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Geo Bee Sample Questions: The World

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Belize
The Rio Hondo forms a boundary between Mexico and which other country?
Lake Chad
Which lake is on the border between Chad and Cameroon?
Ireland
St. George's Channel divides the United Kingdom from which nation?
Canada
Which country is the United States largest trading partner?
Sucre
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia. What is the constitutional capital?
Ural Mountains
Which mountain range is the traditional division between Europe and Asia?
San Juan River
Which river forms part of the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua?
China
Which country is the most populous in the world?
Marshall Islands
The Bikini Atoll, where the US tested nuclear weapons, is located in which country?
Iceland
The Nordic Council is composed of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and what other country?
United Kingdom
Gibraltar is controlled by which country?
Mandarin
What is the most commonly spoken language in the world?
Sahara
What is the largest desert in the world?
Belize
Which is the only English-speaking country in Central America?
Beijing
The Forbidden City is located in which Asian capital?
Switzerland
Which country lies to the west of Austria?
Jutland
Denmark lies on which peninsula?
Dominican Republic
Which country controls more area of the island of Hispaniola?
The Black Forest
The source of the Danube River can be found in which forest?
Kilimanjaro
Located within Tanzania, which is Africa's tallest mountain?
Russia
Which country controls the European enclave of Kalingrad?
Honduras
Which country is located northwest of Nicaragua?
guano
The United States mined Baker and Howland Islands in the pacific for what natural resource?
United Kingdom
The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall in which country?
Nicaragua
The Mosquito Coast is located in which country?
Netherlands
Polders, which are lands reclaimed from the sea by using dikes and pumping, can be found in which country?
Lake Victoria
Which is the largest lake in Africa?
Lake Nicaragua
Which is the largest lake in Central America?
China
Which country annexed Tibet in 1950?
Pitcairn Island
Where did Fletcher Christian and the rest of the "HMS Bounty" mutineers settle?
Mexico
The first major city in the Western Hemisphere was located in which country?
Belgium
Walloons and Flemings are the two cultural groups of which country?
Mexico
Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztec Empire, which was located in which modern country?
Africa, Asia
The Great Rift Valley is located on which two continents?
Namibia
Which country includes Caprivi's Finger?
Galapagos Islands
Where did Charles Darwin observe different types of animals which helped him later develop his theory of natural selection?
Turkey
Which country includes Anatolia?
Scotland
In 1707, England and Wales formally united with which other territory to form Great Britain?
Mongolia
What is the least densely populated country in the world?
Panama
Which country, along with Colombia, forms the border of North and South America?
Lesotho
Which country has the world's highest minimum elevation?
The Hague
The International Court of Justice and the headquarters of Europol are located in which European city?
Aborigines
What are the natives of Australia called?
Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein
Name South America's capitals.
South
A ship sailing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal would mostly travel in which direction?
Russia
Which country invaded Afghanistan in 1979?
China, Nepal
Mt. Everest is located along the border of what two countries?
Vatican City
What is the smallest autonomous state in the world?
Qatar
Which country has the highest per capita income?
Somalia
On a UN relief mission, under the command of the US, 30 U.S. soldiers lost their lives in the course of the conflict and where dragged through the streets of Mogadishu in this country.
Mediterranean Sea
The Barbary Coast of Africa is located along which body of water?
Spain
Basque separatists desire independence from which country?
United States
Which country was the first modern democracy?
Monaco
The French Riviera contains which small country?
India
The Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of Arjuman Banu Bagam, is in which country?
Saudi Arabia
The sacred Muslim city of Mecca can be found in which country?
Andorra
France and Spain jointly rule which country?
United Kingdom
Which country controls the Caribbean island of Montserrat?
San Marino
Which country claims to be Europe's oldest republic?
Lesotho
Which country lies completely within South Africa?
France
Which country relies more on nuclear power -- France or Romania?
49 degrees
The majority of the border between Canada and the United States runs along which parallel of latitude?
