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Ciao Italia! Columbus Day Problems

NAME ________________________________

  1. Columbus set sail on August 3, 1492, and landed on October 12. This is exactly how many weeks?

  2. In 1937, President Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 as Columbus Day. How many years has it been observed?

  3. In 1971, president Nixon declared Columbus Day a federal public holiday on the second Monday of October. What is the earliest date this could be?
  4. The latest?

  5. In 1892, President Harrison proclaimed the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America. How many centuries was this?
  6. How many decades?

    Use this map and scale to answer the questions.

  7. What island is about 300 miles from Rome?

  8. About how many km is Venice from Florence?

  9. What city is 100 miles south of LaSpezia?

    Population: 56,735,130 (July 1999 est.)

    Age Structure: 0-14 years: 14% (male 4,161,841; female 3,925,413)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 19,205,293; female 19,285,848)
    65 years and over: 18% (male 4,169,098; female 5,987,637) (1999 est.)

    Population Growth Rate: -0.08% (1999 est.)

    Birth Rate: 9.27 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death Rate: 10.28 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Life Expectancy at Birth: total population: 78.51 years; male: 75.4 years; female: 81.82 years (1999 est.)

  10. Of the total population, how many are 65 or older?

  11. How much higher per 1000 is the death rate than the birth rate?

  12. How many more years is the life expectancy of the female than the male?

    Cooking

  13. Mr. Lucarini is making meatballs for 12 people. Each pound of meat makes 12 meatballs. If each person eats 5 meatballs, how many pounds of meat does he need?

  14. Three large pizzas are cut into 8 slices each. If three adults each eat 3 slices and 6 children each eat 2 slices, how many pieces are left?

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