Social Studies Mid-Term Exam

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plantations

large commercial farms that raise a single crop for sale

free trade zone

area where people can buy goods from other countries without paying extra taxes

communist state

country whose government has strong control over the economy and society as a whole; ex: Cuba

cooperative

farm owned and operated by the government; ex: Cuba

west Indies

archipelagos situated on the Carribean Plate

hurricanes

fierce tropical storms with high winds and heavy rains form over the war

alpaca

similar to llama that are used for carrying goods in the high altitude countries

central valley

a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. Also, is a large populated area.

Cuzco

a city in Peru, near the Urabamba valley of the Andes mountain range.

Guayaquil

the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. port and capital of the Inca empire

La Paz

the administrative capital of Bolivia; also the highest capital in the world

Quito's old town

a protected world cultural heritage site of Ecuador

water cycle

the constant movement of the earth's water from oceans to air to land and back to oceans

plate tectonics or continental drift

movement of the earth's land masses

what is the earth's atmosphere used to do?

mostly to block out the sun's harmful rays

southern hemisphere

when it is winter on the northern hemisphere then it mus be summer in the...

continents

earth's crust includes ocean floors and...

seasons

the angle of the sun's rays causes...

fossil fuels

coal, oil, and natural gas are examples of...

the Amazon Basin

the world's largest rain forest are is found here...

glaciers and polar ice caps

most of earth's fresh water is found...

el ninos

when cold winds from the East are weak this occurs...

a region's climate

movement of air, water currents, and latitude determine....

mexico's independence

Spain in 1821, mexico gained.....

history

the way people see themselves is often shaped by their...

Lesser Antilles

Smaller islands in the Carribean are part of this group...

Favelas

Brazilian cities are surrounded by...

the oil industry

the government of Venezuela owns...

Belize

Belmopan

Suriname

Paramaribo

Costa Rica

San Jose

Venezuela

Caracas

Haiti

Port-Au-Prince

Colombia

Bogotá

Honduras

Tegucigalpa

Ecuador

Quito

Puerto Rico

San Juan

Paraguay

Asunción

Cuba

Havana

Argentina

Buenos Aires

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