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5 Matching Questions

  1. climate affects vegetation?
  2. Middle America
  3. What is Latin America doing to solve this?
  4. diversify
  5. Rain forest
  1. 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.
  2. b to add variety or different items
  3. c dense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin
  4. d warm, wet climates = lush vegetation; cold, dry climates = very little vegetation
  5. e Mexico and Central America

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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. warming in ocean waters on the west coast of S. America. Causes floods, droughts, and drives away fish. Felt around the world.
  3. country can loose money if something happens to that resource (weather destroys a crop; prices drop; demand slows down) - the economy can suffer. Ex: Chile leads world in producing copper. When copper prices are high, Chile's economy is strong; when copper prices drop, country looses money and jobs when the mines fire workers.
  4. exotic vegetation that needs hot, humid weather, such as bananas, cacao, sugar cane, rice
  5. 1) Mexico and Central America 2) Caribbean 3) South America

5 True/False Questions

  1. tributarya strip of land with water on both sides; joins 2 larger bodies of water. Ex: Central America

          

  2. factors affecting climate?warm, wet climates = lush vegetation; cold, dry climates = very little vegetation

          

  3. isthmusa strip of land with water on both sides; joins 2 larger bodies of water. Ex: Central America

          

  4. 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

          

  5. plateauflat grassland regions commonly found in Argentina and Uruguay

          

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