The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions


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Which two continents make up the entirety of the Western Hemisphere?

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1. In terms of physical geography, where is the border between North America and South America?

2. What major geographical feature divides the main regions of the African continent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may not be able to remember each country in the world, but you can easily remember the five geographical areas into which the world is divided. Review and assess your knowledge of these five regions with this worksheet and quiz. The quiz will also ask you to name a few major countries found in each region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Name the region thought to be the first location of humans
  • Identify New Guinea and New Zealand's region
  • Name the region north of Africa
  • Identify the region to which Russia, China, and Japan belong
  • Name the region located only in the Western Hemisphere

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the region that has played a major role in modern history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of the five geographical regions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the five geographical regions of the world, review the accompanying lesson titled The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • List the five major geographical regions
  • Name climates for different regions
  • Locate geographical regions
  • Identify subregions and some countries belonging to each of the five geographical regions