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5 Matching Questions

  1. Why are crops important?
  2. What is Latin America doing to solve this?
  3. natural resources
  4. Rain forest
  5. economy
  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 dense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin
  3. c they sell them to make money - important to economy
  4. d the ways that goods and services are produced and made available to people
  5. e things found in nature that people can use to meet needs

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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)
  2. mountains and plateaus; Mexico's central plateau has most of its people; between 2 mountains. Central America is an isthmus
  3. minerals, oil, trees, lumber, fish, coffee, wheat, sugar cane, cotton, rice
  4. Provide transportation; food from fishing; hydroelectric power. Needed for transportation b/c hard to build roads due to mountains and rural area.
  5. a raised area of flat land

5 True/False Questions

  1. problems with a 1 resource economy?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.


  2. diversifyflat grassland regions commonly found in Argentina and Uruguay


  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. vegetation in colder climates?exotic vegetation that needs hot, humid weather, such as bananas, cacao, sugar cane, rice


  5. hydroelectricityelectric power made by rushing water


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