Daily Geography _23

Daily Geography #23
1. Name three major cities that are located near the Nile River delta (Hint: Atlas, p. 80).
2. What is the capital of the only state through which 100 °W passes and that also has a
coastline on the Gulf of Mexico?
3. Which of the following cities is the capital of Lebanon: Basra, Baghdad, Boston, or Beirut?
Give the country or countries where Basra and Baghdad are found.
4. Moisture-laden winds blowing from the ocean to the land give India very wet summers.
In winter the winds blow in the opposite direction, and it is dry. What are these winds
called? Look up “wind” in an encyclopedia or reference book and give various names
people have for winds. (Hint: People refer to rain as a “shower” or “downpour” – what do they call wind?)
5. Which European city is near the intersection of 60° N and 30° E? (This city was founded
by the Czar Peter the Great in 1703 and is built on the delta of the Neva River.
6. Who controls the Falkland Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean?
7. Is the equator a parallel or a meridian?
8. Sofia is the capital of the Balkan nation of Bulgaria. Name the other ten (10) Balkan
9. Mystery Country: (52° N, 27° E)
a. Name
b. Capital
c. Neighbors
d. Continent
e. Hemisphere
10.Mystery Picture
a. Name(Hint: Atlas, p. 78)
b. Country
c. Continent
d. Hemispheres
e. Interesting Fact
Mystery Flag: (+1 bonus)
BONUS: (+3 bonus)
At the time of King David, tall cedar
forests covered thousands of acres in
the mountains of Lebanon. The wood
was prized for its beauty, strength,
and decay resistance. As people cut
the trees, however, the soil eroded.
Today only a few cedars remain. How
has human activity affected the land where you live? (You may use either the U.S. or Texas as your focus.)