National Geography Awareness Week is Nov. 13-19. Top of the Class will have a contest for students who want to take a walk around the world Nov. 17.
To help get you ready, we've been offering World Watch quizzes periodically since the summer.
In addition to helping you with National Geography Awareness Week, World Watch can help you get ready for the National Geography Bee, which begins in schools throughout the United States in December and continues to state bees. The final competition will be in May in Washington.
Look in Class Notes to check your answers.
1. Since the 1890s, which continent has been the source of the fewest immigrants arriving in New York?
2. American Indians number more than 100,000 in Oklahoma and three of the other lower 48 states. Name one of these other states.
3. Geothermal springs and summer days with 20 hours of sunlight enable which country on the Arctic Circle to grow bananas?
4. China's most populous city also is its commercial and manufacturing center. Name this port city.
5. Name the landlocked country bordered by France and Spain.
Source: The National Geography Bee, a program of the National Geographic Society.
WORLD WATCH QUIZ ANSWERS: The answers to today's World Watch quiz are: 1. Africa 2. Arizona, California, New Mexico 3. Iceland 4. Shanghai 5. Andorra. Did you know that Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, is the world's first national park? The park includes parts of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming but isn't the largest national park in the United States. That honor belongs to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska. With 13.2-million acres, the park has more land than New Hampshire and Vermont put together.