Geo Bee Quiz: Geography Questions

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Geo Bee Quiz

 

Geography Bee Questions

1 Which state is closer to the Pacific Ocean?

  • Nevada
  • Kentucky

2. A physical map focuses on:

  • land surface
  • boundaries
  • elevation
  • population

3. Which state is located in New England?

  • Virginia
  • New Hampshire

4. The Klamath Mountains stretch south from Oregon into which other state?

  • Montana
  • California

5. A map that shows human-made features such as borders, states, and countries

  • compass rose
  • political map
  • legendlegend

6. The barrier islands of the Outer Banks lie off the coast of which Atlantic State?

  • Maine
  • North Carolina

7. The Pecos River drains into the Rio Grande in which state?

  • Texas
  • Nevada

8. Which state is located west of the Mississippi River?

  • Oklahoma
  • Georgia

9. Which state has a longer border with Canada?

  • Minnesota
  • Vermont

10. The city of Bangor lies north of Penobscot Bay in which state?

  • Maine
  • South Carolina

11. The Susquehanna River flows through which state on its way to the Chesapeake Bay?

  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut

12. Which state is farther north?

  • Michigan
  • New Mexico

13. Which blockbuster film was written by George Lucas in California in the 1970s to get kids interested in space exploration?

  • Star Wars
  • Divergent

14. Which landmark in Washington, D.C. was burned by the British in 1814?

  • Washington Monument
  • White House

15. Warriors from which Native American tribe were attacked by U.S. troops at Wounded Knee in present-day South Dakota?

  • Sioux
  • Hopi

16. Which carnival ride was first introduced at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1931?

  • Ferris wheel
  • flume

17. The owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts created which treat by accidentally mixing ingredients?

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Apple Pie

18. Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, is mainly associated with which type of work?

  • Architecture
  • Painting

19. Louis Armstrong, a famous musician who grew up in New Orleans in the early 1900s, is associated with which form of music?

  • Rock and Roll
  • Jazz

20. Which of the maps listed below shows elevation by the use of contour lines and the horizontal position of terrain features and land formations?

  • tourist map
  • geographic map
  • topographic map
  • city or state road map

21. Which is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides?

  • prairie
  • plateau
  • peninsula

22. Madagascar, one of the world’s largest islands, is located off the eastern coast of Africa in which ocean?

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Artic Ocean

23. A giant squid is almost as long as a six-story building is high.  Giant squid can be found in the waters near the United Kingdom and Spain in which ocean?

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean

24. At nearly seven miles deep, the Mariana Trench is the deepest point on Earth.  In which ocean is it located?

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Artic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean

25. The Panama Canal connects the Pacific Ocean with which other ocean?

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean

26. The North Pole, the northernmost point on Earth, is located in which ocean?

  • Indian Ocean
  • Artic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean

27. The Ring of Fire, a region that experiences a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, is mainly located along which ocean?

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Artic Ocean

28. The scalloped hammerhead shark is an endangered species that can be found off the coasts of Oman and Yemen in which ocean?

  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Artic Ocean

29. The Azores are a group of volcanic islands that lie west of Portugal in which ocean?

  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean

30. What is a narrow, sandy island, formed from a larger bar, lying off the coast of the mainland?

  • atoll
  • barrier island
  • islet

31. The Somali current, a surface current that changes the seasonal monsoon in South Asia, is located in which ocean?

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Artic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean

32. Weird but true: you can take a bath in coffee at a spa in Japan.  Japan is an island country that is part of which continent?

  • North America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe

33. Weird but true: Villagers in 5th century Italy played tennis with their bare hands.  Italy is located on which continent that includes the Alps?

  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Europe

34. Weird but true: The arches of a McDonald’s in Sedona, Arizona, are turquoise instead of yellow.  Arizona is located on which continent that includes the Sonoran Desert?

  • Africa
  • South America
  • Asia
  • North America

35. Weird but true: Scientists used a robot disguised as a penguin to study real emperor penguins.  Emperor penguins live in Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land on which continent?

  • Australia
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antartica

36. A group of many islands is what type of landform?

  • canyon
  • archipelago
  • continent

37. Weird but true: doctors in ancient Peru drilled holes in patients’ skulls to relieve their headaches.  Peru is a country located on which continent?

