Geography Bee Tryouts Test! Trivia Quiz

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Competitions have the power to excite someone and push them to see their limits on a topic. The quiz below is designed for those willing to try out for Chatterton Middle School Social Studies Olympiad Geography Bee Event. Do you feel like you are up to the task? Then take up the quiz below and get to see I you stand a chance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which state has a climate suitable for growing citrus fruits—California or Maine?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Maine

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 2. 
    Which country has the world's largest Muslim population—Indonesia or Mexico?
    • A. 

      Indonesia

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      They have an equal Muslim population

  • 3. 
    The North Atlantic current brings warm waters from the tropics to the west coast of which continent?
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      Asia

    • E. 

      Europe

    • F. 

      Antarctica

    • G. 

      Australia

  • 4. 
    What is the term for a part of an ocean or sea that cuts far into the bordering landmass and may contain one or more bays?
    • A. 

      Port

    • B. 

      Lake

    • C. 

      Estuary

    • D. 

      Gulf

    • E. 

      Delta

    • F. 

      Channel

    • G. 

      Marsh

  • 5. 
    Which Canadian province produces more than half of the country's manufactured goods?
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      British Columbia

    • D. 

      Saskatchewan

    • E. 

      Alberta

    • F. 

      Manitoba

    • G. 

      Newfoundland

  • 6. 
    To visit the ruins of Persepolis, an ancient ceremonial capital of Persia, you would have to travel to what present-day country?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Australia

    • E. 

      Canada

    • F. 

      Brazil

    • G. 

      Iran

  • 7. 
    The small African country of Lesotho is completely surrounded by which country?
    • A. 

      Angola

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Zimbabwe

    • D. 

      France

  • 8. 
    In which country bordering Chile would you find Patagonia, an extensive ranching region?
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Bolivia

    • C. 

      Peru

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 9. 
    Name the Arab country that borders the eastern shore of the Dead Sea.
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Jordan

    • C. 

      Syria

    • D. 

      Argentina

  • 10. 
    Which state borders Lake Erie?
    • A. 

      Illinois

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Wisconsin

    • D. 

      California

  • 11. 
    By using the Suez Canal, ships avoid sailing around which continent?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      South America

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 12. 
    Which state has more coastal marshland?
    • A. 

      Kentucky

    • B. 

      Louisiana

    • C. 

      New Hampshire

    • D. 

      Montana

  • 13. 
    Which is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Maine

    • D. 

      Kansas

  • 14. 
    Which phrase was used to gain support for the westward expansion of the United States in the 1800s?
    • A. 

      Fifty-Four Forty or Fight

    • B. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • C. 

      Remember the Maine

  • 15. 
    On a clear day you can see Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Peninsula from which city?
    • A. 

      Albuquerque

    • B. 

      Seattle

    • C. 

      Chicago

  • 16. 
    The North Magnetic Pole, which lies offshore near the Queen Elizabeth Islands, is in which country?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 17. 
    Which continent is the second largest in area?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Antarctica

  • 18. 
    If you took a raft trip through the Grand Canyon, which river would you be navigating?
    • A. 

      Colorado

    • B. 

      Platte

    • C. 

      Rio Grande

    • D. 

      Detroit

  • 19. 
    Lake Titicaca is located on the border of Bolivia and which other country?
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Paraguay

    • C. 

      Peru

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 20. 
    Which river flows from its source on the Tibetan Plateau through Pakistan before draining into the Arabian Sea?
    • A. 

      Ganges

    • B. 

      Indus

    • C. 

      Yangtze

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 21. 
    Japan is most similar in area to which U.S. state?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Montana

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 22. 
    The Turpan Depression, an oasis near the northern boundary of the Taklimakan Desert, is the lowest point in which country in  Asia?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Sri Lanka

    • C. 

      Laos

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 23. 
    Guadalupe Mountains National Park is on the border between Texas and which other state?
    • A. 

      Nebraska

    • B. 

      New Mexico

    • C. 

      Oklahoma

    • D. 

      Michigan

  • 24. 
    Central America's most populous country has more than 12 million people.  Name this country, which borders Mexico?
    • A. 

      Belize

    • B. 

      Guatemala

    • C. 

      Nicaragua

    • D. 

      Mongolia

  • 25. 
    In 1858, U.S. President James Buchanan and Queen Victoria were among the first to exchange a transatlantic greeting using what means of communication?
    • A. 

      Telephone

    • B. 

      Telegraph

    • C. 

      Carrier Pigeon

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