Friday, May 24, 2013

Ten Questions to See If You Are Smart Enough to Be in the Geography Bee

In 2007 I volunteered to be a judge/aid/gopher at the state geography bee.  I remember thinking I could easily dominate all the kids during the first few rounds of questions.  However, by the end I was completely in awe of the children who could answer the extremely difficult questions.

National Geographic has placed questions (and answers) from 2012 National Geographic Bee online.  I am placing the answers in the comment section.  Let us see if you could be in the bee!

1. Name the landlocked country that borders Botswana and South Africa.

2. The 2012 Nuclear Security Summit took place in March in what Asian capital city located on the Han River?

3. Designed to resemble a ship, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is located near what large bay?

4. The Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, is a cultural and sacred center for Sikhs in what state of India?

5. The Milan Cathedral lies in the valley of Italy's longest river. Name the river.

6. The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, a few hundred miles off the coast of Cape Race, which is located on what peninsula?

7. One of the oldest universities in the world, al-Azhar, was founded in the tenth century and still exists today in what present-day capital city located near the Eastern Desert?

8. Dating from the eighth century, one of the oldest libraries in the Muslim world was located at Zaytuna Mosque in what present-day capital city near the ancient city of Carthage?

9. Kuchipudi is a type of dramatic dance displaying rhythmic footwork and graceful body movements. This classical dance takes its name from a village near the mouth of the Krishna River in what Indian state that borders the Bay of Bengal?

10. What city on the Elbe River is the capital of the state of Saxony?

1 comment:

Catholicgauze said...

The answers to the geography bee questions, for those interested in them, are below the break...........

1. Zimbabwe

2. Seoul

3. Bay of Biscay

4. Punjab

5. Po River

6. Avalon Peninsula

7. Cairo

8. Tunis

9. Andhra Pradesh

10. Dresden