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1 Part III Homeschool Pool

2 The following is a study guide that can be used to help learn Part 3 of the 2012 Homeschool Pool GeoBee Study Guide. A printable list of the questions and answers follows the study guide. Check back for more in the series.

3 Q: Which country does not border the Black Sea: Turkmenistan, Turkey, Georgia?

4 A: Turkmenistan Image credit: Location of the Black Sea, 7/25/2005, Norman Einstein Norman Einstein

5 Q: An island that was once the chief point of entry for European immigrants to the United States is claimed by both New York and New Jersey. Name this island.

6 A: Ellis Island Image credit: Map of Ellis Island, OpenStreetMap contributors

7 Q: Ellis Island is part of what National Monument?

8 A: Statue of Liberty National Monument Image containing pictures of Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

9 Q: Along with?

10 A: Liberty Island Image containing pictures of Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

11 Q: About three- quarters of the population of which state lives in the Honolulu metropolitan area?

12 A: Hawaii

13 Q: The Maritsa River flows through an important agriculture region in a country that borders Greece and Romania. Name this country.

14 A: Bulgaria Image credit: Maritsa River, 9/8/2007, Stoyan89 Stoyan89

15 Q: Where is the Maritsa River?

16 A: Bulgaria Image credit: Maritsa River, 9/8/2007, Stoyan89 Stoyan89

17 Q: Bulgaria is between what 2 countries?

18 A: Greece and Romania Image credit: Location of the Black Sea, 7/25/2005, Norman Einstein Norman Einstein

19 Q: Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, is shared by Arizona and which state?

20 A: Utah Image credit: Colorado River, 12/27/2011, Shannon1Shannon1

21 Q: What river is Lake Powell located on?

22 A: Colorado Image credit: Colorado River, 12/27/2011, Shannon1Shannon1

23 Q: Lake Powell is shared by what 2 states?

24 A: Arizona and Utah Image credit: Colorado River, 12/27/2011, Shannon1 Shannon1

25 Q: Jersey and Guernsey, dependencies of the British crown, are part of a group of islands located between England and France. Name this island group?

26 A: Channel Islands Image credit: Map of Channel Islands, 4/15/2008, AotearoaAotearoa

27 Q: What land form are the Channel Islands?

28 A: Archipelago Image credit: Map of Channel Islands, 4/15/2008, AotearoaAotearoa

29 Q: What body of water are they located in?

30 A: English Channel Image credit: Map of Channel Islands, 4/15/2008, AotearoaAotearoa

31 Q: Which state was a former British colony established as a settlement for debtors as well as a buffer against the Spanish?

32 A: Georgia Image credit: Location of Georgia, 7/30/2011, TUBSTUBS

33 Q: What is a debtor?

34 A: Someone who owes money for a debt A mid-Victorian depiction of the debtors prison at St Briavel Castle 1858, Henry Nicholls

35 Q: What European country colonized Florida?

36 A: Spain

37 Q: Where else did the Spanish colonize?

38 A: Southern United States, Mexico, Central America and western South America

39 Q: Where did the Portuguese colonize?

40 A: Eastern and central South America

41 Q: Where did the English colonize?

42 A: Eastern United States and Canada

43 Q: Where did France colonize?

44 A: Central United States, south and east Canada

45 Q: Which country is not crossed by the Great Rift Valley: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Central African Republic?

46 A: Central African Republic

47 Q: Bengal is a region located in which two countries?

48 A: India and Bangladesh

49 Q: Oil production in the United Arab Emirates is centered on the country's capital city. Name this city.

50 A: Abu Dhabi

51 Q: What natural resource is found in abundance there?

52 A: Oil

53 Q: What large body of water does the United Arab Emirates border?

54 A: Persian Gulf

55 Q: Lucknow, located on the Gomati River, was the site of a mutiny against the British in 1857 in what present-day South Asian country?

