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  1. Name and describe the five elevation zones of the Andes are.
  2. What is the world's largest tropical humid climate region?
  3. List the four regions of Mexico.
  4. How did the Caribbean come to be called the West Indies?
  5. What happened to Tenochtitlan when the Spaniards arrived?
  1. a *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)
  2. b 1. Greater Mexico City
    2. Central Mexico
    3. Gulf Lowlands and Southern Mexico
    4. Northern Mexico
  3. c the Amazon River Basin
  4. d Christopher Columbus thought he had reached islands off the coast of Asia that Europeans called the Indies, and the name stuck.
  5. e The Spaniards destroyed it and built Mexico City on the ruins.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. large slums that surround major cities (in Brazil)
  2. The city lies on a dry lake bed, so the soils underneath are soft and unstable.
  3. *Amazon
  4. wide fertile grasslands in southern South America
  5. Spanish is spoken in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. English is also an official language in Puerto Rico. French and Creole are official languages of Haiti. Creole is a blend of European, African, or Caribbean Indian languages. In Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, many people speak Papamiento. This creole language combines elements of Spanish, Dutch, and Portugese.

5 True/False questions

  1. What are the major challenges facing Mexico?Roman Catholic


  2. What did the Portugese establish as the key crop in what is now Brazil?sugar cane


  3. When did farming begin in South America?more than 5,000 years ago


  4. When did people first enter South America?more than 5,000 years ago


  5. What were the accomplishments of the Inca empire?about 36 million people as of 2000