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5 Matching Questions

  1. tributary
  2. 3 regions of Latin America?
  3. hydroelectricity
  4. resources in South America?
  5. El Nino
  1. a warming in ocean waters on the west coast of S. America. Causes floods, droughts, and drives away fish. Felt around the world.
  2. b 1) Mexico and Central America 2) Caribbean 3) South America
  3. c minerals, oil, trees, lumber, fish, coffee, wheat, sugar cane, cotton, rice
  4. d small rivers and streams that flow into a larger river
  5. e electric power made by rushing water

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a country's economy based almost completely on 1 resource or crop
  2. mountains and plateaus; Mexico's central plateau has most of its people; between 2 mountains. Central America is an isthmus
  3. exotic vegetation that needs hot, humid weather, such as bananas, cacao, sugar cane, rice
  4. longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;
  5. a raised area of flat land

5 True/False Questions

  1. climate affects vegetation?warm, wet climates = lush vegetation; cold, dry climates = very little vegetation


  2. Middle AmericaMexico and Central America


  3. What landforms are in the Caribbean?Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.


  4. resources found in Caribbean?sugar cane, coffee, bananas, cacao, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, papayas, etc); bauxite (Jamaica), nickel (Cuba, Dominican Republic); oil (Trinidad)


  5. What is Latin America doing to solve this?L. American countries are trying to diversify economies. Building factories to make other products to sell; encouraging other jobs, such as farming other crops rather than relying on only one.


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