Michael Reed, a sixth grader at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Elk River, is a Minnesota Geographic Bee semifinalist.
He is the son of James and Kathy Reed.
Michael was St. Andrew’s school’s Geographic Bee winner and then took a qualifying test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National Geographic Society invited students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level.
Michael will compete in the Minnesota Geographic Bee on Friday, April 1 at St. Cloud State University.
Questions test students’ knowledge
At the school-level Geographic Bee this year, students had to answer such questions as:
Q: An outline of the Great Lakes appears on the quarter of which state that borders four of the five lakes — Michigan or North Dakota?
Q: Which city is located on a peninsula —Cincinnati, Ohio or Dover, Delaware?
A: Dover, Delaware
Q: The city of Bangalore, located west of the Eastern Ghats, is a fast-growing technology hub in what country?
Q: The International Red Cross has its headquarters in a city that shares its name with a large lake on the border between Switzerland and France. Name this city.