  • North America
  • South America
  • Africa

38. The imaginary line that splits the world into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere is called:

  • the Tropic of Capricorn
  • the Tropic of Cancer
  • the Prime Meridian
  • the Equator

39. Weird but true: Crocodiles can climb trees.  The Nile crocodile lives in Sudan and Ethiopia on which continent?

  • Australia
  • Africa
  • South America

40. What is the term for the measure of how much matter and object has?

  • gravity
  • mass

41. Sometimes called thunderheads, which type of clouds bring thunderstorm weather?

  • cumulonimbus
  • cirrus

 

4th Grade Geography Bee Questions

Europe
The Baltic and Adriatic Seas are both found off the coast of which continent?
Australia
More than 130 species of marsupials, such as wallabies, are found on which continent?
Lake Titicaca
Name the highest lake in the world.
Arctic, Southern, Indian, Atlantic, Pacific
Name the five oceans of the Earth according to size, smallest to largest.
Northern
Most of the Earth’s land is in which hemisphere?
Australia and Antarctica
Which continents lie entirely in the southern hemisphere?
70%
What percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water?
Asia
Most of the world’s rice is grown on which continent?
Antartica
Which continent has the least amount of precipitation?
Mediterranean Sea
Name the sea that is bordered by Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Asia, Africa, and Australia
Which three continents touch the Indian Ocean?
Japan
Mt. Fuji is a sacred site in which country?
Lake Baykal in Siberia
Name the world’s deepest lake that holds 1/5 of the earth’s fresh water.
California
The Klamath Mountains stretch south from Oregon into which other state?
Meridian
What is another name for a line of longitude?
Africa
On which continent is the Sahara Desert, the world’s largest and hottest desert?
Antarctica
What is the only continent crossed by every line of longitude?
South America
On which continent is the world’s largest rain forest situated?
Gobi
What is the coldest desert in the world?
Lake Ontario
Which Great Lake is the smallest?
Russia
Name the world’s largest nation in land area.
Vatican City
Name the world’s smallest country.
North America, South America, and Asia
These 3 continents touch the Pacific Ocean.
About 1/3
How much of the earth’s land surface is desert?
Nile
What is the longest river in the world?
Gulf of Mexico
What is the largest gulf in the world?
Equator
What is the name of the imaginary line that divides the earth in half where the circumference is the greatest?
360
Into how many degrees of longitude is the world divided?
180
Into how many degrees of latitude is the world divided?
Dead Sea
This sea is the lowest point on the seven continents and the earth’s saltiest body of water.
Mount Everest
What is the highest point in the world?
Tides
What is the term for the daily rise and fall of ocean waters?
East
When you face north anywhere, except at the poles, which direction is to your right?
90
What degree of latitude are the earth’s North and South Poles?
India
The Taj Hahal is an example of architecture from the Mughal period in what predominantly Hindu country?
Lake Michigan
Which Great Lake is bordered by Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana?
Rotation
What term is used to describe the motion of the earth turning on it axis?
revolution
What term is used to describe the movement of the earth around the sun?
shelter
For which purpose do people in Mongolia and other regions of Central Asia use yurts?
Pacific Ocean
The Ring of Fire, which has most of the world’s volcanic activity, borders what large body of water?
Greenland
Name the largest island in the world.
Egypt
The most populous country in the Arab world borders both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Name this country.
elevation
What term is used for distance above sea level on the surface of the earth?
Pangea
What is the name of the earth’s original one “super continent”?
Argentina
A dance called the tango originated in the city of Buenos Aires in what country?
Alaska
Which state has the most western point in the U.S.A.?
Hawaii
Which state has the most southern point in the U.S.A.?
Nepal
Which country has most of the tallest mountains in the world?
South Dakota
Mount Rushmore is located near Rapid City in the which state?
New York City
What city in the U.S.A. has the greatest population?
6
How many time zones are located in the U.S.A.?
China
Name the most populous country in the world.

