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Thursday, May 11, 2017

National Geographic Bee — May 11th, 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: (↗).

1)      The Balboa is the official currency of the country occupying land that explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1513. Name this country.

2)      An oasis near the Taklimakan Desert's northern boundary, the Turpan (Turfan) Depression is the lowest point in ______________.

3)      Gold is a prominent export for a Pacific island country in which the population communicates with more than 700 distinct languages. What is this Oceanic country?

4)      Ghana, Kanem-Bornu, Mali, and Songhai are names associated with which of the following?
A — major religions in Africa
B — early empires in West Africa
C — Arab centers in East Africa

5)      What is the term for a ring-shaped coral island in the open ocean?
A — key
B — isthmus
C — aurora
D — atoll

6)      A ship canal in the UNITED STATES connects which port city to the Gulf of Mexico?
A — San Diego, CA
B — Houston, TX
C — Norfolk, VA

7)      The city of Yekaterinburg lies on the eastern side of RUSSIA's Ural Mountains. In which oblast (province) does this city lie in?
A — Sverdlovsk
B — Tambov
C — Kemerovo

8)      The most-populous city on the Tigris River is the setting for many Arabian Nights stories. Name this city
A — Jerusalem
B — Damascus
C — Baghdad

9)      Flowing into the Balearic Sea, the Ebro River is located in which country?

10)      The ruins of Chichén Itzá provide archaeologists with historic and cultural information about the Toltec and which other pre-Columbian civilization?
A — Andes
B — Maya
C — Inca


Question 1:
A . . . . . Panama

Question 2:
C . . . . . China

Question 3:
B . . . . . Papua New Guinea

Question 4:
B . . . . . early empires in West Africa

Question 5:
D . . . . . atoll

Question 6:
B . . . . . Houston, TX

Question 7:
A . . . . . Sverdlovsk

Question 8:
C . . . . . Baghdad, Iraq

Question 9:
C . . . . . Spain

Question 10:
B . . . . . Maya

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