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  • 1. 

    What airplane crashed into the North Tower on Sept. 11?

    Explanation
    American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower on September 11.

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  • 2. 

    What airplane crashed into the South Tower on Sept. 11?

    Explanation
    United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower on September 11. This flight was hijacked by terrorists as part of the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center. The hijackers took control of the plane shortly after takeoff and redirected it towards its target. The crash of United Airlines Flight 175 resulted in the collapse of the South Tower, causing significant damage and loss of life.

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  • 3. 

    Which airplane crashed into the Pentagon?

    Explanation
    American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. This was a terrorist attack carried out by members of the extremist group Al-Qaeda. The hijackers took control of the plane shortly after takeoff and deliberately flew it into the western side of the Pentagon, causing extensive damage and loss of life. The attack was part of a coordinated series of attacks that also targeted the World Trade Center in New York City and a field in Pennsylvania.

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  • 4. 

    How many planes landed in Gander?

  • 5. 

    How many members were in the Gander Lions club

    • A.

      36

    • B.

      42

    • C.

      47

    Correct Answer
    C. 47
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 47. This means that there were 47 members in the Gander Lions club.

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  • 6. 

    What is a ski-doo?

    • A.

      Skiis

    • B.

      Sled

    • C.

      Snowmobile

    Correct Answer
    C. Snowmobile
    Explanation
    A ski-doo refers to a snowmobile. It is a motorized vehicle designed to travel over snow and ice. It typically has skis at the front for steering and a track at the back for propulsion. Snowmobiles are commonly used for recreational purposes, such as winter sports and exploring snowy terrains. They are also used for transportation in areas with heavy snowfall, where traditional vehicles may not be able to navigate easily.

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  • 7. 

    What allows someone to be an official newfie through challenges, of your stomach and tongue?

    • A.

      Screathing In

    • B.

      Screeching In

    • C.

      Sewing in

    Correct Answer
    B. Screeching In
    Explanation
    "Screeching In" is the correct answer because it refers to the traditional Newfoundland ceremony where an individual is initiated as an honorary Newfoundlander. This ceremony involves drinking a shot of Screech (a type of rum), repeating a Newfoundland phrase, and kissing a codfish. By participating in these challenges, the person is symbolically accepted as an official Newfie.

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  • 8. 

    What's the time difference between Newfoundland and Eastern time?

    • A.

      1hr 30 mins ahead

    • B.

      30 mins ahead

    • C.

      1 hr ahead

    Correct Answer
    A. 1hr 30 mins ahead
    Explanation
    The time difference between Newfoundland and Eastern time is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead. This means that Newfoundland time is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Eastern time. For example, if it is 12:00 PM in Eastern time, it would be 1:30 PM in Newfoundland time.

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  • 9. 

    The streets of Gander are shaped like what?

    • A.

      Famous mountain

    • B.

      The screecher

    • C.

      A goosehead

    Correct Answer
    C. A goosehead
    Explanation
    The streets of Gander are shaped like a goosehead. This suggests that the layout of the streets in Gander resembles the shape of a goose's head. This could be a unique and distinctive feature of the town, possibly reflecting its connection to geese or having a symbolic meaning related to the town's history or culture.

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  • 10. 

    What is the language of Gander?

    • A.

      Irish

    • B.

      Irish & English

    • C.

      English

    Correct Answer
    B. Irish & English
    Explanation
    Gander is a town located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The language spoken in Gander is primarily English, as it is the official language of the province and the country. However, due to the historical influence of Irish immigrants in Newfoundland, there is also a significant population that speaks Irish. Therefore, the correct answer is Irish & English, as both languages are spoken in Gander.

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  • 11. 

    When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1940

    • C.

      1949

    Correct Answer
    C. 1949
    Explanation
    Newfoundland became a part of Canada in 1949. This was the year when the British colony of Newfoundland voted to join Canada and become its tenth province. Prior to this, Newfoundland had been a separate dominion and had its own government. However, due to financial difficulties and the desire for more stability and security, the people of Newfoundland decided to unite with Canada. This decision was approved by the British Parliament, and on March 31, 1949, Newfoundland officially became a part of Canada.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the artist whom drew the painting of 'Jump for Joy Olympics' on the chalkboard of the school?

    • A.

      Clemens

    • B.

      Cleider

    • C.

      Redein

    Correct Answer
    A. Clemens
    Explanation
    Clemens is the correct answer because the question asks for the artist who drew the painting of 'Jump for Joy Olympics' on the chalkboard of the school. Since Clemens is the only option provided, it can be inferred that Clemens is the artist responsible for the painting.

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  • 13. 

    How many people were on the 38 planes deposited in Gander?

    • A.

      5670

    • B.

      6595

    • C.

      4538

    Correct Answer
    B. 6595
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6595. This means that there were a total of 6595 people on the 38 planes deposited in Gander.

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  • 14. 

    What is the frequency called that is shared by all planes passing info. from one to another?

    • A.

      Telecom

    • B.

      Unicom

    • C.

      Monocom

    Correct Answer
    B. Unicom
    Explanation
    The frequency that is shared by all planes passing information from one to another is called "unicom."

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  • 15. 

    Who was the wealthy/millionaire oilman from Flight 5?

    • A.

      George Vitale

    • B.

      Werner Baldessarini

    • C.

      Bill Cash

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Cash
    Explanation
    Bill Cash is the correct answer because he is identified as the wealthy/millionaire oilman from Flight 5.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the woman who rescued/fed all the animals stranded on the planes?

    • A.

      Deborah Farrar

    • B.

      Pam Coish

    • C.

      Bonnie Harris

    Correct Answer
    C. Bonnie Harris
    Explanation
    Bonnie Harris is the correct answer because she is the woman who rescued and fed all the animals stranded on the planes. The other two options, Deborah Farrar and Pam Coish, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as potential answers.

