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Monday, February 13, 2017

National Geographic Geo Bee — February 13, 2017


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GeoFact of the Day Blog's GeoBee Quiz posts are essentially archived and therefore always available (↗), even if National Geographic removed questions from the website. Try this latest geography quiz — correctly answering at least seven out of ten questions means you surely are a geography whiz! Many more quiz questions are found on this webpage: nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/quiz (↗).

1)      Most of Central America's chief ports are near which body of water?
A — Pacific Ocean
B — Gulf of Mexico
C — Atlantic Ocean

2)      The most populous country in the Arab world borders the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea. Name this country.
A — YEMEN
B — IRAN
C — EGYPT

3)      In the early 20th century, an international competition selected a design for the federal capital city that replaced Melbourne in AUSTRALIA. Name this city.
A — Sydney
B — Canberra
C — Brisbane

4)      Hundreds of wooden stave churches — containing both Christian and Viking symbols — were built during the Middle Ages in a country bordering the Barents Sea. What is this country?
A — FINLAND
B — NORWAY
C — SWEDEN

5)      Which city is located on the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay?
A — San Diego
B — Oakland
C — Bakersfield

6)      Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre are the largest islands of a French overseas department in the Leeward Islands. Name this territory.
A — Guadeloupe
B — French Guiana
C — Réunion

7)      The Java Trench is the deepest point in which ocean?
A — Atlantic Ocean
B — Indian Ocean
C — Pacific Ocean

8)      What is the term for the deflection of moving phenomena (e.g. cyclones) caused by Earth's rotation?
A — Coriolis force
B — ozone
C — tornado
D — vortex

9)      Which U.S. state currently produces more gold than all the others?
A — Nebraska
B — West Virginia
C — California
D — Nevada

10)      Tigers live in the mangrove swamps of the Sundarbans, a river delta region spanning the border between southwestern BANGLADESH and northeastern INDIA. Name the body of water this delta borders.
A — South China Sea
B — Arabian Sea
C — Bay of Bengal














ANSWERS

Question 1:
A . . . . . Pacific Ocean

Question 2:
C . . . . . Egypt

Question 3:
B . . . . . Canberra

Question 4:
B . . . . . Norway

Question 5:
B . . . . . Oakland

Question 6:
A . . . . . Guadeloupe

Question 7:
B . . . . . Indian Ocean

Question 8:
A . . . . . Coriolis force

Question 9:
D . . . . . Nevada

Question 10:
C . . . . . Bay of Bengal

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