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Every object tells a story. Even the most ordinary objects can present to us powerful images. Sometimes it is the ordinary nature of these objects that actually makes them so extraordinary. Such is the case with an old leather shoe in a museum in Alaska. At first glance it does not look like much. It is a woman¡¯s shoe of a style popular in the 1890s. But what is unique(¶ÀÌصÄ) about this shoe is where it was found. It was discovered on the Checkout Pass, the famous trail used by the people seeking gold in Alaska. Who it belonged to or why it was left there is not known. Was it perhaps dropped by accident as the woman climbed up the 1500 stairs carved outface? Or did she throw away goods that she didn¡¯t need in order to travel lighter?

Over 100, 000 people with ¡°gold fever¡± made this trip hoping to become millionaires. Few of them understood that on their way they would have to cross a harsh wildness. Unprepared for such a dangerous journey, many died of starvation and exposure to the cold weather.

The Canadian government finally started requiring the gold seekers to bring one ton of supplies with them. This was thought to be enough for a person to survive for one year. They would carry their supplies in backpacks(±³°ü) each weighing up to fifty pounds; it usually took at least 40 trips to get everything to the top and over the pass. Whoever dropped the shoe must have been a brave and determined woman. Perhaps she was successful and made it to Alaska. Perhaps she had to turn back in defeat. No one will ever know for sure, but what we do know is that she took part in one of the greatest adventures in the 19th century.

1. The ordinary woman¡¯s leather shoe is considered unusual because _______.

A. it was an important clue to life in the past B. it was found on a famous trail

C. it at one time belonged to a VIP D. it was a fashionable shoe at that time

2. According to this passage, many people who went to Alaska _______.

A. eventually became millionaires B. brought with them many shoes

C. had conflicts with the Eskimos D. were not properly equipped

3. The Canadian government made gold seekers bring one year¡¯s supplies with them so that _______.

A. they would not die of hunger and cold

B. the army would have enough food for fighting a war

C. they would change these goods with the Eskimos

D. the supplies would make Alaska rich

4. No matter what happened to the woman who owned the shoe, _______.

A. she must have lived a happy life

B. she certainly dropped the shoe on purpose

C. her adventurous spirit is definitely admired

D. her other shoes were equally fashionable

(B)

Listen carefully, working people, we would like to tell you something that could save your precious time and money! Best of all, it is free!

It¡¯s ¡°no¡±.

What do you ask? We¡¯ll say it again: ¡°No¡±.

Sweet and simple ¡°no¡±.

Say ¡°no¡± at your office and see how quickly that pile of work on your desk disappears.

¡°Saying ¡®no¡¯ to others means you are saying ¡®yes¡¯ to yourself, ¡± said Leslie Charles, a professional speaker from East Lansing, Michigan.

¡°Time is precious. People are spending money buying time. And yet we are willing to give up our time because we can¡¯t say ¡®no¡¯.¡±

Susie Watson, a famous writer, said people who always say ¡°yes¡± need to say ¡°no¡± without guilt(ÄÚ¾Î)or fear of punishment. ¡°I would rather have someone give me a loving ¡®no¡¯ than an obligated(Ç¿ÖƵÄ) ¡®yes¡¯, ¡± she said.

Susie Watson says she feels ¡°no¡± obligation to give an explanation when she says ¡°no¡± either socially or professionally. Does she feel guilty about it? ¡°Not at all, ¡± said Watson, who is director of advertising and public relations at Timex Corp in Middlebury, Conneticut. ¡°Most people are afraid of saying ¡®no¡¯¡­ My advice is to say ¡®yes¡¯ only if you don¡¯t mean ¡®no¡¯.¡±

Watson said ¡°no¡± is the most effective weapon against wasting time. ¡°Every year there are more demands on your time¡­ Other people are happy to use up your time, ¡± Watson said. Time saving appears to be ¡°no¡¯s¡± greatest friend.

¡°No¡± can be your new friend, a powerful tool to take back your life. ¡°No¡± may even take you further in the business world than ¡°yes¡±.

¡°No¡± is power and strength. ¡°No¡± now seems completely correct. ¡°Saying ¡®no¡¯ isn¡¯t easy. But finally it¡¯s greatly liberating,¡± Charles said. But, he added, a ¡°no¡± project needs to be worked on every day because it is hard to change long-term habit.

