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Geography from Space 2008 Quiz

Answers to Geography from Space 2008 Quiz

Image Clue Correct Answer
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA.GSFC

Italy and Switzerland are among the nations that border this country on the east. The Pyrenees Mountains border it on the south. Name the country (marked with arrows).
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA.GSFC

France
ISS image, courtesy NASA/JSC

The Zambezi River plummets about 130 meters (over 420 feet), forming a giant waterfall (arrow). Name the waterfall.
ISS image, courtesy NASA/JSC

Victoria Falls
Landsat images with National Elevation Dataset topography, courtesy of USGS

The Appalachian Mountains cut across this U.S. state. A major city on the state’s southeast edge was once the nation's capital. Name the state.
Landsat images with National Elevation Dataset topography, courtesy of USGS

Pennsylvania
SRTM image, courtesy NASA/JPL/NGA

This island nation is among the largest countries of the world. Over 2/3 of its terrain is arid or semi-arid. Its isolation has made it home to many distinctive species of animals and plants. Name the country.
SRTM image, courtesy NASA/JPL/NGA

Australia
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

Dakar (arrow), the capital city of Senegal, lies on the end of a small peninsula that marks the westernmost point of a continent. Name the continent.
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

Africa
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

Clear light blue waters mark the shallows around this group of islands. Name the island group.
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

Bahamas
Satellite image courtesy of GeoEye

A beautiful 17th-century marble building (arrow) rests beside an Asian river. Name the building.
Satellite image courtesy of GeoEye

Taj Mahal
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

The mud-colored Paraná River carries sediments to the estuary known as the Río de la Plata. A capital city (gray area marked with an arrow) lies along the estuary's southwest edge. It is one of the largest cities in the Western Hemisphere. Name the city.
MODIS image, courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

Buenos Aires


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