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This learning game for 2-8 players reviews and reinforces the skills and concepts that are covered in each of the units of A World of Adventure. Eight playing pieces and a set of three laminated game boards are included, each representing the World of Ancient Egypt / World of Ancient Greece, World of Ancient Rome / World of the Middle Ages, and World of the Renaissance / World of the Explorers. The game boards can be used separately or together in a series as players move from one to another. Question and Answer Booklets complete this package, which includes more than 3,300 multiple choice questions from all subjects of each unit of A World of Adventure. Questions are arranged in unit order, and the day on which each question is covered is referenced for your convenience. Worlds of Adventure is meant to be used along with the curriculum each day for a successful learning experience.

Worlds of Adventure may be played as soon as you begin A World of Adventure, using only the World of Ancient Egypt / World of Ancient Greece game board and the questions that apply to what you have covered to date. As students progress through the curriculum, they will add additional game boards for separate unit games or for a marathon game with all of the game boards combined.

Worlds of Adventure may be used as a resource for fun reinforcement and review, or as an assessment tool as questions are mastered. Note that ALL the vocabulary words and definitions from A World of Adventure are just part of the questions included, which cover all of the subject areas of the curriculum and will provide daily reinforcement. It is great for summer or extended breaks, either while you are using A World of Adventure or to review the material after you have completed the book. 

There are 29 questions in Worlds of Adventure from Day 15 (from the unit on Ancient Egypt). Following is only a sampling of those questions.

Which word best describes something that is unimportant, and of very little value? (Day 15)
A. Trifle
B. Treasure
C. Tension

Which word means a stone coffin that held another coffin with a mummy?  (Day 15)
A. Quarry
B. Obelisk
C. Sarcophagus

Which word best describes wishing evil or harm on others?  (Day 15)
A. Magnificent
B. Malevolent
C. Omnipotent

Which word best describes something completely dried up by removing all the moisture?  (Day 15)
A. Moisturized
B. Desiccated
C. Dedicated

What does sullen mean?  (Day 15)
A. Energetic, excited
B. Gloomy, moody
C. Cruel, brutal

What is a simile?  (Day 15)
A. It compares two different things using the words if and because
B. It compares two different things using the words like or as
C. A comparison without using the words like or as

What is a metaphor?  (Day 15)
A. It compares two different things that start with the letter M
B. It compares two different things using the words like or as
C. A comparison without using the words like or as

Each year in June, Central African rains caused the Nile to rise, overflow, and flood the valley. What is the term for this?  (Day 15)
A. Inundation
B. Intuition
C. Obstruction

The Greek historian, Herodotus, called Egypt this:  (Day 15)
A. The Desert Land
B. The Gift of the Nile
C. The Sandy Gift

With what did the Nile provide Egypt?  (Day 15)
A. Fertile soil
B. Transportation
C. Natural protection from foreign invasion
D. All of the above

Which direction does the Nile River flow?  (Day 15)
A. North to south
B. South to north
C. East to west

The Nile river empties into which body of water?  (Day 15)
A. The Mediterranean Sea
B. The Indian Ocean
C. The Arabian Sea

Which is a gray or creamy white rock that is fairly soft and easy to carve?  (Day 15)
A. Limestone
B. Diamond
C. Gold

Which word best describes a wooden hammer used to hit the end of a chisel when carving?  (Day 15)
A. Mallet
B. Chisel
C. Wrench

Which word best describes where stone is taken out of the ground?  (Day 15)
A. Well
B. Valley
C. Quarry

Which word best describes people who cut, shape, and build with stone?  (Day 15)
A. Stonemasons
B. Electricians
C. Rockers


There are 17 question in Worlds of Adventure from Day 95 (from the unit on The Middle Ages). Following is only a sampling of those questions.

Which of the following is a desk or stand with a slanted top, used by a speaker who is reading a book or using notes?  (Day 95)
A. Label
B. Lectern
C. Legacy

Which of the following is a long, lose-fitting garment worn by ministers or people participating in church services?  (Day 95)
A. Canine
B. Cassock
C. Catacomb

What is a cotta?  (Day 95)
A. A small bed that can be moved from one place to another
B. A bird with white plumage
C. A tunic with short sleeves or no sleeves

What are cutpurses?  (Day 95)
A. Ornamental handbags with designs cut into the fabric of the purse
B. Large birds of America, Europe, and Asia, which have a long neck and a pouch under their bill for holding captured fish
C. Pick-pockets - people who steal by cutting purses from the belts of others

Which of the following words best describes a lawless bully or ruffian?  (Day 95)
A. Roisterer
B. Racket
C. Retriever

Which of the following words means a range of low ridges?  (Day 95)
A. Downs
B. Daggers
C. Decoys

What is a spire?  (Day 95)
A. A small boat of the Far East that has a roof made of mats
B. A part of a steeple, or a cone-shaped projection
C. A weapon with a long, pointed blade with sharp edges

Which of the following is a synonym for nearly or almost?  (Day 95)
A. Naught
B. Nay
C. Nigh

Which of the following describes an innocent and good-natured fun – a merry and carefree thing?  (Day 95)
A. Lament
B. Lark
C. Limb

Which of the following parts of speech are words we use to describe nouns or pronouns?  (Day 95)
A. Adverbs
B. Adjectives
C. Prepositions

Inside a seed is a tiny plant with enough stored food inside it to get the plant growing until it can make its own food through photosynthesis. What is this tiny plant called?  (Day 95)
A. Embryo
B. Anther
C. Sepal

What is the food that is stored inside the embryo called?  (Day 95)
A. Stomata
B. Pollen
C. Endosperm

Moist, dark conditions are needed for the seed to come to life. When the seed absorbs water, the cells of the embryo begin to divide, and the seed coat bursts open. What is this process called?  (Day 95)
A. Germination
B. Photosynthesis
C. Pollination


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