Geography Quiz / Continents: Past, Present, Future

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Can you name the continents of the past, present, and future?

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Past, Present, Future, or OtherContinentInformation
PastAn ancient continent which formed approximately 2.5 billion years ago in the Neoarchean era
PastA large island formed from a large landmass and separated by shallow continental seas.
PastAn ancient continent theorised to have formed about two billion years ago.
PastA microcontinent in the Paleozoic era. Crustal fragments of this former microcontinent underlie south-west Great Britain.
PastA name applied by geologists to a late-Proterozoic, early-Palaeozoic continent. It was created as an entity not earlier than 1.8 billion years ago.
PastAn ancient microcontinent that existed about 200 million years ago. It consisted of parts of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Indochina and Malaya.
PastAn ancient Precambrian craton. It forms parts of the countries of Gabon, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic. A small portion extends into Zambia as well, where it is called the Bangweulu Block.
PastA minor supercontinent created in the Devonian.
PastA craton, an old and stable part of the continental lithosphere with thick crust and deep lithospheric roots extending up to a few hundred kilometers into the Earth's mantle.
PastA small continental region in the interior of Asia. It consists of that area north and east of the Aral Sea, south of the Siberian craton and west of the Altai Mountains and Lake Balkhash.
PastIt was created as continents moved about the surface of the Earth, bumping into other continents and drifting away.
PastOne of the smaller continental cratons of the Earth. It covers a total area of around 1.7 million square kilometres in the northeast of China, most of Korea and the southern part of Mongolia, and has a shape quite akin to a funnel, with a long east-west axis in the western part and two shorter perpendicular axes in the eastern half.
PastAn extremely ancient craton that formed an independent continent before the Permian period.
PastAn ancient continent that contained today's South and Southeast China, and Indochina.
PastA supercontinent that formed 3 billion years ago in the early Archean eon.
PastAn ancient craton that forms most of Antarctica.
PastIt lies mainly on the Indian tectonic plate to the south of the Himalayas, forming a land mass which extends southward into the Indian Ocean.
PresentThe world's second-largest and second most-populous continent. It covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.
PresentEarth's southernmost continent, encapsulating the South Pole. It is surrounded by the Southern Ocean
PresentThe world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.
PresentThe smallest of the geographic continents.
PresentIt is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast.
PresentIt is situated in the Earth's northern hemisphere and in the western hemisphere. It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean.
PresentIt is situated in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Past, Present, Future, or OtherContinentInformation
FutureA possible future supercontinent configuration. It could occur within the next 250 million years.
FutureA possible future supercontinent. An alternative to the above answer.
FutureA possible future supercontinent, postulated by Roy Livermore. It is similar to the above two answers.
SubmergedAn underwater volcanic large igneous province in the southern Indian Ocean. It is an underwater plateau.
SubmergedA nearly submerged continent or microcontinent. It may have been completely submerged about 23 million years ago, and most of it (93%) remains submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean.
Geological SupercontinentThe name given to the southernmost of two precursor supercontinents that came about around 200 Mya in the late Mesozoic era.
Geological SupercontinentThe northernmost of two nearly equal area supercontinents that came about around 200 Mya in the late Mesozoic era.
Geological SupercontinentThe supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before the component continents were separated into their current configuration. It was theorized by Alfred Wegener.
Geological SupercontinentA hypothetical supercontinent that existed from the Pan-African orogeny about 600 million years ago to the end of the Precambrian about 540 million years ago.
Geological SupercontinentThe name of a supercontinent, a continent which contained most or all of Earth's landmass. According to plate tectonic reconstructions, it existed between 1100 and 750 million years ago, in the Neoproterozoic era.
Geological SupercontinentOne of Earth's oldest supercontinents. It was first proposed by J.J.W. Rogers and M. Santosh and is thought to have existed approximately 1.8 to 1.5 billion years (Ga) ago in the Paleoproterozoic Era. Zhao et al. proposed that the assembly of the supercontinent was completed by global-scale collisional events during 2.1–1.8 Ga.
Geological SupercontinentOne of the earliest supercontinents on Earth. It is believed to have formed during the Neoarchaean Era ~2.7 billion years ago (2.7 Ga) by the accretion of Neoarchaean cratons and the formation of new continental crust.
Geological SupercontinentAn ancient minor supercontinent that consisted of the cratons of Arctica, Baltica, and East Antarctica. Forming about 1.8 billion years ago, the continent was part of a global supercontinent.
Geological SupercontinentA supercontinent that formed 3 billion years ago in the early Archean eon.
Geological SupercontinentIt is theorized to be Earth's first supercontinent, beginning its formation about 3,600 million years ago, completing its formation by about 3,100 million years ago and breaking up by 2,500 million years ago.
Combined ContinentsThe term used to describe the largest landmass on Earth. It may be defined as a supercontinent, consisting of three continents.
Combined ContinentsLands in the Western hemisphere, also known as the New World.
Combined ContinentsA supercontinent covering about 52,990,000 km2 (20,846,000 mi2) or about 10.6% of the Earth's surface (36.2% of the land area) located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Geographically it is a single continent, comprising two traditional continents.
Combined ContinentsA region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Mythical or TheorizedA legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.
Mythical or TheorizedThe name of a hypothetical 'lost land' variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The concept's 19th century origins lie in attempts to account for discontinuities in biogeography; however, the concept of this continent has been rendered obsolete by modern theories of plate tectonics.
Mythical or TheorizedA fictional island mentioned by ancient Greek writer Theopompus of Chios in his work 'Philippica', which is only fragmentarily maintained via Aelian.
Mythical or TheorizedThe name of a hypothetical continent that allegedly existed in one of Earth's oceans, but disappeared at the dawn of human history. The concept and the name were proposed by 19th century traveler and writer Augustus Le Plongeon, who claimed that several ancient civilizations, such as those of Egypt and Mesoamerica, were created by refugees from the continent.
Mythical or TheorizedA hypothesized continent appearing on European maps from the 15th to the 18th century.

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