• Geography Sample Test

    Vermont GEO-BEE
    1996 State Finals

    (THIS IS AN OLD TEST, 1996, AND MAY BE USED AS A GUIDE FOR LOCAL COMPETITIONS. ALSO NOTE THAT MANY ANSWERS MAY HAVE CHANGED TO YES)

    (LEFT TO RIGHT)

    LOCATION - UNITED STATES CAPITALS
    ROUND 1 Using map 3, a map of the United States, given the name of a capital, give the proper number of the state in which it is located.

    (row 1 across)
    Atlanta-#49
    Denver-#11
    Helena-#8
    Indianapolis-#32
    Baton Rouge-#24

    (row 2 across)
    Raleigh-#47
    Carson City-#6
    Salem-#4
    St. Paul-#20
    Sante Fe-#13

    (row 3 across)
    Sacramento-#5
    Harrisburg-#35
    Tallahassee-#50
    Juneau-#1
    Trenton-#43

    (row 4 across)
    Madison-#30
    Pierre-#19
    Lansing-#31
    Cheyenne-#9
    Topeka-#16

    LOCATION - MAJOR U.S. CITIES
    ROUND 1 - BONUS QUESTIONS (for row 1 across)
    Given the name of a major U.S. city, give the number of the state in which it is located

    Omaha-#17
    Minneapolis-#20
    Albuquerque-#13
    Baltimore-#45
    Louisville-#28


    WORLD BODIES OF WATER
    ROUND 2-MAP 8-Given the name of the body of water, you give the proper number

    (for row 1 across)
    Baltic Sea-m
    Aral Sea-k
    Black Sea-d
    Bering Sea-a
    Caspian Sea-i

    (for row 2 across)
    Bay of Bengal-g
    Bay of Biscay-u
    Persian Gulf-p
    Yellow Sea-l
    Barents Sea-x

    NATURAL BOUNDARIES

    RIVERS (for row 3 across)
    Given the political divisions, give the name of the river that separates the political areas.

    Israel, Jordan...Jordan River or Dead sea
    France, Germany...Rhein River
    Russia, China...Amur River
    Thailand, Laos...Mekong River
    Uruguay, Argentina...Uruguay River

    MOUNTAINS (For row 4 across)
    Given the political divisions, give the name of the mountain range that separates the political areas.

    India, China...Himalayas
    Spain, France...Pyrenees Mts
    Italy, Austria...Alps
    Morocco, Algeria...Atlas Mts.
    Chile, Argentina...Andes Mts.

    VERMONT GEOGRAPHY FROM AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
    ROUND 2 BONUS (for row 2 across)

    1. The only battle fought in Vermont during the Revolutionary War took place on a hillside in what Vt. town? Hubbardton

    2. On July 8, 1777 delegates from various Vt. towns were meeting in a Vt. Town to create the Vermont Constitution. The Constitution was adopted on thatday in the middle of a rain storm. In what town did the Constitutional Convention take place? Windsor

    3. There was a year in Vt.'s history when there was no summer. Snow fell in June, July and August. Crops failed, animals and people starved and many left Vermont. In what year did this occur? 1816

    4. There was a major flood in Vt.'s history. It began raining in November and it didn't seem like it would end. The flood caused over $30 million worth of damage and 45 people were killed. In what year did this occur? 1927

    5. In 1923 Vice President Calvin Coolidge was visiting his family in his home town. That night the President died and a telegraph was sent to Coolidge explaining that he should be sworn in as President as soon as possible. Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father in his family's living room using the family Bible. What Vt. town is Coolidge's home town and the town in which he was sworn in as President? Plymouth

    Accu-Weather WEATHER MAP
    ROUND 3-MAP 18 (for row 1)

    1. Looking at the Accu-Weather map, what two states are completely, or almost completely covered with precipitation? Texas, Oklahoma (maybe New Mexico,Kansas)

    2. Looking at the Ace-Weather map, what type of weather is predicted for Vt.and N.H.? Partly Cloudy

    3. Looking at the Ace-Weather map, what two states are expected to have 80 degree temperatures in parts of their states on this Feb. 28 . California, Arizona

    4. Looking at the Ace-Weather map, which state has a small warm front setting up? Minnesota

    5. Looking at the Ace-Weather map, which state could have temperatures below 20 degrees? Maine

    (for row 2)

