Isthmus Landform: Definition and Examples


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The Isthmus of Suez connects which two continents?

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1. Which of the descriptions below best articulates the elements of an isthmus?

2. The Isthmus of Panama is bordered by which two bodies of water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An isthmus is a landform that connects larger landforms between large bodies of water. These quiz questions will go over some basic information and examples of isthmuses. You'll be tested on points found in the attached lesson, such as notable examples of isthmuses and their significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The location of the Suez Isthmus
  • The geographic features of isthmuses
  • The Isthmus of Panama and the ocean
  • The importance of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec
  • The countries connected by the Isthmus of Panama

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the characteristics and notable examples of isthmuses
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the definition of an isthmus and the locations of specific isthmuses on Earth
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on some examples of isthmuses and their geographical details

Additional Learning

To learn more about isthmuses, review the corresponding lesson called Isthmus Landform: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of an isthmus
  • The Isthmus of Panama
  • The Isthmus of Suez
  • The Isthmus of Tehuantepec