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4th/5th GeoBee 100

Categories included: US, World, Physical, Environment, Potluck

QuestionAnswer
In the southwestern United States, a region call the Sunbelt includes which state - Indiana or New Mexico? New Mexico
Which state borders the Atlantic Ocean - South Carolina or South Dakota? South Carolina
Which state borders the Gulf of Mexico - Alabama or Arizona? Alabama
Which capital city lies east of the Rocky Mountains - Sacramento or Columbus? Columbus
Which mountains have the higher elevation - the Sierra Nevada or the Ozark Mountains? The Sierra Nevada
Death Valley, which contains the lowest point in the United States, in located in which state? California
Which city is the largest city in Kentucky and the home of the Kentucky Derby? Louisville
What is the second largest state in area in the United States? Texas
The smallest state in area in the United States is which state? Rhode Island
Which state is located between Kansas and Texas? Oklahoma
Located in Alaska, which mountain peak is the tallest in the United States? Mount McKinley
Which of the Great Lakes is the largest? Lake Superior
Lake Tahoe lies of the border of California and which other state? Nevada
The junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers form the southern boundary of which state? Illinois
Lake Okeechobee, the largest lake in the southern United States, is located in which state? Florida
Which state is the westernmost in longitude? Alaska
Lake Ontario borders which state? New York
Lake Powell and Lake Mead are located on which major river? The Colorado River
The Columbia River forms part of the southern boundary of Washington and which state? Oregon
Which state is located along the Appalachian Mountains - Virginia or Nevada? Virginia
The Rio Hondo forms a boundary between Mexico and which other country? Belize
Which lake is on the border between Chad and Cameroon? Lake Chad
St. George's Channel divides the United Kingdom from which nation? Ireland
While La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, what is the constitutional capital? Sucre
Which mountain range is the traditional division between Europe and Asia? The Ural Mountains
Which river forms part of the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua? The San Juan River
Which country is the most populous in the world? China
Bikini Atoll, where the United States tested nuclear weapons, is located in which country? The Marshall Islands
The Nordic Council is composed of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and which other country? Iceland
Which country is the largest trading partner with the United States? Canada
Gibraltar is controlled by which country? The United Kingdom
What is the most commonly spoken language in the world? Mandarin
What is the largest desert in the world? The Sahara
Which the only English-speaking country in Central America? Belize
The Forbidden City is located in which Asian capital? Bejing
Which country lies to the west of Austria - Slovenia or Switzerland? Switzerland
Denmark lies on which peninsula? Jutland
Which country controls more area of the island of Hispaniola - Barbados or the Dominican Republic? The Dominican Republic
The source of the Danube River is in which forest? The Black Forest
Located within Tanzania, which is Africa's tallest mountain? Kilimanjaro
The gaseous layer surrounding the Earth is known as what? The atmosphere
The reflectivity of a surface, such as the ground or a cloud, is known as what? Albedo
The circumference of the Earth is largest at which imaginary line? The equator
What is the name of the outer layer of the lithosphere? The crust
What is the name for a rocky desert? Reg
What large U.S. lake is the remains of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville? The Great Salt Lake
What is the most abundant element, by weight, in the Earth's crust? Oxygen
Approximately how long does it take for the Earth to rotate once? One day, or about twenty-four hours
The tilt of the Earth's axis is responsible for what changes during a year? The seasons
What is the name of the lowest layer of the atmosphere? The troposphere
The sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer at which time of the year? June solstice (June 21 or 22)
The North Pole is dark twenty-four hours a day during which season in the Northern Hemisphere? Winter
What term is used to describe crescent-shaped lakes, formed when a meander of a stream has been bypassed? Oxbow lakes
Diverging winds have what effect on air pressure? Lower or reduce
Earthquakes can cause large, damaging ocean waves known by what Japanese name? Tsunamis
What is the name of bowl-like features cut into mountains or hills where glaciers form? Cirques
Aeolian erosion is caused by what? Wind
Smaller quakes that can follow for several days after an earthquake are known as what? Aftershocks
A narrow strip of land (such as Panama) connecting two larger landmasses is called what? An isthmus
What is the name of the "sea" in the North Atlantic Ocean that lies within the Gulf Stream and is named for the floating seaweed found there? Sargasso Sea
