Answers to Questions Asked in First Round of 2003 National Geographic Bee

National Geographic News
April 3, 2003

Here are the answers to some of the questions asked of nearly 5 million students who took part in the preliminary round of the 2003 National Geographic Bee.

United States Geography

• The Mississippi River separates Tennessee from which state—Arkansas or Oklahoma? Arkansas Which state is north of the Ohio River—Virginia or Indiana? Indiana

• Which state, known as the Centennial State, joined the Union in 1876—Colorado or Vermont? Colorado

• Which river forms most of the border between Georgia and South Carolina—the Potomac River or the Savannah River? Savannah River

• Which city lies near the junction of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers—Memphis or St. Louis? St. Louis

• Which agricultural state is the geographical center of North America—New Jersey or North Dakota? North Dakota

• Farmers in which state use water from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation—Nebraska or Maine? Nebraska

• Which city is located at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers—Minneapolis or Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh

• Which city is Oregon's largest city—Portland or Helena? Portland

• The Sea Island chain, including Hilton Head and Cumberland Island, runs along the coast of which state—Michigan or South Carolina? South Carolina

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