. St Elmo’s Fire
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