Junior Varsity Tossup Sample Questions

Question #1
Q. In ancient Egypt, people attempted to preserve the human body after death. What are these preserved bodies commonly called?

A. mummies

Question #2
Q. Two of his most popular works are The Call of the Wild and White Fang. Who was this famous American author?

A. Jack London

Question #3
Q. With what art form are the terms fugue and allegro associated?

A. music

Question #4
Q. Name the Austrian monk that was a pioneer in the field of genetics with his experiments involving pea plants.

A. Gregor Mendel

Question #5
Q. What is the product of x plus 3 and x minus 3?

A. x squared minus 9

Question #6
Q. This peasant girl led the French armies against the English in the battle at Orleans in the Hundred Years War. Name this girl burned at the stake by the English.

A. Joan of Arc or Jeanne d’Arc

Question #7
Q. What is the next number in the following sequence: 6, 13, 20…?

A. 27

Question #8
Q. Let’s think about Christmas carols. What was it that brought Frosty the Snowman to life in the popular song?

A. an old silk hat

Question #9
Q. The distance around a circle is the circumference. Spell the word circumference.

A. C-I-R-C-U-M-F-E-R-E-N-C-E

Question #10
Q. As one of the simple machines a lever pivots on what?

A. fulcrum