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National Geographic Bee Winning Questions

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Last updated: March 19, 2020
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Year
Question
Answer
1989
Name the flat intermontane area located at an elevation of about 10,000 feet (3,050 m) in the central Andes.
Altiplano
1990
Mount Erebus is a volcano on which continent?
Antarctica
1991
What type of landform is commonly associated with orographic precipitation?
Mountain
1992
Many coastal countries have established so-called EEZs—areas extending 200 nautical miles (370 km) from shore over which countries have sovereign rights for resource exploration. What do the initials EEZ stand for?
Exclusive Economic Zone
1993
Tagalog is one of the three main native languages of which island country in Asia?
Philippines
1994
The Tagus River roughly divides which European country into two agricultural regions?
Portugal
1995
Pashtu and Dari are the official languages of which mountainous, landlocked country in southwestern Asia?
Afghanistan
1996
Name the European co-principality whose heads of state are the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell.
Andorra
1997
Asia's most densely populated country has about three million people and an area of less than 250 square miles (402 km²). Name this country.
Singapore
1998
More than 80 million people live in the European Union's most populous member country. Name this country.
Germany
1999
The condition characterized by unusually cold ocean temperature in the equatorial region of the eastern Pacific Ocean is known by what Spanish name?
La Nina
2000
Name two of the three largest sections of Denmark, which include its mainland peninsula and two largest islands.
Jutland, Sjaelland, and Fyn
2001
Below the equilibrium line of glaciers there is a region of melting, evaporation, and sublimation. Name this zone.
Zone of Ablation
2002
Lop Nur, a marshy depression at the east end of the Tarim Basin, is a nuclear test site for which country?
China
2003
Goa, a state in southwestern India, was a possession of which country until 1961?
Portugal
2004
Peshawar, a city in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, has had strategic importance for centuries because of its location near what historic pass?
Khyber Pass
2005
Lake Gatún, an artificial lake that constitutes part of the Panama Canal system, was created by damming which river?
Chagres River
2006
Name the mountains that extend across much of Wales, from the Irish Sea to the Bristol Channel.
Cambrian Mountains
2007
A city that is divided by a river of the same name was the imperial capital of Vietnam for more than a century. Name this city, which is still an important cultural center.
Hue
2008
The urban area of Cochabamba has been in the news recently due to protests over the privatization of the municipal water supply and regional autonomy issues. Cochabamba is the third-largest conurbation in what country?
Bolivia
2009
Timis County shares its name with a tributary of the Danube and is located in the western part of which European country?
Romania
2010
The largest city in northern Haiti was renamed following Haiti’s independence from France. What is the present-day name of this city?
Cap-Haitien
2011
Thousands of mountain climbers and trekkers rely on Sherpas to aid their ascent of Mount Everest. The southern part of Mount Everest is located in which Nepalese national park?
Sagarmatha National Park
2012
Name the Bavarian city situated on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806.
Regensburg
2013
Because Earth bulges at the equator, the point that is farthest from Earth's center is the summit of a peak in Ecuador. Name this peak.
Chimborazo
2014
Oyala, a planned city in the rainforest 65 miles east of Bata is being built as a future capital for which country?
Equatorial Guinea
2015
Mariupol, at the mouth of the Kalmius River, is a port city on which sea, an arm of the Black Sea?
Sea of Azov
2016
A new marine sanctuary will protect sharks and other wildlife around Isla Wolf in what archipelago in the Pacific Ocean?
Galapagos Islands
2017
What large mountain system that stretches more than 1,200 miles separates the Taklimakan Desert from the Tibetan Plateau?
Kunlun Mountains
2018
Lebanon has a population most similar to which South American country?
Paraguay
2019
One-third of Norway’s northernmost county is in what plateau?
Finnmark Plateau
2020
(Cancelled due to COVID-19)
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Level 38
Mar 6, 2020
There seems to be a wild variety of difficulty here.
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2020
I agree
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Level 38
Mar 6, 2020
I made it to the state level of the National Geographic Bee in eighth grade, albeit in one of the least populous states.
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2020
Cool. Both people owning this account have too. One of them (not me) made it to nationals.
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Level 38
Mar 6, 2020
This is the first time the knowledge about Chimborazo has come in handy. I would like to thank Randall Munroe.
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Level 60
Mar 6, 2020
Nice quiz! Why isn't 'ablation zone' accepted, though?
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2020
Fixed