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  1. When did people first enter South America?
  2. Describe and locate the main languages spoken in the Caribbean.
  3. Name the major mineral resources in Mexico.
  4. What are the problems associated with air pollution?
  5. How large is Mexico City?
  1. a more than 12,000 years ago
  2. b Factories and cars that release chemicals and toxins into the air cause air pollution.
  3. c Spanish is spoken in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. English is also an official language in Puerto Rico. French and Creole are official languages of Haiti. Creole is a blend of European, African, or Caribbean Indian languages. In Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, many people speak Papamiento. This creole language combines elements of Spanish, Dutch, and Portugese.
  4. d It is the second largest urban area in the world after Tokyo.
  5. e silver, gold, iron, lead, mercury

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. rich mineral desposits, fertile soils, climates suitable for farming, rivers, rain forests, gold and silver, copper, iron ore, bauxite, and petroleum
  2. a type of tree from which we get cocoa beans
  3. the Amazon River Basin
  4. Mexico City has too few jobs so many people live in shacks without electricity and running water. Mexico City also suffers from terrible air pollution. Parts of southern Mexico have inadequate schools and poorly developed telephone communication and transportation.
  5. *built paved roads and suspension bridges
    *terraced fields braced by stone walls
    *stone construction

5 True/False Questions

  1. What is the population of the Caribbean?Roman Catholic


  2. What happened to Tenochtitlan when the Spaniards arrived?about 36 million people as of 2000


  3. What effects have earthquakes had on the city?They are along South America's Pacific Coast.


  4. What kind of climate does the Patagonia have?about 36 million people as of 2000


  5. Pampaslarge slums that surround major cities (in Brazil)


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