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GEO Bee
Introduction
This Geography contest created in response to concern about a lack of geographic knowledge among school children.

Geography is a field of science dedicated to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the earth.  A literal translation of geography would be to describe or write about the earth.

Geography as a discipline can be split broadly into two main subsidiary fields, Human geography and physical geography. The former focuses on the built environment and how humans creates, view, manage and influence space. The latter examines the natural environment and how organisms, climate, soil, water  and land forms produce and interact.
Physical Geography can be divided into many broad categories of 

1. Bio geography
2. Climatology and meteorology
3. Coastal Geography
4. Environmental Management
5. Geodesy
6. Geomorphology
7. Glaciology
8. Hydrology and hydrography
9. Landscape  Ecology 
10. Oceanography
11. Pedology
12. Paleography

Human geography can be divided into many broad categories such as

1. Cultural Geography
2. Developmental Geography
3. Economic geography
4. Health geography
5. Historical and time geography
6. Political Geography or demography
7. Religion geography
8. Social geography
9. Transportation geography
10. Tourism Geography
11. Urban Geography
Thus geography is a vast subject, an attempt has been made here to list probable questions a student needs to know while studying and preparing for Geo bee competition.
This booklet is only a reference; students need to also refer other books pertaining to the branches as listed above.

Compiler- V.P. Nanda Kumar

GEO BEE Sample Questions

1. While La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, what is the constitutional capital? Sucre

2. Which country is the most populous in the world? China

3. Bikini Atoll, Where the United States tested nuclear weapons, is located in which country?  The Marshall Islands

4. The Nordic council is composed of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and which other country? Iceland

