Physical Geography of North America


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Which group of island chains is a major region of North America?

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1. Which of these regions contains the oldest mountain ranges of North America?

2. What do the Great Plains and Canadian Shield have in common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given its vast size, North America contains a highly diverse array of geographical features and characteristics. The questions contained in this quiz and worksheet will assess you on some of these features and notable examples. You can answer these questions to make sure that you can identify major geographical features of North America, their terminology and where they are found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be tested on:

  • Island regions of North America
  • North American mountain ranges
  • Major regions in North America
  • Characteristics of specific regions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how much you can recall about the different geographical regions of North America and their main characteristics
  • Reading comprehension - check to see how much you have understood of what you read on the unique geographical features of different North American regions
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of North American geography to identify specific examples of different geographical features in North America

Additional Learning

Read more about this subject by going over the associated lesson called Physical Geography of North America. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • An overview of physical geography
  • The Caribbean region
  • Eastern North America
  • The Great Plains region
  • The Canadian Shield
  • Western North America