Collection of interesting questions about Amazon geography
Question: The Amazon River accounts for what percentage of all fresh water entering the world’s oceans?
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Question: Which do you believe is the longest river in the world?
A) Nile River
B) Yangtze River
C) Mississippi River
D) Amazon River
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Question: Only a few thousand years ago, rainforests, like the Amazon, covered what percent of the Earth’s surface?
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Question: The Amazon rainforest is roughly the same size in area as which of the following?
A) Contiguous United States
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Question: Which South American countries are NOT included within the boundaries of the Amazon Basin?
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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?
A) 10 miles
B) 50 miles
C) 125 miles
D) 1,000 miles
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Which other well-known river system shares an ancient history with the Amazon River?
[A] the Mississippi River
[B] the Nile River
[C] the Congo River
[D] the Ganges River
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