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Issue 974

All the answers begin with the letter U

1. What East African country has Kampala as its capital?

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Uganda

2. What is the act or practice of lending money at an exorbitant or illegal rate of interest?

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Usury

3. Can you name the small musical instrument of the guitar family that has only four strings and a fretted neck and is popular in Hawaii?

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Ukulele

4. What device should you keep near at hand to protect you from the rain—though when it finally does rain, this handy item is probably in the trunk of your car or hanging in your coat closet?

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Umbrella

5. What do you call the bone that extends from the elbow to the wrist on the side of the arm opposite to the thumb?

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Ulna

6. Great Britain and Northern Ireland together are known as the __________ Kingdom.

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United

7. What country possesses Puerto Rico?

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United States of America

8. __________ Volta was once the name of the African nation Burkina Faso.

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Upper

9. What metallic chemical element goes by the symbol U?

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Uranium

10. The prominent northern constellation called the Big Bear is officially named __________ Major.

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Ursa

11. What cord extends from the navel of a fetus to the placenta of the mother?

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Umbilical

12. Who is the person appointed to call balls and strikes in the game of baseball?

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Umpire

13. What do you call the person whose business it is to prepare the dead for burial or cremation and to make funeral arrangements?

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Undertaker

14. What was the popular name for the secret network that helped fugitive slaves in the Southern U.S. reach the free states or Canada prior to the American Civil War?

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Underground Railroad

15. In government, what form of legislature consists of a single chamber?

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Unicameral

16. What term refers to the fabled creature that is usually represented as a horse with a single, spiraled horn projecting from its forehead?

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Unicorn

17. What vehicle consists of a frame mounted over a single wheel and is usually propelled by pedals?

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Unicycle

18. What “joint” couples a pair of shafts not in the same line so that a rotating motion can be transferred from one to the other?

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Universal

19. If it’s not down, what is it?

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Up

20. What is the objective case of “we”?

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Us