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  1. climates in Latin America
  2. Why are waterways important in Latin America?
  3. What landforms are in South America
  4. tributary
  5. plateau
  1. a tropical wet with hot, humid, rainy weather year-round; tropical wet and dry with hot weather, but shorter rainy season; Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay = humid sub-tropical climate: hot, wet summers + cool, damp winters. Patagonia - colder and dry.
  2. b small rivers and streams that flow into a larger river
  3. c a raised area of flat land
  4. d Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.
  5. e Provide transportation; food from fishing; hydroelectric power. Needed for transportation b/c hard to build roads due to mountains and rural area.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. coffee and citrus fruits - need hot weather but not as much rain
  2. 1) elevation 2) location (areas close to the Equator usually warmer than those farther south) 3) wind patterns (sea breezes in Caribbean help keep temperatures down)
  3. a country's economy based almost completely on 1 resource or crop
  4. 1) Mexico and Central America 2) Caribbean 3) South America
  5. longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;

5 True/False questions

  1. hydroelectricityelectric power made by rushing water


  2. Rain forestdense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin


  3. diversifyflat grassland regions commonly found in Argentina and Uruguay


  4. natural resourcesthings found in nature that people can use to meet needs


  5. Why are crops important?Western hemisphere; south of United States


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