But, he also warns: ¡°Don¡¯t go to extremes. Don¡¯t find yourself saying ¡®no¡¯ to everything. In return you should learn to hear ¡®no¡¯.¡±

5. The sentence ¡°Saying ¡®yes¡¯ to yourself¡± means _______.

A. you can have more time to play with others

B. you needn¡¯t care about other¡¯s feeling if you are happy

C. you are selfish and treat others rudely

D. you can deal with your business as you have planned

6. When you say ¡°no¡± to others you should say it in a _______.

A. secret way¡¡¡¡¡¡B. polite way

C. proud way¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡D. guilty way

7. In Watson¡¯s opinion, people can save much time on condition that _______.

A. they say ¡°no¡± at a suitable time

B. they say ¡°no¡± as much as possible

C. they are afraid of saying ¡°no¡±

D. they make others angry at them

8. If a person says ¡°no¡± to everything, the result he or she receive may be that he or she _______.

A. enjoys a wonderful life B. makes a lot of money

C. faces difficulty in life¡¡¡¡D. forgets to say ¡°yes¡± in the end

(C)

A characteristic of American culture that has become almost a tradition is to respect the self-made man ¡ª the man who has risen to the top through his own efforts, usually beginning by working with his hands. While the leader in business or industry or the college professor occupies a higher social position and commands greater respect in the community than the common laborer or even the skilled factory worker, he may take pains to point out that his father started life in America as a farmer or laborer of some sort.

This attitude toward manual(ÌåÁ¦µÄ) labor is now still seen in many aspects of American life. One is invited to dinner at a home that is not only comfortably but even luxuriously (ºÀ»ªµØ) furnished and in which there is every evidence of the fact that the family has been able to afford foreign travel, expensive hobbies, and college education for the children; yet the hostess probably will cook the dinner herself, will serve it herself and will wash dishes afterward, furthermore the dinner will not consist merely of something quickly and easily assembled from contents of various cans and a cake or a pie bought at the nearby bakery. On the contrary, the hostess usually takes pride in careful preparation of special dishes. A professional man may talk about washing the car, digging in his flowerbeds, painting the house. His wife may even help with these things, just as he often helps her with the dishwashing. The son who is away at college may wait on table and wash dishes for his living, or during the summer he may work with a construction gang on a highway in order to pay for his education.

9. From paragraph 1, we can know that in America _________.

A. people tend to have a high opinion of the self-made man

B. people can always rise to the top through their won efforts

C. college professors win great respect from common workers

D. people feel painful to mention their fathers as labors.

10. According to the passage, the hostess cooks dinner herself mainly because _________.

A. servants in American are hard to get

B. she takes pride in what she can do herself

C. she can hardly afford servants

D. It is easy to prepare a meal with canned food

11. The expression ¡° wait on table¡± in the second paragraph means ¡°_________¡±.

A. work in a furniture shop B. keep accounts for a bar

C. wait to lay the table D. serve customers in a restaurant

12. Which of the following may serve as the best title of the passage?

A. A Respectable Self-made Family B. American Attitude toward Manual Labor

C. Characteristics of American Culture D. The Development of Manual Labor

(D)

TODAY, Friday, November 12

JAZZ with the Mike Thomas Jazz Band at The Derby Arms. Upper Richmond Road West, Sheen.

DISCO Satin Sounds Disco. Free at The Lord Napier, Mort lake High St., from 8a. m. to 8p. m. Tel: 682¡ª1158.

SATURDAY, November 13

JAZZ Lysis at The Bull¡¯s Head, Barnes. Admission 60p.

MUSICAL HALL at The Star and Garter, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, provided by the Aba Daba Music Hall company. Good food and entertainment fair price. Tel: 789¡ª6749.

FAMILY night out? Join the sing-along at The Black Horse. Sheen Road, Richmond.

JAZZ The John Bennett Big Band at The Bull¡¯s Head, Barnes. Admission 80p.

THE DERBY ARMS, Upper Richmond Road West, give you Joe on the electric accordion(ÊÖ·çÇÙ). Tel: 789¡ª4536

SUNDAY, November 14

DISCO Satin Sounds Disco, free at The Lord Napier, Mort Lake High Street, from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.