 

5th Grade Geography Bee Questions

What are the names of the four hemispheres of the Earth? Which two do you live in?
Eastern, Western, Southern, Northern; Northern, Western.
What does a star or a dot in a circle usually mean?
A national capital.
Which of the following is not a city: Columbus, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, or Charleston?
Pennsylvania.
What is the name of a point of land extending into a body of water?
Cape.
What is the name of the imaginary line that divides a globe into the Northern and Southern?
Equator
Is the tropic of Capricorn north or south of the equator.
South
What does Geography mean?
To describe the earth
Name the five oceans
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern.
What is the definition of peninsula?
An area of land extending into a body of water and almost surrounded by water.
What does a star on a map usually mean?
A state capital.
Which of the following is not a state: Kansas, Iowa, Washington D.C., or Oregon?
Washington, D.C.
Is the Antarctic Circle north or south of the equator
South.
What is a continent?
One of the seven large landmasses on Earth
What are the names of the continents
Asia, Africa, North America, South America
What is the second largest ocean in the world
Atlantic
Which hemisphere, Northern or Southern has more of its area covered by water?
Southern

 

6th Grade Geography Bee Questions

Belize
The Rio Hondo forms a boundary between Mexico and which other country?
Lake Chad
Which lake is on the border between Chad and Cameroon?
Ireland
St. George’s Channel divides the United Kingdom from which nation?
Canada
Which country is the United States largest trading partner?
Sucre
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia. What is the constitutional capital?
Ural Mountains
Which mountain range is the traditional division between Europe and Asia?
San Juan River
Which river forms part of the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua?
China
Which country is the most populous in the world?
Marshall Islands
The Bikini Atoll, where the US tested nuclear weapons, is located in which country?
Iceland
The Nordic Council is composed of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and what other country?
United Kingdom
Gibraltar is controlled by which country?
Mandarin
What is the most commonly spoken language in the world?
Sahara
What is the largest desert in the world?
Belize
Which is the only English-speaking country in Central America?
Beijing
The Forbidden City is located in which Asian capital?
Switzerland
Which country lies to the west of Austria?
Jutland
Denmark lies on which peninsula?
Dominican Republic
Which country controls more area of the island of Hispaniola?
The Black Forest
The source of the Danube River can be found in which forest?
Kilimanjaro
Located within Tanzania, which is Africa’s tallest mountain?
Russia
Which country controls the European enclave of Kalingrad?
Honduras
Which country is located northwest of Nicaragua?
guano
The United States mined Baker and Howland Islands in the pacific for what natural resource?
United Kingdom
The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall in which country?
Nicaragua
The Mosquito Coast is located in which country?
Netherlands
Polders, which are lands reclaimed from the sea by using dikes and pumping, can be found in which country?
Lake Victoria
Which is the largest lake in Africa?
Lake Nicaragua
Which is the largest lake in Central America?
China
Which country annexed Tibet in 1950?
Pitcairn Island
Where did Fletcher Christian and the rest of the “HMS Bounty” mutineers settle?
Mexico
The first major city in the Western Hemisphere was located in which country?
Belgium
Walloons and Flemings are the two cultural groups of which country?
Mexico
Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztec Empire, which was located in which modern country?
Africa, Asia
The Great Rift Valley is located on which two continents?
Namibia
Which country includes Caprivi’s Finger?
Galapagos Islands
Where did Charles Darwin observe different types of animals which helped him later develop his theory of natural selection?
Turkey
Which country includes Anatolia?
Scotland
In 1707, England and Wales formally united with which other territory to form Great Britain?
Mongolia
What is the least densely populated country in the world?
Panama
Which country, along with Colombia, forms the border of North and South America?
Lesotho
Which country has the world’s highest minimum elevation?
The Hague
The International Court of Justice and the headquarters of Europol are located in which European city?
Aborigines
What are the natives of Australia called?
Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein
Name South America’s capitals.
South
A ship sailing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal would mostly travel in which direction?
Russia
Which country invaded Afghanistan in 1979?
China, Nepal
Mt. Everest is located along the border of what two countries?
Vatican City
What is the smallest autonomous state in the world?
Qatar
