5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Rain forest
- climates in Latin America
- Amazon River
- What is Latin America doing to solve this?
- a 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.
- b a strip of land with water on both sides; joins 2 larger bodies of water. Ex: Central America
- c dense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin
- d 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.
- e longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;
5 Multiple choice questions
- coffee and citrus fruits - need hot weather but not as much rain
- warm, wet climates = lush vegetation; cold, dry climates = very little vegetation
- small rivers and streams that flow into a larger river
- height of land above sea level
- Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.
5 True/False questions
Why are waterways important in Latin America? → 1) Mexico and Central America 2) Caribbean 3) South America
What landforms are in the Caribbean? → coral and underwater mountains. Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Cuba are underwater mountains. Other, smaller islands are made of coral (skeletons of tine sea animals formed together).
resources found in Caribbean? → 1) Middle America: lots of minerals 2) Mexico: minerals, oil, natural gas, trees/lumber 3) Central America: coffee, cotton, sugar cane, bananas
plateau → flat grassland regions commonly found in Argentina and Uruguay
factors affecting climate? → warm, wet climates = lush vegetation; cold, dry climates = very little vegetation