3rd Grade Geography Bee Test! Trivia Quiz

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Are you in third grade and think you should be picked to represent your school in the upcoming Geography bee? One of the ways you can try and get your ticket is by showing just how attentive you have been in your geography class. Why don’t you try this test out and share your score with your teacher to prove your case? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name of a fracture in the earth's crust where the rocks are displaced next to each other?

    • A.

      Fault

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Earthquake

    Correct Answer
    A. Fault
    Explanation
    A fault is a fracture in the earth's crust where the rocks on either side have moved relative to each other. This movement is caused by tectonic forces and can result in earthquakes. The displacement of rocks along a fault can be vertical, horizontal, or a combination of both. Faults are important in understanding the geology and tectonic activity of an area, and they play a significant role in shaping the Earth's surface.

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  • 2. 

    In what city in southwestern Japan, would you find a cenotaph located in Peace Memorial Park?

    • A.

      Tokyo

    • B.

      Hiroshima

    • C.

      Hong Kong

    Correct Answer
    B. Hiroshima
    Explanation
    Hiroshima is the correct answer because it is the city in southwestern Japan where the Peace Memorial Park is located. The cenotaph in the park serves as a memorial for the victims of the atomic bombing that occurred in Hiroshima during World War II. The park is a significant historical site and a symbol of peace and remembrance.

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  • 3. 

    Asia is the largest continent.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Asia is considered the largest continent because it has the highest land area compared to any other continent. It spans across a vast region, stretching from the easternmost parts of Russia to the westernmost parts of Turkey. It is home to a diverse range of countries and cultures, including some of the most populous nations such as China and India. Additionally, Asia is known for its varied landscapes, including the Himalayan mountain range, the Gobi Desert, and the fertile river valleys of the Indus and Yangtze.

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  • 4. 

    The Mississippi River is the largest river in North America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Mississippi River is indeed the largest river in North America. It spans over 2,300 miles from its source in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. It is also one of the longest rivers in the world. The Mississippi River plays a crucial role in the transportation of goods, as well as serving as a vital water source for numerous communities along its course.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is the deepest lake in the world?

    • A.

      Lake Superior

    • B.

      Lake Baikal

    • C.

      Lake Michigan

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake Baikal
    Explanation
    Lake Baikal is the correct answer because it is the deepest lake in the world. Located in Siberia, Russia, it has a maximum depth of 1,642 meters (5,387 feet). It is also the oldest and largest freshwater lake by volume, containing about 20% of the world's unfrozen surface freshwater. The unique geological and biological features of Lake Baikal make it a UNESCO World Heritage site and an important ecological hotspot.

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  • 6. 

    Granite is an example of which rock type?

    • A.

      Flat

    • B.

      Igneous

    • C.

      Marble

    Correct Answer
    B. Igneous
    Explanation
    Granite is an example of an igneous rock type. Igneous rocks are formed through the solidification and cooling of molten rock material, either from volcanic activity or from the crystallization of magma beneath the Earth's surface. Granite specifically is a coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock that is composed mainly of quartz, feldspar, and mica minerals. It is commonly found in continental crust and is known for its durability and aesthetic qualities, making it a popular choice for construction and decorative purposes.

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  • 7. 

    Ayers Rock is located in Australia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is indeed located in Australia. It is a large sandstone rock formation that is considered a sacred site by the indigenous Anangu people. It is situated in the Northern Territory of Australia and is a popular tourist attraction known for its stunning natural beauty and cultural significance.

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  • 8. 

    Which two are metropolitan counties in northeastern England named after two main rivers?

    • A.

      Tyne

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Wear

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tyne
    C. Wear
    Explanation
    Tyne and Wear are both metropolitan counties in northeastern England named after two main rivers. The Tyne River and the Wear River are significant waterways in this region, and the counties were named after them to reflect their geographical importance. Tyne and Wear are known for their industrial heritage, vibrant cities, and cultural attractions.

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  • 9. 

    What is the capital and largest city in Algeria?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Algiers

    • C.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    B. Algiers
    Explanation
    Algiers is the correct answer because it is both the capital and largest city in Algeria. It is located on the Mediterranean coast and is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture. Algiers serves as the political, economic, and cultural center of the country, making it an important city in Algeria.

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  • 10. 

    What city in Syria is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited (lived in) city in the world?

    • A.

      New York City

    • B.

      Damascus

    • C.

      Rome

    Correct Answer
    B. Damascus
    Explanation
    Damascus is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. It has a history dating back thousands of years, with evidence of human settlement in the area since at least the second millennium BC. The city has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous civilizations, including the Arameans, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Muslims. Its strategic location along trade routes and its rich cultural heritage have contributed to its continuous habitation throughout the centuries.