    1. Looking at the Regional Temperatures, what city had the lowest temperature?Albany

    2. Looking at the National Temperatures chart, did it snow in Buffalo, N.Y. onFeb. 27? no

    3. Looking at the National Temperatures chart, what are the predicted weatherconditions for Salt Lake City for March 1? cloudy

    4. Looking at the National Temperatures chart, which city in the continental U.S. was the warmest on Feb. 27? Phoenix, Ariz. (82)

    5. Looking at the Ace-Weather map, what pressure system is located inNebraska? high

    GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
    (for row 3)
    Given the definition, give the term which best matches the definition

    1. an official count of population census

    2. the amount of water vapor in the air humidity

    3. a person who moves from place to place in search of food and water. nomad

    4. another name for a latitude line parallel line

    5. another name for longitude line meridian line

    (for row 4)

    1. a treeless area with grass, moss, and small flowering plants; the groundbeneath the soil is frozen all year. tundra

    2. a line printed on a map that tells what the distances between places are inreal life. scale

    3. the usual temperature and precipitation of a place over a long period of time.climate

    3. an imaginary line through the center of the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole. axis

    4. a storm with high winds and heavy rains, occurring in the western Pacific or the China Sea. typhoon


    NEW ENGLAND GEOGRAPHY
    ROUND 3 BONUS (for row 3)

    1. What lake is the largest natural body of water in New Hampshire? Lake Winnipesaukee

    2. What is the name of the only National Park in New England? Acadia National Park (Maine)

    3. What is the highest mountain in Southerrn New England (MA, CT, RI)? Mt.Greylock, MA.

    4. What Mountain in Maine is the highest point on the East coast? Cadillac Mountain

    5. What is Maine's largest inland body of water? Moosehead Lake

    MAP OF AFRICA
    ROUND 4 MAP 8
    Given the name of the country, give the proper number and capital .

    (for row 1)
    Libya --#4, Tripoli
    Sudan --#6, Khartoum
    Ghana--#20, Accra
    Zaire --#30, Kinshasa
    Algeria--#2, Algiers

    (for row 2)
    Ethiopia--#32, Addis Abbaba
    Somalia--#34,Mogandishu
    Egypt--#5, Cairo
    Kenya --#35, Nairobi
    Liberia--#17, Monrovia

    MIDDLE EAST AND WESTERN ASIA
    ROUND 4 MAP 7A
    Given the name of the country, give the proper number.

    (for row 3)
    Saudi Arabia--#8
    Iran--#16
    Jordan--#6
    Syria--#4
    Israel--#1

    (for row 4)
    Pakistan--#18
    Nepal--#22
    Bangladesh--#21
    Iraq--#5
    Turkey--#3

    AFRICA MAP
    ROUND 4 BONUS MAP 6
    (for row 4) Given the name of the country, give the proper number.

    Botswana--#42
    Cameroon--#24
    Senegal--#12
    Uganda--#31
    Tunisia--#3

    ---FIVE MINUTE BREAK---GO RIGHT TO LEFT FOR THIS NEXT FOUR
    ROUNDS

    MAP OF EUROPE
    ROUND 5 MAP 5
    Given the name of the country, give the proper number.

    (for row 1)
    Spain--#6
    Italy--#10
    France--#7
    United Kingdom--#4
    Germany--#24

    (for row 2)
    Norway--#30
    Finland--#32
    Netherlands--#28
    Poland--#22
    Greece--#15

    MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA
    ROUND 5 MAP 4
    Given the name of the country, give the proper number.

    (for row 3)
    Argentina--#12
    Bolivia--#9
    Colombia--#1
    Peru--#8
    Brazil--#6

    (for row 4)
    Uruguay--#13
    Ecuador--#7
    Guyana--#3
    Paraguay--#10
    Suriname--#4

    CENTRAL AMERICAN CAPITALS

    ROUND 5 BONUS MAP 3B (for row 1)
    Given the name of the country's capital, give the number and the name of the country on the map
    1. Tegucigalpa--#9 Honduras
    2. San Jose--#12 Costa Rica
    3. Managua--#10 Nicaragua
    4. San Salvador--#13 El Salvador
    5. Belmopan--#8 Belize
    COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

    ROUND 6 MAP 8B
    Given the following descriptors, give the name of the proper country