Which country has the highest per capita income?
Somalia
On a UN relief mission, under the command of the US, 30 U.S. soldiers lost their lives in the course of the conflict and where dragged through the streets of Mogadishu in this country.
Mediterranean Sea
The Barbary Coast of Africa is located along which body of water?
Spain
Basque separatists desire independence from which country?
United States
Which country was the first modern democracy?
Monaco
The French Riviera contains which small country?
India
The Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of Arjuman Banu Bagam, is in which country?
Saudi Arabia
The sacred Muslim city of Mecca can be found in which country?
Andorra
France and Spain jointly rule which country?
United Kingdom
Which country controls the Caribbean island of Montserrat?
San Marino
Which country claims to be Europe’s oldest republic?
Lesotho
Which country lies completely within South Africa?
France
Which country relies more on nuclear power — France or Romania?
49 degrees
The majority of the border between Canada and the United States runs along which parallel of latitude?
Madagascar
In which African country are the native people of Indonesian descent?
UAE
The world’s tallest building is in what country?
Australia
The world’s largest monolith Uluru (also called Ayer’s Rock) is located in which country?
Argentina
Which country has the highest mountain outside of Central Asia?
Russia
Which country is the largest in the world by area?
German, French, Italian, Romansch
What are the 4 official languages of Switzerland?
Khartoum
The Blue Nile and the White Nile combine to form the Nile at which capital city?
Australia
Which country is the world’s leading producer of both bauxite and wool?
India
Which country produces the largest number of motion pictures per year?
Morocco
Which country controls Western Sahara?
Orinoco
Which major river flows through Venezuela?
Cape Morris Jessup
The northernmost point of land on Earth is found in Greenland. What is it called?
Trans-Siberian Railroad
Which is the longest railroad line in the world?
New Zealand
In which country are humans outnumbered by sheep by more than 10 to 1?
Gambia
Which West African country’s north and south boundaries parallel a river?
Pakistan
The Kashmir region is disputed by India and which other country?
10
How many provinces does Canada have?
Ecuador
Which country is the world’s leading banana exporter?
Minsk
Which capital city is east of Warsaw, Prague or Minsk?
Zambezi
The mouth of which major river is located in Mozambique?
Cuba
Which country is located west of Haiti, Cuba or the Dominican Republic?
Lake Tanganyika
Which is the longest freshwater lake in the world?
Volga
What is the longest river in Europe?
Pakistan, China
K2, the 2nd highest mountain in the world, is located along the border between what two countries?
Honshu
On which Japanese island is Tokyo located?
Rio de la Plata
What is the river and estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay.
Nunavut
What is the name of Canada’s newest territory (1999)?
Lake Baikal
What is the deepest lake in the world?
Morocco
Which African country is located closest to Spain?
Equatorial Guinea
Which African country is the only one in which Spanish is the official language?
Peru
Machu Picchu is located in which country?
Dublin
Which city is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?
Saudi Arabia
The Rub’ al Khali (or Empty Quarter) is located within which country?
Montenegro
The name of which Eastern European country means “Black Mountain”?
Seychelles
Which Indian Ocean country of islands has its own continental shelf?
New Zealand
In which country would you find the Southern Alps?
Mount Fuji
What is the world’s most visited mountain?
31
Mexico is divided into how many states?
Italy
The Tyrrhenian Sea is surrounded by the territory of which country?
Malawi
Lake Nyasa forms part of the border between Tanzania and what other African country?
Macedonia
Which former Yugoslav republic’s name caused trouble, because it was the same as one of the provinces of Greece?
Cote d’Ivoire
which country is the world’s leader in cocoa bean production?
Quebec
Which Canadian province is predominately French?
Liberia
Which African country was settled by freed slaves?
Red Sea
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to which body of water?
Howland Island
Amelia Earhart was on her way to which island in the Pacific when she disappeared?
Romania
Transylvania, the home of Count Dracula, is in which country?
Argentina
The world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, is located in which country?
Kuril Islands
Japan has yet to sign a peace treaty ending WWII with Russia because Russia has refused to return which islands to Japan?
Norway
Which country is located west of Sweden?
St. Helena
On what British-controlled island in the Atlantic was Napoleon finally exiled until his death?
Great Slave Lake
What is the deepest lake in North America?
Burma
Myanmar was fomerly known by what name?
Danube
Which river touches more countries (10) than any other?
Alps