56 A: India Image credit: Ganges River and tributaries, 4/30/2011, PflyPfly

57 Q: Where is Lucknow?

58 A: India, on the Gomati River Image credit: Ganges River and tributaries, 4/30/2011, PflyPfly

59 Q: Where is the Gomati River?

60 A: India Image credit: Ganges River and tributaries, 4/30/2011, PflyPfly

61 Q: Which river is farther north: Potomac, Rio Grande, Chattahoochee River?

62 A: Potomac Image credit: Potomac River, 1/3/2011, KmusserKmusser Image credit: Chatahoochee River, 9/5/2007, PflyPfly Image credit: Rio Grande River, 8/18/2010, KmusserKmusser

63 Q: Which correctly describes the location of Aberdeen, Scotland: West of the Grampian Mountains, on the North Sea, north of Kinnairds Head?

64 A: On the North Sea Kinnairds Head Image credit: Graphic MapsGraphic Maps

65 Q: Where is it in relation to the Grampian Mountains?

66 A: East Kinnairds Head Image credit: Graphic MapsGraphic Maps

67 Q: Where is it in relation to Kinnairds Head?

68 A: South Kinnairds Head Image credit: Graphic MapsGraphic Maps

69 Q: The Java Trench is the deepest point in which ocean?

70 A: Indian Ocean

71 Q: What is the deepest point in the Indian Ocean?

72 A: Java Trench Map showing earthquake activity in the vicinity of the Java Trench around the time of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Prepared by the United States Geological Survey. The Java Trench is more recently known as the Sunda Trench. Both names are common.

73 Q: Which country, one of Africa's most densely populated, is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

74 A: Rwanda Provinces of Rwanda

75 Q: What countries border Rwanda?

76 A: Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo Provinces of Rwanda

77 Q: Name the channel formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that flows into the Persian Gulf.

78 A: Shatt al Arab Image credit: About.com GeographyAbout.com Geography

79 Q: Where do the Tigris and Euphrates meet?

80 A: Shatt al Arab Image credit: About.com GeographyAbout.com Geography

81 Q: Where does it flow into?

82 A: Persian Gulf Image credit: About.com GeographyAbout.com Geography

83 Q: What kind of body of water is the Shatt al Arab?

84 A: Channel Image credit: About.com GeographyAbout.com Geography

85 Q: What present day country does the Tigris and Euphrates run through before meeting at the channel?

86 A: Iraq Image credit: About.com GeographyAbout.com Geography

87 Q: The southern end of the Shatt al Arab creates a border between what 2 countries?

88 A: Iraq and Iran Image credit: About.com GeographyAbout.com Geography

89 Q: Arabs from Africa named a large rock Gibraltar as they landed on what large European peninsula?

90 A: Iberian Peninsula The Iberian Peninsula, home to the countries of Spain and Portugal, stretches toward North Africa in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from January 24, Portugal sits on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, while Spain takes up the rest and shares a border with France to the northeast. At the bottom of the peninsula is a narrow gap between Europe and North Africa. This gap is the Strait of Gibraltar, which also serves as the buffer between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The northern point of Morocco occupies the other side of the Strait, and farther to the east is northern Algeria.

91 Q: What is the Iberian Peninsula sometimes called?

92 A: Iberia The Iberian Peninsula, home to the countries of Spain and Portugal, stretches toward North Africa in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from January 24, Portugal sits on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, while Spain takes up the rest and shares a border with France to the northeast. At the bottom of the peninsula is a narrow gap between Europe and North Africa. This gap is the Strait of Gibraltar, which also serves as the buffer between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The northern point of Morocco occupies the other side of the Strait, and farther to the east is northern Algeria.

93 Q: What famous landmark is located on the Iberian Peninsula?

94 A: Rock of Gibraltar

95 Q: Which state is not an important source of coal for the U.S.: West Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania?

96 A: Washington Top 10 Coal Mining States: 1.Wyoming (338,900) 2.West Virginia (158,257) 3.Kentucky (130,688) 4.Pennsylvania (74,619) 5.Texas (49,498) 6.Montana (38,352) 7.Illinois (33,444) 8.Virginia (32,834) 9.North Dakota (31,270) 10.Colorado (29,137) As of 2000, per thousands of short tons

97 Q: Name the inland sea in Central Asia that once was the world's fourth largest lake, but which has been drastically reduced by agricultural use of water flowing into it.

