Question 1: The world’s largest river basin is drained by the _
- Mississippi River
- Amazon River
- Yellow River
Correct Answer: Amazon River
Fact: The Amazon River basin, the area drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries, covers more than 2,000,000 square miles in South America. It discharges 20% of all the fresh water carried to the world's oceans.
Question 2: The Amazon River flows from which mountain range?
- Sierra Nevada
- Andes Mountains
- Cordillera Blanca
Correct Answer: Andes Mountains
Fact: The Amazon River orginates in the Andes Mountains of Peru and flows east through Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Brazil before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.
Question 3: Which giant bird is native to the Amazon River basin and Tambopata National Reserve?
- Golden eagle
- Bald eagle
- Harpy eagle
Correct Answer: Harpy eagle
Fact: Tambopata National Reserve in the Amazon provides habitat for harpy eagles. These powerful raptors can measure more than 3 feet in length.