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North Texas Student Wins National Geographic Bee

By BJ Austin

Dallas, TX – The Dallas area is home to the biggest geography whiz.

13 year old Eric Yang of The Colony won the National Geographic Bee in Washington on Wednesday.

Eric didn't' miss a single question in the finals, and gets a $25,000 college scholarship.

How smart are you?

National Geography Bee TIEBREAKER QUESTIONS:
- 1. Located northwest of Qatar, Sitrah is a port city in what
oil-exporting island country?
- 2. Akimiski Island is the largest island in a bay that also
marks the southernmost extent of the territory of Nunavut. Name
this bay.
- 3. Timis County shares its name with a tributary of the Danube
and is located in the western part of which European country?

- 4. Name this eastern African city, the largest in its country,
where a flight from the north would approach the city immediately
after flying over the island of Zanzibar.
- 5. The tomb of Herod the Great, king of Judaea in the second
half of the last century B.C., was discovered in the Herodium
complex, a hill located approximately 15 miles northeast of the
largest city in the West Bank. Name this city.
- 6. Name the 150-mile wide strait that separates the island of
Tasmania from the Australian mainland.
Answers: 1. Bahrain. 2. James Bay. 3. Romania. 4. Dar es Salaam.
5. Hebron. 6. Bass Strait.