98 A: Aral Sea Left: 1989 Right: 2008

99 Q: Why was the Aral Sea getting smaller?

100 A: It is being used for agricultural purposes in the area Image credit: Shrinking of the Aral Sea, 1/5/2008, NordNordWestNordNordWest

101 Q: What countries are the Aral Sea located in?

102 A: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan lake boundaries c with present-day political boundaries - countries with any land draining into the lake are in yellow Image credit: Aral Sea map, 1/22/2007. Kmusser

103 Q: Mother Teresa's work among the poor was centered in one of India's most populous cities. Name this city in eastern India.

104 A: Kolkata President Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom at a White House Ceremony, 1985

105 Q: What did Kolkata used to be called?

106 A: Calcutta Image credit: Location of West Bengal, 12/29/2008, PlaneMadPlaneMad

107 Q: What is Kolkata the capital of?

108 A: West Bengal

109 Q: English is the official language in what South American country whose population is roughly 50 percent East Indian: Ecuador, Guyana, Venezuela?

110 A: Guyana Image credit: Languages of South America, EddoEddo Guyana Ecuador Venezuela

111 Q: Where is Guyana located?

112 A: South America Image credit: South America, CantusCantus

113 Q: What is the official language in Guyana?

114 A: English Image credit: Languages of South America, EddoEddo Guyana Ecuador Venezuela

115 Q: What is the capital of Guyana?

116 A: Georgetown Georgetown Image credit: Georgetown, Guyana, 12/2/2008, NordNordWest NordNordWest

117 Q: Where is Ecuador located?

118 A: South America Image credit: South America, CantusCantus

119 Q: What language is spoken in Ecuador?

120 A: Spanish Image credit: Languages of South America, EddoEddo Guyana Ecuador Venezuela

121 Q: What is the capital of Ecuador?

122 A: Quito Image credit: Quito, Ecuador, 12/9/2008, NordNordWest NordNordWest Quito

123 Q: Where is Venezuela located?

124 A: South America Image credit: South America, CantusCantus

125 Q: What is the language of Venezuela?

126 A: Spanish Image credit: Languages of South America, EddoEddo Guyana Ecuador Venezuela

127 Q: What is the capital of Venezuela?

128 A: Caracas Image credit: Caracas, Venezuela, 9/21/2009, NordNordWest NordNordWest Caracas

129 Q: What condition is necessary for the formation of coral reefs: Warm ocean temperature, deep water, annual rainfall of 300 inches?

130 A: Warm ocean temperature Coral reef locations

131 Q: The Thames Barrier was built to protect which European capital city from tidal flooding?

132 A: London Image credit: Thames Barrier, 9/22/2005, Roger W. HaworthRoger W. Haworth

133 Q: Which term is Russian for the region of coniferous forest located south of the tundra?

134 A: Taiga Image credit: Distribution of the Taiga and Boreal forest biome, and its ecoregions, 4/19/2009, GeForce3

135 Q: What does coniferous mean?

136 A: Having cones

137 Q: Malaysia, China, and the Philippines are among the countries that claim sovereignty over a group of islands in the South China Sea. Name these islands.

138 A: Spratly Islands

139 Q: Where are they located?

140 A: South China Sea

141 Q: What countries claim sovereignty over them?

142 A: Malaysia, China, Philippines

143 Q: Which of the following architectural features is most characteristic of Russian Orthodox churches: onion shaped domes, minarets, Doric columns?

