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5-Minute Quests

1. In which state was Patsy Cline born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In which country was Mem Fox born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Scoop, why did Mem Fox go to Africa when she was only six months old? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book written by Mem Fox (according to the Scoop):

1. In what year was Rosa Luxemburg born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, who defeated Chris Evert in the semifinals of the 1971 U.S. Open? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to her official website, for what short story was Leslie Marmon Silko included in the Norton Anthology of Women's Literature? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a song recorded by Patsy Cline (according to the Country Music Corner):

(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Desert Research Institute, for what research is Lynn Margulis internationally known?

2. According to Distinguished Women, why did Rosa Luxemburg flee Poland in 1889?

3. According to her official web site, what was Patsy Cline's given name at birth?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book written by Leslie Marmon Silko (according to the books section of her official website):
National Women's History Month
Separation Bar
Leslie Marmon Silko
Leslie Marmon Silko
Born on This Date 1948

[Official Website]

American Women Authors Native American Studies

Lynn Margulis
Lynn Margulis
Born on This Date 1938

[Desert Research Institute]


Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline
[Official Web Site]

Country Musicians

Rose Luxemburg
Rosa Luxemburg
Born on This Date 1871

[Marxists Internet Archive]


Chris Evert
Chris Evert
[State of Florida]

International Tennis Hall of Fame

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: This morning we were visited by two parties of Clatsops they brought Some fish, a hat and Some Skins for Sale most of which we purchased, they returned to their Village in the evening with the returning tide. late in the evening the Hunters returned from the Kil-haw-â nack-kle River which discharges itself into the head of the Bay. They had neither killed nor Seen any Elk. they informed us that the Elk had all gorn off to the mountains a considerable distance from us. this is unwelcom information and reather alarming. we have only two days provisions on hand and that nearly Spoiled. we made up a Small assortment of Articles to trade with the Indians, and directed Sergt Natl. Pryor to Set out early in the morning in a canoe with two men, to assend the Columbia to the resort of the Indians fishermen and purchase Some fish; we also derected two parties of hunters to renew the chase tomorrow early. the one up the Netul, and the other towards point Adams. If we find that the Elk have left us, we have determined to assend the river slowly and endeaver to precure Subsistance on the way, Consumeing the month of March in the woody Country, earlyer than april we conceive it a folly to attempt the Open plains where we know there is no fuel except a fiew Small dry Shrubs. we Shall not leave our quarters at Fort Clatsop untill the 1st of April as we intended, unless the want of Subsistance compels us to that measure.

The hunters who were out last informed me that they discovered a very Considerable fall in the Kil-haw-â-nack-kle River on its main western fork at which place it falls abt. 100 feet from the Side of a mountain S. E. about 6 miles from Fort Clatsop and nearly 15 from its enterance into the bay by the Meanderings of this river

a high mountain is Situated S 60° W. about 18 miles from Fort Clatsop on which there has been Snow Since Nov.

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