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Friday, April 7, 2017

National Geographic Bee — April 7th, 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)      What is the term for a city — such as Paris, FRANCE — that (1) has a much larger population than the country's second-most populous city, and (2) is the center of economic, political, and cultural activities?
A — primate city
B — metropolitan center
C — megalopolis

2)      Fearful of being becalmed (stuck motionless), ship captains aim to avoid an area where trade winds converge in a low-pressure belt. What is the term for this concept?
A — subsidence zone
B — Hadley cell
C — doldrums

3)      Originating from East Asia, the aggressive Formosan Termite has invaded cities in the Southern UNITED STATES, damaging wooden homes and buildings. This infestation is particularly destructive in which city known for its French-related traditions?
A — New Orleans, LA
B — Fort Worth, TX
C — Miami, FL

4)      Saguaro, prickly pear, and cholla are commonly associated with what kind of climate?
A — tundra
B — arid
C — temperate
D — Mediterranean

5)      Mining is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the Western Hemisphere’s largest country. What country is this?
A — UNITED STATES
B — MEXICO
C — CANADA

6)      Which of the following capes is not located in the Southern Hemisphere?
A — Cape of Good Hope
B — Cape Horn
C — Cape Cod

7)      The Prime Meridian is also known by the name of a London, UNITED KINGDOM borough that was the site of a royal observatory. Name this borough.
A — Greenwich
B — Ripley
C — Romford

8)      In February 1998, heavy snow and civil war hindered earthquake-relief efforts in a remote and mountainous region south of TAJIKISTAN. This region is in what fellow landlocked country?
A — BHUTAN
B — KYRGYZSTAN
C — KAZAKHSTAN
D — AFGHANISTAN

9)      Mezzogiorno, a word meaning “midday” and referring to the hot noontime sun, is also the name of a Mediterranean country’s southern region. What country is Mezzogiorno located in?
A — GREECE
B — ITALY
C — PORTUGAL

10)      Which river has its source in GERMANY’s Black Forest?
A — Danube
B — Elbe
C — Oder














ANSWERS

Question 1:
A . . . . . primate city

Question 2:
C . . . . . doldrums

Question 3:
A . . . . . New Orleans, Louisiana

Question 4:
B . . . . . arid

Question 5:
C . . . . . Canada

Question 6:
C . . . . . Cape Cod

Question 7:
A . . . . . Greenwich

Question 8:
D . . . . . Afghanistan

Question 9:
B . . . . . Italy

Question 10:
A . . . . . Danube

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