The American Center Geography Bee 2015 - Preliminary Test

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The American Center Geography Bee 2015 - Preliminary Test - Quiz

Answer each of the following questions to the best of your ability. The top 50 scores will move on to compete in the first round. The following questions will be in the form of multiple choice and fill in the blank. Mark only on your answer sheet.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The capital of the United States is ___
  • 2. 
    The largest city in the Unites States in terms of population is:
    • A. 

      Los Angeles, California

    • B. 

      Chicago, Illinois

    • C. 

      New York City, New York

    • D. 

      Miami, Florida

  • 3. 
    Which American City has the highest population of Vietnamese outside Vietnam?
    • A. 

      San Jose, California

    • B. 

      Portland, Oregon

    • C. 

      Houston, Texas

    • D. 

      Sacramento, California

  • 4. 
    What is the Capital of New Hampshire?
    • A. 

      Concord

    • B. 

      Richmond

    • C. 

      Denver

    • D. 

      Indianapolis

  • 5. 
    Which of these states is considered to be a part of the American south?
    • A. 

      Oklahoma

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      South Dakota

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 6. 
    Which of these states are completely landlocked (does not touch an ocean)?
    • A. 

      South Carolina

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Colorado

    • D. 

      Maine

  • 7. 
    Which of these states was NOT one of the original 13 American colonies?
    • A. 

      Delaware

    • B. 

      West Virginia

    • C. 

      Massachusetts

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 8. 
    Which state was the 50th state to be added to the United States?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Hawaii

    • C. 

      New Mexico

    • D. 

      Ohio

  • 9. 
    Which state borders the most Great Lakes?
    • A. 

      Michigan

    • B. 

      Maryland

    • C. 

      Vermont

    • D. 

      New York

  • 10. 
    Which state is located in the American Midwest and is known as the "Cornhusker State"?
    • A. 

      Montana

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Nebraska

    • D. 

      Nevada

  • 11. 
    California, Oregon, and Washington border the ___ Ocean.
  • 12. 
    Where is Grand Canyon located?
    • A. 

      Idaho

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      South Dakota

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 13. 
    What is the longest river in the United States
    • A. 

      Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Colorado River

    • C. 

      Potomac river

    • D. 

      Missouri River

  • 14. 
    Forming over 480 million years ago, the ___ Mountains are the oldest mountain range in the United States.
    • A. 

      Rocky

    • B. 

      Appalachian

    • C. 

      Sierra Nevada

    • D. 

      Cascade

  • 15. 
    Which continental state has the lowest annual rainfall (which state is the driest state)?
    • A. 

      Indiana

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      Nevada

    • D. 

      Oregon

  • 16. 
    With an average annual temperature of -3° Celsius, ___ is the coldest American State.
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Wisconsin

    • D. 

      Florida

  • 17. 
    Hurricane Katrina devastated which American city in 2005?
    • A. 

      Kansas City, Missouri

    • B. 

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • C. 

      Jackson, Mississippi

    • D. 

      New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 18. 
    ___ National Park was the first American National park and famous for Old Faithful geyser
    • A. 

      Yosemite

    • B. 

      Rocky Mountain

    • C. 

      Yellowstone

    • D. 

      Great Smokey Mountains

  • 19. 
    The Great Plaines (Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas etc.) is known for which animal?
    • A. 

      Alligators

    • B. 

      Mountain lions

    • C. 

      Bison (buffalo)

    • D. 

      Wolves

  • 20. 
    The largest tree in the world, the giant sequoia named “General Sherman,” can be found in what National Park/state?
    • A. 

      Sequoia National Park, California

    • B. 

      Zion National Park, Utah

    • C. 

      Everglades, Florida

    • D. 

      Death Valley National Park, California

  • 21. 
    What is the name of this National monument?
  • 22. 
    This Famous site is where Japan bombed the U.S, bringing America into WWII in 1941.
    • A. 

      Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    • B. 

      Los Angeles, California

    • C. 

      Washington D.C

    • D. 

      Maui, Hawaii

  • 23. 
    This famous house belonged to George Washington, America’s first president.
    • A. 

      The White House, Washington D.C

    • B. 

      Mount Vernon, Virginia

    • C. 

      Empire State Building, New York

    • D. 

      Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

  • 24. 
    Name this place
    • A. 

      McDonalds Arch

    • B. 

      Gateway Arch

    • C. 

      Super Arch

    • D. 

      LA Arch

  • 25. 
    Name this place
    • A. 

      Minnehaha Falls

    • B. 

      North Shore Falls

    • C. 

      Taylor Falls

    • D. 

      Niagara Falls

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