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North America

North America is a continent in the Earth's northern hemisphere and western hemisphere. The continent shares its border with North Atlantic Ocean in the east, North Pacific Ocean in its southern and western part, Arctic Ocean in the north and the Caribbean Sea in the southeast. South America lies to the southeast.

It covers an area of about 24,490,000 square kilometers. As of October 2006, its population was estimated at over 514,600,000. It is the third-largest continent in area, following Asia and Africa, and is fourth in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe. North America and South America are collectively known as the Americas.

There are 23 countries in the North American continent including the United States of America, Canada, Cuba, the Republic of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and the island territory of Greenland.

The common languages in North America are English, Spanish, and French. The French language has historically played a major role in North America and remains a distinctive presence in some regions. Canada is officially bilingual; French is the official language of the Canadian province of Quebec and is co-official with English in the province of New Brunswick. Other French-speaking locales include the French West Indies and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, as well as the U.S. state of Louisiana, where French is also an official language.

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Question 1
North America shares its border with the ______________ in the north.
A. Caribbean SeaB. Arctic Ocean
C. Indian OceanD. Atlantic Ocean
Question 2
Which continent lies to the southeast of North America?
A. South AfricaB. Africa
C. South AmericaD. Asia
Question 3
What is the population of North America?
A. 24,490,000B. 204,490,000
C. 314,600,000D. 514,600,000
Question 4
Which continent is the largest in area?
A. AfricaB. South America
C. AsiaD. North America
Question 5
Which continent is the largest in population?
A. AfricaB. Asia
C. EuropeD. North America
Question 6
Which of the following countries is NOT a part of North America?
A. CanadaB. Cuba
C. ItalyD. Mexico
Question 7
Which country is officially bilingual?
A. United States of AmericaB. Canada
C. CubaD. Mexico
Question 8
Which province of Canada has French as an official language?
A. New BrunswickB. Ontario
C. ManitobaD. Quebec
Question 9
Which two continents are collectively known as the Americas?
A. North America and South AmericaB. North America and Africa
C. Europe and North AmericaD. North America and Asia
Question 10
Which state in the United States of America has French as an official language alongside English?
A. MichiganB. Arizona
C. CaliforniaD. Louisiana
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