144 A: onion shaped domes Image credit: Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, 8/23/2011, Voytek s

145 Q: Where would you find onion shaped domes?

146 A: Russian Orthodox churches Image credit: Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, 8/23/2011, Voytek s

147 Q: Where would you find minarets?

148 A: Islamic mosques Islamic-Specific Architecture in a Mosque with Two Minarets in Nishapur

149 Q: What are minarets?

150 A: Tall spires with cone shaped top, typically taller than the other structures or free standing Islamic-Specific Architecture in a Mosque with Two Minarets in Nishapur

151 Q: Where would you find the 3 main classical column types?

152 A: Ancient Greece and Rome Illustration of Doric (first three), Ionic (next three) and Corinthian (final two) columns.

153 Q: What are the 3 main classical column types?

154 A: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian Illustration of Doric (first three), Ionic (next three) and Corinthian (final two) columns.

155 Q: What was the name of the short- lived island republic that united with Tanganyika to form the country of Tanzania in 1964?

156 A: Zanzibar

157 Q: The production of maple syrup is an important economic activity in which state?

158 A: Vermont Image credit: Location of Vermont, 7/30/2011, TUBS TUBS

159 Q: Name the Caribbean country that traces its cultural heritage to West Africa and France.

160 A: Haiti

161 Q: Seismographs are used to detect and record which natural hazard?

162 A: Earthquakes

163 Q: What is used to detect and record earthquakes?

164 A: Seismographs

165 Q: What state has a lot of earthquakes?

166 A: California Map of the San Andreas Fault, showing relative motion

167 Q: The Terai is a region of plains that extends from India's northern border to the foothills of the Himalaya in which Asian country?

168 A: Nepal Image credit: Aerial view of field in Terai in Nepal, 7/12/2011, BarunkhanalBarunkhanal

169 Q: What borders Nepal to the north?

170 A: China Image credit: Graphic MapsGraphic Maps

171 Q: What is the worlds highest mountain?

172 A: Mt. Everest Image credit: Graphic MapsGraphic Maps

173 Q: What mountain range goes through Nepal?

174 A: Himalayas Image credit: Graphic MapsGraphic Maps

175 Q: Which city has a more arid climate: Amarillo, TX; Chicago, IL; Charleston, SC?

176 A: Amarillo, TX Amarillo: semi-arid climate Chicago: humid continental climate Charleston: humid subtropical climate

177 Q: Which one of the contiguous United States has the northernmost point: Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota?

178 A: Minnesota WI MN NY

179 Q: Which region is closer to the Atlantic Ocean: Piedmont, Great Plains, Allegheny Plateau?

180 A: Piedmont Great Plains Allegheny Plateau Piedmont Image credit: Piedmont map, 5/25/2006, Kmusser Image credit: Allegheny map, 1/12/2007, Kmusser

181 Q: Whitewashed houses are a common site for tourists visiting the Cyclades islands. The Cyclades are part of which European country?

182 A: Greece Image credit: Traditional Greek houses, 7/14/2007, Hans Peter SchaeferHans Peter Schaefer

183 Q: The only Viking ship ever discovered in Sweden was found in the Göta River near Sweden's second most populous city. Name this city.

184 A: Göteborg Image credit: Map of the river Göta älv, Sweden, 11/9/2007, NordelchNordelch The Äskekärr ship, named after the place it was found, is Sweden's only and the Nordic region's best preserved Viking ship, and dates back to the 10th century. /Articles/Goteborg-Viking-era/ /Articles/Goteborg-Viking-era/

185 Q: In which state is more land used for agriculture: Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey?

186 A: Illinois Top 10 Agriculture States by Receipts ($1,000) 1.California: 31,835,183 2.Texas: 16,498,398 3.Iowa: 14,652,946 4.Nebraska: 11,779,728 5.Minnesota: 9,794,912 6.Illinois: 9,708,304 7.Kansas: 9,502,727 8.North Carolina: 8,210,497 9.Wisconsin: 6,864, Florida: 6,843,731 New Jersey is ranked 40th with 866,719 Connecticut is ranked 44th with 526,580

187 Q: The prime meridian is also known by the name of a London borough that was the site of a royal observatory. Name this borough.

