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Latin America

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What is another name for a narrow strip of land that lies between Mexico and South America?
Isthmus
What is a plain called in Argentina?
Pampas
What are the hundreds of rivers that flow into a larger river called?
tributary
What lies down the center of Mexico.. a mostly flat, highland area?
Plateau
What is the height of land above sea level called?
Elevation
What is a narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins two larger bodies of land called?
Isthmus
What is a region of plains in Argentina and Uruguay...used for grazing cattle called?
pampus
A large, mostly flat highland area???
plateau
A river or stream that flows into a main river???
Tributary
The height of land above sea level??
elevation
What hemisphere is Latin America located?
Western Hemisphere
Why is Mexico's Central Plateau an important region?
It contains most of the country's important cities and best farmland.
How is the soil in the farmland in Mexico and Central America made?
Volcanic Ash
How are Caribbean islands formed?
Skeletons of tiny sea animals.
What happens to an economy if the price of copper goes down?
The economy suffers
The type of crops is affected by what ?
elevation
Subtropical climates grow what kinds of foods?(Uruguay, Paraguay)
wheat and apples
What can rivers be used for in Central America?
hydroelecricity
Venezuela had to ___________ their economy when the oil prices drop in the 1980's.
diverify
What makes up Latin America?
Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America
What is the long mountain range running down the west side of South America called?
Andes
Coral islands are formed by what?
skeletons of tiny sea animals
What is located in the Amazon River basin?
tropical rain forest
True or False: The climate of Lain America varies from place to place
True
What factors affect the climate?
elevation, the equator and wind patterns
What two countries produce coffee as a key crop?
Brazil and Colombia
What has affected trade and travel in South America?
high mts. and rain forests.