5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- factors affecting climate?
- vegetation in tropical wet + dry climates?
- a coffee and citrus fruits - need hot weather but not as much rain
- 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 a raised area of flat land
- d electric power made by rushing water
- e small rivers and streams that flow into a larger river
5 Multiple choice questions
- longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;
- Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.
- they sell them to make money - important to economy
- Western hemisphere; south of United States
- 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.
5 True/False questions
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.
El Nino → warming in ocean waters on the west coast of S. America. Causes floods, droughts, and drives away fish. Felt around the world.
Rain forest → dense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin
What landforms are in Mexico and Central America? → mountains and plateaus; Mexico's central plateau has most of its people; between 2 mountains. Central America is an isthmus
elevation → height of land above sea level