1.

It's a leap year, and Feb. 1 and 29 both fall on Fridays in 2008. Last time was 1980. c.

2.

b.

3.

The number of sentences and executions is dropping in both state and country. Still, of last year's 42 executions, 26 were in Texas.

4.

c.

5.

False. Fidel is exercising every day and is still involved in major decisions, says Raúl.

6.

a.: A lion and a tiger; b.: a whale and a dolphin; c.: a camel and a llama; d.: a kumquat and a lime (tree and thus fruit).

7.

b.

8.

c.

9.

a.: over; b.: over; c.: over; d.: under; e.: under; f.: under.