    (for row 1)
    1. 2-C, Rhine River, Berlin, 1/2 the size of Texas Germany
    2. 3-C, Nubian Desert, Khartoum, 1/4 the size of U.S. Sudan
    3. 3-E, Mekong Delta, Hanoi, size of New Mexico Vietnam
    4. 2-D, Hindu Kush Mt.s, Kabul, size of Texas Afghanistan
    5. 3-B, on island of Hispanoila, Port-au-Prince, size of Maryland Haiti

    (for row 2)
    1. 2-E, Himalayan Mt.s, Kathmandu, size of North Carolina Nepal
    2. 2-C, of volcanic origin, Reykjavik, the size of Virginia Iceland
    3. 2-E, Gobi Desert, Ulaanbaatar, size of Texas Mongolia
    4. 5-F, Mainly hilly and mountainous, Wellington, size of Colorado New Zealand
    5. 5-B, Andes Mt.s, Buenos Aires, 4 times the size of Texas Argentina

    VERMONT COUNTIES
    ROUND 6 MAP 2
    Given the number, give the proper name of the county

    (for row 3)
    #9--Addison
    #12--Windsor
    #6--Lamoille
    #4--Essex
    #14--Windham

    (for row 4)
    #8--Washington
    #3--Orleans
    #11--Rutland
    #5--Caledonia
    #13--Bennington

    ISLANDS
    ROUND 6 BONUS (for row 2)
    Name the country that the following countries belong to

    1. Greenland----Denmark

    2. Canary Islands-----Spain

    3. Aleutian Islands-----United States

    4. Falkland Islands-----United Kingdom

    5. Sardinia-----Italy

    VERMONT ROAD MAP

    ROUND 7 NORTHERN CARTOGRAPHIC MAP

    (for row 1)

    1. Give the number of one of the two Vt. state highways which pass through Manchester Center 30 or 7A

    2. Give the number of two of the five roads in Vt. that are at least partially divided multilane highways 89, 91, 93, 7, 4

    3. The Green Mt. National Forest runs the entire length of which county? Bennington

    4. Give the number of one of the two Town highways which pass through Grafton 121 or 35

    5. Which town is not part of the Greater Burlington Inset South Burlington, Underhill, Winooski, Essex Junction

    (for row 2)

    1. What is the approximate population of Middlebury? 5,000-10,000

    2. Name one of two reservoirs found in western Windham county Harriman or Somerset Reservoir

    3. What lake in Orleans county is also found in Canada? Lake Memphremagog

    4. Which county is Strafford found in? Orange

    5. What Point of Interest can be found at the southern end of Lake Champlain near Chipman's Point? Mount Independence

    (for row 3)

    1. Traveling on Rt. 12 between Barnard and Woodstock, your vehicle would go how many miles? 16 miles

    2. What does the yellow designation around St. Albans represent? Urban Area

    3. What is the name of the bay located north of Highgate Springs? Mississiquoi Bay

    4. Okeemo Mt., near Ludlow, is how many feet above sea level? 3343 ft.

    5. Name one of the two cross country ski areas in the Manchester-Stratton area Hildene Ski Touring Center or Stratton Touring Center

    WORLD RELIGIONS
    (for row 4)
    Choose the proper answer

    1. Muslim is a major religion that is not dominant on which continent? Africa, Asia, South America

    2. Western Europe is dominated by which major religion? Christianity, Judaism, Muslim

    3. Which religion is not dominant in major sections of Australia? Christianity, Buddhist, Indigenous

    4. Which religion is dominant in India? Christianity, Buddhist, Hindu

    5. Which religion is not dominant in major sections of Japan? Buddhist, Hindu, Shintoist

    BIG
    ROUND 7 BONUS
    (FOR ROW 3)

    1. Give the name of the largest sea in the world Mediterranean

    2. Give the name of the largest ocean in the world Pacific

    3. Give the name of the largest country as measured by population China

    4. Give the name of the tallest mountain peak in the world Mt. Everest

    5. Give the name of the largest country by land size Russia

    ASIA
    ROUND 8 MAP 7B
    Given the name of the country, give the proper number

    (for row 1)
    Thailand--#33
    Laos--#31
    Sri Lanka--#20
    Cambodia--#34A
    Myamar (Burma)--#32

    (for row 2)
    Philippines--#37
    Taiwan--#30
    Japan--#29
    China--#26
    Australia--#44

    OCEANS
    ROUND 8 (for row 3)