FOLK MUSIC at The Derby Arms. The Short Stuff and residents the Norman Chop Trio. Non-remembers 70p. Tel: 688¡ª4626.

HEAVY MUSIC with Tony Simon at The Bull, Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen.

THE DERBY ARMS, Upper Richmond Road West, give you Joe on the electric accordion.

13. Where and when can you hear the Mike Thomas Jazz Band?

A. At the Derby Arms on Friday.

B. At the Black Horse on Friday.

C. At the Star and Garter on Saturday.

D. At the Derby Arms on Sunday.

14. You want to enjoy the electric accordion on Saturday. Which telephone number do you have to ring to find out what time it starts?

A. 789¡ª6749. B. 789¡ª4536. C. 682¡ª1158. D. 688¡ª4626.

15. You want to spend the Saturday by joining the entertainment with your family. Where should you go?

A. Disco at The Lord Napier.

B. The sing-along at The Black Horse.

C. The electric accordion at The Derby Arms.

D. Jazz at The Bull¡¯s Head.

16. You want to spend the same day at two different places and don¡¯t want to cross any street. Which of the following is your best choice?

A. The sing-along at the Black Horse and Jazz at The Bull¡¯s Head.

B. The sing-along at The Black Horse and Folk Music at The Derby Arms.

C. Folk Music at The Derby Arms and Heavy Music with Tony Simon at The Bull.

D. Musical Hal lat The Star £¦Garter and Disco at The Lord Napier.

(E)

With only about 1, 000 pandas left in the world, China is desperately trying to clone(¿Ë¡) the animal and save the endangered species(ÎïÖÖ). That¡¯s a move similar to what a Texas A & M University researchers have been undertaking for the past five years in a project called ¡°Noah¡¯s Ark¡±.

Noah¡¯s Ark is aimed at collecting eggs, embryos(ÅßÌ¥), semen and DNA of endangered animals and storing them in liquid nitrogen. If certain species should become extinct, Dr. Duane Kraemer, a professor in Texas A & M¡¯s College of Veterinary Medicine, says there would be enough of the basic building blocks to reintroduce the species in the future.

It is estimated that as many as 2, 000 species of mammals, birds reptiles will become extinct in over 100 years. The panda, native only to China, is in danger of becoming extinct in the next 25 years.

This week, Chinese scientists said they grew an embryo by introducing cells from a dead female panda into the egg cells of a Japanese white rabbit. They are now trying to implant the embryo into a host animal.

The entire procedure could take from three to five years to complete.

¡°The nuclear transfer(ºË×ÓÒÆÖ²) of one species to another is not easy, and the lack of available(capable of being used) panda eggs could be a major problem,¡± Kraemer believes. ¡°They will probably have to do several hundred transfers to result in one pregnancy (having a baby). It takes a long time and it¡¯s difficult, but this could be groundbreaking science if it works. They are certainly not putting any live pandas at risk, so it is worth the effort,¡± adds Kraemer, who is one of the leaders of the Project at Texas A& M, the first-ever attempt at cloning a dog.

¡°They are trying to do something that¡¯s never been done, and this is very similar to our work in Noah¡¯s Ark. We¡¯re both trying to save animals that face extinction. I certainly appreciate their effort and there¡¯s a lot we can learn from what they are attempting to do. It¡¯s a research that is very much needed.¡±

17. The aim of ¡°Noah¡¯s Ark¡± project is to _______.

A. make efforts to clone the endangered pandas

B. save endangered animals from dying out

C. collect DNA of endangered animals to study

D. transfer the nuclear of one animal to another

18. According to Professor Kraemer, the major problem in cloning pandas would be the lack of _______.

A. available panda eggs B. host animals

C. qualified researchers D. enough money

19. The best title for the passage may be _______.

A. China¡¯s Success in Pandas Cloning

B. The First Cloned Panda in the World

C. Exploring the Possibility to Clone Pandas

D. China ¡ªthe Native Place of Pandas Forever

20. From the passage we know that _______.

A. Kraemer and his team have succeeded in cloning a dog

B. scientists try to implant a panda¡¯s egg into a rabbit

C. Kraemer will work with Chinese scientists in clone researches

D. about two thousand of species will probably die out in a century

FAQs

What covers North America? ›

Which three countries occupy 95% of the area of North America? ›

Three countries (Canada, the United States, and Mexico) make up most of North America's land mass; they share the continent with 34 other island countries in the Caribbean and south of Mexico.

