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Monday, May 22, 2017

National Geographic Bee — May 22nd, 2017


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GeoFact of the Day'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 the National Geographic Geo Bee Quiz (↗) website.

1)      Which U.S. city is in western Texas and lies directly across the border from Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO?
A — Amarillo
B — Houston
C — El Paso

2)      Analogy: Known as "beasts of burden" due to their usefulness for rugged transportation and onerous work, Llamas are to people of the Andes Mountains as yaks are to people of the _____________.
A — Tibetan Plateau
B — Atlas Mountains
C — Balkan Mountains

3)      Mohandas (Mahātmā) Gandhi effectively demonstrated nonviolent protests to help which country gain independence?
A — BHUTAN
B — INDIA
C — TURKMENISTAN

4)      Which country does not border INDIA?
A — NEPAL
B — PAKISTAN
C — JAPAN

5)      Analogy: LESOTHO is to the Drakensberg Mountains as ANDORRA is to the what?
A — Pyrenees Mountains
B — Apennine Mountains
C — Carpathian Mountains

6)      The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current in which ocean?
A — Pacific Ocean
B — Indian Ocean
C — Southern Ocean
D — Atlantic Ocean

7)      Perth is the most-populous city on the west coast of what country?
A — NEW ZEALAND
B — AUSTRALIA
C — LAOS

8)      Located in an agriculturally fertile valley, the city of San José grew rapidly in the 19th century as a coffee-producing center. Name the country in which this capital city is located.
A — COSTA RICA
B — BELIZE
C — GUATEMALA

9)      More than one-forth (1/4) of the world's bananas are exported from a South American country possessing the Galapagos Islands. What is this country?
A — ECUADOR
B — COLOMBIA
C — ARGENTINA

10)      In 1979, all of the Caroline Islands except NEW ZEALAND ratified a constitution and became what present-day country in the South Pacific Ocean?
A — TONGA
B — INDONESIA
C — Federated States of MICRONESIA














ANSWERS

Question 1:
C . . . . . El Paso

Question 2:
A . . . . . Tibetan Plateau

Question 3:
B . . . . . India

Question 4:
C . . . . . Japan

Question 5:
A . . . . . Pyrenees Mountains

Question 6:
D . . . . . Atlantic Ocean

Question 7:
B . . . . . Australia

Question 8:
A . . . . . Costa Rica

Question 9:
A . . . . . Ecuador

Question 10:
B . . . . . Federated States of Micronesia

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