Madagascar
In which African country are the native people of Indonesian descent?
UAE
The world's tallest building is in what country?
Australia
The world's largest monolith Uluru (also called Ayer's Rock) is located in which country?
Argentina
Which country has the highest mountain outside of Central Asia?
Russia
Which country is the largest in the world by area?
German, French, Italian, Romansch
What are the 4 official languages of Switzerland?
Khartoum
The Blue Nile and the White Nile combine to form the Nile at which capital city?
Australia
Which country is the world's leading producer of both bauxite and wool?
India
Which country produces the largest number of motion pictures per year?
Morocco
Which country controls Western Sahara?
Orinoco
Which major river flows through Venezuela?
Cape Morris Jessup
The northernmost point of land on Earth is found in Greenland. What is it called?
Trans-Siberian Railroad
Which is the longest railroad line in the world?
New Zealand
In which country are humans outnumbered by sheep by more than 10 to 1?
Gambia
Which West African country's north and south boundaries parallel a river?
Pakistan
The Kashmir region is disputed by India and which other country?
10
How many provinces does Canada have?
Ecuador
Which country is the world's leading banana exporter?
Minsk
Which capital city is east of Warsaw, Prague or Minsk?
Zambezi
The mouth of which major river is located in Mozambique?
Cuba
Which country is located west of Haiti, Cuba or the Dominican Republic?
Lake Tanganyika
Which is the longest freshwater lake in the world?
Volga
What is the longest river in Europe?
Pakistan, China
K2, the 2nd highest mountain in the world, is located along the border between what two countries?
Honshu
On which Japanese island is Tokyo located?
Rio de la Plata
What is the river and estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay.
Nunavut
What is the name of Canada's newest territory (1999)?
Lake Baikal
What is the deepest lake in the world?
Morocco
Which African country is located closest to Spain?
Equatorial Guinea
Which African country is the only one in which Spanish is the official language?
Peru
Machu Picchu is located in which country?
Dublin
Which city is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?
Saudi Arabia
The Rub' al Khali (or Empty Quarter) is located within which country?
Montenegro
The name of which Eastern European country means "Black Mountain"?
Seychelles
Which Indian Ocean country of islands has its own continental shelf?
New Zealand
In which country would you find the Southern Alps?
Mount Fuji
What is the world's most visited mountain?
31
Mexico is divided into how many states?
Italy
The Tyrrhenian Sea is surrounded by the territory of which country?
Malawi
Lake Nyasa forms part of the border between Tanzania and what other African country?
Macedonia
Which former Yugoslav republic's name caused trouble, because it was the same as one of the provinces of Greece?
Cote d'Ivoire
which country is the world's leader in cocoa bean production?
Quebec
Which Canadian province is predominately French?
Liberia
Which African country was settled by freed slaves?
Red Sea
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to which body of water?
Howland Island
Amelia Earhart was on her way to which island in the Pacific when she disappeared?
Romania
Transylvania, the home of Count Dracula, is in which country?
Argentina
The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, is located in which country?
Kuril Islands
Japan has yet to sign a peace treaty ending WWII with Russia because Russia has refused to return which islands to Japan?
Norway
Which country is located west of Sweden?
St. Helena
On what British-controlled island in the Atlantic was Napoleon finally exiled until his death?
Great Slave Lake
What is the deepest lake in North America?
Burma
Myanmar was fomerly known by what name?
Danube
Which river touches more countries (10) than any other?
Alps
Which mountain range runs through Austria?
Papua New Guinea
Bougainville and the Bismarck Archipelago are controlled by which country?
Ukraine
If you travel east from Slovakia, which country will you enter?
Africa
Which continent contains the most countries?
Gulf of Mexico
What is the world's largest gulf?
Brunei
Residents of this country, whose capital is Bandar Seri Begawan, are mostly Muslims, the ruling sultan is one of the world's richest men and there are no taxes. social services are free.