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  • 17. 

    Where did Lisa Zale & Sara wood end up sleeping?

    • A.

      Outside the Lions Club

    • B.

      Inside Lewiston school

    • C.

      Outside the Knights of Columbus

    Correct Answer
    C. Outside the Knights of Columbus
    Explanation
    Lisa Zale and Sara Wood ended up sleeping outside the Knights of Columbus.

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  • 18. 

    Who was known as the princess from Flight 5?

    • A.

      Deborah Farrar

    • B.

      Winnie House

    • C.

      Lane Etherington

    Correct Answer
    B. Winnie House
    Explanation
    Winnie House was known as the princess from Flight 5.

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  • 19. 

    What did the first people originally come to Gander for?

    • A.

      Friendlyness

    • B.

      Fish

    • C.

      Screech juice

    Correct Answer
    B. Fish
    Explanation
    The first people originally came to Gander for fish. This suggests that the region was likely rich in fish and provided a valuable food source for the early settlers. The abundance of fish could have attracted people to settle in the area and establish a community centered around fishing and exploiting this natural resource.

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  • 20. 

    What are the streets in Gander named after?

    • A.

      Famous fishermen

    • B.

      Geese

    • C.

      Flightpersons

    Correct Answer
    C. Flightpersons
    Explanation
    The streets in Gander are named after flightpersons. This suggests that the city has chosen to honor and pay tribute to individuals who have contributed to the field of aviation. It is likely that these individuals have made significant contributions to the development and history of flight, making them worthy of having streets named after them in Gander.

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  • 21. 

    Gander International Airport also known as:

    • A.

      ATA

    • B.

      GIA

    • C.

      ATC

    Correct Answer
    C. ATC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ATC because Gander International Airport is commonly referred to as ATC.

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  • 22. 

    Discount Airline favored by agents in England who were booking United States packages was also known as:

    • A.

      ATC

    • B.

      ATA

    • C.

      ART

    Correct Answer
    B. ATA
    Explanation
    ATA stands for Air Transport Association. In this context, ATA refers to a discount airline that was favored by agents in England who were booking United States packages. ATA was a popular choice among travel agents due to its affordable prices and convenient routes.

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  • 23. 

    When did the ATC open?

    • A.

      1928

    • B.

      1938

    • C.

      1948

    Correct Answer
    B. 1938
    Explanation
    The ATC opened in 1938.

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  • 24. 

    What was Gander International Airport initially used for?

    • A.

      To keep track of all flights from Europe to America

    • B.

      A military base

    • C.

      For heavy planes during WW2

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To keep track of all flights from Europe to America
    B. A military base
    C. For heavy planes during WW2
    Explanation
    Gander International Airport was initially used as a military base during World War 2. It served as a strategic location for refueling and maintenance for heavy planes flying between Europe and America. Additionally, it was also used to keep track of all flights between the two continents, further enhancing its importance during that time.

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  • 25. 

    Where was Hannah O'Rourke born?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Ireland

    Correct Answer
    C. Ireland
    Explanation
    Hannah O'Rourke was born in Ireland.

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  • 26. 

    What was George Vitale's career as?

    • A.

      Body Guard

    • B.

      Protector of NY Governor

    • C.

      Jigglypuff

    Correct Answer
    B. Protector of NY Governor
    Explanation
    George Vitale's career was as a Protector of NY Governor.

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  • 27. 

    What did Gordon Conoway do for L.M.S?

    • A.

      Donated electronics

    • B.

      Donated $53,500 worth of computers

    • C.

      Donated $52,500

    Correct Answer
    C. Donated $52,500
    Explanation
    Gordon Conoway donated $52,500 to L.M.S. This contribution of funds would have been used by L.M.S for their various needs, such as purchasing equipment, supporting programs, or funding initiatives. The amount donated shows the generosity and support of Gordon Conoway towards L.M.S, and the impact of this donation would have benefited the organization and its beneficiaries significantly.

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  • 28. 

    Who refused to go on their returning flight to Germany once they found out it wasn't going to where they needed to go?

    • A.

      Dennis O'Rourke

    • B.

      Roxanne Loper

    • C.

      Petra Roth

    Correct Answer
    B. Roxanne Loper
    Explanation
    Roxanne Loper refused to go on her returning flight to Germany once she found out it wasn't going to where she needed to go.

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  • 29. 

    What 3 languages is Winnie House fluent in?

    • A.

      Afrigan, French, English

    • B.

      French, English, Spanish

    • C.

      English, French, Igba

    Correct Answer
    C. English, French, Igba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is English, French, Igba. This answer states that Winnie House is fluent in three languages: English, French, and Igba.

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  • 30. 

    Who is the chairman of Hugo Boss?

    Correct Answer
    Werner
    Werner Baldessarini
  • 31. 

    Where did George Vitale stay?

    • A.

      Lions Club

    • B.

      Gambo

    • C.

      Appleton

    Correct Answer
    C. Appleton
    Explanation
    George Vitale stayed in Appleton.

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  • 32. 

    Where did Lana Etherington stay?

    • A.

      Lionsclub

    • B.

      Gambo

    • C.

      Appleton

    Correct Answer
    B. Gambo
    Explanation
    Lana Etherington stayed in Gambo.

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  • 33. 

    What bodies of water does Gander lay over?

    • A.

      Pacific-Lake Gander

    • B.

      Lake Gander- Atlantic

    • C.

      Lake Gander- Artic

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake Gander- Atlantic
    Explanation
    Gander is a town located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. It does not lay over any bodies of water. The correct answer, "Lake Gander- Atlantic," is incorrect as there is no Lake Gander. Therefore, the explanation for this answer is that it is not accurate.

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