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2001 MNRPCV GEOGRAPHY BEE
Multiple Choice:
Circle the best response to each item. (2 points each)

1. Which city is farthest east?
a. Lima, Peru
b. Miami, Florida
c. Santiago, Chile
d. New York, New York

2. The Spratly Islands are claimed by all of the following EXCEPT:
a. China
b. Malaysia
c. Philippines
d. Indonesia
e. Taiwan
f. Vietnam

3. A double land-locked country-that is, it borders only land-locked countries and one must therefore cross two other countries to arrive at an ocean:
a. Turkmenistan
b. Uzbekistan
c. Kazakhstan
d. Tajikistan
e. Kyrgyzstan

4. Which continent spans the most degrees of longitude?
a. North America
b. South America
c. Antarctica
d. Africa
e. Asia

5. This year, the earth is closest to the sun during:
a. Spring
b. Summer
c. Winter
d. Autumn

6. Among United States, Japan, and South Africa, the ones in which there is a Mediterranean Climate:
a. United States and Japan
b. United States and South Africa
c. Japan and South Africa
d. All three

7. In the Southern Hemisphere:
a. Bangkok
b. Jakarta
c. Mogadishu
d. Lagos
e. Bogotá

Short Answer:
Write a response to each item in the space provided. (2 points each)

1. Beginning at the North Pole, a man walks 5 miles southward, then 1 mile eastward, then 5 miles northward. Accurately describe the point where the man ends. __________________________

2,3. In which of the 50 states is the United States' most easterly piece of land and in which state is the country's most westerly piece of land? westerly:______________, easterly:______________

4. Rounded off to the nearest billion, what's earth's population today? ________

5-13. The equator crosses the territory of nine countries total on the mainland of South America and the mainland of Africa. Name those countries.
______________________ ______________________ ______________________
______________________ ______________________ ______________________
______________________ ______________________ ______________________

Matching:
Among the choices provided, indicate the predominant language of each country. (1 point each)

 Countries:  Languages:
 1. Austria  English
 2. Barbados  French
 3. Haiti  Portuguese
 4. Mozambique  German
 5. Jordan  Arabic
 6. Brazil  Spanish
 7. Mali  Malay
 8. Brunei  
 9. Yemen  
 10. Liberia  

 

Among the choices provided indicate the capital of each country. (1 point each)

 Countries:  Capitals:
 1. Albania  Riyadh
 2. Gambia  Tegucigalpa
 3. Latvia  Gaborone
 4. Papua New Guinea  Amman
 5. Botswana  Yaren District
 6. Honduras  Recife
 7. Dominica  Port Moresby
 8. Saudi Arabia  Tirana
 9. Nauru  Banjul
 10. Jordan  Riga
   Roseau

Indicate the continent in which each mountain range is situated. (1 point each)

 Mountains: Continents:
 1. Carpathians  Antarctica
 2. Kunlun Mountains  Europe
 3. Sangre de Cristo Mountains  Asia
 4. Atlas Mountains  Africa
 5. Grampian Mountains  North America
 6. MacDonnell Ranges  South America
   Australia


Indicate the ocean in which each of the following features is located. (1 point each)

 Features: Oceans:
 1. Ninetyeast Ridge  Indian
 2. Canary Current  Arctic
 3. Chukchi Plateau  Atlantic
 4. Kermadec Trench  Pacific
 5. Carlsberg Ridge  


Answer Key - 2001 MNRPCV GEOGRAPHY BEE
Multiple Choice

1. c
2. d
3. b
4. c
5. c
6. b
7. b

Short answer


1. North Pole
2. Alaska
3. Alaska
4. 6 billion
5-13. (in any order)
Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Gabon, Congo Republic (capital: Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire, capital: Kinshasa), Uganda, Kenya, Somalia

 Languages


1. German
2. English
3. French
4. Portuguese
5. Arabic
6. Portuguese
7. French
8. Malay
9. Arabic
10. English

 Capitals


1. Tirana
2. Banjul
3. Riga
4. Port Moresby
5. Gaborone
6. Tegucigalpa
7. Roseau
8. Riyadh
9. Yaren District
10. Amman

 Continents


1. Europe
2. Asia
3. North America
4. Africa
5. Europe
6. Australia

 Oceans


1. Indian
2. Atlantic
3. Arctic
4. Pacific
5. Indian

 

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