1001 questions and answers on geography

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SOUTH AMERICA. 1. How is South America bounded on the North? By Caribbean Sea and West India Islands. 2. Give the divisions of South America and capital of each. Brazil—Rio Janeiro; Guyana (French—Cayenne, Dutch —Paramaribo, British—Georgetown); Venezuela—Caracas; Columbia—Bogota; Ecuador—Quito; Peru—Lima; Bolivia—Sucre; Chili—Santiago; Argentine Republic— Buenos Ayres; Paraguay—Assumption; Uruguay —Montevideo; Patagonia, no capital. 3. What isthmus joins South America to North America ? Panama. 4. What is the most Northern point of South America? SoufJUfn point ? Cape Gallinas. Cape Horn. 5. What cape at the eastern extremity of this Grand Division ? Western extremity ? Cape St. Roque. Cape Parina. 6. Name a gulf just south of the Equator on tiie western coast. Guayaquil. 7. What island south of the continent? Tierra del Fuego. 8. What strait separates this island from tin' mainland? Magellan Strait. 9. Name the capes on the eastern coast of flouth America. Orange, St. Roque, Trio, San Antino, Corrientes, and Blanco. 10. Where is Gulf of Venezuela? In the north-western part of Venezuela. 11. What lake south of this gulf ? Lake Maraeaybo. 12. Name the largest division of South Americn and give population. Brazil, 11,000,000. 13. What is the condition of the commerce in South America ? It is considerably limited, though in Brazil, Chili and Argentine Confederation it is looming up. 14. What may be said of the inhabitants of Smith America? They are very much behind in civilization. They have consequently fewer facilities for advancement in enterprises. 15. What State has no sea-coast? Paraguay. 16- Hom far north does South America extend? About twelve degrees north of the Equator. 17. Name the rivers in Argenti...
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