Social Studies Mid-Term Exam
large commercial farms that raise a single crop for sale
free trade zone
area where people can buy goods from other countries without paying extra taxes
country whose government has strong control over the economy and society as a whole; ex: Cuba
farm owned and operated by the government; ex: Cuba
archipelagos situated on the Carribean Plate
fierce tropical storms with high winds and heavy rains form over the war
similar to llama that are used for carrying goods in the high altitude countries
a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. Also, is a large populated area.
a city in Peru, near the Urabamba valley of the Andes mountain range.
the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. port and capital of the Inca empire
the administrative capital of Bolivia; also the highest capital in the world
Quito's old town
a protected world cultural heritage site of Ecuador
the constant movement of the earth's water from oceans to air to land and back to oceans
plate tectonics or continental drift
movement of the earth's land masses
what is the earth's atmosphere used to do?
mostly to block out the sun's harmful rays
when it is winter on the northern hemisphere then it mus be summer in the...
earth's crust includes ocean floors and...
the angle of the sun's rays causes...
coal, oil, and natural gas are examples of...
the Amazon Basin
the world's largest rain forest are is found here...
glaciers and polar ice caps
most of earth's fresh water is found...
when cold winds from the East are weak this occurs...
a region's climate
movement of air, water currents, and latitude determine....
Spain in 1821, mexico gained.....
the way people see themselves is often shaped by their...
Smaller islands in the Carribean are part of this group...
Brazilian cities are surrounded by...
the oil industry
the government of Venezuela owns...