The Atlantic is the second biggest ocean in the world.
The Atlantic Ocean is about half the size of the Pacific Ocean and covers roughly 20% of the Earth’s surface.
It is located between Americas to the West and the continents of Europe and Africa to the East.
The Equator divides the Atlantic Ocean into the North Atlantic Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean.
It covers approximately 29% of the world’s water surface area.
The word ’Atlantic ’ originates from the Greek mythology meaning ‘Sea of Atlas’. Atlas, according to Greek Mythology, was the titan who had to stand on the edge of the earth and carry the heavens (celestial spheres) on his shoulders as punishment from Zeus.
He fought agianst the Olympian gods for the control of the heavens. The Atlantic Ocean is believed to be the youngest of the world’s oceans.
The Atlantic Ocean is the world’s richest fishing waters and it also contains rich natural gas and oil deposits.
The island Greenland is the largest island in the world and is located in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Atlantic Ocean is almost 6.5 times the size of the United States.
The Atlantic Ocean is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System off the coast of Mexico. The largest is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.
The Bermuda Triangle, which is believed to be responsible for many mysterious disappearances of airplanes and ships, is located in the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1912, the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean after having been called an unsinkable ship. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic to America.
The first ocean to be crossed by an airplane was the Atlantic Ocean. It was also the first ocean to be crossed by a ship.
Pick up the globe and get going!!!
The questions are in increasing level of difficulty!
Q1. Which of the following countries do not touch the Atlantic Ocean: Cuba, Abgola, Brazil, Australia, and Iceland.
Q2. Which line divides the Atlantic Ocean into North ans South Atlantic oceans?
Q3. Locate the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System on map.
Q4. Which is the biggest island in the atlantic ocean?
Q5. Name any three island countries located in the Atlantic Ocean.
Below are the Questions from our last post on continents, The Pacific Ocean. 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 of the following island countries are not in Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Japan?
Q7. Locate Tonga and Tuvalu Islands of Polynesia.
Q8. Which is the biggest ocean on earth?
Q9. Who gave the name of Pacific Ocean?
Q10. Which is the biggest coral reef in the pacific ocean?
A2. The Equator.
A5. Cuba, United Kingdom, Iceland, Sao Tome and Principe, The Bahamas, Cape Verde, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.
A8. The Pacific Ocean.
A9. Ferdinand Magellan.
A10. The Great Barrier Reef.