5. What is the largest desert in the world? The Sahara

6. Denmark lies on which peninsula? Jutland

7. The source of the Danube River is in which forest?  The black Forest

8. The Great Rift Valley is located on which continent? Africa

9. Which country includes caprivi’s finger?  Namibia

10. In 1707, England and Wales formally united with which other territory to form Great Britain?  Scotland

11. Which country, along with Colombia, forms the border of North and South America? Panama

12. Which country has the higher per captia income? The United States

13. The French Riviera contains which small country? Monaco

14. The Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of Arjuman Banu Bagam, is located in which country? India

15. Which country controls the Caribbean island of Montserrat? The United Kingdom

16. Which country produces the largest number of motion pictures each year?  India

17. Cape Morris Jesup, the northernmost point of land, is located where? Greenland

18. Which West Africa country’s north and south boundaries parallel a river? Cambia

19. The Kashmir region is disputed by India and which other country? Pakistan

20. How many provinces does Canada have? Ten

21. Which is the longest river in Europe? The Volga

22. On which Japanese island is Tokyo located?  Honshu

23. Which Indian Ocean country of islands has its own continental shelf? Seychelles

24. What is the world’s most visited mountain? Mount Fuji

25. Mexico is divided in to how many states? Thirty-one

26. Which Canadian province is predominately French?  Quebec

27. The deepest lake in North America, the Great Slave Lake, is located in which country?  Canada

28. Which mountain range runs through Austria? The Alps

29. Which pacific island country has a large population of Hindus? Fiji

30. The Crimean peninsula juts into which body of water?  The black sea

31. Lake Volta is located in which African country? Ghana

32. Which country is located west of Thailand? Myanmar

33. Which country has the lowest maximum elevation in the world? The Maldives

34. The Gulf of Bothnia is located off the coast of which country? Finland

35. Guadalcanal, the site of bloody fighting during World War 2, is part of which country? Solomon Islands

36. Which salty body of water is the lowest land elevation on earth? The Dead Sea

37. What is the title of the leader of the Vatican city? Pope

38. The Coral Sea is located between Australia and which other country? Papua New Guinea

39. The Gulf of Aden is bordered by Somalia and what other country?  Yemen

40. What holiday brings a great number of tourists to Rio de Janeiro?  Carnival

41. Which country recently returned control of the Panama Canal to panama?  The United States

42. Which is the smallest country in the western Hemisphere? Grenada

43. Which pacific island country has a constitutional monarchy? Tonga

44. A region called Punjab can be found both in India and which other country?  Pakistan

45. The Parisian gulf war (1990-1991) was fought by a coalition of countries to liberate which country? Kuwait

46. Which African country separated from Ethiopia in 1993, causing Ethiopia to become landlocked? Eritrea

47. Which Japanese city was the second to be devastated by an atomic bomb? Nagasaki

48. In which South African country can you find the makgadikgadi salt pans, home to many flamingos? Botswana

49. Okinawa is part of which country? Japan

50. Which country is the worlds second most populous and leads the world in tea production? India

51. The Maginot line was built in the 1930s to protect which country’s eastern border? France

52. Which major mountain range runs through Bhutan? The Himalaya

53. Which country was the first to give women the right to vote? New Zealand

54. The Bay of Pigs is located in which country? Cuba

55. The Baykonur Cosmodrome is located in which country? Kazakhstan

56. Which South American country is a member of OPEC? Venezuela

57. The invasion by Germany of which country began worldwar2? Poland

58. Which country is north of Brazil? Guyana

59. The Mozambique Channel separates Mozambique and what other country? Madagascar

60. Mumbai was previously known by what name? Bombay

61. Which country is located immediately north of Burkina? Mali

62. Which volcanic country is home to the world’s oldest parliament, the Althing? Iceland

63. The Falkland Islands are controlled by which country? The United Kingdom

64. The Strait of Magellan is located in which country? Chile

65. Jakarta is the capital of which Islamic country? Indonesia

66. Which country is composed of seven sheikdoms? United Arab Emirates

67. Which country had policy of apartheid? South Africa

68. You can drive on the Autobahn while in which country? Germany

69. Which country is farther north? Algeria

70. Which country is the world’s leading coffee producer? Brazil

71. Which Canadian province was formerly known as Acadia? Nova Scotia

72. Which island nation seceded from Malaysia in1965? Singapore

73. What is the name for a rocky desert? Reg

74. What is the most abundant element, by weight, in the earth’s crust? Oxygen

75. The tilt of the earth’s axis is responsible for what changes during a year? The seasons

76. The North Pole is dark twenty-four hours a day during which season in the northern hemisphere? Winter

77. Earthquakes can cause large, damaging ocean waves known by what Japanese name? Tsunamis

78. Sand ridges that connect an offshore island to the mainland are called what? Tombolos 

79. The condition where the average temperature of the Earth is increasing, possibly due to an increase in green house gases, is known as what? Global warming

80. A funnel cloud that touches down on the ground is called what? A tornado

81. Ozone is made up of three atoms of which important element?  Oxygen

82. Heat index is calculated using temperature and which other measurement?  Humidity 

83. The measurement of kinetic, or thermal, energy is known as what? Temperature 

84. What instrument measures air pressure?  Barometer 

85. The temperature at which air becomes saturated with water vapor as cool is known as what? The dew point 

86. What is the name of the process of warm air rising?  Convection 

87. Which wispy type of cloud can be found at high altitudes? Cirrus
 
88. Rapid flows of water that quickly fill dry streambeds of a desert during thunderstorms are known as what? Flash floods 

89. Spherical pieces of ice falling from cumulonimbus clouds typically during storms are called what? Hail

90. What are the lines on a map that shows areas of similar pressure called? Isobars 

91. Granite is an example of which type of rock? Igneous 

92. A Vibration of the earth caused by a rapid release of energy is known as what?  An earthquake 

93. When a small glacier flows into a large glacier with a deeper through, what type of U-shaped valley remains when the glaciers recede? A hanging valley 

