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Geography from Space 2009 Quiz

Answers to Geography from Space 2009 Quiz

Image
Clue
Correct Answer
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This Asian nation is made up of many islands, the largest of which is called Honshū. Name the country.
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Japan
Terra/MODIS imagery courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

Arcing across this image are the snow-covered Himalayas. The second most populous country in the world lies to the south (arrows). Name the country.
Terra/MODIS imagery courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

India
Landsat image with National Elevation Dataset topography, courtesy of USGS

This U.S. state is the third largest by area. In the 19th century, it experienced a "Gold Rush" which brought dramatic change and significant growth. Name the state.
Landsat image with National Elevation Dataset topography, courtesy of USGS

California
ISS image, courtesy NASA/JSC

In this European city, a wide boulevard leads to a well-known monument (red arrow) and a tall structure (blue arrow) lies near a winding river. Name the city.
ISS image, courtesy NASA/JSC

Paris
Terra/MISR image, courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Located off the central coast of Queensland, this collection of reefs and islands (arrows) is a small part of the world’s largest coral reef system. Name the reef system.
Terra/MISR image, courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Great Barrier Reef
Terra/MODIS imagery courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

This country (outlined in white) is bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Tripoli. Name the country.
Terra/MODIS imagery courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

Libya
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of Jesse Allen, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

For centuries explorers have searched for a Northwest Passage, an arctic sea route that would connect two great oceans. In recent summers, enough longstanding sea ice has melted away to temporarily open such a passage through a group of northern islands. Name the country that contains these islands and the Northwest Passage.
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of Jesse Allen, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Canada
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The island on the bottom right of this image is Jamaica. The tip of land on the top edge of the image is part of the United States. Name the long, thin island in the center.
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Cuba

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