Which mountain range runs through Austria?
Papua New Guinea
Bougainville and the Bismarck Archipelago are controlled by which country?
Ukraine
If you travel east from Slovakia, which country will you enter?
Africa
Which continent contains the most countries?
Gulf of Mexico
What is the world’s largest gulf?
Brunei
Residents of this country, whose capital is Bandar Seri Begawan, are mostly Muslims, the ruling sultan is one of the world’s richest men and there are no taxes. social services are free.
Fiji
Which Pacific island country has a large population of Hindus?
Uruguay
Which country gained independence from Brazil in 1825?
Black Sea
The Crimean Peninsula juts into which body of water?
Philippines
What is the only Catholic country in Asia?
Ghana
Lake Volta is located in which African country?
Myanmar
Which country is located west of Thailand?
Kiribati
Which country attempted to adjust the International Date Lne so that the entire country would have the same day?
Czech Republic
Bohemia and Moravia are regions of which country?
Maldives
Which country has the lowest maximum elevation in the world?
Java
What is the world’s most densely populated island?
Finland
The Gulf of Bothnia is located off the coast of which country?
Samoa
Savaii and Upolu are the two largest islands of which country?
Nile
The Aswan High Dam controls the flooding of which major river?
Indonesia
East Timor recently gained independence from what country?
Netherlands
Suriname was formerly a colony of which European country?
Solomon Islands
Guadalcanal, the site of bloody fighting during WWII, is part of which country?
Seine
Which river divides Paris into the left and right banks?
Dead Sea
Which salty body of water is the lowest land elevation on Earth?
Pope
What is the title of the leader of the Vatican City?
Russia
The Sakhalin Peninsula is part of which country?
Acropolis
Located in Athens, this is the hill where you can find the ruins of the Parthenon.
Iraq
Which modern country contains most of ancient Mesopotamia?
Brazil
Which country is crossed by both the equator as well as the Tropic of Capricorn?
Papua New Guinea
The Coral Sea is located between Australia and which other country?
Yemen
The Gulf of Aden is bordered by Somalia and what other country?
Kyrgyzstan
Which country, with the capital Bishkek, lies between China and Kazakhstan?
Apennines
Which mountain range runs through Italy?
United States
Guam is a territory of which country?
Carnival
What holiday brings a great number of tourists to Rio de Janeiro?
United States
Which country recently returned control of the Panama Canal to Panama?
Grenada
Which is the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere?
Cyprus
Which country is divided into Turkish and Greek sectors with United Nations peace-keeping forces monitoring a cease-fire line?
Gobi Desert
What desert makes up most of Mongolia?
Tonga
Which Pacific island country has a constitutional monarchy?
Laos
What Southeast Asian communist state has the capital city Vientiane?
Pakistan
A region called Punjab can be found in both India and which other country?
Spratly Islands
China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam all calim one or more of this group of islands.
La Paz
What is the highest capital city in the world?
Vanuatu
Which country was formerly known as the New Hebrides before it gained independence from France and the United Kingdom?
Kuwait
The Persian Gulf War was fought by a coalition of countries to liberate which country?
Eritrea
Which African country separated from Ethiopia in 1993 causing Ethiopia to become landlocked?
Rio de Janeiro
The statue “Christ the Redeemer” stands overlooking which Brazilian city?
Nagasaki
Which Japanese city was the second to be devastated by an atomic bomb?
French Guiana
In what country is the launch site for the European Space Agency?
Tunisia
The ancient city of Carthage can be found in which modern country?
Estonia
What Baltic state has Talinn as its capital?
Botswana
In which South African country can you find the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, home to many flamingos?
Bahrain
Which island country can you drive to from Saudi Arabia?
Japan
Okinawa is part of which country?
Portugal
Brazil was formerly a colony of what European country?
Gulf of Riga
Name the inlet of the Baltic Sea that is between Latvia and Estonia.
India
What country is the world’s second most populous and leads the world in tea production?
Egypt
The Sinai Peninsula and the Qattura Depression can be found in which country?
Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica
Name the 4 islands that make up the Greater Antilles.
Luzon
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is located on which island?
Spain
From what European country did Venezuela declare its independence?
Togo
Which country lies between Benin and Ghana?
France
The Maginot Line was built in the 1930s to protect which country’s eastern border?
United Kingdom, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana
0 degrees longitude (the Prime Meridian) passes through which 8 countries?

