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South America Review (CRT)

Students will utilize Quizlet to help them review for the South America unit criterion referenced test.
Andes Mountains
Home of the Incas; the world's longest mountain chain, stretching along the west coast of South America
Roads and Messengers
Communication throughout the Incan Empire depended on these two things.
Terraces and Irrigation
The Incas could farm in the mountains because of these two techniques.
These people believed in mummification, they believed that the Sun God was the most important god, and they believed in reincarnation. They did NOT believe in Christianity.
Characteristics of the Incas
The Inca used llamas as pack animals, for food, and for clothing. The Incan government controlled all aspects of the Incas lives. The Incas grew over 3 hundred varieties of potatoes. The Inca did NOT build buildings out of huge logs.
Francisco Pizzaro
This conquistador came to South America in search of gold and glory. He conquered the Incas, stole their gold, and murdered the Incan ruler Atahualpa.
Conquered by the Spaniards
What caused the fall of the Incan Empire?
Farming collapsed Incans starved.
After the fall of the Incan Empire, how were the lives of the Incas changed?
Hunt for whales
The Inca continue their ancient traditions today. They still make colorful weavings, they still weave boats out of reeds, they still trade at markets. But they do NOT _________.
Disease and Starvation
After the Spanish conquest of the Incas, over half of the Incas died as a result of these two things.
Atacama Desert
This desert in Chile is one of the driest deserts in the world
Andes Mountains
This mountain range is the longest in the world. This mountain range is NOT the oldest mountain range in the world. This mountain range extends along the western coast of South America. The Incas lived there.
Amazon Basin
This region of South America contains the largest river system in the world. NOTE: It does not however contain the longest river in the world. This region also provides HUGE amounts of oxygen to the world due to the density of the rainforest.
El Nino
A weather phenomenon that can affect weather patterns throughout the world.
The System of Rivers
This system (of geography) provides transportation, hydroelectic power, and water for crops in South America
The main culture represented in the country of Brazil
The main language spoken throughout South America (except for Brazil)
Yerba Mate
This is a traditional tea-like drink that is commonly drank in South America
One of the most popular celebrations in South America.
The major agricultural product of Argentina
Use numbered map: What number identifies the country of Brazil?
Use numbered map: What number represents the Andes Mountains?
Which number on the map represents the compass rose?
Use numbered map: What number represents the Amazon Basin?
Use numbered map: What number represents the Caribbean Sea?
Use numbered map: What number represents the Pacific Ocean?
Use numbered map: What number represents the Atlantic Ocean?
Use numbered map: What number represents the country of Columbia?
Which number on the map represents the map scale?
Use numbered map: What number represents the country of Argentina?
Increased land for development and farming, loss of homes for native people, and a decrease in oxygen released into the atmosphere are ALL effects of this
These geographical features create a constant threat to the people who live nearby them
Central America
The region between Mexico and South America is called this
Western Hemisphere
Most of South America is located in this hemisphere