5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- factors affecting climate?
- What landforms are in South America
- climates in Latin America
- What is Latin America doing to solve this?
- 3 regions of Latin America?
- a L. American countries are trying to diversify economies. Building factories to make other products to sell; encouraging other jobs, such as farming other crops rather than relying on only one.
- b 1) elevation 2) location (areas close to the Equator usually warmer than those farther south) 3) wind patterns (sea breezes in Caribbean help keep temperatures down)
- c Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.
- d 1) Mexico and Central America 2) Caribbean 3) South America
- e tropical wet with hot, humid, rainy weather year-round; tropical wet and dry with hot weather, but shorter rainy season; Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay = humid sub-tropical climate: hot, wet summers + cool, damp winters. Patagonia - colder and dry.
5 Multiple choice questions
- longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;
- things found in nature that people can use to meet needs
- warming in ocean waters on the west coast of S. America. Causes floods, droughts, and drives away fish. Felt around the world.
- Western hemisphere; south of United States
- a raised area of flat land
5 True/False questions
pampas → flat grassland regions commonly found in Argentina and Uruguay
Why are waterways important in Latin America? → Provide transportation; food from fishing; hydroelectric power. Needed for transportation b/c hard to build roads due to mountains and rural area.
What landforms are in Mexico and Central America? → Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.
problems with a 1 resource economy? → a country's economy based almost completely on 1 resource or crop
resources found in Caribbean? → 1) Middle America: lots of minerals 2) Mexico: minerals, oil, natural gas, trees/lumber 3) Central America: coffee, cotton, sugar cane, bananas