Since 1989, students in the U.S. have competed for the top title in National Geographic's National Geographic Bee Championship. This year, 54 fourth- through eight-graders, ages 10 to 14—including eight returning national-level competitors—will compete for the top prize and $85,000 in scholarships. Could you make it to the finals? How would you do on the final questions from every tournament?
The winning question from the inaugural competition was:
Name the flat intermontane area (a wide valley between mountain ranges) located at an elevation of about 10,000 feet (3,050 m) in the central Andes.