Since the late 1980s, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were banned to prevent further damage to what? The ozone layer
Often called "sea cows," what endangered marine mammal can be found off the Florida coast as well as in South America and Africa? Manatees
Tahrs, descendants of Himalayan mountain goats, are an invasive species causing problems with the ecosystem in Table Mountain Nature Reserve in which African country? South Africa
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located in which current country, released radioactive material into the atmosphere in 1986? Ukraine
Which island country, off the coast of Africa, was the home of the dodo bird before it was hunted to extinction? Mauritania
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which preserves 130 species of trees and 26 species of salamander, is located in Kentucky and which other state? Tennessee
The Serengeti National Park, home to lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras, and many other species of animals, is located in which African country? Tanzania
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the Coral Sea is located off the eastern coast of which country? Australia
Gunung Mulu National Park, containing the world's most extensive cave system and tropical rain forests, is located in which Asian country? Malaysia
In addition to the American alligator, which lives in the southeastern United States, a second species of alligator can be found in the Yangtze River Basin in which country? China
What region south of the Sahara Desert is at risk of desertification? Sahel
Parts of the Black Sea are covered by a toxic layer of hydrogen sulfide from untreated sewage and agricultural byproducts primarily from which country? Russia
Around which sea has a region of more than 150,000 square miles been officially recognized as an Ecological Disaster Zone due to 80 percent decrease in water volume caused by diversion of water? The Aral Sea
Over 95 percent of the water in which European country's rivers and lakes is considered unfit for consumption? Poland
The Asiatic lion, which was nearly brought to extinction due to hunting, lives on the Kathiawar Peninsula in which country? India
The giant panda is native to the bamboo forests of which country? China
Which large mammal, native to Africa, is being hunted into extinction for its horn? Rhinocerous
Which is the only marsupial native to the United States? The opossum (or Virginia opossum)
Which gas is responsible for approximately 75 percent of the greenhouse effect? Carbon dioxide
Which country is the largest in Africa and has an ecosystem ranging from sparse animal and plant life in the deserts to equatorial areas and rivers with a variety of species, including tsetse flies? Sudan
What percentage of the Earth is covered by oceans? 71 percent
Which country lies along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is partially covered by the Vatnajokull ice sheet? Iceland
The Klondike region can be found in which Canadian province? Yukon Territory
The ancient city Teotihuacan, containing the Pyramid of the Sun and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, can be found in what modern Latin American country? Mexico
Cook Strait separates the North Island and South Island of which country? New Zealand
What major south Asian river contains more sediment than any other and merges with the Ganges in Bangladesh? Brahmaputra
The capital of Lilongwe and the cities of Blantyre, Zomba, and Mzuzu are located in which small African country on the west side of Lake Nyasa? Malawi
What South American country is 2,650 miles long and no more than 270 miles wide and includes hundreds of islands? Chile
Which Western Hemisphere country leads the world in milk and butter production? The United States
What is the name of the Alaskan sound that was devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989? Prince William Sound
The country of Ecuador is named after which imaginary line? Equator
What small country, with a capital of Mbabane, lies on the border of South Africa and Mozambique? Swaziland
Near which pole can you find the Beaufort Sea? The North Pole
The region of Inner Mongolia, also known as Nei Monggol, can be found in which country? China
Ogallala, the largest aquifer in the United States, is a classic example of overextraction of groundwater. Ogallala lies under which region of the United States? The Southwest (or the Midwest)
Sulawesi and Halmahera Islands, separated by the Molucca Sea, are part of which country? Indonesia
The Weddell Sea can be found off the western coast of which continent? Antarctica
The twentieth century's deadliest earthquake, which struck in 1976 and killed 242,000 people, occurred in which country? China
Cape Horn is located at the southern tip of which continent? South America
Which European country contains a region of hills known as the Transdanubia, home to Balaton, the country's largest lake? Hungary
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