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Geography from Space 2013 Quiz

Answers to Geography from Space 2013 Quiz

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Clue
Correct Answer
ISS image courtesy of NASA/JSC

This archaeological site contains the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. It is located on the outskirts of a capital city that is the largest city (by population) in Africa. What is the name of the city?
ISS image courtesy of NASA/JSC

Cairo
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

A hook-shaped peninsula sticks out from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. A rich maritime history and abundant beaches attract heavy tourism to this area during the summer months. What is the name of the peninsula?
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Cape Cod
WorldView-2 image courtesy of DigitalGlobe

The large oval structure (center) is the Coliseum. Built between 70 and 80 AD, it could hold over 50,000 spectators. It is located at the center of a capital city alongside the Arch of Constantine (arrow). What is the name of the city?
WorldView-2 image courtesy of DigitalGlobe

Rome
Aqua-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Parts of two countries are visible in this image of the southern tip of South America. The easternmost is Argentina. Name the long narrow country on the west that borders the Pacific Ocean.
Aqua-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Chile
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory and NASA/GSFC

This island nation (arrow) is often called the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". Its largest city is Colombo. It is a leading exporter of tea and a popular tourist destination. What is the name of this island nation?
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory and NASA/GSFC

Sri Lanka
Aster image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

This capital city (center) is located on the banks of the Moskva River (arrow). It has a population of over 10 million people. World renowned for its architecture, the city contains Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. What is the name of the city?
Aster image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Moscow
Aster image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

The "Four Corners" area (center) is the only place in the U.S. where the boundaries of four states meet (shown as white lines). The San Juan River (arrow) crosses the landscape. What is the name of one of the four states?
Aster image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Colorado, Utah, New Mexico or Arizona
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

This shallow body of water is fed by the Tigris, Euphrates, and Karun Rivers. It connects to the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea through the Strait of Hormuz. What is the name of this body of water?
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Persian Gulf

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