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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Geography Quiz — June 20th, 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. Some questions may be fairly easy, especially for adults — but you never know when you'll encounter a toughie! 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)      The Potala was the home of the Dalai Lama until he fled into exile in 1959. The Potala overlooks what Himalayan city?
A — Lhasa
B — Thimphu
C — Kathmandu

2)      In July 1998, RUSSIA planned to bury the remains of Nicholas II (the last czar/tsar) and his family in the former imperial capital city. What city of over 4.6 million people is this?
A — Vladivostok
B — Saint Petersburg
C — Moscow

3)      Which of these South American countries shares a border with more countries than the other two choices?

4)      Which European country has a larger population?

5)      On which continent would you find the longest mountain system above sea level and the southernmost city in the world?
A — South America
B — Africa
C — Asia

6)      Which country has a smaller population today than it had in the 1840s?

7)      The Sea of Azov — which borders RUSSIA and UKRAINE — is an inlet of which larger inland sea?
A — Red Sea
B — Black Sea
C — Aral Sea

8)      In April 1998, MALAYSIA deported illegal-immigrant workers from INDONESIA, forcing them to leave from a port on the Malay Peninsula's western coast. This port straddles what strait?
A — Strait of Malacca
B — Singapore Strait
C — Makassar Strait

9)      Meteorology: What term is used to describe the powerful downdrafts in thunderstorms?
A — anticyclones
B — isobars
C — microbursts

10)      The development of dictionaries in official languages such as Ndebele, Xhosa, and Tswana is taking place in which country?


Question 1:
A . . . . . Lhasa

Question 2:
B . . . . . St. Petersburg

Question 3:
B . . . . . Bolivia

Question 4:
D . . . . . Germany

Question 5:
A . . . . . South America

Question 6:
C . . . . . Ireland

Question 7:
B . . . . . Black Sea

Question 8:
A . . . . . Strait of Malacca

Question 9:
C . . . . . microbursts

Question 10:
B . . . . . South Africa

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