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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: nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/quiz (↗).

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.
A — PANAMA
B — NICARAGUA
C — BRAZIL

2)      An oasis near the Taklimakan Desert's northern boundary, the Turpan (Turfan) Depression is the lowest point in ______________.
A — MONGOLIA
B — JAPAN
C — CHINA

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?
A — INDONESIA
B — PAPUA NEW GUINEA
C — NEW ZEALAND

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?
A — FRANCE
B — ITALY
C — SPAIN

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














ANSWERS

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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