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The Mountain State Summer Reading List National Parks Headlines Medicine (not COVID!)
100
What are pepperoni rolls?
These baked goods were often made for coal miners' lunches in northern West Virginia by their Italian-American wives.
100
Who is Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus?
School's out, but not for this school bus-driving teacher and magician.
100
What is California?
This state has the most national parks, ranging from some of the oldest (1890) to one of the newest (2013).
100
What is hydroxychloroquine?
This malaria drug was found to harm COVID-19 patients, despite being recommended by one notable commentator.
100
What is the Hippocratic Oath?
The caduceus -- a staff with two twisting snakes -- and this oath are two symbols of the medical profession.
200
What is the rhododendron?
Known for its bright pink blossom, this state flower of West Virginia can be seen throughout the state's forests and front yards.
200
What is To Kill a Mockingbird?
Boo Radley, an unseen neighbor, haunts the pages of this Southern classic.
200
What is Acadia National Park?
This coastal gem was the first national park established east of the Mississippi River in 1919.
200
What is Michigan?
Two dams breached on the Tittabawassee River in this state, putting a chemical plant at flood risk and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents.
200
What is dermatology?
Rosacea, eczema, and acne are all diseases treated in this field of medicine.
300
Who is George Washington?
At his death in 1799, a large portion of the 60,000 acres he owned lay in what is now West Virginia.
300
Who is Agatha Christie?
A Belgian inspector tracks clues from train car to train car in this British mystery author's "Murder on the Orient Express."
300
What is Death Valley National Park?
This park is the largest and lowest in the lower 48 states.
300
What is the United Kingdom?
This week, the People's Republic of China moved to assert more control over Hong Kong, despite its 50-year "one country, two systems" agreement with this country not having ended.
300
What is O negative?
This blood type is called the "universal donor" type.
400
What is salt (or saltpeter)?
Although known for timber and coal mining, this mineral was the first major natural resource discovered and extracted in West Virginia, with the first furnace constructed in 1797.
400
Who is Toni Morrison?
Beloved by her readers and the Nobel Prize committee, this was the first black woman to be its laureate.
400
What is Hot Springs National Park?
This smallest national park could fit in the largest, Wrangell-St. Elias, nearly 2,400 times.
400
Who is Lori Loughlin?
Only time will tell if this actress will be remembered more for her starring role on Full House or her starring role in a college admissions scandal.
400
What is cancer?
Cordoma, craniopharyngioma, and ependymoma are childhood forms of this disease category.
500
What is "The West Virginia Hills"?
"Almost heaven, West Virginia," is the opening line of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" which was joined this other official state song only in 2014.
500
What is The Brothers Karamazov?
Dmitri, Ivan, Alexei, and (possibly) Pavel drive the plot in this lengthy Russian novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
500
What is Isle Royale National Park?
This least visited park in the lower 48 states is challenging to access due to its natural moat.
500
What is Mississippi?
A church that defied stay-at-home orders in this state was burned to the ground in an apparent arson.
500
Who is Florence Nightingale?
During the Crimean War, this woman established the modern practice of nursing.




Round 1

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