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Ch16 Test

chapter 16 test 6th grade
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Christopher Columbus
sighted land on October 12, 1492 and landed on what is now San Salvador
Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria
the three tiny ships that Columbus led in search of Japan
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
paid for the voyage Columbus took
Vasco de Balboa
first European to view the New World
Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and the Lesser Antilles
three island groups that form the West Indies
Mt. Pelee
active volcano that erupted in 1902
Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico
the four large islands the make up the Greater Antilles
hurricanes
violent storms that have some of the strongest winds on earth
sugar, bananas, coffee, and tobacco
important products of the West Indies
Jamaica
means "Island of Springs" and George Liele preached here
Haiti and Dominican Republic
two nations that make up the island of Hispaniola
Bahamas
an archipelago of 700 islands lying east of Florida
British and U.S Virgin Islands
the two divisions of the Virgin Islands
Cuba
largest island in the West Indies and only 90 miles south of Key West
Spanish
official language of Cuba
bee hummingbird
smallest bird in the world
Fidel Castro
Cuban dictator who established the first communist nation in the Western Hemishpere
Constitution
document that guarantees certain rights to Americans
Communists
the government takes over in all aspects of life and also persecutes Christians because they are athiest
athiest
people who do not believe there is a God