188 A: Greenwich Image credit: The Prime Meridian, Greenwich, 8/10/2005, ChrisOChrisO

189 Q: What is a borough?

190 A: Self governing township The term Borough is used frequently in Europe, particularly in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland There are seven states in the U.S. that use boroughs: Alaska Connecticut Minnesota New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Virginia

191 Q: What other names are the Prime Meridian known as?

192 A: International Meridian, Greenwich Meridian Image credit: picture of the laser at Royal Greenwich Observatory. The Laser marks the zero meridian line and is projected northward over London. 9/8/2006, Markhamilton Markhamilton

193 Q: Magyars are the largest ethnic group in a Central European country that borders Slovakia. Name this country.

194 A: Hungary Image credit: Magyars, Scooter20 Scooter20

195 Q: To the north of Hungary is what country?

196 A: Slovakia Image credit: Magyars, Scooter20 Scooter20

197 Q: Peanuts are the principal export of the African country that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal. Name this country.

198 A: Gambia

199 Q: Gambia is almost completely surrounded by what country?

200 A: Senegal

201 Q: In 1741, explorers discovered large populations of sea otters and fur seals in the waters around the Aleutian Islands. The explorers claimed the area for what country?

202 A: Russia

203 Q: Where are the Aleutian Islands?

204 A: Between the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean

205 Q: Which state produces more corn: Nebraska, Maine, Kentucky?

206 A: Nebraska

207 Q: The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, had been the dominant political party in which North American country throughout most of the 20th century?

208 A: Mexico Dk. Red: Institutional Revolutionary Party Blue: National Action Party Yellow: Democratic Revolution Party Green: Ecologist Green Party Lt. Red: Labor Party Orange: Convergence Party Lt. Blue: New Alliance Party Image credit: PRI States, 7/31/2010, EddoEddo

209 Q: In the 20th century what is the dominant political party in Mexico?

210 A: Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI Dk. Red: Institutional Revolutionary Party Blue: National Action Party Yellow: Democratic Revolution Party Green: Ecologist Green Party Lt. Red: Labor Party Orange: Convergence Party Lt. Blue: New Alliance Party Image credit: PRI States, 7/31/2010, EddoEddo

211 Q: If its the Institutional Revolutionary Party, why are the initials PRI?

212 A: In Spanish it is Partido Revolucionario Institucional Dk. Red: Institutional Revolutionary Party Blue: National Action Party Yellow: Democratic Revolution Party Green: Ecologist Green Party Lt. Red: Labor Party Orange: Convergence Party Lt. Blue: New Alliance Party Image credit: PRI States, 7/31/2010, EddoEddo

213 Q: New Zealand's two main islands are separated by what strait?

214 A: Cook Strait

215 Q: Which city has weather affected by its location on a lake: Louisville, Chicago, Atlanta?

216 A: Chicago

217 Q: Which lake?

218 A: Lake Michigan

219 Q: The Chaco, a semiarid plain that is home mostly to cattle ranchers, makes up most of the western half of what landlocked country in South America?

220 A: Paraguay

221 Q: Where is Paraguay?

222 A: South America Image credit: South America, CantusCantus

223 Q: What is the capital of Paraguay?

224 A: Asuncion Image credit: Location of Asuncion, 7/25/2008, NordNordWest NordNordWest Asuncion

225 Q: What language is spoken in Paraguay?

226 A: Spanish Image credit: Languages of South America, EddoEddo Paraguay

227 Q: What is The Chaco?

228 A: A semi arid plain in the western half of Paraguay

229 Q: Which country does not border the South China Sea: Brunei, Philippines, Saudi Arabia?

230 A: Saudi Arabia Image credit: South China Sea, 6/13/2006, Yeu NinjeYeu Ninje

231 Q: Name another country that borders the South China Sea.

232 A: China, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam Image credit: South China Sea, 6/13/2006, Yeu NinjeYeu Ninje

233 Q: Before the rise of cotton, African slaves were used in the Americas to farm indigo, rice, sugarcane, and what other plantation crop?

234 A: Tobacco

235 Look for more in the GeoBee Study Guide Series Coming Soon Go to For a printable version of the quiz questions for Part II


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