15 National Geography Bee Questions Only Geniuses Will Get Right
How well do you know your world geography? Take a whack at these questions, culled from past National Geographic Bee competitions, and see how you measure up.
Which continent includes the Jutland and Iberian Peninsulas?
Europe. We started with an easy one, but see if you can pass this geography 101 quiz next!
In 1971, the British government ended its protectorate in the Trucial States. These states form what present-day country on the Persian Gulf?
The United Arab Emirates. Get that one too? Next, take this mensa quiz to find if you’re really a genius.
Sikkim, a region between Nepal and Bhutan, is part of what country?
India. If you’re acing this test, see if you can pass this elementary school math quiz.
The Sea of Azov borders Ukraine and what other country?
Russia. If you got this one right, don’t miss the 25 toughest riddles ever.
People in the most populous Scandinavian country celebrate a festival of light called St. Lucia Day to mark the start of the Christmas season. Name this country.
Sweden. Brush up on the rest of your geography skills with these geography facts everyone always gets wrong.
Which capital city, located about 20 miles from the Adriatic Sea, is a major industrial center for Albania?
Tirana. If you made it this far, give Einstein’s riddle a go and see if you can solve it.
Iqaluit, which means “place of fish,” is the biggest community on the largest island in the Arctic Archipelago. Name this island.
Baffin Island. If you can find the missing word in this logic puzzle, you might be a genius.
Hiva Oa, one of the main islands in the Marquesas Islands, belongs to what European country?
France. Now, can you figure out which state flag comes next in this puzzle?
Cenotes, or sinkholes, such as those found on the Yucatan Peninsula are associated with which rock—basalt or limestone?
Limestone. You might want to try this trivia quiz that only geniuses will get right if you got this one correct!
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. If you got that right, check out the rest of these science trivia facts everyone always gets wrong.
A city on Baranof Island served as the principal town of Russian America until Alaska became a U.S. territory. Name this city.
Sitka. Now, can you ace this state capitals quiz?
Name the eastern-most national capital city in Central America
Panama City. Brush up on your history with these history questions everyone always gets wrong.
Which city is more likely to have desert vegetation?
B. New Orleans
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Which city is located on Puget Sound?
A. Seattle. Check out these other U.S. trivia facts your history teacher never taught you.
Which state was the first to secede from the United States in the months leading up to the Civil War?
B. South Carolina