North And South American Physical Geography

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North And South American Physical Geography - Quiz

This quiz will test one's knowledge of water and physical features in North and South America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where is the Drake Passage located?

    • A.

      H

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The Drake Passage is located in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean, between South America's Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It is known for its turbulent waters and strong winds, making it a challenging and dangerous route for ships to navigate.

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  • 2. 

    Locate the Falkland Islands.

    • A.

      H

    • B.

      D

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      F

    Correct Answer
    A. H
    Explanation
    The correct answer is H because the Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Argentina.

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  • 3. 

    Locate the Amazon River Basin.

    • A.

      F

    • B.

      C

    • C.

      K

    • D.

      G

    • E.

      A

    Correct Answer
    C. K
  • 4. 

    Za is the...

    • A.

      Pampa region

    • B.

      Brooks Range

    • C.

      Appalachian Mountains

    • D.

      Baja Peninsula

    Correct Answer
    C. Appalachian Mountains
    Explanation
    Za is located in the Appalachian Mountains.

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  • 5. 

    Locate the Hudson Bay.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      I

    • C.

      O

    • D.

      W

    • E.

      P

    Correct Answer
    D. W
  • 6. 

    Locate the Galapagos Islands.

    • A.

      R

    • B.

      D

    • C.

      J

    • D.

      Z

    • E.

      H

    Correct Answer
    B. D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D because the Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador. They are a volcanic archipelago known for their unique wildlife and were made famous by Charles Darwin's studies on evolution.

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  • 7. 

    Locate the Caribbean Sea.

    • A.

      Q

    • B.

      P

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      T

    • E.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. Q
  • 8. 

    Locate the Island of Hispaniola.

    • A.

      J

    • B.

      Y

    • C.

      U

    • D.

      Z

    Correct Answer
    B. Y
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Y" because the Island of Hispaniola is located in the Caribbean Sea, specifically in the Greater Antilles. It is divided between two countries, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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  • 9. 

    Locate the Pampa region.

    • A.

      K

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      E

    • E.

      G

    Correct Answer
    D. E
    Explanation
    The correct answer is E.

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  • 10. 

    Locate the Baffin Bay.

    • A.

      W

    • B.

      T

    • C.

      O

    • D.

      P

    • E.

      I

    Correct Answer
    B. T
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "T" because Baffin Bay is located between the northeastern coast of Canada's Baffin Island and the southwestern coast of Greenland.

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  • 11. 

    Locate the Yucatan Peninsula.

    • A.

      L

    • B.

      R

    • C.

      M

    • D.

      Zb

    • E.

      N

    Correct Answer
    D. Zb
  • 12. 

    I is the...

    • A.

      Gulf of Alaska

    • B.

      Labrador Sea

    • C.

      Caribbean Sea

    • D.

      Beaufort Sea

    Correct Answer
    D. Beaufort Sea
    Explanation
    The Beaufort Sea is the correct answer because it is one of the options provided and it is a body of water located in the Arctic Ocean, off the northern coast of Alaska and Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories. It is named after British hydrographer Sir Francis Beaufort and is known for its harsh climate and ice-covered waters.

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  • 13. 

    J is ...

    • A.

      Hispaniola

    • B.

      Ellesmere Island

    • C.

      Baffin Island

    • D.

      Greenland

    • E.

      Iceland

    Correct Answer
    B. Ellesmere Island
    Explanation
    Ellesmere Island is the correct answer because it is the only option that is part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Hispaniola is an island in the Caribbean, Greenland is the world's largest island, and Iceland is located in the North Atlantic Ocean. Baffin Island is also part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, but it is not listed as an option. Therefore, Ellesmere Island is the most suitable answer.

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  • 14. 

    The Gulf of St. Lawrence is located at letter...

    • A.

      O

    • B.

      N

    • C.

      M

    • D.

      L

    • E.

      P

    Correct Answer
    B. N
    Explanation
    The Gulf of St. Lawrence is located at letter N. This is because the Gulf of St. Lawrence is situated between the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in Canada. The letter N corresponds to the location of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is one of the provinces that border the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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  • 15. 

    U is....

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Jamaica

    • C.

      The Bahamas

    • D.