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  • 11. 

    The Grand Canal is the main waterway in Venice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Grand Canal is indeed the main waterway in Venice. It is a major canal in the city and serves as the main transportation route for boats and gondolas. It stretches for about 3.8 kilometers and winds its way through the heart of Venice, connecting various important landmarks and neighborhoods. The canal is lined with beautiful historic buildings and is a popular tourist attraction, offering stunning views of the city's unique architecture and vibrant atmosphere.

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  • 12. 

    What is the longest river in Ireland?

    • A.

      River Shannon

    • B.

      River Elizabeth

    • C.

      Mississippi River

    Correct Answer
    A. River Shannon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is River Shannon. The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland, stretching approximately 360.5 kilometers. It flows through the central part of the country, passing through several major cities including Limerick and Athlone. The River Shannon is known for its scenic beauty and plays an important role in the country's history, culture, and economy.

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  • 13. 

    The Red Sea is connected to the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Suez Canal is a man-made waterway that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It was constructed in the late 19th century and provides a direct shipping route between Europe and Asia, bypassing the need to sail around the entire continent of Africa. The canal is a crucial trade route, allowing ships to pass through without having to navigate around the southern tip of Africa.

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  • 14. 

    What region is often referred to as "the roof of the world?"

    • A.

      Tibet

    • B.

      Mount Everest

    • C.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Tibet
    Explanation
    Tibet is often referred to as "the roof of the world" because it is located on the Tibetan Plateau, which is the highest and largest plateau on Earth. The average elevation of Tibet is over 4,500 meters (14,800 feet) above sea level, making it the highest region in the world. This nickname highlights the fact that Tibet is situated at such a high altitude, resembling the topmost part of a building or structure.

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  • 15. 

    What two countries border Vietnam to the west?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Laos

    • C.

      Cambodia

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Laos
    C. Cambodia
    Explanation
    Vietnam is bordered by Laos and Cambodia to the west. Laos is located to the northwest of Vietnam, sharing a long border along the western side of Vietnam. Cambodia is situated to the southwest of Vietnam, sharing a shorter border along the southwestern side. These two countries are neighboring nations of Vietnam and form its western border.

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  • 16. 

    What sea separates Indonesia from Australia?

    • A.

      Red Sea

    • B.

      Timor Sea

    • C.

      Black Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Timor Sea
    Explanation
    The Timor Sea separates Indonesia from Australia. This body of water is located north of Australia and south of Indonesia, specifically between the Timor and Arafura Seas. It is named after the island of Timor, which is the largest island in the region. The Timor Sea is known for its rich marine biodiversity and is an important area for fishing and oil and gas exploration.

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  • 17. 

    Humboldt University is located in Berlin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Humboldt University is indeed located in Berlin. It is a renowned university in Germany and one of the oldest universities in Berlin. The university is known for its excellence in research and teaching, offering a wide range of academic programs in various fields. Its central location in the city makes it easily accessible for students and faculty, contributing to its vibrant academic community.

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  • 18. 

    Svithiod is the ancient name for Sweden.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Svithiod being the ancient name for Sweden is a historically accurate statement. The term "Svithiod" was used to refer to the land of the Svear people, who were one of the ancient tribes inhabiting the region that is now known as Sweden. The name Svithiod has been mentioned in various historical texts and sagas, emphasizing its significance in the ancient history of Sweden. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the historical understanding of the ancient name for Sweden.

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  • 19. 

    Name three countries in South America that do NOT border the Pacific Ocean.

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      Argentina

    • E.

      Peru

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Bolivia
    C. Brazil
    D. Argentina
    Explanation
    The question asks for three countries in South America that do not share a border with the Pacific Ocean. The correct answer is Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. These countries are located in the eastern part of South America and are not geographically connected to the Pacific Ocean.

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  • 20. 

    Lake Huron is the second largest lake in North America (after Lake Superior).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lake Huron is indeed the second largest lake in North America after Lake Superior. This statement is accurate and supported by geographical data. Lake Huron has a surface area of approximately 59,600 square kilometers, making it the second largest lake by surface area in North America. It is located between the United States and Canada and is part of the Great Lakes system.

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  • 21. 

    Where are the world headquarters of the Bahail faith situated?

    • A.

      New York City, New York

    • B.

      Haifa, Israel

    • C.

      Tokyo, Japan

    Correct Answer
    B. Haifa, Israel
    Explanation
    The world headquarters of the Bahá'í faith are situated in Haifa, Israel. The Bahá'í faith is a religion that originated in the 19th century in Persia (now Iran) and is centered around the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh. The Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa serves as the administrative and spiritual center of the faith, housing important institutions such as the Universal House of Justice and the Shrine of the Báb. The location in Haifa was chosen due to its significance in the faith's history and its proximity to important religious sites.

