This is a set of cards designed to be used as a preparation for the NGS geography bee at East Pike Elementary, Indiana, PA.
The Klamath Mountains stretch south from Oregon into which other state? Montana or California
The barrier islands of the Outer Banks lie off the coast of which Atlantic state? Maine or North Carolina
The Pecos River drains into the Rio Grande from which state? Nevada or Texas
Which state is located west of the Mississippi River? Georgia or Oklahoma
Which state has a longer border with Canada? Vermont or Minnesota
The city of Bangor lies north of Penobscot Bay in which state? South Carolina or Maine
The Bighorn Mountains straddle the border between Montana and which other state? Wyoming or Minnesota
Which state is located in New England? Rhode Island or Virginia
The Susquehanna River flows through which state on its way to Chesapeake Bay? Connecticut or Pennsylvania
Which state borders Lake Huron? New Hampshire or Michigan
Lake Havasu is located on the border between California and which other state? Colorado or Arizona
Which state has a humid subtropical climate? South Carolina or South Dakota
The Ozark Plateau covers the southwest corner of which state? Missouri or Wisconsin
Which state is the country's largest in terms of area? Texas or Alaska
The North Platte and South Platte Rivers meet in which state? New Mexico or Nebraska
The city of Cincinnati is located in Ohio on the border with which other state? Virginia or Kentucky
The Appalachian Mountains run through which state? Tennessee or Mississippi
The city of Green Bay lies near the Door Peninsula in which state? Iowa or Wisconsin
Plymouth, site of one of the first successful English settlements in America, is located in which state? Massachusetts or New Jersey
Which state borders the Gulf of Mexico? South Carolina or Louisiana
The city of Topeka lies north of the Flint Hills in which state? Kansas or Iowa'
Lake Seminole is shared by Florida and which other state? Georgia or Tennessee
Which state has a shoreline on Lake Erie? New Hampshire or Ohio
Lake Tahoe lies on the border between California and which other state? Nevada or Washington
Which state is in the Corn Belt? Indiana or West Virginia
Key West is a resort city on an island chain that is part of which state? Alabama or Florida
The city of St. Louis lies on the Mississippi River near the border between Missouri and which other state? Illinois or Minnesota
Mount Rushmore is located near Rapid City in which state? Idaho or South Dakota
Bryce Canyon National Park lies in the Colorado Plateau region of which state? Utah or Oregon
Rome and Utica are cities along the Erie Canal in which state? Illinois or New York
Which state lies directly south of Missouri? Arkansas or New Mexico
Grand Coulee Dam lies on the Columbia River in which state? Wyoming or Washington
Which state is part of the Great Plains? Utah or North Dakota
Land in which state was part of the Louisiana Purchase? Delaware or Iowa
The city of Mobile lies on the Gulf Coast of which state? Alabama or Texas
Which state borders Connecticut? Vermont or New York
Which state is farther north? Maryland or Montana'
Which state covers a larger area? Arkansas or New Mexico
Which state borders Missouri? Indiana or Kansas
Which state is more arid? Alabama or Utah'
Which state borders the Delaware River? Ohio or Pennsylvania
In which state would you find more needleleaf forests? Idaho or Kansas'
Which state has more people per square mile? Connecticut or North Dakota'
Which state has a more humid climate? Nevada or Mississippi
Which state is closer to Lake Erie? Iowa or West Virginia
Which state has a higher percentage of farmland? Nebraska or Connecticut
Which state has a larger area? Connecticut or Oregon
Which state is closer to the Pacific Ocean? Idaho or Kentucky
The original 13 Colonies included which present day state? Rhode Island or Iowa
Which state was formed from land purchased from Russia? Hawaii or Alaska
Which state has a higher average elevation? Louisiana or Colorado
Which state borders the Chesapeake Bay? Maryland or Illinois
Which state was loyal to the Union during the Civil War? North Carolina or Massachusetts
Which state has a panhandle? Ohio or Oklahoma
Which state was formed from land that was part of the Louisiana Purchase? Missouri or Pennsylvania
The Colorado River flows through which state? Arizona or New Jersey
Which state contained a large area of grassland that is now used for agriculture? Nevada or Iowa
The Tennessee River flows across which state? Alabama or Texas
Which state is part of the Great Plains? Vermont or Wyoming
The Appalachian Mountains cover much of which state? Pennsylvania or Kansas
Which state borders Canada? Washington or Utah
Which state contains an area called the Bluegrass Region? Minnesota or Kentucky
Washington, D.C., borders which state? Virginia or South Carolina
Colorado is in the same time zone as which other state? Mississippi or Montana
Which state has a smaller area? Delaware or South Dakota
Corn is a major crop in which state? Kansas or Maine
Which state is farther east? Nebraska or South Carolina
