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

1.  In which continent is the United States located?
A.  North America
B.  South America
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

2.  In which continent is China located?
A.  North America
B.  South America
C.  Africa
D.  Asia

3.  In which continent is Australia located?
A.  Europe
B.  Australia
C.  Africa
D.  Asia


4.  Based on the above map from the United States Geological Survey 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

5.  Based on the above map, which other 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.  Australia

4.  D.  South America and Africa

5.  C.  Antartica and Australia

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