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Geography from Space 2014 Quiz

Answers to Geography from Space 2014 Quiz

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Clue
Correct Answer
Aqua-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Following World War II, the Korean Peninsula split into North Korea and South Korea. The capital of South Korea (white arrow) hosted the 1998 Summer Olympic Games. Name the capital city.
Aqua-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Seoul
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission image courtesy of NASA

Centered on the Equator, this continent (center) is home to tropical forests, woodlands, grasslands, and arid deserts. Name the continent.
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission image courtesy of NASA

Africa
International Space Station image courtesy of NASA

Located in a lagoon called Laguna Veneta, this red-roofed, Italian city (white arrow) sits on 118 small islands. The city is known for its many canals and bridges. Name the city.
International Space Station image courtesy of NASA

Venice
Landsat 8 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

During the War of 1812, the Battle of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to compose a poem that would later be used to create the "Star Spangled Banner," the National Anthem of the United States of America. Fort McHenry (green arrow) is located at the entrance to this city's Inner Harbor. Name the city.
Landsat 8 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

Baltimore
International Space Station image courtesy of NASA

The setting sun gives a golden glow to a long river and lakes along a floodplain. The river, which carries more water than any other river on Earth, flows eastward through Brazil. Name the river.
International Space Station image courtesy of NASA

Amazon River
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

This island (white arrow) is separated from the continent of Australia by the Bass Strait. It was discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642 and is home to a small animal known for its loud screeching. Name the island.
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Tasmania
Suomi NPP image courtesy of NASA

In this nighttime view from orbit, lights illuminate the course of a river and its delta. The concentration of lights illustrates how most of the region's population has been drawn to the resources the river provides. Name the river.
Suomi NPP image courtesy of NASA

Nile River
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Surrounded by the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Ionian seas, this country is composed of a mountainous peninsula and numerous islands. Name the country.
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Greece

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