Which state borders only one other U .S. state? Maine or California
Which state is closer to the Atlantic Ocean? Minnesota or Tennessee
The St. Lawrence River borders which state? New York or Indiana
A hurricane is more likely to make landfall in which state? Georgia or Michigan
Which state is farther west? New Hampshire or North Dakota
Great Salt Lake is in which state? Wisconsin or Utah
A glacier once covered most of which state? Illinois or Florida
Monterey Bay is in which state? California or New Mexico
The Mississippi River borders which state? West Virginia or Arkansas
Which city is located just north of the aquatic Biscayne National Park? Minot, North Dakota, or Miami, Florida
Which city is located by the Arctic Ocean? Barrow, Alaska, or Seattle, Washington
Which city is located along the Erie Canal? Syracuse, New York, or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Syracuse, New York
Which city is located farther west? Dover, Delaware, or Memphis, Tennessee
Which city is located closer to the Tropic of Cancer? Sacramento, California, or San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Which city is located on the eastern side of the Cascade Range? Eureka, California, or Spokane, Washington
Which city has a smaller population? Washington, D.C., or Paducah, Kentucky
Which city is located in the heavily agricultural San Joaquin Valley? Phoenix, Arizona, or Fresno, California
Which city is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Asheville, North Carolina, or Williamsburg, Virginia
Asheville, North Carolina
Which city is more at risk of being hit by tropical storms? San Juan. Puerto Rico, or Roswell, New Mexico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Which city's weather is directly influenced by the California Current? Portland, Oregon, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Which city is located in a humid temperate climate zone? Rapid City, South Dakota, or Huntsville, Alabama
Which city is located just northwest of the Hoover Dam? Las Vegas, Nevada, or Pueblo, Colorado
Las Vegas, Nevada
Which city is located in a region where dairy farming is a major activity? Green Bay, Wisconsin, or Cheyenne, Wyoming
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Which city lies at the head of Narragansett Bay? Providence, Rhode Island, or Rochester, New York
Providence, Rhode Island
Which city is located just inland from a chain of barrier islands known as the Sea Islands? Savannah, Georgia, or Huntington, West Virginia
Which city is closer to Niagara Falls? Detroit, Michigan, or Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York
Which city shares its name with a Missouri city located just across the state boundary? Kansas City, Kansas, or Birmingham, Alabama
Kansas City, Kansas
Which city lies on the Rio Grande? El Paso, Texas, or Tucson, Arizona
El Paso, Texas
Which city is located on the western edge of the Great Basin? Reno, Nevada, or Denver, Colorado
Which city lies on the Ozark Plateau? Shreveport, Louisiana, or Springfield, Missouri
Which city is located southwest of the Appalachian Mountains? Jackson, Mississippi, or Wilmington, North Carolina
Which city is located farther north? Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, or Augusta, Maine
Which city is considered St. Paul's twin? Minneapolis, Minnesota, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Which city receives more annual precipitation on average? Bismarck, North Dakota, or Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Which city is located in the Willamette Valley? Salem, Oregon, or Lincoln, Nebraska
Which city is located closer to Channel Islands National Park? Los Angeles, California, or Norfolk, Virginia
Los Angeles, California
Which city is located closer to the Mississippi River Delta? New Orleans, Louisiana, or Jacksonville, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Which city is located in the Allegheny Mountains? Augusta, Georgia, or Altoona, Pennsylvania
Which city is located immediately east of Pikes Peak? Colorado Springs, Colorado, or Boise, Idaho
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Which state did the historic Santa Fe Trail not cross? New York, New Mexico, or Oklahoma
The Ohio River does not border which of these states? West Virginia, Indiana, or Florida
In which state would you not find grizzly bears in the wild? Alaska, Mississippi, orMontana
Which state's Native American population is not more than one percent of its total population? South Dakota, California, or New Jersey
Visiting an oceanside beach is not a popular local option in which state? Florida, Hawaii, or Kentucky
Which present day state was not part of territory annexed as a result of the Mexican War? Nevada, Utah, or Connecticut
In which state would you not find native desert plants? Arkansas, California, or Nevada
Which state is not partially located in the Mississippi River drainage basin? Vermont, North Carolina, or Wyoming
Which state is not located south of the Missouri River? Oklahoma, Minnesota, or Louisiana
Which state does not border at least four other states? Missouri, Kansas, or Washington
