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  1. ecotourism
  2. What did the Portugese establish as the key crop in what is now Brazil?
  3. How large is Mexico City?
  4. What is the Altiplano?
  5. isthmus
  1. a a type of tourism that focuses on guided travel though natural areas and on outdoor activities
  2. b an elevated plain between the two great ranges that the Andes divide into
  3. c a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
  4. d sugar cane
  5. e It is the second largest urban area in the world after Tokyo.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a type of tree from which we get cocoa beans
  2. surrounding Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela
  3. 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.
  4. There aren't many and there is no major river system.
  5. 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 True/False Questions

  1. Describe and locate the main languages spoken in the Caribbean.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.


  2. What is the driest region in South America?more than 5,000 years ago


  3. How did the Caribbean come to be called the West Indies?Christopher Columbus thought he had reached islands off the coast of Asia that Europeans called the Indies, and the name stuck.


  4. Why is the land so unstable around Mexico City?The city lies on a dry lake bed, so the soils underneath are soft and unstable.


  5. What are the key natural resources in South America?Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, English, French, Quechua, Guarani, and Portunol


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