Sample Questions Asked in the 2003 National Geographic Bee

National Geographic News
April 8, 2003

How would you fare in the state-championship level of the National Geographic Bee?

Here is a selection of ten questions that were asked of this year's competitors. Follow the link at the bottom of the list to find the answers.

If the questions are too tough for you, try your hand at the school-level competition. (Follow the link at the bottom of this list)

Questions

• Which country has a drier climate? Argentina or Colombia?

• Malagasy is one of the official languages of which country located in the Indian Ocean?

• Which country that borders Myanmar gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971?

• The Yalu River forms part of the political boundary between North Korea and what other country?

• Parmesan cheese takes its name from Parma, a city in the northern part of what peninsular country?

• What Central American country was once a province within Colombia?

• Oysters are harvested near Ostend, a seaport located along the North Sea coast of West Flanders in which country?

• Fountains of ash rained down on the town of Catania when Mount Etna erupted in October 2002. Name the island where Mount Etna is located.

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