Show off Your North American Geography Knowledge with This Quiz!


By: Scott Nordlund

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How well did you do in geography class? Think you did well enough to ace this North American geography quiz? Let's get started to find out.

From sea to shining sea, North American geography encompasses numerous notable landmarks, natural formations, and climates. Housing the countries of Canada, the United States, and Mexico (among others), the continent is sandwiched between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. and is the third largest continent on Earth, after Asia and Africa. The climate of North America ranges from the extreme cold of the north to the desert heat of the lower areas. With the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west, the continent is also home to the Great Lakes and the Grand Canyon.

So, why should you care? Geography is fun! Studying geography is a way to become familiar with the world around us and learn about how the world was formed. It's also a great way to plan your next vacation.

We've given you a lot of info here, and you are welcome to use this as a stud guide for the quiz. If you think you've got enough to get started, take this quiz to find out just how much you know about North American geography.

How many colonies were there in the original USA?

There were 13 original colonies


North America is bordered by three oceans; the Pacific, the Atlantic and what?

The third ocean is the Arctic


How many times zones does mainland North America have?

Six; Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic and Newfoundland


North America is home to the world's most what?

North America is home to the worlds most fresh water


Which one of the countries has the most land mass in North America?

Canada has the most land on the continent


Mexico is the ____ largest country in the world?

Mexico is the thirteenth largest nation in the world


What is the capital of Mexico?

The capital of Mexico is Mexico City


What major gulf sits to the east of Mexico?

The Gulf of Mexico sits to the East of the country


What is the largest river in Mexico?

The Rio Grande is the largest river in the country


What famous off road race happens in the Baja Peninsula

The Baja 5000 is one of the most famous off road races in the world.


What famous indigenous group has left temples scattered across southern Mexico?

The Mayans have many temples stretched across the country.


How many states are in Mexico?

There are 31 states in Mexico


What is the national animal of Mexico

The jaguar is the national animal of the country


What nation colonized Mexico?

Spain was the first to colonize the New World, and this was in present day Mexico.


What is the capital of the USA?

Washington DC is the capital of the USA


Who first colonised the USA?

The English colonised British North America


How many states are in the USA?

There are 50 states in the USA


What mountain range is Vail in?

Vail is in the Rocky Mountains.


What is the most populous city in the USA?

New York is the most populace city in the USA


How many states touch the Pacific Ocean?

The five provinces are: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii


Which one of these states do not exist?

East Dakota does not exist


In what state is Mount Rushmore located in?

Mount Rushmore is located in South Dakota


Alaska and what are other state are not connected to the mainland USA?

Hawaii is the other state not part of the mainland of the USA


In what state is there a rain forest?

Washington is home to the only rain forest in the USA


In what province was the confederation document get signed?

Confederation was signed in PEI.


What nations people visited Newfoundland in 1000 BC, and were the first European people to see the new world?

Swedish vikings were the first to visit Newfoundland, and landed at L'ans Aux Meadows in 1000 BC.


What is the main economy of Nova Scotia?

Fisheries drive the economy In Nova Scotia


In what province will you find the largest tides in the world?

New Brunswick is home to the largest tides in the world.


What will you find in excess in Northern Quebec?

Maple Syrup is a main staple of life in Northern Quebec


Where is the 8th wonder of the world?

Niagara Falls, the 8th wonder of the world is located in Ontario.


What river runs through the heart of Winnipeg?

The Red River runs through the heart of Winnipeg.


What famous crop is from Saskatchewan?

Saskatchewan is home to the worlds best wheat.


Alberta is home to how many national parks?

Alberta is home to five national parks, including the world famous Banff National Park


British Columbia's capital is?

Victoria is British Columbia's capital and is located on Vancouver Island.


North America has how many countries?

North America has 23 countries located within it, it is comprised of all Caribbean and Central America countries, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, the U.S., and to some people surprise, Greenland.


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