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5 Matching questions

  1. hydroelectricity
  2. factors affecting climate?
  3. vegetation in tropical wet + dry climates?
  4. tributary
  5. plateau
  1. a coffee and citrus fruits - need hot weather but not as much rain
  2. 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)
  3. c a raised area of flat land
  4. d electric power made by rushing water
  5. e small rivers and streams that flow into a larger river

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. longest river in South America; 2nd longest river in the world;
  2. Mountains, pampas, rain forest. Andes - 2nd highest in the world; pampas - Argentina and Uruguay; Amazon River Rainforest = 1/3 of S. America.
  3. they sell them to make money - important to economy
  4. Western hemisphere; south of United States
  5. 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

  1. 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.


  2. El Ninowarming in ocean waters on the west coast of S. America. Causes floods, droughts, and drives away fish. Felt around the world.


  3. Rain forestdense evergreen forest - abundant rainfall year-round; located in Amazon River Basin


  4. 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


  5. elevationheight of land above sea level