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  1. When did the Spaniards, under Francisco Pizarro, conquer the Incas?
  2. What are the Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles?
  3. Name and describe the five elevation zones of the Andes are.
  4. Describe the four major issues facing South America today.
  5. El nino
  1. a in the 1530s
  2. b ocean and weather patterns in which the Southeastern Pacific Ocean is warmer than usual, affecting regional climates
  3. c The Greater Antilles include the large islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. They also include the some 700 islands that make up the Bahamas. The Lesser Antilles include more than 20 small island countries and territories. The Greater and Lesser Antilles are the major island groups of the West Indies.
  4. d 1. loss of the Amazon rainforest because of new farms and ranches
    2. soil exhaustion threatens south America's future. Overgrazing and loss of soil nutrients is causing this problem.
    3. Political issues also cause conflict. Many South American countries have been involved in border disputes often over areas with valuable resources.
    4. Violence is a problem. Terrorism is present in many South American countries, particularly Colombia.
  5. e *Tierra helada- above 16,000 feet (permanently covered with snow)
    *Paramo- 10,000 to 16,000 feet (potatoes, grasslands and hardy shrubs, grazing)
    *Tierra fria- 6,000 to 10,000 feet (potatoes, wheat, oats, barley, beans, corn, rye)
    *tierra templada- 3,000 to 6,000 feet (coffee, corn, wheat, cotton, potatoes, sugar cane, tobacco)
    *tierra cliente- sea level to 3,000 feet (bananas, cacao, rice, sugar cane)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. special factories in Mexico owned mainly by American companies
  2. There aren't many and there is no major river system.
  3. The motor vehicles and factories release chemicals into the air which result in smog that can burn eyes and throats. People have pumped the wells so heavily that the ground has begun to sink and take the buildings with it.
  4. *built paved roads and suspension bridges
    *terraced fields braced by stone walls
    *stone construction
  5. surrounding Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela

5 True/False Questions

  1. What is Mexico's most valuable natural resource?Many island leaders see tourism as the great hope for the future economic growth. Tourism takes land that could be used for farming and the jobs are mostly seasonal and have low pay, though. Tourism does bring needed jobs and reduces unemployment.


  2. Describe the natural resources of the mineral desposits, fertile soils, climates suitable for farming, rivers, rain forests, gold and silver, copper, iron ore, bauxite, and petroleum


  3. Why is the land so unstable around Mexico City?It is the second largest urban area in the world after Tokyo.


  4. Including French Guiana, how many countries are in South America?Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, English, French, Quechua, Guarani, and Portunol


  5. What were the main crops of Mexico's early people?There aren't many and there is no major river system.


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