5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- When did Spanish conquistadores come to Mexico?
- What are the major challenges facing Mexico?
- What are the main languages spoken in South America?
- a large slums that surround major cities (in Brazil)
- b Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, English, French, Quechua, Guarani, and Portunol
- c Mexico City has too few jobs so many people live in shacks without electricity and running water. Mexico City also suffers from terrible air pollution. Parts of southern Mexico have inadequate schools and poorly developed telephone communication and transportation.
- d a large plains area in Northeastern Colombia and western Venezuela
- e 1519
5 Multiple choice questions
- One of the region's greatest natural resources is the warm and sunny climate, which attracts millions of tourists. Fertile soils and rich fishing grounds are also natural resources found in the region.
- 1. Pacific subtropical high pressure cell
2. northeast tradewinds
- The motor vehicles and factories release chemicals into the air which result in smog that can burn eyes and throats. People have pumped the wells so heavily that the ground has begun to sink and take the buildings with it.
- Modern skyscrapers tower over Aztec ruins and Spanish colonial buildings. Mexico City's square is where the center of Tenochtitlan one stood. They have old cathedrals and a palace. Chapultepec Park was once used by Aztec emperors.
- beans, corn, peppers, squash
5 True/False questions
Name and describe the five elevation zones of the Andes are. → *Tierra helada- above 16,000 feet (permanently covered with snow)
*Paramo- 10,000 to 16,000 feet (potatoes, grasslands and hardy shrubs, grazing)
*Tierra fria- 6,000 to 10,000 feet (potatoes, wheat, oats, barley, beans, corn, rye)
*tierra templada- 3,000 to 6,000 feet (coffee, corn, wheat, cotton, potatoes, sugar cane, tobacco)
*tierra cliente- sea level to 3,000 feet (bananas, cacao, rice, sugar cane)
What kind of climate does the Patagonia have? → a semiarid and arid climate
What are the key natural resources in South America? → rich mineral desposits, fertile soils, climates suitable for farming, rivers, rain forests, gold and silver, copper, iron ore, bauxite, and petroleum
When did the Spaniards, under Francisco Pizarro, conquer the Incas? → 1519
What are the Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles? → The Greater Antilles include the large islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. They also include the some 700 islands that make up the Bahamas. The Lesser Antilles include more than 20 small island countries and territories. The Greater and Lesser Antilles are the major island groups of the West Indies.