Examples of #NAD2018 CoBo questions from Hartford, Connecticut.

Current Events

Q: The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season was the costliest on record with damages adding up to approximately $280 billion. Name two of the three most destructive/ expensive Atlantic hurricanes in the 2017 season. 

A: Any two of the following: Harvey, Irma, Maria

Q: In April 2018, for the first time ever, a U.S. Senator gave birth while in office. Name this senator.

A: Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

History and Government

Q: Which Constitutional amendment states that no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in a house without permission of the residents? 

A: Third Amendment

Q: In 1925, a substitute high school teacher was accused of violating a Tennessee law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in state-funded schools. Who was this famous teacher? 

A: John Scopes

Arts and Literature

Q: Which British author wrote seven fantasy novels between 1950 and 1956, including The Silver Chair and The Horse and His Boy

A: C.S. Lewis

Q: Which world-renowned architect, now aged 101, designed the Louvre Pyramid? 

A: I.M. Pei

Sports and Leisure

Q: In the recent PyeongChang Winter Olympics, athletes from one country were required to compete under the name “OAR”. What does OAR stand for? 

A: Olympic Athletes from Russia

Q: Name the newest National Hockey League team. 

A: Vegas Golden Knights

Science, Technology and Nature

Q: Who was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo Galilel’s death, and died on what would have been Albert Einstein’s 139th birthday?

A: Stephen Hawking 

Q: What function do the semicircular canals in the inner ear perform for the body? 

A: They help us keep our balance


Q: What large body of water is bounded by Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan?

A: Caspian Sea

Q: Vatican City is entirely landlocked by a single country: Italy. Name one of two other countries also landlocked by a single country. 

A: One of the following: Lesotho, San Marino


Q: Name the actor who won a NAACP Image Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Emmy award for his portrayal of Randall Pearson in This is Us

A: Sterling K. Brown

Q: Name the new Cirque du Soleil show named for its lead character who dives into a world of imagination and self-discovery. It’s the first Cirque du Soleil show on an ice rink. 

A: Crystal

Deaf Heritage and Culture

Q: This long time deaf leader and professor, known for his poetry and his role in creating key deaf community organizations, recently had an U.S. Postal Service stamp issued in his honor. Name this individual.

A: Robert Panara

Q: Who became the highest-ranking deaf person appointed to a federal government position when he was appointed Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the U.S. Department of Education in 1989? 

A: Robert “Bob” Davila


Q: President Lincoln famously began the Gettysburg address with the line: “Four score and seven years ago…” Four score and seven years is equal to how many years? 

A: 87

Q: Written about 2,300 years ago by the father of geometry, Elements consist only of theorems and their proofs. Who wrote this book? 

A: Euclid