South America Geography Overview

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Which ocean bounds South America in the west?

What separates South America from Antarctica?

In which hemisphere does the greater part of South America lie?

What is the narrow stretch of land that joins South America to North America called?

Which water body lies just north of South America?

What are the longitudinal and latitudinal extents of South America?

What is the main reason for the heavy rainfall in the equatorial regions of South America?

Why do the regions west of the Andes in South America not receive much rain and are very dry and hot?

Which factor contributes to the dry and hot conditions in the regions west of the Andes in South America?

What is responsible for the cooling and drying effect on the coast of Chile and Peru?

Why do the local winds from the Pacific carry little moisture and bring no rain to the west coast of South America?

What causes heavy summer rainfall in a greater part of South America?

What causes heavy rain throughout the year on the east coast of South America?

What is the unique feature of the climate of South America mentioned in the given text?

Why does Iquique on the west coast of South America have a similar temperature to Buenos Aires on the east coast?

Which region in South America experiences no dry season, high humidity, and heavy convectional rainfall throughout the year?

What influences the cool pleasant climate throughout the year in Quito, Ecuador, despite its location near the equator?

What brings winter rain to central Chile while creating a dry rainless desert region in Patagonia?

Why does Manaus have a warmer average temperature compared to Quito at a similar latitude?

Which climatic region experiences consistent heavy convectional rainfall throughout the year?

What is responsible for creating a dry rainless desert region in Patagonia?

What are the characteristics of the Oceanic or Marine Climate in southern Chile?

Where are the equatorial forests or rainforests found in South America?

What makes the Patagonian Desert in Argentina unique?

What are some tree species found in the equatorial forests of South America?

What is the climate of the areas experiencing the Oceanic or Marine Climate in southern Chile?

What is the unique feature of the vegetation in the selvas of the Amazon Basin?

What types of natural vegetation thrive in regions with heavy rainfall throughout the year and in regions with winter rainfall?

Where are grasslands predominant in South America, and what is the determining factor for their presence?

Which climatic region is characterized by warm temperatures throughout the year and light summer rainfall, and where is it found in South America?

In which part of Argentina is the Patagonian Desert located, and what type of climate does it experience?

What brings rainfall to central Chile in the winter, and what type of climate does this region experience?

In which region of South America have parts not received any rain since recording weather data started, and what is the reason for this lack of rain?

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This quiz provides an overview of the geography of South America, including its size, location, and shape. It covers information such as its connection to North America, its position in the southern hemisphere, and its triangular shape.

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