    1. What ocean separates French Guiana and Senegal? Atlantic

    2. What ocean separates Kenya and Indonesia? Indian

    3. What ocean separates Russia and Greenland? Arctic

    4. What ocean separates Papau New Guinea and Alaska? Pacific

    5. What ocean separates Australia and Madagascar? Indian

    SEAS
    ROUND 8 (for row 4)

    1. What sea separates Nicaragua and Cuba? Caribbean

    2. What sea separates Libya and Italy? Mediterranean

    3. What sea separates Saudi Arabia and Egypt? Red Sea

    4. What sea separates the United Kingdom and Norway? North Sea

    5. What sea separates Newfoundland and Greenland? Labrador Sea


    WATER
    ROUND 8 BONUS (for row 4)

    1. Which of these countries does not border on the Mediterranean? France, Algeria, Niger

    2. Which of these countries does not border on the Atlantic? Bolivia, Brazil, Angola

    3. Which of these countries does not border on the Pacific? Japan, South Africa, Chile

    4. Which of these countries does not border on the Caribbean? Ecuador, Honduras, Panama

    5. Which of these countries does not border on the Indian Ocean? Mexico, South Africa, Indonesia

    -----BREAK-----
    5 MINUTES
    LEFT TO RIGHT FOR LAST FOUR ROUNDS

    UNITED STATES

    ROUND 9 MAP 3
    Given the number of the state, give the proper name

    (for row 1)
    #29--Illinois
    #22--Missouri
    #26--Alabama
    #23--Arkansas
    #3---Washington

    (for row 2)
    #48--South Carolina
    #25--Mississippi
    #21--Iowa
    #46--Virginia
    #10--Utah

    GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
    ROUND 9
    (for row 3) Given the definition, give the proper geographic term

    1. half of the earth----hemisphere

    2. a huge mass of moving ice----glacier

    3. the soil deposited at the mouth of a river----delta

    4. a fairly level area that is higher than the land around it----plateau

    5. the layer of air surrounding earth----atmosphere

    CAPITALS OF NEW ENGLAND
    ROUND 9 (for row 4)
    Given the name of the state, give the name of the capital

    1. Maine----Augusta

    2. New Hampshire----Concord

    3. Rhode Island----Providence

    4. Connecticut----Hartford

    5. Massachusetts----Boston


    PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS OF VT. AND COUNTIES

    ROUND 9 BONUS MAP 1
    (for row 1)

    1. Give the name of the only county located entirely within the Vermont Piedmont region. Orange

    2. Give the name of the northeastern physiographic region that does not cover a whole county. Vt. Highlands

    3. What county has five physiographic regions within it? Rutland

    4. What is the name of the narrowest physiographic region in Vermont? Valley of Vermont

    6. What is the name of the physiographic region which runs the entire length of Vt. Green Mountains


    VERMONT SETTLEMENTS IN THE EARLY 1800'S

    ROUND 10 MAP 13
    (for row 1)

    1. Name the town located where the West River and the Connecticut River meet. Brattleboro

    2. Name the most upstream settlement along the Lamoille River. Cambridge

    3. Name the only settlement on the Passumpsic River. St. Johnsbury

    4. Name the most downstream settlement on Otter Creek. Vergennes

    5. Name the settlement where two branches of the White River meet. Randolph

    UNITED STATES MOUNTAINS

    ROUND 10 (for row 2)

    1. Give the name of the mountain range found in northern New York. Adirondack Mountains

    2. Give the name of the mountain range that runs through North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania Appalachian Mountains

    3. Give the name of the mountain range that runs through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico Rocky Mountains

    4. Give the name of the mountain range found in eastern California. Sierra Nevadas

    5. Give the name of the mountain range found in New Hampshire and Maine. White Mountains


    NEW ENGLAND

    ROUND 10 (For row 3)
    1. Give the name of the only N.E. state that is land-locked Vermont

    2. Give the name of the N.E. state which has the longest coastline Maine

    3. Martha's Vineyard is part of which N.E. state Massachusetts

    4. Give the name of the coastal N.E. state which has the shortest coastline New Hampshire

    5. Narragansett Bay is part of which N.E. state Rhode Island

    (for row 4)
    1. Give the name of the N.E. state with the lowest population per square mile Maine

    2. Give the name of the N.E. state with the largest population Massachusetts

    3. Give the name of the smallest N.E. state in total area Rhode Island

    4. Give the name of the N.E. state with the largest city Massachusetts

    5. Give the name of the N.E. state with the smallest population Vermont

    CARIBBEAN

    ROUND 10 BONUS MAP 3B
    Given the number of the political division, give the proper name (for row 2)

