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Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 19

Week 19: Geography questions to help students learn research skills and discover fun facts.
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Geography Challenge

Week 19

Discover fun facts with three levels of geography questions.

Level 1 (Grades 3-5)


Alaska is the largest state of the United States. Alaska is about one-fifth the size of the continental U.S. (lower 48 states).

What state is the second largest in the U.S.? What is the smallest U.S. state?

Level 2 (Grades 5-7)


On Mt. Rushmore there is a sculpture of four United States presidents. In the sculpture, George Washington's head is 60 feet (18 meters) tall.

Who are the other three presidents whose faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore?

Level 3 (Grades 6 and up)


Tidal waves are caused by shifts of the earth under the ocean, or by hurricanes at sea.

What is the Japanese word for tidal wave?
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Geography Challenge Answers

Week 19

Level 1


Texas is the second largest U.S. state. Rhode Island is the smallest U.S. state.

Level 2


The other presidents carved into Mt. Rushmore are Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Level 3


The Japanese word for tidal wave is tsunami.
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