South America is the fourth largest continent in size and the fifth largest in population.

 

The largest South American country in both size and population is Brazil. The largest city is Sao Paulo, Brazil, which is also one of the ten largest cities in the world.The smallest country in South America is Suriname.

 

South America is the continent to the south of North America. These two continents are separated by the Panama Canal. It bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

The world’s highest waterfall can be found in South America, Angel Falls.The Atacama Desert in Chile is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth.

 

The Andes Mountains in South America form the Second Highest Mountain System on The Earth, next only to The Himalayas. Mt. Aconcagua is the Highest Peak (7,021 m) of The Andes Mountain system.

 

South America is home to the largest river by water volume, the Amazon Riverand also to the biggest rainforest in the world – The Amazon Rainforest.

Also the world’s highest lake, Lake Titicaca, is located in South America. It can be found at a height of over 3800 meters. Lake Titicaca is also the largest lake in South America.

More than 448 languages are spoken in South America but Spanish and Portuguese dominate the other languages.

Baseball, basketball, rugby, tennis, golf, volleyball, hockey, beach volleyball, motorsports and cricket are some of the popular sports in South America but the most famous of them all is football.

Pick up the globe and get going!!!

The questions are in increasing level of difficulty!

Q1. Name the two oceans surrounding South America.

Q2. Name 2 landlocked countries in South America.

Q3. Name the countries that do not border Brazil.

Q4. Which all countries does river Amazon flow through?

Q5. Name the capital of Brazil and Argentina.

 

 

Recap

 

Below are the 6 Questions from our last post on continents, North America. Let’s see how much you remember!!!

 

First, try to answer without the globe or map. Take its help when you’re struggling.

 

Q6. Which canal joins Pacific and Atlantic Ocean? Locate the canal on globe.

 

Q7. Name all the countries that join North America with South America.

 

Q8. The country Cuba is close to which of the states of USA?

 

Q9. Which is the capital of Canada? Locate it on map.

 

Q10. There is a French speaking region ‘Quebec’. Locate it on map.

 

Q11. Which all countries are a part of Caribbean region?

 

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Answers

 

A1. South America is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

 

A2. Paraguay and Bolivia.

 

A3. Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Guyana, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador.

 

A4. The Amazon and its tributaries flow through the countries of Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.

 

A5.Brasilia is the capital of Brazil and Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina.

 

A6. Panama Canal.

 

A7. The Isthmus of Panama is the narrow strip of land that links North and South America. On the Isthmus there are the countries of Central America, namely Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

 

A8. Florida

 

A9. Ottawa.

 

A10. It is in North West of Canada.

 

A11. Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.