94. Monsoons, which drop large amounts of rain in the summer, mostly affect which continent? Asia 

95. Artesian springs that come up in the middle of desserts can create what?  Oases

96. Which sea was created by Arabia’s movement away from Africa? The red sea 

97. In additional to thunder, what is another feature of thunderstorms? Lightning

98. Large storms with winds over 74 miles per hour are called what? Hurricanes 

99. The powderlike particles of rock that spew from an erupting volcano are called what? Ash

100. What is the name of the organic component of soil formed from plant and animal litter? Humus

101. Deposits of calcite that forms on the roof of caverns into icicle-looking structures are called what? Stalactites

102. In what form can most of the Earth’s fresh water be found? Ice 

103. In the western pacific and Indian oceans, hurricane-like storms are called what? Typhoons 

104. The slope of stream is known as what? The gradient 

105. Which waterfalls have the largest flow of water in the world? Niagara falls 

106. Why is the salinity of seawater often highest near the surface? Evaporation

107. The process by which layers of sediment are cemented together to form rock is called what?  Lithification

108. The period when glaciers covered all of Canada and parts of the United States was known as what?  The ice age 

109. The average temperature and precipitation for an area determine what? The climate 

120. What are thermals springs called when their temperature is above human body temperature? Hot springs 

111. The ozone layer plays an important role by blocking which type of radiation from the sun? Ultraviolet

112. What term is used to describe water naturally seeping from the ground?  A spring

113. What celestial body is primarily responsible for the Earth’s tides? The moon 

114. What instrument records the intensity of an earthquake?  A Seismograph

115. During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl was created by a prolonged period of dry weather called what? A drought

116.  Water falling from clouds as rain, snow, or sleet is known as what? Precipitation

117. An artificial lake, created by damming a river, is called what?A Reservoir

118. On a map, lines of equal temperature are known as what? Isotherms

119. Areas of low pressure where the pressure decreases toward the center are known as what?  Cyclones

120. The Richter scale is used to measure the intensity of what? Earthquakes

121. Which natural phenomenon caused by thunderstorms cause more deaths in the United States than any other natural hazard? Lightning 

122. Which is the main source of erosion in a desert? Water

123. What happened to the level of the oceans at the end of the Ice Age? They rose 

124. What is the name of sandy desert? Erg 

125. Currents in the Northern Hemisphere circle around in which direction? Clockwise 

126. Name one of two elements of which mafic rocks have high concentrations? Iron or Magnesium

127. As altitude increases, air pressure does what? It decreases  

128. The condensation of water in the air near the surface of the Earth creates a cloudlike effect called what? Fog

129. What is the name of the theory that holds that the continents are slowly moving a part? Continental drift 

130. What is the term for the surface of water you must reach if you are digging for a well? The water table 

131. Which type of cloud is puffy and cotton like? Cumulus

132. The ozone layer can be found in which atmospheric layer? The stratosphere 

133. The low pressure of a hurricane creates a dome of elevated water that is called what when it hits shore, often causing flooding? A Storm Surge
  
134. The moment of air from a high- pressure area to a low-pressure area causes what? Wind

135. It was said that the sun never set on which empire? The British Empire
 
136. Which two neighboring Asian countries both conducted testing of nuclear weapons for the first time in 1998? India and Pakistan 

137. The first atomic bomb used for war was dropped on which Japanese city?  Hiroshima 

138. What did Winston Churchill name the divide between free and communist Europe in a famous 1946 speech? The Iron Curtain 

139. What event brought hundreds of thousands of people to California in 1848?  The Gold Rush 

140. The 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo led to which conflict?  World war 1

141. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister of which former British colony in 1947?  India

142. In which European city were the first modern Olympics held in 1876? Athens

143. The Zimmermann telegram was meant to persuade which country to ally with Germany against the United States during World War 1? Mexico

144. Who became prime minister of the United Kingdom in 1940, after the start of World War 2?  Winston Churchill
 
145. Which conflict began in 1950 when communist forces crossed the Thirty-eight parallel?  The Korean war
 
146. Which group, led by Genghis Khan, conquered much of central Asia, from china to modern Russia?  The Mongols

147. Which Middle Eastern city do Christmas, Jews, and Muslims consider sacred?  Jerusalem
 
148. Which country has eleven official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Swazi, and Zulu?  South Africa
 