    #15----Cuba
    #16----Jamaica
    #17----Haiti
    #18----Dominican Republic
    #19----Puerto Rico


    CANADIAN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES

    ROUND 11 MAP 3B
    Given the letter of the province or territory, give the proper name

    (for row 1)
    A--Yukon Territory
    B--Northwest Territories
    C--British Colombia
    D--Alberta
    E--Saskatchewan

    (for row 2)
    F--Manitoba
    G--Ontario
    H--Quebec
    I--Newfoundland
    J--New Brunswick

    EUROPEAN CAPITALS

    ROUND 11 Given the name of the capital, give the name of the country

    (for row 3)
    Athens----Greece
    Helsinki----Finland
    Budapest----Hungary
    Dublin----Ireland
    Lisbon----Portugal

    (for row 4)
    Rome----Italy
    Madrid----Spain
    Paris----France
    Warsaw----Poland
    Stockholm----Sweden

    CURRENT NEWS
    ROUND 11 BONUS (for row 3)

    1. Palestinians have recently been celebrating their newly gained control of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. What country have they been in dispute with concerning these areas? Israel

    2. Which Asian country has recently been in conflict with the United States over nuclear power and possible nuclear weapons production? North Korea

    3. South Africa has recently elected a new leader. What is his name? Nelson Mandela

    3. Which Caribbean nation has a newly appointed President supported by it's military and in conflict with the United States? Haiti

    4. Which African country is experiencing ethnic fighting that has resulted in upwards of 200,000 civilian deaths in the past month? Rwanda


    U.S. WATERS
    ROUND 12
    (for row 1)

    1. Give the name of the western most Great Lake Lake Superior
    2. Give the name of the eastern most Great Lake Lake Ontario
    3. Give the name of the large lake found in Utah Great Salt Lake
    5. Give the name of the 6th largest fresh water lake in the U.S., it is found on the
    New England border Lake Champlain
    5. Give the name of the bay found along the coast of Maryland and Virginia
    Chesapeake Bay

    EUROPE
    ROUND 12 MAP 5 given the name, give the proper number

    (for row 2)
    Estonia---#8
    Belarus---#12
    Czech Republic---#21
    Austria---#20
    Croatia---#13

    (for row 3)
    Latvia---#9
    Ukraine---#34
    Slovakia---#33
    Bulgaria---#16
    Bosnia/Herznegovena-#29

    (for row 4)
    Lithuania---#11
    Moldova---#35
    Hungary---#19
    Albania---#14
    Yugoslavia---#32

    FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS

    ROUND 12 BONUS MAP 7A (for row 4)
    Given the name of the newly formed country, give the proper number

    1. Georgia---#54

    2. Armenia---#53

    3. Kazakstan---#47

    4. Uzbekistan---#49

    5. Tajikistan---#50

    Extras

    Monetary Units

    Japan---Yen
    Mexico--Peso
    Brazil--Cruzeiro
    German--Mark
    China--Yuan

    Official Language

    Brazil--Portuguese
    Saudi Arabia--Arabic
    Israel--Hebrew
    Mexico--Spanish
    Canada--English and French
    Map 8B-give the grid coordinates for the these physical features

    Sahara Desert-(2-E)
    Turkestan Desert-(2-D)
    Ural Mt.s-(2-D)
    Orinoco River-(3-B)
    Danube River-(2-C)

    Miscellaneous

    In what country would you find the Pampas? Argentina

    In what direction does the Nile River flow? South to North

    In what country is Mt. Kilimanjaro located? Tanzania

    The Po Valley is located in what country? Italy

    The Balearic Islands are located off the east coast of what country? Spain

    What Vermonter is thought to be a founder of the Conservation Movement with his book entitled Man and Nature, published in the 1860's? George Perkins Marsh

    What Vermonter, besides Calvin Coolidge, became President of the U.S.? Chester A. Arthur

    What Vermonter is thought to be a founder of the progressive education movement with the publishing of The School and Society and The Childand the Curriculum at the beginning of this century? John Dewey

    What boy, born in Bellows Falls, Vermont, went on to become a catcher for the Boston Red Sox? Carlton Fiske

    What was the name of the development company headed up by Ethan Allen, his brother Ira Allen, and other early land speculators who surveyed much of Vt. Onion River