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5 Matching questions

  1. What unique advantages did the Spanish have that allowed them to conquer the Aztecs?
  2. maquiladoras
  3. isthmus
  4. What were the main crops of Mexico's early people?
  5. What did the Portugese establish as the key crop in what is now Brazil?
  1. a sugar cane
  2. b a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
  3. c beans, corn, peppers, squash
  4. d special factories in Mexico owned mainly by American companies
  5. e muskets, horses, and diseases

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. It is the second largest urban area in the world after Tokyo.
  2. Their god advised them to build where they saw an eagle eating a snake while perched on a cactus.
  3. an ocean and weather pattern that causes the eastern Pacific Ocean to be colder than normal
  4. 1. Pacific subtropical high pressure cell
    2. northeast tradewinds
    3. elevation
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. favelaslarge slums that surround major cities (in Brazil)


  2. Including French Guiana, how many countries are in South America?13


  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. Where are the Andes Mountains?They are along South America's Pacific Coast.


  5. 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.


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