Physical Geography of South America


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What is the name of the mountain range that runs down the western spine of South America?

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1. What river creates much of the South American rain forest?

2. About what percentage of the world's oxygen does the Amazon help produce?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ensure you have a good understanding of South America's physical geography by taking the online quiz or printing and answering questions on the accompanying worksheet. Questions explore bodies of water, oxygen levels, landforms, and specific areas of land on the continent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Mountain range found in western South America
  • Body of water responsible for much of South America's rain forest
  • Relationship between the Amazon and the world's oxygen
  • Fertile grassland near Buenos Aires
  • Driest desert in the world

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding deserts and grasslands in South America
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about oxygen levels, rivers and mountain ranges in South America
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson covering the physical geography of South America

Additional Learning

The lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet is called Physical Geography of South America. Examine this lesson to boost your knowledge of the following:

  • World's largest river
  • Why deforestation occurs in the Amazon
  • Area of South America in which earthquakes occur
  • Who the Gauchos of Argentina and Uruguay are