In which of these states would you not find a national park? North Carolina, California, or Delaware
Which of these states is not known for mountain glaciers? Texas, Montana, or Oregon
In which state are you not likely to see prairie dogs in the wild? South Dakota, Nebraska, or New Hampshire
Alligators are not native to which of the following states? Georgia, Wisconsin, or Alabama
Which state does not have any cities with more than 200,000 residents? North Dakota, New York, or Pennsylvania
In which state would you not find a mountain with an elevation over 10,000 feet? Alaska, Ohio, or Washington
In which state is the capital city not the state's most populous city? Arizona, Massachusetts, or Maryland
Which state is not named after a European king? Georgia, Hawaii, or Louisiana
In which state would you not find a canyon more than 3,000 feet deep? Idaho, Arizona, or Alabama
Which state does not border an ocean? Connecticut, Arizona, or Maryland
Mountaineering is not a popular outdoor activity in which of the following states? Oregon, Colorado, or Rhode Island
Which of these states is not located in New England? Vermont, West Virginia, or Maine
In which state would you not find dozens of colleges and universities located in a single metropolitan area? Idaho, California, or Massachusetts
Which state is not one of the three smallest in terms of area? Delaware, Rhode Island, or New Mexico
In which state would you not be able to travel to work by commuter rail? Illinois, South Carolina, or New York
Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports are not major recreational activities in which state? Oklahoma, Vermont, or Colorado
Which state, due to its northern location, is not included in the native range of the cottonmouth snake, also known as the water moccasin? Arkansas, Virginia, or Maine
Which state does not have a large number of beef cattle raised on ranches? New Mexico, Wyoming, or Pennsylvania
River barges are not a vital means of transportation in which state? Iowa, Illinois, or Nevada
Which of the following states was not admitted to the Union as a state where slavery was legal? California, Alabama, or Louisiana
Buddhism is practiced by the majority of the population in over half a dozen countries on which continent?
The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that flows north along the eastern coast of which continent?
The Tropic of Cancer crosses through large deserts and Lake Nasser in the northern part of which continent?
The potato and the tomato both originated in the Andean highlands of which continent?
The Yellow Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk border the eastern shore of which continent?
Lemurs are primates whose natural habitat includes islands located in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of which continent?
The Ring of Fire extends as far south as Cape Horn, located at the southern tip of which continent?
Queensland and New South Wales are political units located on the smallest continent. Name this continent.
Kazakhs and Uygurs are two ethnic groups living near the Tim Shan mountains on which continent?
Despite its isolated location in the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is considered to be a part of which continent located to its east?
Which continent includes large areas known as Queen Maud Land and Marie Byrd Land?
The Carpathian and Balkan Mountains can be found on which continent?
TheAswan High Dam provides electricity to the lower Nile River valley in the northern part of which continent?
Tijuana, Matamoros, and Windsor are border cities on which continent?
During World War II, the Battle of Normandy took place on the northwestern coast of which continent?
The deepest point in the Indian Ocean is in the Java Trench, located south of which continent?
Sikhism and Jainism religions that originated in the same region as Hinduism on which continent?
Most speakers of Basque live in a region near the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees Mountains on which continent?
The Beaufort Sea and the Labrador Sea border the northern shores of which continent?
The Bosporus and the Dardanelleaare part of a boundary that traditionally divides Asia from which continent?
Tasmanian Devils are native to an island OR the southern coast of which continent?
Baltic, Celtic, and Slavic languages are native to which continent?
Khoisan a, language characterized by clicking sounds, can be heard in the Kalahari Desert in the southern part of which continent?
Giant tortoises are protected on the Galapagos Islands, These islands are considered to be a part of which continent?
Lake Baikal and Lake Van are two of the largest lakes on which continent?
The McKenzie, Columbia, and Franklin mountain ranges are located in the western:
The Congo River Basin coven a large area on which continent?
Medellin and Montevideo are major cities on a continent where Spanish is the official language of most countries. Name this continent.
The Holy Roman Empire and Pmsia are two historical political entities that once flourished on which continent?
