Geography Of North America

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This is a short quiz texting students' reading of nonfiction text as well as their knowledge of North America's geography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What ocean boarders North America to the East?

    • A.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B.

      Gulf of Mexico

    • C.

      Pacific Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlantic Ocean
    Explanation
    The Atlantic Ocean borders North America to the East.

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  • 2. 

    What are the three largest countries in North America?

    • A.

      Russia, United States, China

    • B.

      Mexico, Italy, Russia

    • C.

      Mexico, Canada, United States

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexico, Canada, United States
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mexico, Canada, United States. These three countries are considered the largest in North America based on their land area. Mexico is the third largest country in the continent, followed by Canada as the second largest, and the United States as the largest country in North America.

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  • 3. 

    How many total square kilometers (sq km) is North America?

    • A.

      9,363,000 sq km

    • B.

      24,249,000 sq km

    • C.

      4,000 sq km

    Correct Answer
    B. 24,249,000 sq km
    Explanation
    North America is a continent consisting of countries like the United States, Canada, Mexico, and others. The correct answer of 24,249,000 sq km represents the total land area of North America in square kilometers. This measurement includes the landmass of all the countries and territories within the continent.

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  • 4. 

    Why are the Great Lakes important to North America? (Name 2 reasons)

    Correct Answer
    Shipping routes, largest fresh water lake, recreation
    Explanation
    The Great Lakes are important to North America for several reasons. Firstly, they serve as crucial shipping routes, connecting the region to other parts of the continent and facilitating trade. Secondly, the Great Lakes are the largest source of fresh water in North America, providing drinking water and supporting various industries. Lastly, the lakes offer ample opportunities for recreation, attracting tourists and providing a range of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming.

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  • 5. 

    What are the three major mountain ranges in North America? Where are they located?

    Correct Answer
    Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Sierra Madre Oriental
    Explanation
    The three major mountain ranges in North America are the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Sierra Madre Oriental. The Rocky Mountains are located in western North America, stretching from Canada to the United States. The Appalachian Mountains are located in eastern North America, running through the eastern part of the United States. The Sierra Madre Oriental is located in eastern Mexico.

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  • 6. 

    Where is the Grand Canyon located? (Name the country and state)

    Correct Answer
    United States, Arizona , United States Arizona , Arizona United States , USA Arizona
    Explanation
    The Grand Canyon is located in the United States, specifically in the state of Arizona.

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  • 7. 

    North America is the only continent to have every kind of ___________________.

    Correct Answer
    Climate
    Explanation
    North America is the only continent to have every kind of climate. This means that it experiences a wide range of weather conditions, from tropical to polar climates. The continent spans a large area, which includes diverse geographical features such as deserts, mountains, and forests. These variations in terrain contribute to the different climate zones found in North America. Additionally, the continent's location and proximity to different bodies of water also play a role in shaping its climate.

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  • 8. 

    What hemisphere(s) is North America located in?

    Correct Answer
    Northern and Western Hemispheres
    Explanation
    North America is located in the Northern Hemisphere because it lies entirely north of the Equator. Additionally, it is located in the Western Hemisphere because it is west of the Prime Meridian, which runs through Greenwich, London. Therefore, North America is situated in both the Northern and Western Hemispheres.

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  • 9. 

    What is the lowest point in North America?

    Correct Answer
    Death Valley
    Explanation
    Death Valley is the correct answer because it is the lowest point in North America. Located in California, Death Valley sits at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. It is known for its extreme heat and arid conditions, making it the hottest and driest place in North America. The valley's unique geology and landscape contribute to its designation as the lowest point on the continent.

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  • 10. 

    What is the highest point in North America?

    Correct Answer
    Mount McKinley , Denali , denali , mount mcKinley , mount McKinley Mt. Mckinley , mt. mckinley
    Explanation
    Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, is the highest point in North America. Located in Alaska, it stands at an elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) above sea level. Its towering peak and majestic presence make it a prominent landmark and a popular destination for climbers and outdoor enthusiasts. Its height and significance in the region make it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 11. 

    Name 2 of the world's largest islands, which are part of North America.

    Correct Answer
    Greenland, Baffin, Ellesmere, Victoria
    Explanation
    Greenland and Baffin are the two largest islands in the world that are part of North America. Greenland, located northeast of Canada, is the largest island in the world and is an autonomous territory of Denmark. Baffin Island, located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, is the fifth largest island in the world and the largest island in Canada. Ellesmere Island and Victoria Island are also large islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, but they are not as large as Greenland and Baffin.

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