1. What is the 4th largest continent?
    South America
  2. The ----------- passes through a wide region in the northern area of south America.
  3. Most of the south American continent lies between the Tropic of ------ and the Tropic of -------- in the torrid zone.
    Cancer Capricorn
  4. What mountain in Argentina is the highest peak in south America as well as the western hemisphere
    Mount Aconcagua
  5. South America many waterfalls include the worlds highest fall at 3212 foot drop
    Angel falls
  6. Peru and Bolivia share the Bolivia share the worlds highest body of water...-----------
    Lake Titicaca
  7. The ---------river is second only to the Nile river in length but has the worlds largest drainage basin.
  8. The southernmost point in the America's
    Cape Horn
  9. The most famous city in Peru. It was the Capital city of the incas and ishome of the Machu picchu
  10. One of the driest places in the world
    Atacama desert
  11. The worlds largest snake....the largest w 28 ft long and weighed 500 pounds
  12. Name the12 independent nations of South America...
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
  13. In addition to the 12 countries of southAmerica, there isomen overseas department called
    French Guiana
  14. Brazil is similar in size to...
    The continental united states
  15. Like north America, south America has high mountains in the west, low mountains in the east and a great plain in the middle. The high mountains are called -------, the low mountains are --------- and the great plain is ----------.
    Andes mountains (high). Brazilian Highlands ( low) Guiana Highlands (plain)
  16. Below the Guiana highlands is a great lowland that is the home of the
    Amazon River
  17. Name two other lowland areas...
    Gran Chaco and Pampas
  18. The longest and second highest mountain range in the world
    Andes Mountains
  19. At the tip of soutAmerica lies the archipelago ---------
    Tierra del Fuego
  20. The largest island in the Tierra del Fuego chain is separated from south America by the
    Strait of magellan
  21. These 2 island groups are in the Atlantic ocean.
    The Falkland Islandsand South Georgia Islands
  22. Much farther north in the pacific ocean lie these 2 island chains
    Galapagos and Easter Island
  23. South America provides a home for how many of all known animals?
  24. The largest south American animal is the
  25. The tapir's worst enemy is the -------, the largest cat in the westernhemisphere
  26. The largest rodent in the world
  27. The only bear in the world that lives south of the equator
    Spectacled bear
  28. Lives in trees in south America and rarely comes down because it can't walk
    Two-toed sloth
  29. Weighs over 50 pounds and uses its long sticky tongue to trap 30000 antsand termites every day.
    Giant anteater
  30. Live in mountains of Peru and Bolivia...have long necks and shaggy hair which farmers raise for wool
  31. Camel-like wild animals that livpacks groups in the Andes and spit when upset.
  32. The largest south American camels used as pack animals.
  33. Live in the mountains of Bolivia, chile, and Peru, these wild animals have excellent sight, speed and endurance. They were once hunted to the brink of extinction for their fine wool.
  34. Among theworlds oldest living creatures. Can live over 100 years old and weigh up to 500 pounds.
    Galapagos giant tortoises
  35. Small bloodthirsty fish of the amazon that eat the flesh of animals
  36. The largest flying land bird in the western hemisphere
    Andean condor
  37. Handsome bird with bright orange or red feathers.
  38. One of south Americas most valuable natural resourcesissue their rich
  39. The volcanic soil of the Andes mountains is ideal for growing
  40. These need a hot moist climate togrow well and they thrive in south America
  41. Another important natural resource to south America is
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