Which continent, located west of the Indian Ocean, is home to the world's second largest contiguous rainforest?
The Caspian Sea, the world's largest lake by area, borders which country? Azerbaijan or Romania
Which country is the longest when measured from north to south? Peru or Brazil
Chemobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident, is found in which present day country? Moldova or Ukraine
The Kalahari, one of the world's largest deserts, covers much of which country? Namibia or Niger
Which country has one of the longest life expectancies in the world? Bolivia or Japan
What country is one of the least densely populated in the world? Malaysia or Mongolia
Qeshm the largest island in the Persian Gulf, is part of which country? Iran or Jordan
The Danube River, which passes through or borders more countries than any other river in the world, has its headwaters in which country? Germany or Latvia
Mont Cenis Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel built through the Alps, connects France to which other country? Italy or Spain
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is found on the island of Tierra del Fuego which country? Argentina or Australia
What is the largest island by area in the Caribbean Sea? Cuba or Jamaica
Tugela Falls, the highest waterfall in Africa, is found near the boundary with Lesotho in which country? Eritrea or South Africa
Which landlocked country is located farthest from the ocean? Paraguay or Kazakhstan
Which is Africa's most populous country? Nigeria or Sudan
Dalol, the city with the world's highest average annual temperature at 94" F, is found in which country? Ethiopia or Croatia
Lake Tanganyika, Africa's deepest lake, borders both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and which of these countries? Burundi or Chad
Mount Logan, the second highest peak in North America, is found in which country? Canada or Guatemala
Jebel Toubkal the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, is found in which country? Benin or Morocco
Java, the world's most populous island, is part of which country? Indonesia or the Philippines
Which country has the highest population density in Asia? Singapore or North Korea
Murmansk, the most populous city north of the Arctic Circle, is found in which country? Sweden or Russia
Which African country, one of the continent's largest by area, has the shortest coastline? Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Which European country is one of the smallest in the world by area? San Marino or Bulgaria
Which country, located on the island of Hispaniola, has the oldest European settlement in the Americas? Dominican Republic or Grenada
Which country has the largest Spanish speaking population in the world? Mexico or Colombia
Only two of the world's landlocked countries are surrounded by other landlocked countries. One is Uzbekistan, and the other is which country? Liechtenstein or Bolivia
One of the longest causeways in the world, approximately 15 miles long, connects Saudi Arabia to which Persian Gulf country? Bahrain or Kuwait
Arica, one of the driest cities in the world, receives an average of three hundredths of an inch of rain per year, and is located in the Atacarna Desert in which country? Chile or Guyana
Which European country has the greatest number of active volcanoes? Iceland or Malta
Russia and which other country both border 14 other countries? Myanmar or China
Manzanar War Relocation Center, where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II, is located in the Owens Valley in which state? California or New Mexico
Fort Ticonderoga, originally built in the 1750s by the French, is located in the Lake George region of which state? Maine or New York
Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery, the site of a Civil War battle, is located outside of Leesburg in which state? Delaware or Virginia
Chamizal National Memorial, commemorating the peaceful resolution of a boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico, is located in which state? Kansas or Texas
The Battle of Athens State Historic Site commemorates an 1861 Civil War battle fought near the border with Iowa in which state? Arkansas or Missouri
The oil field at Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean was discovered in 1968 and is located in which state? Washington or Alaska
The Brooks-Baxter War, a conflict in a former Confederate state over a disputed governor's race, was settled in 1874 when President Ulysses Grant intervened. This conflict took place in which state? Illinois or Arkansas
Franconia Notch, a narrow pass through the White Mountains, is located near the site of one of the country's oldest aerial tramways in which state? New Hampshire or Connecticut
In 1959, archaeologists discovered signs of ancient human habitation in Wilson Butte Cave, located on the Snake River Plain in which state? Idaho or South Dakota
Waimea Bay, where Captain James Cook landed in 1778, is located in which state? Hawaii or Mississippi
In 1970, sacred land was returned to the Taos Pueblo community located in which State? Colorado or New Mexico
Sault Sainte Marie, located in the Upper Peninsula, was the first European settlement in which state? Ohio or Michigan
Santa Elena, which for a time was the capital of Spanish Florida, was located on Parris lsland in which present day southern state? South Carolina or Kentucky
The Oscar Zero and November 33 Launch Facilities, both important Cold War era sites, are located northwest of Fargo in which state? Maryland or North Dakota
