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5 Matching questions

  1. What is Latin America doing to solve this?
  2. Why are waterways important in Latin America?
  3. tributary
  4. vegetation in tropical wet climates?
  5. climates in Latin America
  1. a small rivers and streams that flow into a larger river
  2. b exotic vegetation that needs hot, humid weather, such as bananas, cacao, sugar cane, rice
  3. 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.
  4. d Provide transportation; food from fishing; hydroelectric power. Needed for transportation b/c hard to build roads due to mountains and rural area.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1) Mexico and Central America 2) Caribbean 3) South America
  2. electric power made by rushing water
  3. flat grassland regions commonly found in Argentina and Uruguay
  4. 1) Middle America: lots of minerals 2) Mexico: minerals, oil, natural gas, trees/lumber 3) Central America: coffee, cotton, sugar cane, bananas
  5. sugar cane, coffee, bananas, cacao, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, papayas, etc); bauxite (Jamaica), nickel (Cuba, Dominican Republic); oil (Trinidad)

5 True/False questions

  1. problems with a 1 resource economy?a country's economy based almost completely on 1 resource or crop


  2. What landforms are in the Caribbean?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).


  3. factors affecting climate?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)


  4. What landforms are in South AmericaMountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.


  5. vegetation in colder climates?plants that need less heat and rain ~ potatoes, apples, wheat