149. What are the two official languages of Canada?  English and French 
150. What is the primary religion of India? Hinduism

151. What are the names of the towers from which Muslims are called to prayer? minarets
 
152. The Kaaba is a holy Islamic site located in which city?  Mecca 

153. What is the largest sect of Christianity, comprising about half of the total? Roman catholic
 
154. In which city can the cathedral of Notre Dame be found?  Paris
 
155. Traditional Hinduism divides society into various social classes, with the lowest level being the untouchables. What is this system called in India? The cast system
 
156. While Hindi is the official language of India, what is the most important language for political and economic communication? English

157. Some pregnant women in the southern United States and in Africa practice geography, which means they eat what?  Earth or Clay 

158. What is the most popular sport in the world?  Soccer
 
159. Spain, Italy, and what other country lead the world in olive production?  Greece 

160. What type of cops are luxuries grown solely for profit, like tobacco in the united state?  Cash crops  

161. Although 40 percent of Egypt’s workforce is engaged in agriculture, food must be important because of the extensive farming of what cash crop?  Cotton 

162. Odessa was important as the USSR’s warm-water port on which sea? The Black sea 

163. What southern Asian city-states is considered one of the Four Tigers because of it6s strength in trade and industry? Singapore

164. Which West African country, with Conakry as its capital city, is the world’s second-leading producer of bauxite? Guinea 

165. The Philippines is the world’s leading producer of copra, which is used to make what cooking oil?  Coconut oil 

166. What sweet crop is extensively grown on Mauritius?  Sugarcane

167. Which product dominates Iceland’s exports? Fish 

168. Which peninsular European country has its industrial region in the north and its agricultural region in the south?  Italy 
 
169. Which river valley is home to cyperus papyrus, a plant soaked and dried to make a paper that was commonly used by several ancient civilizations?  The Nile

170. Which country has the world’s largest democracy and is the world’s largest producer of tea and sugarcane?  India

171. Shocked by western advances in the 1850s, which country finally opened its doors to western trade after the Meiji restoration during the nineteenth century?  Japan 

172. What does IMF stands for? International Monetary Fund 

173. What Asian countries cross five time zones but insist on using only one? china 

174. The Golan Heights is a disputed territory between Israel and which other country?  Syria 

175. Who is the first and longtime leader of communist Cuba? Fidel castro
 
176. Which type of government can be formed in Saudi Arabia?  monarchy
 
177. In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini led the overthrow of the government of which country? Iran

178. Which city was the capital of Australia before Canberra?  Melbourne

179. What continent was declared a demilitarized zone in 1959? Antarctica
 
180. What is the common name for the international organization that focuses on fighting crime? Interpol

181. The Dalai Lama, currently in exile, is the traditional and religious leader of which former country absorbed by china?  Tibet 

182. In the Boer War, which country fought against the Transvaal and the Orange Free State? Great Britain 
 
183. Which country controls the island of Tahiti? France

184. What was the capital of Brazil before it moved to Brasilia?  Rio de janeiro 

185. Which European confederation is composed of twenty-three cantons? Switzerland
 
186. Which country is known as Nippon in its native language?  Japan

187. Since the late 1980s, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were banned to prevent further damage to what? The ozone layer
 
188. Gunung Mulu National park, containing the world’s most extensive cave system and tropical rain forests, is located in which Asian country?  Malaysia 

189. What region south of the Sahara desert is at risk of desertification? Sahel 

190. The giant panda is native to the bamboo forests of which country? China 

191. Which large mammal, native to Africa, is being hunted into extinction for its horn? Rhinoceros
 
192. Which gas is responsible for approximately 75 percent of the green house effect? Carbon Dioxide

193. What is the largest rain forest in the world?  The Amazon rain forest
 
194. Which U.S, state contains nearly 2,500 species of flora and few native mammals? Hawaii

195. Over which continent is the hole in the ozone layer the largest?   Antarctica 
 
196. Which animal is the largest terrestrial animal in North America, found on the plains from Canada to Mexico, and was nearly hunted to extinction during the nineteenth century? Bison (or buffalo) 