The coal mines in Widen, where a violent strike occurred in the early 1950s, are located in which state in the Allegheny Mountains? Indiana or West Virginia
In 1818, the western boundary between the U.S. and Canada was set at 49o N. The eastern end of this boundary line is located in which state? Utah or Minnesota
Pawnee Rock, an important site along the Santa Fe Trail, is located on the plains northwest of Wichita in which state? North Carolina or Kansas
Shell casings from a World War II bombing range can still be found in parts of Badlands National Park, which is located in which state? Montana or South Dakota
Willimantic, known as "The Thread City" because of its 19th century cotton spinning industry, is located in which state? Arizona or Connecticut
Virginia City, settled in 1859 after the discovery of silver in nearby mountains, is located in which present day state? Rhode Island or Nevada
The Buffalo Bill Dam, located on the Shoshone River, was one of the highest dams in the world when it was finished in 1910 in which state? Oregon or Wyoming
The industrial region of Calumet attracted thousands of immigrants in the early 1900s and is located in which state with the shortest coastline on Lake Michigan? Wisconsin or Indiana
In 1917, Father Edward Flanagan founded 'Boy's TownÆ, a shelter for homeless young men that still operates outside of Omaha in which state? Oklahoma or Nebraska
In 18 18, an area on the Ohio River known as the Jackson Purchase was sold to the United States by the Chickasaw tribe and is now part of which state? Georgia or Kentucky
Fort East Martello, built during the Civil War in the style of an Italian watchtower, is located on the westernmost inhabited key in which state? Louisiana or Florida
One of the country's oldest mercantile exchanges, founded in 1898, is located in a city nicknamed the Windy City in which state? Illinois or Iowa
Attempts at establishing a permanent English colony on Roanoke Island failed in the 1580s. This "Lost Colony" was located in which present day state? Tennessee or North Carolina
The country's first civilian flight school, founded in 1910 by the Wright brothers, is now the site of an Air Force base outside Montgomery in which state? Pennsylvania or Alabama
The house that inspired the famous painting "American Gothic" is located in Eldon, a small community located on the Des Moines River in which state? Vermont or Iowa
The New Carissa was a tanker that ran aground north of Coos Bay in 1999. Coos Bay is located west of Crater Lake in which state? New Jersey or Oregon
The Hagia Sophia was built during the sixth century A.D. in Constantinople. This building still stands today and is located in which present day country?
About one third of the population of a North American country is of either English or French ethnic descent. Name this country.
The Swiss Guards are responsible for the protection and safety of the Pope and are based in which country?
After a long legal battle, the Maori were granted legal rights to a traditional war chant in which country?
Turkish and Greek are the official languages of an island country located in the Mediterranean Sea. Name this country.
The ltrngi a traditional garment worn by men in many South Asian countries, including the region's largest. Name this country.
The Basilica of Guadalupe celebrates the patroness of a country whose population is over 75 percent Roman Catholic. Name this North American country.
Mandarin and some Hakka dialects are spoken by the majority of the population on what large island located off the coast of China.
Kiswahili and English are the official languages of an African country that borders Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana. Name this country.
Descendants of an indigenous group known as the Tairona live in the country that borders Venezuela and Ecuador. Name this present day country.
Tutankhamun was a king in an ancient civilization that developed along the Nile River. Name the present day country that is home to the mouth of this river.
People still read legendary tales written in Old Norse prose called sagas because their present day language is so similar in which European island country.
A Buddhist festival called the kuthina is celebrated each year in many countries, including the southeast Asian country formerly known as Siam. Give the present day name for this country.
Sheep's wool is knitted into distinctive patterns on the Shetland Islands. These islands are located west of Norway and are part of which island country?
Mecca and Medina, Islam's two holiest cities, are closed to non-Muslims. Name the country where both of these cities are located.
Only about 12 percent of the women in a country that borders Pakistan and Iran are literate. Name this landlocked country.
The population of the world's fourth largest island is made up of about 20 different ethnic groups. Name this island country located off the coast of Africa.
Shifting political boundaries after World War I resulted in a loss of population for a country that had been part of an empire with Austria Name this present day land locked country that is divided by the Danube River.
The country that makes up more than half of the west coast of South America has one of the lowest percentages of indigenous people on the continent. Name this country.
Name the European country where a large percentage of the population lives in the Rhine-Ruhr region.