Category Archives: Amazon Geography Teasers – Questions

Collection of interesting questions about Amazon geography

Amazon Geography Teaser #7 – The Amazon releases what percentage of the world’s freshwater into the oceans?

Question: The Amazon River accounts for what percentage of all fresh water entering the world’s oceans?

Answer Choices:

A) 5%

B) 10%

C) 15%

D) 20%

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Amazon Geography Teaser #6 – What is the longest river in the world?

Question: Which do you believe is the longest river in the world?

Answer Choices:

A) Nile River

B) Yangtze River

C) Mississippi River

D) Amazon River

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Amazon Geography Teaser #5 – Tropical rain forests used to cover what percentage of the earth’s surface?

Question: Only a few thousand years ago, rainforests, like the Amazon, covered what percent of the Earth’s surface?

Answer Choices:

A) 6%

B) 11%

C) 14%

D) 21%

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Amazon Geography Teaser #4 – The Amazon Basin is the same size as…

Question: The Amazon rainforest is roughly the same size in area as which of the following?

Answer Choices:

A) Contiguous United States

B) India

C) China

D) Australia

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Amazon Geography Teaser #3 – Which countries are NOT included in the Amazon Basin?

Question: Which South American countries are NOT included within the boundaries of the Amazon Basin?

Answer Choices:

A) Guyana

B) Argentina

C) Bolivia

D) Paraguay

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Amazon Geography Teaser #2 – How far does fresh water from the Amazon go out into the ocean?

Question: Traveling sailors could drink the Amazon’s fresh water before they could even see South America. Can you guess how many miles off coast this was?

Answer choices:

A) 10 miles

B) 50 miles

C) 125 miles

D) 1,000 miles

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Amazon Geography Teaser #1 – Which other river used to be connected to the Amazon?

Question:

Which other well-known river system shares an ancient history with the Amazon River?

Answer choices:

[A] the Mississippi River

[B] the Nile River

[C] the Congo River

[D] the Ganges River

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