197. In June 2001, which South America country was rocked by an 8.4 earthquake that struck 370miles southeast of Lima? Peru

198. In March 2001, The Mir space station crashed back to earth after fifteen years in orbit, splashing into what body of water?  Pacific Ocean
 
199. In april2001, a U.S. surveillance plane collided with a fighter craft, forcing the U.S. plane to land on the island of Hainan in which Asian country? China 

200. In July, the people of Vieques Island overwhelmingly voted to request that the United States Navy immediately stop all bombing exercises there, Vieques Island is part of what U.S. territory? Puerto Rico

201. In India, which one of the following States has the largest inland saline wetland?  
Rajasthan

202. In which one of the following States has India's largest private sector sea port been commissioned recently?  
Andhra Pradesh

203. Consider the following countries:
1. Australia
2. Namibia
3. Brazil
4. Chile
Through which of the above does tropic of Capricorn pass? 
1, 2, 3 and 4.

204. Consider the following statements:
1. There are no east flowing rivers in Kerala.
2. There are no west flowing rivers in Madhya Pradesh.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
Neither 1 nor 2

205. In India, the ports are categorized as major and non-major ports. Which one of the following is a non-major port? 
Dahej

206. In which one of the following places is the Shompen tribe found? 
Nicobar Islands

207. In which state is the Buddhist site Tabo Monastery located? 
Himachal Pradesh

208. Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located? 
Hampi

209. When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour? 
Presence of ferric oxides

210. Which among the following has the world's largest reserves of Uranium? 
 Australia

211. Which is the difference between asteroids and comets?
1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.
3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  
1 and 3 only

212. Which one of the following can one come across if one travels through the Strait of Malacca 
Singapore

213. Which one of the following is the appropriate reason for considering the Gondwana rocks as most important of rock systems of India? 
More than 90% of India’s coal reserves are found in them.

214. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? (City to River) 
Berlin : Rhine
15 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? (Dam / Lake to River) 
Kolleru Lake - Krishna

216. Which one of the following rivers does not originate in India? 
Sutlej

217. With reference to the mineral sources of India, consider the following pairs:
Mineral 90% National Sources in
1. Copper — Jharkhand
2. Nickel — Orissa
3. Tungsten — Kerala
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?  
2 only

218. With reference to the river Luni, which one of the following statements is correct? 
It is lost in the marshy land of the Rann of Kuchchh.

219. Which one of the following pairs of countries fought wars over a region called Ogaden?  
Ethiopia and Somalia

220. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? 
Singapore :Shcomp

221. A geographic region has the following distinct characteristics:
1. Warm and dry climate.
2. Mild and wet winter.
3. Evergreen oak trees.
The above features are the distinct characteristics of which one of the following regions?  
Mediterranean

222. A layer in the Earth’s atmosphere called Ionosphere facilitates radio communication. Why?
1. The presence of ozone causes the reflection of radio waves to Earth.
2. Radio waves have a very long wavelength.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
Neither 1 nor 2

223. A state in India has the following characteristics:
1. Its northern part is arid and semi-arid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics? 
Gujarat

224. Among the following States, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production, and can develop an export oriented industry in this field?  
Arunachal Pradesh

225. As a result of their annual survey, the National Geographic Society and an international polling firm Globe Scan gave India top rank in Greendex 2009 score. What is this score? 
It is a measure of environmentally sustainable consumer behaviour in different countries.