Fiji
Which Pacific island country has a large population of Hindus?
Uruguay
Which country gained independence from Brazil in 1825?
Black Sea
The Crimean Peninsula juts into which body of water?
Philippines
What is the only Catholic country in Asia?
Ghana
Lake Volta is located in which African country?
Myanmar
Which country is located west of Thailand?
Kiribati
Which country attempted to adjust the International Date Lne so that the entire country would have the same day?
Czech Republic
Bohemia and Moravia are regions of which country?
Maldives
Which country has the lowest maximum elevation in the world?
Java
What is the world's most densely populated island?
Finland
The Gulf of Bothnia is located off the coast of which country?
Samoa
Savaii and Upolu are the two largest islands of which country?
Nile
The Aswan High Dam controls the flooding of which major river?
Indonesia
East Timor recently gained independence from what country?
Netherlands
Suriname was formerly a colony of which European country?
Solomon Islands
Guadalcanal, the site of bloody fighting during WWII, is part of which country?
Seine
Which river divides Paris into the left and right banks?
Dead Sea
Which salty body of water is the lowest land elevation on Earth?
Pope
What is the title of the leader of the Vatican City?
Russia
The Sakhalin Peninsula is part of which country?
Acropolis
Located in Athens, this is the hill where you can find the ruins of the Parthenon.
Iraq
Which modern country contains most of ancient Mesopotamia?
Brazil
Which country is crossed by both the equator as well as the Tropic of Capricorn?
Papua New Guinea
The Coral Sea is located between Australia and which other country?
Yemen
The Gulf of Aden is bordered by Somalia and what other country?
Kyrgyzstan
Which country, with the capital Bishkek, lies between China and Kazakhstan?
Apennines
Which mountain range runs through Italy?
United States
Guam is a territory of which country?
Carnival
What holiday brings a great number of tourists to Rio de Janeiro?
United States
Which country recently returned control of the Panama Canal to Panama?
Grenada
Which is the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere?
Cyprus
Which country is divided into Turkish and Greek sectors with United Nations peace-keeping forces monitoring a cease-fire line?
Gobi Desert
What desert makes up most of Mongolia?
Tonga
Which Pacific island country has a constitutional monarchy?
Laos
What Southeast Asian communist state has the capital city Vientiane?
Pakistan
A region called Punjab can be found in both India and which other country?
Spratly Islands
China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam all calim one or more of this group of islands.
La Paz
What is the highest capital city in the world?
Vanuatu
Which country was formerly known as the New Hebrides before it gained independence from France and the United Kingdom?
Kuwait
The Persian Gulf War was fought by a coalition of countries to liberate which country?
Eritrea
Which African country separated from Ethiopia in 1993 causing Ethiopia to become landlocked?
Rio de Janeiro
The statue "Christ the Redeemer" stands overlooking which Brazilian city?
Nagasaki
Which Japanese city was the second to be devastated by an atomic bomb?
French Guiana
In what country is the launch site for the European Space Agency?
Tunisia
The ancient city of Carthage can be found in which modern country?
Estonia
What Baltic state has Talinn as its capital?
Botswana
In which South African country can you find the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, home to many flamingos?
Bahrain
Which island country can you drive to from Saudi Arabia?
Japan
Okinawa is part of which country?
Portugal
Brazil was formerly a colony of what European country?
Gulf of Riga
Name the inlet of the Baltic Sea that is between Latvia and Estonia.
India
What country is the world's second most populous and leads the world in tea production?
Egypt
The Sinai Peninsula and the Qattura Depression can be found in which country?
Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica
Name the 4 islands that make up the Greater Antilles.
Luzon
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is located on which island?
Spain
From what European country did Venezuela declare its independence?
Togo
Which country lies between Benin and Ghana?
France
The Maginot Line was built in the 1930s to protect which country's eastern border?
United Kingdom, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana
0 degrees longitude (the Prime Meridian) passes through which 8 countries?