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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

National Geographic Geobee Quiz, August 23rd

The National Geographic GeoBee quiz's August 23rd questions were as follows. Answers are listed below the questions. See if you are a geography whiz by playing online at nationalgeographic.com/geobee!

1.     Which strategically located Mediterranean island was an important British naval base until 1979?
A) Sardinia
B) Malta
C) Corsica

2.     Which state is bordered on the southwest by the Savannah River?
A) South Carolina
B) Florida
C) Indiana

3.     Traditionally, sugarcane and tobacco have been the chief exports of which country?
A) Mexico
B) Cuba
C) Canada

4.     Ancient rock carvings can be found in Saguia el Hamra, a region located in what disputed territory south of Morocco?
A) Western Sahara
B) Senegal
C) Mauritania

5.     Fort McHenry, site of the British attack that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" is in the harbor of what city in Maryland?
A) Frederick
B) Baltimore
C) Annapolis

6.     Lake Peipus, which empties through the Narva River into the Gulf of Finland, forms part of the border between Russia and which eastern European country?
A) Estonia
B) Latvia
C) Georgia

7.     What is the term for the fan-shaped feature composed of sand and gravel that is formed where a stream emerges from a mountain valley onto a plain?
A) Till
B) Channel
C) Alluvial fan

8.     The Great Basin can be found in which U.S. state?
A) Utah
B) Missouri
C) Nevada

9.     The Cherokee Indians were forced to relocate to present-day Oklahoma from what region of the United States?
A) Northwest
B) Midwest
C) Southeast

10.     Thailand's largest city and chief port is famous for its canal system known as khlongs. Name this city.
A) Hanoi
B) Bangkok
C) Chiang Mai




Answers
1) B
2) A
3) B
4) C
5) B
6) A
7) C
8) C
9) C
10) B

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