226. At which one of the following places do two important rivers of India originate, while one of them flows towards north and merges with another important river flowing towards Bay of Bengal, the other one flows towards Arabian Sea? 
Amarkantak

227. Between India and East Asia, the navigation-time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?
1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
2. Opening a new canal across the Kra isthmus between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
Both 1 and 2

228. Cape Canaveral, the site from which space shuttles are launched is located on the coast of  
Florida

229. Consider the following countries:
1. Switzerland
2. Malta
3. Bulgaria
Which of the above are members of European Union? 
2 and 3 only

230. Consider the following pairs:
Protected Area Well Known for
1. Bhiterkanika, Orissa — Salt Water Crocodile
2. Desert National Park, Rajasthan — Great Indian Bustard
3. Eravikulam, Kerala — Hootak Gibbon
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? 
1 and 2 only

231. Consider the following pairs:
Organization to Location of Headquarters
1. Asian Development bank : Tokyo
2. Asia-pacific Economic Corporation : Singapore
3. Association of South East Asian nations : Bangkok
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?  
2 only

232. Consider the following pairs:
Automobile Manufacturer to Headquarters
1. MMW AG : USA
2. Daimler AG : Sweden
3. Renault S. A. : France
4. Volkswagen AG : Germany
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? 
3 and 4

233. Consider the following pairs:
Famous places to Country
1. Cannes : France
2. Davos : Denmark
3. Roland Garros : The Netherlands
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? 
1 only

234. Consider the following statements:
1. The Taxus tree naturally found in the Himalayas.
2. The Taxus tree is listed in the Red Data Book.
3. A drug called ‘taxol’ is obtained from Taxus tree is effective against Parkinson’s disease.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
1 and 2 only

235. Consider the following statements:
1. The boundaries of a National Park are defined by legislation.
2. A Biosphere Reserve is declared to conserve a few specific species of flora and fauna.
3. In a Wildlife Sanctuary, limited biotic interference is permitted.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
1 and 3 only

236. Following are the characteristics of an area in India:
1. Hot and humid climate.
2. Annual rainfall 200 cm.
3. Hill slopes up to an altitude of 1100 metres.
4. Annual range of temperature 15°C to 30°C.
Which one among the following crops are you most likely to find in the area described above?  
Pepper

237. If there were no Himalayan ranges, what would have been the most likely geographical impact on India?
1. Much of the country would experience the cold waves from Siberia.
2. Indo – gangetic plain would be devoid of such extensive alluvial soils.
3. The pattern of monsoon would be different from what it is at present.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  
1, 2 and 3

238. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area? 
Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest

239. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists
(Geographic feature to Country)
A. Great Victoria Desert 1. Australia
B. Grand Canyon 2. Canada
C. lake Winnipeg 3. New Zealand
D. Southern Alps 4. USA 
A - 1, B - 4, C - 2, D – 3

240. Name the State where density of population is the lowest 
Arunachal Pradesh

241. Recently, which one of the following was included in the UNESCO's World Heritage list?  
Kalka-Shimla Railway

242. Salinization occurs when the irrigation water accumulated in the soil evaporates, leaving behind salts and minerals. What are the effects of salinization on the irrigated land? 
It makes some soils impermeable

243. Southeast Asia has captivated the attention of global community over space and time as a geostrategically significant region. Which among the following is the most convincing explanation for this global perspective? 
Its location between the Pacific and Indian oceans and its pre-eminent maritime character

244. Tamil Nadu is a leading producers of mill–made cotton yarn in the country. What could be the reason?
1. Black cotton soil is the predominant type of soil in the State.
2. Rich pool of skilled labour is available.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
2 only

245. The DulHasti Power Station is based on which one of the following rivers? 
Chenab

246. The latitudes that pass through Sikkim also pass through 
Rajasthan

247. The lower Gangetic plain is characterised by humid climate with high temperature throughout the year. Which one among the following pairs of crops is most suitable for this region? 
Paddy and Jute

248. Though coffee and tea both are cultivated on hill slopes, there is some difference between them regarding their cultivation. In this context, consider the following statements:
1. Coffee plant requires a hot and humid climate of tropical areas whereas tea can be cultivated in both tropical and subtropical areas.
2. Coffee is propagated by seeds but tea is propagated by stem cuttings only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
Both 1 and 2

249. Two important rivers – one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in Odisha), and another, with its source in Odisha – merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of Bay of Bengal before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and biodiversity and a protected area. Which one of the following could be this? 
Bhitarkanika