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  • 22. 

    Which Australian desert was crossed in 1875 by Ernest Giles, an explorer?

    • A.

      Great Victorian Desert

    • B.

      Sahara Desert

    Correct Answer
    A. Great Victorian Desert
    Explanation
    Ernest Giles, an explorer, crossed the Great Victorian Desert in 1875.

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  • 23. 

    The Gaelic name Baile Atha Cliath, which means "town of the ford of the hurdle, is sometimes used to refer to Dublin, Ireland.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Gaelic name Baile Atha Cliath translates to "town of the ford of the hurdle," and it is sometimes used to refer to Dublin, Ireland. This suggests that the statement is true, as it confirms that the Gaelic name is indeed associated with Dublin.

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  • 24. 

    Libreville is the capital of a country starting with a "G," called ________.

    Correct Answer
    Gabon
    Explanation
    The question asks for the capital of a country starting with the letter "G." The answer, Gabon, fits this criteria as it is a country whose capital is Libreville.

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  • 25. 

    In 1830, the English explorers Richard and John Lander established the lower course of which river by canoeing down it from Yauri to the Atlantic Ocean?

    • A.

      Niger River

    • B.

      Mississippi River

    Correct Answer
    A. Niger River
    Explanation
    In 1830, Richard and John Lander explored and established the lower course of the Niger River by canoeing down it from Yauri to the Atlantic Ocean. The Niger River is a prominent river in West Africa, and their expedition helped to map and understand its route. The Mississippi River, on the other hand, is located in the United States and is not relevant to this question.

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  • 26. 

    Which two are the names of the same river in Oxford, England?

    • A.

      River Thames

    • B.

      River Isis

    • C.

      Niger River

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. River Thames
    B. River Isis
    Explanation
    The River Thames and River Isis are the names of the same river in Oxford, England. The River Thames is a major river in England that flows through Oxford, and it is known as the River Isis specifically in Oxford. This dual name is unique to the city of Oxford, where the river is referred to as the River Isis by locals and students of the University of Oxford. The River Thames/River Isis is an iconic feature of the city and is often used for recreational activities such as punting.

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  • 27. 

    Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and largest in the US.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yellowstone National Park being the oldest and largest in the US is a factual statement. Established in 1872, Yellowstone is not only the first national park in the United States but also the oldest national park in the world. It covers an area of approximately 2.2 million acres, making it the largest national park in the contiguous United States. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 28. 

    Which city dominates Italy's automotive industry with cars such as Fiat and Lancia?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Venice

    • C.

      Turin

    Correct Answer
    C. Turin
    Explanation
    Turin is the correct answer because it is known as the automotive capital of Italy. It is home to major automobile companies such as Fiat and Lancia, which have a significant presence in the city. Turin has a long history in the automotive industry and is renowned for its production of cars, making it the dominant city in Italy's automotive sector.

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  • 29. 

    Which northwestern English city was famous in the 19th century as a textile center (for making clothes)?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Manchester

    • C.

      Venice

    Correct Answer
    B. Manchester
    Explanation
    Manchester was famous in the 19th century as a textile center for making clothes. It was a major hub for the cotton industry and played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution. The city had numerous textile mills and factories, attracting workers and entrepreneurs from all over the country. Manchester's textile industry thrived during this period, making it well-known for its production of textiles and clothing.

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  • 30. 

    The largest ice sheet in the Northern Hemisphere covers Greenland.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Greenland is indeed covered by the largest ice sheet in the Northern Hemisphere. The Greenland Ice Sheet is a vast ice mass that covers about 80% of the island. It is the second-largest ice sheet in the world, after the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The ice sheet is several kilometers thick in some areas and contains a significant amount of the world's freshwater reserves. Its size and thickness make it a major contributor to global sea-level rise. Therefore, the statement "The largest ice sheet in the Northern Hemisphere covers Greenland" is true.

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  • 31. 

    Tsunamis is another name for a seismic sea wave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tsunamis are indeed another name for seismic sea waves. These waves are typically caused by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides. They can travel across the ocean at high speeds and can cause significant destruction when they reach coastal areas. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 32. 

    You can find the world's tallest trees in Illinois.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the world's tallest trees are not found in Illinois. The tallest trees in the world are typically found in coastal regions of California and Oregon, particularly in the Redwood and Sequoia National Parks. These areas have the ideal climate and soil conditions for the growth of these massive trees, which can reach heights of over 300 feet. Illinois, on the other hand, does not have the necessary conditions to support such tall tree species.

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