National-Level Preliminary National Geographic Bee Answers

May 20, 2003

These are the answers to some of the questions asked in the 2003 national-level preliminary competition of the National Geographic Bee:

• The Ebro River, which flows into the Balearic Sea, is in which European country? Spain

• Tarbela, a large embankment dam, is located in what country that shares borders with Iran, Afghanistan, China, and India? Pakistan

• The so-called Barren Grounds east of the Mackenzie River basin is a tundra region in which country? Canada

• The Llanos is a grassland region that extends from Colombia into what other country? Venezuela

• Place these river mouths in order according to their latitude, from north to south: Amur, Zambezi, Orinoco. Amur, Orinoco, Zambezi

• Place these countries in order according to their annual oil production, from most to least: Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Canada

• In February 2003, the U.S. announced it would begin to admit 12,000 Bantu refugees who have been displaced from a war-torn country located on the Horn of Africa. Name this country. Somalia

• In March 2003, thousands of endangered sea turtles returned to the Bay of Bengal to nest on beaches in the state of Orissa in which country? India

• Coconut milk is a common drink on an island about 100 miles east of St. Vincent in the Lesser Antilles. Name this island. Barbados

• Tropical flowers are sold to tourists who visit the largest island in the Windward Island chain of the West Indies. Name this French island. Martinique

• The headquarters of several international organizations, including the African Union, are located in a city that was briefly the capital of Italian East Africa. Name this city. Addis Ababa

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