Latin America

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What is another name for a narrow strip of land that lies between Mexico and South America?

Isthmus

What is a plain called in Argentina?

Pampas

What are the hundreds of rivers that flow into a larger river called?

tributary

What lies down the center of Mexico.. a mostly flat, highland area?

Plateau

What is the height of land above sea level called?

Elevation

What is a narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins two larger bodies of land called?

Isthmus

What is a region of plains in Argentina and Uruguay...used for grazing cattle called?

pampus

A large, mostly flat highland area???

plateau

A river or stream that flows into a main river???

Tributary

The height of land above sea level??

elevation

What hemisphere is Latin America located?

Western Hemisphere

Why is Mexico's Central Plateau an important region?

It contains most of the country's important cities and best farmland.

How is the soil in the farmland in Mexico and Central America made?

Volcanic Ash

How are Caribbean islands formed?

Skeletons of tiny sea animals.

What happens to an economy if the price of copper goes down?

The economy suffers

The type of crops is affected by what ?

elevation

Subtropical climates grow what kinds of foods?(Uruguay, Paraguay)

wheat and apples

What can rivers be used for in Central America?

hydroelecricity

Venezuela had to ___________ their economy when the oil prices drop in the 1980's.

diverify

What makes up Latin America?

Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America

What is the long mountain range running down the west side of South America called?

Andes

Coral islands are formed by what?

skeletons of tiny sea animals

What is located in the Amazon River basin?

tropical rain forest

True or False: The climate of Lain America varies from place to place

True

What factors affect the climate?

elevation, the equator and wind patterns

What two countries produce coffee as a key crop?

Brazil and Colombia

What has affected trade and travel in South America?

high mts. and rain forests.

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