 

7th Grade Geography Bee Questions

Bloemfontein and Cape Town are two of south Africa’s capitals name the third?
Pretoria
Louisville goes into what neighboring states?
Indiana
What is the largest port city in Maine?
Portland
Which river system drains 31 states?
Mississippi River
The Lake of the Ozarks is in which state?
Missouri
These huge waves can move at speeds over 100 mph?
Tsunami
Which strait separates Baffin Island from mainland Canada?
Hudson strait
This is the term for pollution formed when moisture in air comes together with byproducts from fossil fuels?
Smog
What is the capital of Barbados?
Bridgetown
What is the term for dried coconut meat?
Copra
What line of latitude divides the USA and Canada?
49 Degrees North
The last orangutans that remain wild are on this island?
Borneo
What Ecuadorian island chain is home to a famous species of turtles?
Galapagos islands
What is the currency of Iran?
Iranian rial
Farmers use what agricultural technique to farm uneven land?
Terrace farming
The Rhine river starts in what country?
Switzerland
Gazpacho comes from what European country?
Spain
Drams are the currency in what country?
Armenia
What mountain range is along Italy’s northern border?
Alps
The cities of Tucson, Tempe, Sedona, and Flagstaff are in what state?
Arizona
Cape Horn is on what continent?
South America
Industrial revolution started in what country?
United Kingdom
What is the largest state, which is the smallest?
Alaska, Rhode Island
What is the historical term for the gradual change from handmade products to machine made products?
Industrial Revolution
What is the name for poor Europeans who worked for free in exchange for a passage to the British colonies?
Indentured servants
Eidelweiss is the national flower of what European country?
Austria
Wisconsin’s Dorr peninsula separates Lake Michigan from this bay?
Green Bay
United States is the worlds largest producer of this legume which is used in cooking oil, tofu, and milk. This legume is originally from Asia. What is it called?
Soybean
Thrace is a region which borders the Aegean and black seas. Of which peninsula is it the south eastern most point?
Balkan Peninsula
The Caribbean islands are considered part of which continent ?
North America
What year was the panama canal finished?
1914
What is the capital of Bahrain?
Manama
This American bay was created when the Susquehanna River flooded?
Chesapeake Bay
What is the term for rapid rise in sea level?
Storm surge
Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, is located in this national Park?
Sequoia NP
The kea bird attacks the sheep in the alpine passes of this South Pacific nation?
New Zealand
What is Canada’s easternmost prairie province?
Manitoba
What is Canada’s longest river?
Mackenzie River
What body of water lies between Alaska and Russia?
Bering Strait
You can take the Chuu railroad line from Tokyo to this famous mountain?
Mount Fuji
What is the strait between New Zealand’s two islands?
Cook Strait
This state is shaped like the first letter of its name?
Louisiana
What is the least populous state in New England?
Vermont
This city is centered on an island in the Seine river?
Paris
In the United Kingdom what is the necessary requirement to be called a city?
A letters patent or royal charter
This river makes up part of Texas’s northeastern border?
Red River
Which lake does the Isle Royale national park lie in?
Lake Superior
What is Canada’s national capital?
Ottawa
What are the two major agricultural exports of Cuba?
Sugar and tobacco
In this state you can see the battle sites of Lexington and Concord and see the pilgrim ship Mayflower?
Massachusetts
What is the capital of the state in which Casper and Laramie are cities?
Cheyenne
Brunei gained its independence in 1984 from which country?
United Kingdom
New Zealand has more of what animal than it has people?
Sheep
Burlington, Essex, and Montpelier are cities in which state?
Vermont
The administrative headquarters of the Baha’i faith, which has 6 million followers worldwide, is in Haifa. What country is it in?
Israel
This long north American River empties into the Bering Sea?
Yukon River
Galileo did his experiment on the effect of gravity by dropping two balls of different sizes to see which hit the ground first. From which structure did he do his experiment?
The Tower of Pisa or the leaning Tower of Pisa
Iceland was settled in the ninth century by these people?
Norwegians (not Vikings or Danes)
The McKenzie river is the longest river in this country?
Canada
What city is the economic and cultural center of Canada and also the location of a major stock exchange?
Toronto
What is the capital of the country that is west of Spain?
Lisbon
Name three countries that border Tanzania?
Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia (Any of these are correct)
What is the capital of Sierra Leone?
Freetown
What river valley in France was the site of many historic rich country estates?
The Loire Valley
The Center for Biological Diversity wants to re-introduce grizzly bears into the Bitterroot Mountains. These mountains lie on the border of which two states?
Idaho and Montana
What city in Alaska is the fifth busiest freight airport in the world due to its location along the Pacific rim?
Anchorage
What body of water lies between the Philippines and Vietnam?
South China Sea
Katakana and Kanji are two written languages in what Asian country?
Japan
What is a British colony bordering the south of Spain?
Gibraltar
What are the 3 maritime Canadian provinces?
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island
During the American civil war, the fall of Vicksburg marked the capture of what river system?
Mississippi
Mt Washington is the highest point in New England. In which state is it?
New Hampshire
The Cincinnati international airport is not in Cincinnati, but is across the river. In which state is it?
Kentucky
One of New Zealand’s major crops is also the name of a bird which gives the people of New Zealand their nickname. What is the name of this crop and bird?
Kiwi
What site was chosen in 1942 as the center for nuclear weapons research and development in the United States?
Los Alamos Laboratory
The island of Corsica is part of what country?
France
The island of Sardinia is part of what country?
Italy
The Yalu river makes up part of the border of which two countries?
China and North Korea
What is the term for the area of seabed around a large landmass where the sea is relatively shallow compared with the open ocean?
Continental shelf
What’s a country in which an illyrian language is still spoken?
