Continents

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Basics

Continent = one of the seven great divisions of the Earth.

The seven continents are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antartica.

Australia is an island continent (surrounded by water).

The South Pole is land-based on the continent of Antartica.
The North Pole is not land-based and is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Continental Drift = theory that Earth’s continents over time have appeared to move or “drift” apart from one another.


Practice – Questions
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1.  Based on the above two maps, the United States is located in which continent?
A.  North America
B.  South America
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

2.  Based on the above two maps, Russia is located in which continent?
A.  North America
B.  South America
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

3.  Based on the above two maps, Brazil is located in which continent?
A.  North America
B.  South America
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

4.  Based on the above two maps, Australia is located in which continent?
A.  Europe
B.  Australia
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

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5.  Based on the above two maps, Boston is located in which continent?
A.  Europe
B.  North America
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

6.  Based on the above two maps, Chengdu is located in which continent?
A.  North America
B.  Australia
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

7.  Based on the above two maps, Budapest is located in which continent?
A.  North America
B.  Europe
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

8.  Based on the above two maps, Durban is located in which continent?
A.  North America
B.  Australia
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

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9.  Based on the above map showing the theoretical continental drift of Earth’s land masses from hundreds of millions of years ago (Pangaea, Laurasia, Gondwanaland) to the present, which two continents used to be stuck together?
A.  South America and Asia
B.  South America and Europe
C.  Europe and Asia
D.  South America and Africa

10.  Based on the above map showing the theoretical continental drift of of Earth’s land masses from hundreds of millions of years ago (Pangaea, Laurasia, Gondwanaland) to the present, which two continents used to be stuck together?
A.  Antartica and Europe
B.  Antartica and North America
C.  Antartica and Australia
D.  Europe and Australia


Practice – Answers
1.  A.  North America

2.  D.  Asia

3.  B.  South America

4.  B.  Australia

5.  B.  North America

6.  D.  Asia

7.  B.  Europe

8.  C.  Africa

9.  D.  South America and Africa

10.  C.  Antartica and Australia

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