250. What causes wind to defect toward left in the Southern hemisphere? 
Rotation of the earth

251. In which city is the HQ of the Central bank of China? Taipei

252. Which is the only one of New York’s five boroughs to be located on the mainland? The Bronx

253. In which city is Marco Polo airport? Venice

254. Which is the only country crossed by a tropic and the Equator? Brazil

255. In Australia, in which month of the year is the longest day? December

256. Which are the only two countries that have square flags? Switzerland and The Vatican

257. On which side of the road do the Japanese drive? The left

258. The language officially called Putonghua is more commonly known as what? Mandarin

259. Only three countries (members of the United Nations) have names that start with the letter ‘F’ in English Which are they? France, Finland Fiji

260. In which country is water considered so precious that it gives name to the currency: the Pula? Botswana

261. How many time zones are there in China? One

262. What in Australia is a Willy-Willy? A whirlwind

263. What is traditionally considered the burial site of St.Peter? Rome

264. Where is the Mosquito Coast? Nicaragua

265. Which country has HK on its aircraft? Colombia

266. Where in India is the Dona Paula beach? Goa

267. The Aswan high Dam is built on which river? The Nile

268. In Nepal, which peak is known as ‘Sagarmatha’? Mt. Everest

269. Who planned the city of New Delhi? Edwin Lutyens

270. Which Indian state has earned the sobriquet ‘land of Lamps’? Kerala

271. In Japan, what would you do with Sushi (raw fish)?  Eat it

272. To which South American country would you go to see the relics of the Inca civilization? Peru

273. Which Blockbuster Hollywood movie was shot in a huge tank constructed in Mexico? Titanic

274.Which South West African nation gained independence from South Africa in 1990? Namibia N

275. On arrival, if you are greeted with ‘aloha’ , you will be vacationing in which region of the   world? Hawaii

276. Whose official residence is the Elysee palace? The President of France

277. On which river are the Victoria falls located? The Zambezi

278. In Hyderabad, The Mir Alam Tank is a part of which park or garden? The Nehru Zoological Park

279. In which city in the Persian Gulf region is the world’s most lucrative horse race held? Dubai

280. Name the water body that separates the Middle East from Africa? The Red Sea

281. JigneSingyeWangchuk is the monarch of which mountainous Asian country? Bhutan

282. How many Emirates formed the UAE? Seven

283. Which country has the largest area? Russia

284.Which country has the longest coastline? Canada

285. Which is the oldest of the ‘Seven wonders of the world’? The Pyramids of Gaza

286. Which continent has the most countries? Africa

287. Which is the fastest growing plant in the world? Bamboo

288. Which Indian capital was once known as Azimabad? Patna

289. Which water body is the saltiest? The Dead sea

290. Which planet of the solar system has two distinct areas of topography: the Northern Lowlands and Southern Highlands? Mars

291. Which river touches more countries than any other? The Danube

292. What is the name of the winds in the tropics that blow from the east? The trade winds

293. What South American desert is considered the driest desert on Earth? The Atacama Desert

294. To see lions, gazelles, and zebras in Nairobi National Park, you would travel to which country? Kenya

295. What is the term for the regular rise and fall of the water level in the ocean caused by the gravitational attraction of he sun and the moon? The tide