Albania
Frankincense is from the Aden region in the southwest of this country?
Yemen
The Greeks call this island Kerkyra. What does everyone else call it?
Corfu
What is the 2nd holiest city in Islam?
Medina
What is the layer of the earths atmosphere in which most weather occurs?
Troposphere
In 1998 the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference was held in the most populous city on the Malay peninsula. What was this city?
Kuala Lumpur
Mexico borders two countries to the south. One is Guatemala. What is the other?
Belize
This is the holiest city in Islam and Mohammed’s birthplace?
Mecca
Mines near Cigar Lake are the source of much of the worlds uranium. In which North American country are they found?
Canada
What is the name of the Aztec capital on which Mexico City is built?
Tenochtitlan
In 75 AD Roman emperor Hadrian built a 75 mile wall to mark the northern border of the Roman Empire. Where is it?
The United Kingdom
The Kingdom of Kush was conquered by Egypt in 1500 BC. In which modern country is the ancient kingdom of Kush?
Sudan
Cardiff is the capital of which United Kingdom section?
Wales
What is the largest commercial center in northern Ireland?
Bristol
Most populous city on the Mediterranean Sea?
Alexandria
This is an analogy. Jamestown is to Virginia as blank is to Florida?
Saint Augustine
What is the site of America’s worst nuclear disaster?
Three Mile Island
If you fly from Tehran to Riyadh in what intermediate direction are you going?
Southwest
French Canadians make up the second largest group in this state, which shares a long border with Quebec?
Maine
The sparsely populated region makes up most of the Asian portion of Russia?
Siberia
The Mediterranean climate of this western state helps make it the country’s foremost producer of 20 different crops?
California
This salt water sea lies on the border of Mexico and California?
Salton Sea
The Sierra Madre Oriental and the Sierra Madre Occidental are the two largest mountain ranges in this country?
Mexico
If you fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo what body of water do you cross?
Rio de la Plata
The Atlas Mountains pass through these countries?
Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
The Red Sea, the Persian gulf, and the sea of Oman are all extensions of this ocean?
Indian
What large island in the western Indian ocean is known for its exotic wildlife?
Madagascar
If you fly from Paris to Bern in what intermediate direction do you travel?
Southeast
Loam is a combination of sand, silt, and what?
Clay
What sea lies east of Iceland and west of Norway?
Norwegian Sea
The River Clyde connects Scotland’s largest commercial and population center to the Firth of Clyde. What is the name of the city?
Glasgow
What are the capitals of Iran and Iraq?
Tehran and Baghdad
Quito is the next stop on your world tour. You’re headed to a group of islands 600 miles to the west. Name the island group in the country to which it belongs?
Galapagos islands and Ecuador
What are the two major islands where the Arctic and Atlantic oceans meet?
Greenland and Iceland
Which continent has the most countries?
Africa
Al-Mogran is the name for this point of meeting between the west Nile and the blue Nile in this country?
Sudan (the point is in the city of Khartoum)
What is the currency of Iraq?
Iraqi dinar
Valparaiso, which was founded by Spain in 1520, is the oldest and largest city on the Pacific coast of this country?
Chile
What is the capital of Laos?
Vientiane
What plain is off the coast of Canada is rich in oil and fish?
Grand Banks
Under what body of water would you find the Columbian basin?
Caribbean Sea
Altitude is distance above sea level. What is the term for distance above the earth?
Elevation
What body of water separates Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica?
Drake Passage
The Richter scale measures which natural disaster?
Earthquakes
In which state would you find Anastasia and Amelia islands?
Florida
The capital of Japan is the located on which island?
Honshu
What is the least populous Gulf Coast State?
Mississippi
What Chilean city is south east of the mountain of Tupungato?
Santiago
What Canadian province lies between Alberta and Manitoba?
Saskatchewan
What three states to pass through if you follow the Natchez trace?
Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee
What is the term for the windblown soil posit on central United States and China?
Loess
Spain and Portugal make up this peninsula?
Iberian
If you fly from Copenhagen to the capital of Finland in what intermediate direction do you fly?
Northeast
The Cambrian mountains are located in which country?
United Kingdom
What landmark in Rome has 138 steps?
Spanish Steps
What is the term for a spherical representation of the earth?
Globe
You are located in what used to be seven Trucial states. What country are you in?
United Arab Emirates
This body of water connects the Persian Guf to the Sea of Oman?
Straits of Hormuz
What are the two capitals on the Mississippi river?
St. Paul, Baton Rouge
Which country in northern Africa is the continent’s largest producer of coffee?
Ethiopia
The Berber pirates operated off the northern coast of this continent?
Africa
Chad, Cameroon, and these two other countries border Lake Chad?
Niger, Nigeria
What holiday is also the name of an island hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile?
Easter
Pisa, Turin, and Florence are all cities in this country?
Italy
The Intracoastal Waterway get you from Massachusetts to this westernmost Gulf Coast state?
Texas
Panama is bordered on one side by the Pacific Ocean what body of water lies on the other side?
Caribbean Sea
About half the world’s 25 most populous cities are on this continent?
Asia
This southwestern region of China is known as the roof top of the world?
Tibet
The city of Volgograd, which was formerly known as Stalingrad from 1925 to 1961, is the Capital of this Russian state?
Volgograd Oblast
Malaysian rubber trees were brought there in the 19 century from this South American country which was at the time the largest producer of rubber in the world?
Brazil
Which Indonesian island has the only glaciers along the equator?
New Guinea
Captain Cook named these the Sandwich islands. What is the modern name of the Sandwich islands?
Hawaii
“Prairie” is the term for a temperate grassland on this continent?
North America
This longitudinal line separates the dry and wet portions of the United States?
100th meridian west
The Straits of Florida separates Florida from which country?
Cuba

