5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is Latin America doing to solve this?
- Where is Latin America?
- one-resource economy
- climates in Latin America
- vegetation in colder climates?
- a Western hemisphere; south of United States
- b a country's economy based almost completely on 1 resource or crop
- c 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.
- d 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.
- e plants that need less heat and rain ~ potatoes, apples, wheat
5 Multiple choice questions
- minerals, oil, trees, lumber, fish, coffee, wheat, sugar cane, cotton, rice
- Provide transportation; food from fishing; hydroelectric power. Needed for transportation b/c hard to build roads due to mountains and rural area.
- electric power made by rushing water
- dense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin
- 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)
5 True/False questions
What landforms are in South America → coral and underwater mountains. Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Cuba are underwater mountains. Other, smaller islands are made of coral (skeletons of tine sea animals formed together).
Amazon River → longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;
plateau → a raised area of flat land
3 regions of Latin America? → Western hemisphere; south of United States
Why are crops important? → they sell them to make money - important to economy