5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is the driest region in South America?
- El nino
- How did the Caribbean come to be called the West Indies?
- What are the main languages spoken in South America?
- What is the world's largest tropical humid climate region?
- a Atacama desert of Northern Chile and Southern Peru
- b ocean and weather patterns in which the Southeastern Pacific Ocean is warmer than usual, affecting regional climates
- c Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, English, French, Quechua, Guarani, and Portunol
- d Christopher Columbus thought he had reached islands off the coast of Asia that Europeans called the Indies, and the name stuck.
- e the Amazon River Basin
5 Multiple choice questions
- There aren't many and there is no major river system.
- 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.
- Roman Catholic
- 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.
5 True/False questions
What is NAFTA? → an elevated plain between the two great ranges that the Andes divide into
What did the Portugese establish as the key crop in what is now Brazil? → sugar cane
What mineral resources are found in this region? → Small gold fields have been discovered throughout Central America. Jamaica has major deposits of bauxite. Cuba and the Dominican Republic produce nickel. Trinidad has oil.
What happened to Tenochtitlan when the Spaniards arrived? → The Spaniards destroyed it and built Mexico City on the ruins.
What is the population of the Caribbean? → an elevated plain between the two great ranges that the Andes divide into