Is Mexico south or North America? ›

Mexico shares a large land border with the United States, but is isolated from South America – a region that struggles to integrate into the global system and is essentially a giant island in the Southern Hemisphere. Therefore, from a strictly geographic point of view, Mexico lies firmly in North America.

What type of boundary is between North and South America? ›

The border between North America and South America is at some point on the Isthmus of Panama. The most common demarcation in atlases and other sources follows the Darién Mountains watershed that divides along the Colombia–Panama border where the isthmus meets the South American continent (see Darién Gap).

Why is it called North America and South America? ›

Although at first the term America was applied only to the southern half of the continent, the designation soon was applied to the entire landmass. Those portions that widened out north of the Isthmus of Panama became known as North America, and those that broadened to the south became known as South America.

What 3 countries are in North America? ›

There are three countries on the North American continent: Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.

What are the 5 largest countries in North America? ›

Here is the list of the ten largest countries in square miles:
  • Canada (3,854,083 square miles)
  • United States (3,617,827 square miles)
  • Mexico (758,249 square miles)
  • Nicaragua (50,324 square miles)
  • Honduras (43,422 square miles)
  • Cuba (42,415 square miles)
  • Guatemala (42,031 square miles)
  • Panama (29,111 square miles)

What are 7 countries in North America? ›

  • United States (56.4%)
  • Mexico (21.9%)
  • Canada (6.4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Cuba (1.9%)
  • Haiti (1.9%)
  • Dominican Republic (1.8%)
  • Honduras (1.7%)

Is there 23 countries in North America? ›

There are 23 countries in North America, as well as more than two dozen non-sovereign territories, including Bermuda, Aruba, the Cayman Islands, Greenland, and Puerto Rico. The primary language in North America is English, followed by Spanish and French.

What is Mexico famous for? ›

Mexico is known for its rich culture, ancient ruins, dazzling beaches, and incredible cuisine. Tour Mayan temple ruins by day and indulge in fantastic food while listening to the rhythms of live music by night. Lounge on tropical beaches and explore the vibrant corals and marine life of the underwater world.

Is Mexico the first world? ›

So although technically Mexico is by definition a 3rd world country, it is most certainly none of those other things. Mexico has a thriving economy, an incredibly developed infrastructure, and low infant mortality rates compared to most of the world.

What language does Mexico speak? ›

The official language of Mexico is Spanish, which is spoken by 90 percent of the people. Indian languages of the Aztecs, Mayans, and other tribes are still spoken throughout the country. Originally there may have been more than 200 roots of native languages.

What is the area between North and South America called? ›

The term Central America refers to the land bridge between the continents of North and South America; it borders the Pacific Ocean in the southwest and the Caribbean Sea in the northeast. There are seven countries in Central America: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

What type of plate boundary is the North American Plate and Eurasian plate? ›

The North American Plate forms a divergent boundary with the Eurasian Plate and a transform boundary with the Pacific Plate along the coast of California. The North American Plate also forms a convergent boundary with the Juan de Fuca Plate.

What type of plate boundary is formed between South American and African Plates? ›

Students figure out: The South American and African plates moved apart as a divergent boundary formed between them and an ocean basin formed and spread.

What was America called before it was named America? ›

Before that time, there was no name that collectively identified the Western Hemisphere. The earlier Spanish explorers referred to the area as the Indies believing, as did Columbus, that it was a part of eastern Asia.

What was America called before it was America? ›

On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a new name for what had been called the "United Colonies.” The moniker United States of America has remained since then as a symbol of freedom and independence.

Who was the first person in America? ›

Before Columbus

We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first. Five hundred years before Columbus, a daring band of Vikings led by Leif Eriksson set foot in North America and established a settlement.

