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  1. List the four regions of Mexico.
  2. When did Spanish conquistadores come to Mexico?
  3. Name 3 factors that explain Mexico's climate.
  4. What unique advantages did the Spanish have that allowed them to conquer the Aztecs?
  5. Describe the climate in Central America and the Caribbean.
  1. a 1. Pacific subtropical high pressure cell
    2. northeast tradewinds
    3. elevation
  2. b Tropical wet and dry climates are typical. Temperatures seldom vary more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit between summer and winter. During winter, high pressure generally brings dry weather. A summer rainy season results when low pressure cells begin to move north across the region.
  3. c 1519
  4. d muskets, horses, and diseases
  5. e 1. Greater Mexico City
    2. Central Mexico
    3. Gulf Lowlands and Southern Mexico
    4. Northern Mexico

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. One of the region's greatest natural resources is the warm and sunny climate, which attracts millions of tourists. Fertile soils and rich fishing grounds are also natural resources found in the region.
  2. rich mineral desposits, fertile soils, climates suitable for farming, rivers, rain forests, gold and silver, copper, iron ore, bauxite, and petroleum
  3. a type of tree from which we get cocoa beans
  4. Chile
  5. Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, English, French, Quechua, Guarani, and Portunol

5 True/False questions

  1. What are the major challenges facing Mexico?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.


  2. What mineral resources are found in this region?This region has volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and mud slides.


  3. Name the three great river systems in South America.Atacama desert of Northern Chile and Southern Peru


  4. Llanosa large plains area in Northeastern Colombia and western Venezuela


  5. What are the problems associated with air pollution?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.


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