296. To see the Parthenon, on the Acropolis and otherancient ruins, you would travel to which country? Greece

297. What is the term for a stream that flows into a larger river? Tributary

298. What is an antipode? The point on the opposite side of the Earth from another point

299. The Andaman and Nicobar islands separate which Bay from the Andaman Sea? Bay of Bengal

300. Where is Land’s End? It is cape at the south western tip of England

301. Which country sponsored Christopher Columbus voyage? Spain

302. After which Italian explorer is America named? Amerigo Vespucci

303. Where is the world’s largest coral reef? The Great Barrier reef, off the coast of Australia

304. What is the shortest river in the world? Oregon’s Driver 

305. Which is the world’s highest waterfall? Angel falls

306. Which planet’s satellites are Phobos and Deimos? Mars

307. Which Indian state’s folk dance is Panihari? Rajasthan

308. Along the Banks of which river does Gandhinagar lie? The Sabarmati

309. In which Indian State is Mount Abu situated? Rajasthan

310. Which is the largest ocean in the world? The pacific

311. In which Indian state is the Golconda fort located? Andhra Pradesh

312. Whose statue stands in London’s Trafalgar Square? Admiral Lord Nelson

313. Which Indian state wan once known as the Lushai Hills District? Mizoram

314. On which planet would you find a huge bulge named Tharsis? Mars

315. In which country will you find the Mahabharat range? Nepal

316. Which river has the largest volume of water in the world? The Amazon

317. In which city are the Petronas Twin Towers situated? Kuala Lumpur

318. The international airport at Kolkata is named after whom? Subhas Chandra Bose

319. In which city in Great Britain is Hyde Park? London

320. Which is the smallest island of Lakshwadeep? Bitra

321. Which Indian city was originally known as Kapila? Haridwar

322. What does the Statue of Liberty hold in its right hand? A flaming torch

323. Which country borders Switzerland on the west? France

324. Which Indian state is ‘Tamasha’ indigenous to? Maharashtra

325. The Seychelles are part of which continent? Africa

326. Which country was formerly known as Siam? Thailand

327. In which Indian State is the Ghoomra dance performed? Orissa

328. Which Planet’s moon is Callisto? Jupiter

329. Which planet’s moons are lapetus and Dione? Saturn

330. In which continent is the Victoria falls? Africa

331. In which Indian state is the Nandankanan zoo situated? Orissa

332. In 1972, what name did the area, the North East Frontier Agency, acquire? Arunachal Pradesh
 
333. The ancient port town of Poompuhar is in which Indian state? Tamil Nadu

334. What is the official language of Brazil? Portuguese 

335. In which state is Dalhousie hill station situated? Himachal Pradesh

336. By what name is the ancient city of Madhurapuri now known? Madurai

337. In which Indian state capital is the Kovalam beach situated? Thiruvananthapuram

338. What is the name used to indicated the zero degree longitude that passes through a borough in London and erminated at the north and south poles?  The Greenwich meridian

339. The palni hills are a continuation of which mountain range? The Anaimalai

340. Which present day Indian capital was known as Tondaimandalm? Chennai

341. The atmospheric condition kown as El Nino, occurs in which continent during Christmas? South America

342. In which city would you find the colosseum? Rome 

343. Which Indian city is named after the Goddess Chandi Devi? Chandigarh

344. What was the old name for the city of Kochi? Cochin 

345. In which ocean is Cape Comorin? The Indian Ocean

346. Which country leads the world in the production of gold?  South Africa

347. Who are the single largest black ethnic group in South Africa? The Zulu

348. The inner core of the earth consists primarily of which element? Iron

349. Lines of equal intensity of radiation are known as what? Isodose

350. What is the degree of rotation of the earth each hour? 15 degrees

351. Three-quarters of the world’s teak comes from which country? Myanmar

352. The Koyna reservoir is in which Indian state? Maharashtra

353. Which is the world’s highest continent? Antarctica

354. The biggest ethnic group of which country are the Pashtuns? Afghanistan

355. Which river is also known as the Narayani? The Gandak

356. The name of which kind of storm is derived from the Spanish word meaning ‘thunderstorm’? A tornado

357. The Kyat is the currency of which country? Myanmar

358. Which is the oldest of the Dravidian languages? Tamil

359. In which Indian state is the silent valley national park located? Kerala

360. Which island country was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521?  The Philippines

361. The Knesset is the parliament of which country? Israel

362. Which state is sometimes referred to as the ‘Switzerland’ of the east? Nagaland 

363. The city of Guwahati lies along the banks of which river? The Brahmaputra

364. Which is the longest river in the world? The Nile

365. Where would you be if you were watching the sun rise from the Tiger hill? Darjeeling

366. Jaigaon is an India border town adjoining which neighbouring country? Bhutan 



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