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7 Continents Quiz Questions
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As you know the planet earth is like a huge ball with the surface made up of land and water.If you look at globe ,you would see that we can see only one side of the earth at a time.But if we can stretch the surface to get a map it would look like this one.This shows entire surface of the earth. The dark blue areas are water and rest of the area is land with mountains ,deserts & plains in it.
The whole land area of the earth is divided into 7 parts, these are called continents. The continents are the earth's planet's large and continuous landmasses.These continents are North America,Europe, Asia,Africa,South America,Antarctica and Australia.
Here is an easy way to remember these .Just remember the sentence "Erin Ate Nine Sticky Apricots At Aprils.".Here E is for Europe,A is for Asia,N is for North America,S is for South America,again an A here is for Africa ,another A for Australia & yet another A for Antarctica .So remember "Erin Ate Nine Sticky Apricots At Aprils" and you will never forget the names of continents.
Let's now learn about each continent to know more about these. Let's first know about Asia.Do you know that it is the biggest continent. It is about one third of all land on the plant earth. And also 6 out of every 10 people on the earth live here which is worlds' 60% of population.China and India,worlds' biggest populated countries are in Asia.Also do you know 10 highest mountain peaks of the world are in Asia.Mount Everest ,the highest mountain in the world is also in Asia.You would be surprised to know that most of world's religions originated here like. Hinduism,Islam,Christianity and Buddhism and many other religions started from here.
Africa. Half of the world's diamonds come from Africa.Also most of the chocolate ,which you and I love comes from this continent which is around 60% of the total chocolate produced in the world.You would be surprised to know that world's largest desert Sahara & world's largest river Nile is also in Africa.It is the 2nd largest continent among 7 continents.It is also said first humans lived here.It is situated on equator ,that is why it is very hot.
Australia:.You would be surprised to know that in Australian continent,there is only one country which is Australia itself.Apart from kangaroo, there are many other unique animals in this continent like koala,Emu .It also has a sizable sheep population too.They say there 14 times more sheep in Australia than humans.Australia is also the largest island in the world . In Australia, 75% area is just flat desert. South America :Do you know about Anaconda snake! It is found only in South America, it is the largest snake in the world.In this continent, huge coffee is also produced.Brazil a country in South America is world's largest producer of coffee. This continent has the world's largest river Amazon , world's largest mountain range and world's largest salt lake.It also has world's highest volcanoes & world's highest waterfall.
Antarctica :98% of this continent is covered with ice.That is why it is called white continent or frozen continent.It is the world's coldest,windiest,driest and highest continent.Like deserts,there is very less rain here,that is why it is also called cold-desert.There are no villages or cities here, only scientists live here for research.
Europe:It is the only continent with no deserts.World's smallest country Vatican city is in this continent,Pope lives here.Most of the countries in Europe have a single currency named Euro.World's largest country by area, Russia is situated in this continent.Other important countries are Britain,France and Germany.Roman and Greek civilizations started here.This continent played a central role in two world-wars as well as most of the industrial revolution happened here.
North America: It is the home of world's largest innovative companies like Apple,Google and Facebook.It is also known as new world as it was discovered very late.You see this owl,its name is Elf,it is world's smallest owl .It is found in this continent.It is world's largest producer of maize,wheat and soybean. World's third longest river Mississippi is in North America.
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