GEOGRAPHY GOES TO THE DOGS
BY: Linda Jackson, Fort Wayne, 1/’96
1. This dog is named for a large eastern Canadian island.
2. This dog is named for the southern most Scandinavian country.
3. This dog is named for a European country that for almost half of the 20th century was geographically and politically divided.
4. This dog is named for a large region in Russia located east of the Ural Mountains.
5. This dog is named for the mountains that separate the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe.
6. This dog is named for the U.S. state in which is found our largest national park.
7. This dog is named for the mainland part of the eastern most Canadian province.
8. This dog is named for the landlocked country in central Asia which experienced civil war in the 1980’s.
9. This dog is named for “The Emerald Isle” of western Europe.
Choose one of the following toy dogs to answer the next four questions: Chihuahua, Maltese, Pekingese, and Pomeranian.
10. This dog is named for the old name of the capital of the most populous nation in the world.
11. This dog shares a name with a city and a desert in northern Mexico.
12. This dog is named after a former province that today is found in northwest Poland but used to be in northeast Germany.
13. This dog is named for a small Mediterranean island country south of Sicily.
Bonus question for “Geo Super Sleuths”:
This dog is named for a region on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, which belonged to Italy for a time, but today is part of Croatia. (HINT: The city of Zadar is found in this region.)
ANSWERS: 1. Newfoundland, 2. Great Dane, 3. German Shepherd, 4. Siberian Husky, 5. Great Pyrenees, 6. Alaskan Malamute, 7. Labrador Retriever, 8. Afghan Hound, 9. Irish Setter or Irish Wolfhound, 10. Pekingese, 11. Chihuahua, 12. Pomeranian, 13. Maltese, Bonus. Dalmatian