5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Describe the climate in Central America and the Caribbean.
- What mineral resources are found in this region?
- What is the world's largest tropical humid climate region?
- What is the driest region in South America?
- What are the major challenges facing Mexico?
- a Atacama desert of Northern Chile and Southern Peru
- b the Amazon River Basin
- c 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.
- d 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.
- e Small gold fields have been discovered throughout Central America. Jamaica has major deposits of bauxite. Cuba and the Dominican Republic produce nickel. Trinidad has oil.
5 Multiple choice questions
- rich mineral desposits, fertile soils, climates suitable for farming, rivers, rain forests, gold and silver, copper, iron ore, bauxite, and petroleum
- 1. Greater Mexico City
2. Central Mexico
3. Gulf Lowlands and Southern Mexico
4. Northern Mexico
- *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)
- a semiarid and arid climate
- bananas, sugar, cotton, and cocoa beans
5 True/False questions
What is the future of tourism in the region? → 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.
Including French Guiana, how many countries are in South America? → 13
What is NAFTA? → North American Free Trade Agreement that lowered tariffs between Canada, Mexico, and the US.
When did the Spaniards, under Francisco Pizarro, conquer the Incas? → more than 12,000 years ago
Pampas → a type of tree from which we get cocoa beans