Kennesaw State hosts World Geography Bowl

Of all the continents‚ this is the only permanently inhabited one lying completely in the…

Georgia (Apr 18, 2001) — Kennesaw State hosts World Geography Bowl



Of all the continents‚ this is the only permanently inhabited one lying completely in the Southern Hemisphere; for 10 points‚ name it.

Circling the globe at 23.5 degrees south‚ the sun is directly over this line at noon on the winter solstice; for 10 points‚ name the line.

The high school freshmen participating in the 2nd annual High School World Geography Bowl at Kennesaw State University will be able to answer those questions‚ plus many others.

The geography bowl‚ sponsored by the Department of Sociology‚ Geography and Anthropology at KSU‚ takes place Friday‚ April 20‚ 9 a.m. − 3 p.m.‚ in Burruss Building‚ Rooms 151 and 152 on the Kennesaw State campus. Participating high schools include Wheeler‚ Walton‚ North Cobb‚ Woodstock‚ Cherokee and Harrison.

The geography bowl offers the opportunity for KSU to spread the word that knowledge of world geography is important and can be fun.

The answers to the above questions are: Australia and Tropic of Capricorn.


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