8th Grade Geography Bee Questions

The Olmec, one of Middle America’s first civilization, lived in a region bordering which body of water? 1-Gulf of California, 2- Gulf of Mexico, 3- Caribbean Sea, 4-Cheasapeake Bay
Gulf of Mexico
What is the name of the Dutch explorer who, in 1642, became the first European to sight New Zealand? 1-Prince Henry the Navigator, 2-James Cook, 3- Ferdinand Magellan, 4-Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman
Which city is part of a major industrial region in Japan? 1-Hong Kong, 2-Osaka, 3-Seoul, 4-Taipei
Osaka
Which people have historically used outrigger and double canoes to travel great distances over open seas? 1- Bedouin, 2-San, 3-Polynesians, 4-Vikings
Polynesians
Which Caribbean island has oil-refining centers at San Fernando and Pointe-á-Pierre? 1-Cuba,2-Jamaica,3-Trinidad, 4-Hispanolia
Hispaniola
The Dinar is the official currency of several countries in which region? 1-Carribbean Sea, 2-Middle East, 3-Pacific Rim, 4-Sub Saharan Africa
Middle East
The forum was the central gathering place in the cities of which culture? 1- Roman, 2-Dainish, 3-Russian, 4 French
Roman
In 1838, the Cherokee Indians followed the Trail of Tears in a force migration from Tennessee to which state. 1- Arizona, 2-Texas, 3- Colorado, 4- Oklahoma
Oklahoma
About 90 percent of Poland’s people adhere to which religion? 1-Buddhism, 2-Hinduism, 3- Islam, 4- Christianity
Christianity
Mining is to the primary economic activity as WHAT is to the secondary economic activity? 1- banking, 2- fishing, 3-manufacturing, 4- education
manufacturing
Cyrillic is to Russian as kanji and kana characters are to WHAT? 1-Arabic, 2- Japanese, 3- Latin, 4-Gaelic
Japanese
Saigon is to Ho Chi Minh City as Bombay is to WHAT? 1- Melbourne, 2-Istanbul, 3- Bucharest, 4- Mumbai
Mumbai
A compass is to direction as an anemometer is to WHAT? 1-ocean depth, 2-elevation, 3-atmospheric pressure, 4 wind speed
wind speed

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