How many countries are in the world? ›

Countries in the World:

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

How many countries are in USA? ›

The United States is the most populous country in the Americas, with nearly 333 million residents across its 50 states. This is followed by Brazil, with nearly 214 million, and Mexico, with its 130 million residents.
...
Countries in Americas 2022.
Rank1
CountryUnited States
2022 Population338,289,857
Growth Rate0.38%
Area9,372,610 km²
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How many countries are in America? ›

America consists of 57 countries with a total land area of fourty-three million km² (sixteen million square miles), representing 28% of the Earth's habitable surface.

Which is the largest country in the world? ›

The largest country in the world is Russia with a total area of 17,098,242 Km² (6,601,665 mi²) and a land area of 16,376,870 Km² (6,323,142 mi²), equivalent to 11% of the total world's landmass of 148,940,000 Km² (57,510,000 square miles). See also: Most Populous Countries.

Is the US the 3rd largest country? ›

The three largest sovereign countries by surface area are Russia, Canada, and the United States. Together they occupy roughly a quarter of Earth's landmass. Other heavyweights in size are China, Brazil, Australia, India, Argentina and Kazakhstan.

Is USA the biggest country? ›

Russia is the largest country by far, with a total area of about 17 million square kilometers.
...
The 30 largest countries in the world by total area (in square kilometers)
CharacteristicArea in square kilometers
Canada9,984,670
USA9,833,517
China9,596,960
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How many people are in the world? ›

Currently, the U.N. recognizes 193 countries as member states. It also recognizes two "observers states", the Holy See/Vatican City and Palestine, which are self-ruling territories but not full-fledged countries. However, even the U.N.

How many languages are there in North America? ›

There are between 350 and 430 languages spoken in the United States of America, making it one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world.

When was America founded? ›

On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain. On July 4, 1776, Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence, marking July 4 as Independence Day.

How many countries does Africa have? ›

There are 54 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and subregion (based on the United Nations official statistics).

What is the last country in South America? ›

The continent generally includes twelve sovereign states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two dependent territories: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; and one internal territory: French Guiana.

How many countries does Asia have? ›

There are 48 countries in Asia today, according to the United Nations.

Is Mexico known for pizza? ›

Mexico has long had a love affair with pizza. Italian immigrants have inhabited the city in significant numbers since the late 19th century, making pasta and pizza part of everyday dining. In 2017, the country was home to an estimated 700 Domino's franchises; Shakey's, Little Caesars and Pizza Hut also have footholds.

Is Mexico known for diamonds? ›

As a result, the supply of diamonds has increased in many countries around the world. Mexico is one of those countries where supply has been increasing while demand remains relatively steady. Mexico's diamond market has also been affected by political changes that have occurred over the past few years.

Is Mexico safe to live? ›

Mexico also ranks poorly, due to issues with gang violence, drug abuse and frequent crime. Mexico fell nine places in terms of safety and security, going from 48th out of 65 countries in 2017 to 57th out of 68 in 2018.

Is Mexico a superpower? ›

Currently, only the United States fulfills the criteria to be considered a superpower.

How much is a McDonalds meal in Mexico? ›

Rent in Mexico is, on average, 74.02% lower than in United States.
...
Cost of Living in Mexico.
RestaurantsEdit
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant150.00MXN
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course600.00MXN
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)120.00MXN
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)40.00MXN
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Do Mexicans speak English? ›

English is not very widely spoken in Mexico overall, with only around 10% of the population speaking it, and only a small number of these being truly fluent. English is however much more prevalent in the major tourist destinations and towards the Northern border with the USA.

What is the most spoken language in the world? ›

English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest.

Which region of North America contains the most important agricultural area of this realm? ›

The Midwest and Great Plaines

The center of the continent contains a relatively level agricultural region: the Midwest and the Great Plains. This land includes some of the most fertile agricultural areas globally and has been dubbed America's breadbasket.

Why is North America and South America divided? ›

Where Is the Division Between North and South America? Geologists believe the continents move as part of a theory called plate tectonics. This hypothesis states that the outer layer of the Earth including the continents, called the lithosphere, sits on top of a layer that is semifluid, called the asthenosphere.

