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Daily Geography Week 13 - 16
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02/21/2009

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What direction is Warsaw, Poland from Moscow, Russia?
Definition
Southwest
Term
Libya is to Africa as Venezuela is to ________________?
Definition
South America
Term
Which of the fifty states if farthest west?
Definition
Alaska
Term
Which country has a land border with Denmark?
Definition
Germany
Term
The world's deepest lake is just north of Mongolia in Russia? What is its name?
Definition
Lake Baikal
Term
I am a large city, but I'm not in a state. I hold all fifty together. What is my name?
Definition
Washington D.C.
Term
Who owns the peninsula called Baja (or lower California)?
Definition
Mexico
Term
Of the 27 countries that are less than 1,000 square miles in area, all but six are islands. Find the six that are not islands.
Definition
1) Vatican City
2) Monaco
3) San Marino
4) Liechtenstein
5) Andorra
6) Luxembourg
Term
In 1922 a country called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic was formed. In 1991 the republics that comprised the Soviet Union split into 15 independent nations. The first 3 to declare independence are all on the Baltic Sea. What are the three whose capitals are Talliin,Riga and Vilnius.
Definition
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
Term
Which mountain range is located between the Black and Caspian Seas?
Definition
Caucasus
Term
Mountains and a river with the same name form most of the boundary between eastern Europe and western Asia. What is the name?
Definition
Ural
Term
Which very large river in Brazil has its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean?
Definition
Amazon
Term
Who are closer to the equator: the nomads of the Sahara or the coffee growers of Colombia?
Definition
Coffee growers
Term
What river forms Mexico's northern boundary?
Definition
Rio Grande
Term
Which coastal city would probably have a higher yearly average, one at 30 degrees north or one at 40 degrees north?
Definition
30 degrees North
Term
Places near an ocean usually have warmer winters than places farther inland at the same latitude. Which city probably has warmer winters, the Brazilian seaport of Porto Alegre or Cordoba in central Argentina?
Definition
Porte Alegre
Term
Which state is just south of New Hampshire?
Definition
Massachusetts
Term
Find the name of the small, separate part of Russia that lies on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania
Definition
Kaliningrad Oblast
Term
Through which lake does the equator pass: Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi, or Lake Chad?
Definition
Lake Victoria
Term
What city, located on the Congaree River is the capital of South Carolina?
Definition
Columbia
Term
Unlike lands near warm ocean currents, lands near cold currents may be cool and dry. The cold Peru Current passes near the earth's driest desert. What is its name?
Definition
Atacama Desert
Term
You leave the Miami port in your new yacht to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In which direction should you be heading?
Definition
Southeast
Term
Does the Nile River flow from north to south, or from south to north?
Definition
South to north
Term
Which country would generally have a higher temperature year round, Laos or Switzerland? Why?
Definition
Laos; it is closer to the equator, has a lower elevation
Term
What is another name for a line of longitude?
Definition
Meridian
Term
What countries border Iraq?
Definition
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran
Term
List the central American countries in ABC order.
Definition
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Term
What is the name of the largest desert in Southern Africa?
Definition
Namib
Term
Which of the following is not a national capital: Paris, Madrid, Belfast, Geneva, or Warsaw?
Definition
Belfast
Term
Name the river that forms a border between Washington and Oregon?
Definition
Columbia River
Term
What Middle Eastern country that lies between Iraq and Afghanistan used to be called Persia?
Definition
Iran
Term
The tropic of Cancer is to the tropic of Capricorn as the Arctic Circle is to the _______________?
Definition
Antarctic Circle
Term
The city of Shanghai in China is near the mouth of what river?
Definition
Chang Jiang (Yangtze)
Term
What are the end points of the prime meridian?
Definition
North and South poles
Term
Middle America is a term that is sometimes used for all the lands between the United States and South America. How is Middle America different from Central America?
Definition
Central America is part of Middle America, which also includes Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean.