The Jr. Rotarians had a real surprise for our program this week. All the Rotarians became participants in a Knowledge Bowl game. First we divided into 3 groups, Team A, B and C. Then we moved to our respective tables, each having a power strip where we could buzz in our chance to answer.
 
 
Each team had a Jr. Rotarian as Captain, who we conferred with before calling out the answer. The pressure was on! The questions were tough, and half the time we had no idea what the topic was, let alone the answer. These were questions from the High School Knowledge Bowl, not from "Are You Smarter than a 
5th Grader". Jr. Rotarians took turns reading the questions and we did our best to respond. In the end, Team A swept the contest with 13 correct answers, while Team B scored 2 and Team C had 3. Many questions went unanswered or were answered incorrectly.
 
So who were the brainiacs on Team A? Captain Darin Davidson from Esko HS, Judy Poss, Dennis Morreim, James Lundberg, Rachael Martin, and Pres. Chris Correia. 
 
Thank you, Jr. Rotarians for running a fun and memorable meeting! 
 
Test your brain with these High School Knowledge Bowl questions: 
1. Which U.S. national park is the oldest located east of the Mississippi River?
ANSWER: Acadia National Park 
2. Identify the noble gas, discovered in 1898 from the residue of liquid air, that has an atomic number of 54. 
ANSWER: Xenon
3. (Math): The hypotenuse of a 30-60-90 degree triangle is 14 cm long. Find the perimeter of the triangle. Be sure to include the correct units.
ANSWER: 21 + 7 radical 3 cm
4. With regard to television display, what is the meaning of the acronym ―HD‖?
ANSWER: High Definition
5. In Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, which important family includes five unmarried daughters?
ANSWER: The Bennett family
 
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