The National Geographic Bee: Geography Quiz!

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The National Geographic Bee: Geography Quiz! - Quiz

In this National Geographic Bee quiz, on the topic of school geography, we’re making it our mission to improve your knowledge on some of the key locations around the world – whether it’s related to the United States of America and its vast amount of states and cities or you’re heading deep into the east with countries like India and the city formerly known as Constantinople. Can you get all of the questions correct?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which state is Glaciers National Park located at?

    • A.

      Colorado

    • B.

      Alaska

    • C.

      Montana

    • D.

      Oregon

    • E.

      Idaho

    Correct Answer
    C. Montana
    Explanation
    which states contain glaciers?

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  • 2. 

    Which prsent day city use to be called Constantinople?

    • A.

      Alexandria

    • B.

      Athens

    • C.

      Baghdad

    • D.

      Istanbul

    • E.

      Mecca

    Correct Answer
    D. Istanbul
    Explanation
    Istanbul is the correct answer because it is the present-day city that used to be called Constantinople. Constantinople was the capital city of the Byzantine Empire and was later conquered by the Ottoman Empire, which renamed it Istanbul.

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  • 3. 

    Anatolia is a region located in which country?

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      Saudi Arabia

    • E.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    A. Turkey
    Explanation
    Anatolia is a region located in Turkey. This region is also known as Asia Minor and is situated in the westernmost part of the Asian continent. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west. Historically, Anatolia has been home to various civilizations, including the Hittites, Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. Today, it is an important part of modern-day Turkey and is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical sites.

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  • 4. 

    The Great Barrier Reef is east of which country?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Indonesia

    • D.

      South Africa

    • E.

      Papau New Guinea

    Correct Answer
    A. Australia
    Explanation
    The Great Barrier Reef is located off the east coast of Australia. It stretches over 2,300 kilometers and is the largest coral reef system in the world. The reef is a popular tourist destination and is known for its rich biodiversity, including hundreds of species of coral and thousands of species of fish. Its proximity to Australia makes it a significant natural landmark for the country.

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  • 5. 

    Th region of Punjab is located in which country?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Afghanistan

    • C.

      Iran

    • D.

      China

    • E.

      Nepal

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    The region of Punjab is located in India. Punjab is a state in northern India, bordering Pakistan. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, agricultural productivity, and historical significance. The majority of the population in Punjab is Punjabi-speaking and follows Sikhism as the main religion. The state is famous for its vibrant festivals, delicious cuisine, and traditional music and dance forms like Bhangra.

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  • 6. 

    Lake Okeechobee is located in which state?

    • A.

      Ohio

    • B.

      Florida

    • C.

      Idaho

    • D.

      Alabama

    • E.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    B. Florida
    Explanation
    Lake Okeechobee is located in Florida. This lake is the largest freshwater lake in the state and the eighth largest in the United States. It covers an area of approximately 730 square miles and is a significant part of Florida's water management system. Lake Okeechobee is known for its diverse wildlife and is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities.

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  • 7. 

    Which state is located between Mississippi, and Georgia?

    • A.

      Louisiana

    • B.

      Arkansas

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      Alabama

    • E.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    D. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama is the correct answer because it is the state that is located between Mississippi and Georgia. Mississippi is to the west of Alabama, and Georgia is to the east of Alabama. Therefore, Alabama is the state that is geographically situated between these two states.

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  • 8. 

    The Adirondack Mountains lie within which State?

    • A.

      Maine

    • B.

      Vermont

    • C.

      Illinois

    • D.

      Ohio

    • E.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    E. New York
    Explanation
    The Adirondack Mountains lie within the state of New York. This mountain range is located in the northeastern part of the state, covering a vast area of approximately 6 million acres. The Adirondacks are known for their stunning natural beauty, including numerous lakes, forests, and hiking trails. The region is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and skiing.

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  • 9. 

    Which city was the capital of the Confederates states of America during the civil war?

    • A.

      Miami

    • B.

      Richmond

    • C.

      Vicksburg

    • D.

      Charleston

    • E.

      Atlanta

    Correct Answer
    B. Richmond
    Explanation
    During the Civil War, the capital of the Confederate states of America was Richmond. This city was chosen as the capital due to its strategic location, being close to the border with the Union states and serving as a hub for transportation and communication. Richmond also had a strong political and economic influence, making it a suitable choice for the Confederate government.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these states is NOT a four corners state?

    • A.

      Colorado

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Wyoming

    • D.

      New Mexico

    • E.

      Utah

    Correct Answer
    C. Wyoming
    Explanation
    Wyoming is not a four corners state because it is not one of the four states that meet at a single point, known as the Four Corners Monument. The Four Corners Monument is located at the intersection of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Wyoming is located north of Colorado and does not share a border with any of the other four corners states. Therefore, Wyoming is the correct answer as it is not one of the four corners states.

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