How many countries are in North America and their names? ›

There are 23 countries in North America: Antigua and Barbuda. Bahamas. Barbados.
...
How Many Countries are There in North America?
CountrySaint Kitts and Nevis
CapitalBasseterre
Area261 km2
Population (2021)52, 440 people
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What surface feature is formed by the boundary of the North American and Eurasian Plates? ›

One example of a ridge is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an undersea chain of mountains that formed as two pairs of tectonic plates spread apart: the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate in the north, and the South American Plate and the African Plate in the south.

What is the North American tectonic plate called? ›

The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Cuba, the Bahamas, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.
...
North American Plate
Speed115–25 mm (0.59–0.98 in)/year
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What type of plate boundaries exist in the following plate Eurasian and Philippine plates? ›

The Philippine Sea Plate. The Philippine Sea plate is tectonically unusual in that almost all the boundaries are convergent. The Pacific plate is subducting beneath the Philippine Sea plate to the east while the west/northwestern part of the Philippine Sea plate is subducting beneath the continental Eurasian plate.

What will be formed on the surface of South American Plate along its convergence zone with Nazca Plate? ›

The eastern margin is a convergent boundary subduction zone under the South American Plate and the Andes Mountains, forming the Peru–Chile Trench.

What kind of plate boundary is found where the North American and Caribbean plates meet? ›

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QuestionAnswer
18.What kind of plate boundary is found where the North American and the Caribbean plates meet?Transform boundary
19.Which layer of the earth is broken into several large tectonic plates?Lithosphere
20.Mid-ocean ridges are places where tectonic plates are doing what?Spreading apart
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What is the main type of tectonic plate boundary that exists along the edge of the North American Plate near the coast of Northern California Oregon and Washington? ›

The Cascadia Subduction Zone, extending from northern California through western Oregon and Washington to southern British Columbia, is a type of convergent plate boundary. Two parallel mountain ranges have been forming as a result of the Juan de Fuca Plate subducting beneath the edge of North America.

Is Canada is North America? ›

Canada, the second largest country in the world in area (after Russia), occupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America.

How many countries is in North America? ›

How Many Countries are There in North America? There are 23 countries in North America: Antigua and Barbuda.

Does North America include Mexico? ›

North America thus encompasses Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Caribbean countries.

Where does North America start and end? ›

North America, the third-largest continent, extends from the tiny Aleutian Islands in the northwest to the Isthmus of Panama in the south. The continent includes the enormous island of Greenland in the northeast and the small island countries and territories that dot the Caribbean Sea and western North Atlantic Ocean.

Do you need a passport to go to Canada? ›

Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. Children under 16 only need proof of U.S. citizenship.

Is Canada a good place to live? ›

Canada has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the friendliest places on earth. Not only that but it's also considered to be one of the safest places to live. If you're looking for the benefits of moving or immigrating to Canada, you won't have to look very far.

What was Canada called before Canada? ›

Prior to 1870, it was known as the North-Western Territory. The name has always been a description of the location of the territory.

How many countries are there in the world? ›

Countries in the World:

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

What is the smallest country in the United States? ›

The smallest country in North America is St. Kitts and Nevis, which is 261 km² (100.7 mi²) and has a population of 53,544.
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Countries in North America 2022.
Rank1
CountryUnited States
2022 Population338,289,857
Growth Rate0.38%
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What are the three largest countries in North America? ›

Largest Countries in North America 2022
RankCountryArea
1Canada9,984,670 km²
2United States9,372,610 km²
3Mexico1,964,375 km²
4Nicaragua130,373 km²
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When did Mexico become North America? ›

Mexico
United Mexican States Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Spanish)
• Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence from Spain
• Declared16 September 1810
• Consummated27 September 1821
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Which statement best defines the North American core? ›

Which statement best defines the North American core? It encompasses a great rectangle from Boston to Washigton to St. Louis to Milwaukee and includes southernmost Ontario.

What are 7 countries in North America? ›

  • United States (56.4%)
  • Mexico (21.9%)
  • Canada (6.4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Cuba (1.9%)
  • Haiti (1.9%)
  • Dominican Republic (1.8%)
  • Honduras (1.7%)

What is the last country in South America? ›

The continent generally includes twelve sovereign states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two dependent territories: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; and one internal territory: French Guiana.

Is America an island? ›

Strictly speaking, the American continent consists of two continents and the largest island in the world, North America, South America and Greenland. Central America and the Caribbean are usually considered part of North America.

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