The mind of Sanjeev Uppalluri took off for places unknown at the age of 2, when an uncle gave him a globe of the world.
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10 sample questions from the National Geographic Be this week.
1. What country is bordered by Burkina Faso and Libya?
2. What country is bordered by Thailand and Cambodia?
3. What country is bordered by Turkey and Saudi Arabia?
4. Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks without supplemental oxygen. The final peak in her expedition was K2, located on the border between China and what other country?
5. Northern Namibia is the site of one of the world’s largest wildlife parks, which is centered on a large salt pan. Name this salt pan.
6. Botanist Joseph Rock … made many expeditions to the upper Salween River region near the Tanggula Range. This range lies in what present-day country?
7. The Okavango Delta feeds into what lake to the south?
8. Name the historic region south of Tripolitania that includes the Saharan oases of Sabha and Marzuq.
9. The city of N’Djamena is located at the confluence of the Logone River and what other river?
10. Situated in Yukon’s southwest corner, Mount Logan is located in what subrange of the Coast Ranges?
Answers: 1. Niger. 2. Laos. 3. Iraq. 4. Pakistan. 5. Etosha Pan. 6. China. 7. Lake Ngami. 8. Fezzan. 9. Chari River. 10. St. Elias Mountains.