Geography Bee Preliminary Test! Trivia Quiz

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National Geographic Bee Quizzes & Trivia

Geography is a perfect way to know the countries around us, the people, and their cultures. Below is the second installment of the geography bee prep that is designed to help you refresh your mind on all you have covered in geography class in preparation for the competition this year. Give it a shot and keep an eye out for the third quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which state was part of the Confederate States of America?
    • A. 

      Vermont

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      California

  • 2. 
    Which state has a coastline on the Gulf of Mexico?
    • A. 

      Alabama

    • B. 

      Delaware

    • C. 

      North Carolina

  • 3. 
    At more than 100 miles in length, Long Island is part of which state?
    • A. 

      Washington

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Maine

  • 4. 
    Which state has more farmland?
    • A. 

      Nevada

    • B. 

      Kansas

    • C. 

      Delaware

  • 5. 
    The Oregon Trail ran alongside the Platte River in which present-day state?
    • A. 

      Nebraska

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Mississippi

  • 6. 
    Which city is located just northwest of the Hoover Dam?
    • A. 

      Las Vegas, Nevada

    • B. 

      Pueblo, Colorado

    • C. 

      Colombus, Ohio

  • 7. 
    Which city lies on the Rio Grande?
    • A. 

      El Paso, Texas

    • B. 

      Tucson, Arizona

    • C. 

      Montgomery, Alabama

  • 8. 
    Which city is located in the Allegheny Mountains?
    • A. 

      Augusta, Georgia

    • B. 

      Altoona, Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Denver, Colorado

  • 9. 
    In which state would you not find grizzly bears in the wild?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Mississippi

    • C. 

      Montana

  • 10. 
    In which state would you not find native desert plants?
    • A. 

      Arkansas

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Nevada

  • 11. 
    Buddhism is practiced by the majority of the population in over half a dozen countries on which continent?
  • 12. 
    The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that flows north along the eastern coast of which continent?
  • 13. 
    Despite its isolated location in the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is considered to be a part of which continent located to its east?
  • 14. 
    During World War II, the Battle of Normandy took place on the northwestern coast of which continent?
  • 15. 
    The Congo River Basin covers a large area on which continent?
  • 16. 
    Which country has one of the longest life expectancies in the world?
    • A. 

      Bolivia

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      The United States of America

  • 17. 
    Mont Cenis Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel built through the Alps, connects France to which other country?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Portugal

  • 18. 
    In 1959, archaeologists discovered signs of ancient human habitation in Wilson Butte Cave, located on the Snake River PLain in which state?
    • A. 

      Idaho

    • B. 

      South Dakota

    • C. 

      North Dakota

  • 19. 
    Sault Sainte Marie, located in the Upper Peninsula, was the first European Settlement in which state?
    • A. 

      Ohio

    • B. 

      Michigan

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 20. 
    Pawnee Rock, an important site along the Sante Fe Trail, is located on the plains northwest of Wichita in which state?
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Kansas

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