Geography Bee Quiz: History Of The Countries!

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Geography Bee Quiz: History Of The Countries! - Quiz

The Geography Bee, also named National Geographic Bee, is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Society, conducted for 4th to 8th-grade school students in the United States. The importance of geography as the basis for understanding history is taught for understanding the geographic influence upon historical events. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the geographical changes in the countries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pick the odd one out.

    • A.

      Kiribati

    • B.

      Seychelles

    • C.

      Indonesia

    • D.

      Belearic Islands

    • E.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    C. Indonesia
    Explanation
    The odd one out is "Indonesia." Kiribati, Seychelles, Belearic Islands, and Japan are all individual island nations or archipelagos, whereas Indonesia is a country that consists of both islands and mainland territory in Southeast Asia.

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  • 2. 

    In which of these climates is a sandstorm likely to occur?

    • A.

      Tundra

    • B.

      Rainforest

    • C.

      Temperate

    • D.

      Arid

    • E.

      Sub-Saharan

    Correct Answer
    D. Arid
    Explanation
    A sandstorm is likely to occur in an arid climate. Arid climates are characterized by low rainfall and high temperatures, creating dry and desert-like conditions. These conditions make it more likely for sandstorms to occur, as the lack of vegetation and loose, dry soil allow for strong winds to pick up and carry sand particles, creating a sandstorm. In contrast, tundra, rainforest, temperate, and Sub-Saharan climates typically have higher levels of precipitation and vegetation, making sandstorms less likely to occur.

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  • 3. 

    Which Mid- Atlantic capital city, located on the Susquehanna River, is home to the Hershey Museum?

    • A.

      Pittsburg

    • B.

      Harrisburg

    • C.

      Philadelphia

    • D.

      Scranton

    • E.

      Altoona

    Correct Answer
    B. Harrisburg
    Explanation
    Harrisburg is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Pennsylvania, which is located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Harrisburg is situated on the Susquehanna River and is home to the Hershey Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the famous Hershey chocolate company.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these countries does not border Switzerland?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Austria

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Liechtenstein

    • E.

      Belgium

    Correct Answer
    E. Belgium
    Explanation
    Belgium is the correct answer because it does not share a border with Switzerland. France, Austria, Italy, and Liechtenstein are all neighboring countries of Switzerland. However, Belgium is located northwest of Switzerland and does not have a direct land border with it.

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  • 5. 

    King Louis the XVI and Marie Antoinette were the rulers of France during the French Revolution. Marie supposedly said what when told peasants were rioting because they did not have bread?

    • A.

      Then let them eat cake.

    • B.

      I don't see a problem.

    • C.

      Who cares?

    • D.

      I'll see they get food right away.

    • E.

      Go away.

    Correct Answer
    A. Then let them eat cake.
    Explanation
    During the French Revolution, when Marie Antoinette was told that the peasants were rioting because they did not have bread, she supposedly responded with the statement "Then let them eat cake." This response reflects her ignorance and lack of understanding of the struggles and suffering of the common people. It shows her detachment from the reality of the situation and her indifference towards the plight of the impoverished population. This statement has become symbolic of the aristocracy's disconnect and insensitivity towards the needs of the lower classes, fueling the anger and resentment that eventually led to the revolution.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these islands is not American?

    • A.

      Ellis Island

    • B.

      Long Island

    • C.

      Hawaii

    • D.

      Oahu

    • E.

      Nantucket Island

    Correct Answer
    B. Long Island
    Explanation
    Long Island is also the name of an island in the Bahamas. I hope this explanation comes after you give an answer or else you have a freebie.

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  • 7. 

    The Suez Canal connects which two bodies of water?

    • A.

      Red sea and Indian Ocean

    • B.

      Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea

    • C.

      Lake Ontario and Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean

    • E.

      Baltic Sea and Atlantic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    B. Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea
    Explanation
    The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It allows ships to travel between Europe and Asia without having to navigate around the African continent. This strategic location has made the Suez Canal one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.

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  • 8. 

    Sofia is to Bulgaria as Ottowa is to what?

    • A.

      United Kingdom

    • B.

      United States of America

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      New Zealand

    • E.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    E. Canada
    Explanation
    The question is asking for a city that is similar to Sofia's relationship with Bulgaria. Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria, so the answer must be a capital city. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, so the correct answer is Canada.

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