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Social Studies Mid-Term Exam

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plantations
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
communist state
country whose government has strong control over the economy and society as a whole; ex: Cuba
cooperative
farm owned and operated by the government; ex: Cuba
west Indies
archipelagos situated on the Carribean Plate
hurricanes
fierce tropical storms with high winds and heavy rains form over the war
alpaca
similar to llama that are used for carrying goods in the high altitude countries
central valley
a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. Also, is a large populated area.
Cuzco
a city in Peru, near the Urabamba valley of the Andes mountain range.
Guayaquil
the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. port and capital of the Inca empire
La Paz
the administrative capital of Bolivia; also the highest capital in the world
Quito's old town
a protected world cultural heritage site of Ecuador
water cycle
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
southern hemisphere
when it is winter on the northern hemisphere then it mus be summer in the...
continents
earth's crust includes ocean floors and...
seasons
the angle of the sun's rays causes...
fossil fuels
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...
el ninos
when cold winds from the East are weak this occurs...
a region's climate
movement of air, water currents, and latitude determine....
mexico's independence
Spain in 1821, mexico gained.....
history
the way people see themselves is often shaped by their...
Lesser Antilles
Smaller islands in the Carribean are part of this group...
Favelas
Brazilian cities are surrounded by...
the oil industry
the government of Venezuela owns...
Peru
Lima
Belize
Belmopan
Suriname
Paramaribo
Costa Rica
San Jose
Venezuela
Caracas
Haiti
Port-Au-Prince
Colombia
Bogotá
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
Ecuador
Quito
Puerto Rico
San Juan
Paraguay
Asunción
Cuba
Havana
Argentina
Buenos Aires