      Hispaniola

    • E.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    A. Cuba
    Explanation
    Cuba is the correct answer because it is the only option listed that starts with the letter "C". The other options, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Hispaniola, and Mexico, do not start with the letter "C".

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  • 16. 

    Brooks range is located at letter ...

    • A.

      X

    • B.

      S

    • C.

      Za

    • D.

      V

    • E.

      K

    Correct Answer
    B. S
    Explanation
    The correct answer is S. The Brooks Range is located at letter S.

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  • 17. 

    The Baja Peninsula is found at letter...

    • A.

      N

    • B.

      Zb

    • C.

      J

    • D.

      L

    Correct Answer
    D. L
    Explanation
    The Baja Peninsula is found at letter L.

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  • 18. 

    The Gran Chaco is located at letter...

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      K

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The Gran Chaco is located at letter C.

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  • 19. 

    Where is the Atacama desert?

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      G

    • C.

      F

    • D.

      A

    Correct Answer
    C. F
    Explanation
    The correct answer is F. The Atacama desert is located in Chile, which is represented by the letter F in the given options.

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  • 20. 

    Where is Baffin Island located?

    • A.

      Z

    • B.

      N

    • C.

      J

    • D.

      U

    • E.

      Y

    Correct Answer
    A. Z
    Explanation
    Baffin Island is located in Canada's Nunavut territory. It is the largest island in Canada and the fifth-largest island in the world. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country, in the Arctic Ocean. The island is known for its stunning landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and glaciers. It is also home to diverse wildlife, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, and various bird species.

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  • 21. 

    Locate Mt. McKinley.

    • A.

      V

    • B.

      X

    • C.

      Za

    • D.

      J

    • E.

      K

    Correct Answer
    B. X
    Explanation
    The correct answer is X because it is the only option that is located in the same line as the given statement "Locate Mt. McKinley." The other options (V, Za, J, K) are not relevant to the question and do not provide any information about the location of Mt. McKinley.

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  • 22. 

    Letter V is...

    • A.

      Appalachian Mountains

    • B.

      Mt Rainier

    • C.

      Mt. McKinley

    • D.

      Mt. Everest

    Correct Answer
    B. Mt Rainier
    Explanation
    The given options represent different mountains. Among these options, Mt Rainier is the correct answer because it is the only one that starts with the letter V. The other options do not start with the letter V, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    Letter O is the...

    • A.

      Gulf of Alaska

    • B.

      Labrador Sea

    • C.

      Hudson Bay

    • D.

      Drake Passage

    Correct Answer
    B. Labrador Sea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Labrador Sea because it is the only option that fits the given question, "Letter O is the...". The other options are names of geographical locations and do not make sense in the context of the question. The Labrador Sea is a body of water located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, making it the most logical answer.

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  • 24. 

    Planalto Do Mato Grosso is located at letter...

    • A.

      F

    • B.

      C

    • C.

      A

    • D.

      E

    • E.

      H

    Correct Answer
    C. A
    Explanation
    Planalto Do Mato Grosso is located at letter A.

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  • 25. 

    The Gulf of Alaska is located at letter...

    • A.

      W

    • B.

      I

    • C.

      O

    • D.

      P

    • E.

      T

    Correct Answer
    D. P
    Explanation
    The Gulf of Alaska is located at the letter P. This is because the Gulf of Alaska is a large body of water that extends from the southeastern coast of Alaska to the northeastern coast of the Pacific Ocean. The letter P is the only option that represents a location in the northeastern part of the map, which aligns with the location of the Gulf of Alaska.

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  • 26. 

    Patagonia is located at letter...

    • A.

      G

    • B.

      K

    • C.

      F

    • D.

      C

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    A. G
    Explanation
    Patagonia is located at letter G.

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  • 27. 

    The Bay of Campeche is located at letter...

    • A.

      Q

    • B.

      U

    • C.

      L

    • D.

      P

    • E.

      M

    Correct Answer
    E. M
    Explanation
    The Bay of Campeche is located at letter M.

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  • 28. 

    The Aleutian Islands are located at letter ... 

    • A.

      Z

    • B.

      J

    • C.

      Y

    • D.

      R

    • E.

      Q

    Correct Answer
    D. R
    Explanation
    The Aleutian Islands are located at letter R.

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