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An important economic activity in
the Caribbean islands today is
a. coffee growing.
b. iron mining.
c. manufacturing.
d. tourism.
d.
tourism.
Latin American society is marked
by
a. large gaps between rich and
poor.
b. great equality of income.
c. declining population growth.
d. a growing middle class.
a.
large gaps between rich and
poor.
The Yucatán Peninsula helps
separate the Gulf of Mexico from
a. Lake Nicaragua.
b. the Pacific Ocean.
c. the Atlantic Ocean.
d. the Caribbean Sea.
d.
the Caribbean Sea.
Two great Indian civilizations of
the Latin American region were
a. the Portuguese and the
Incan.
b. the Aztec and the Mayan.
c. the Mayan and the Inuit.
d. the Spanish and the
Portuguese.
b.
the Aztec and the Mayan.
The chief crop grown on the
colonial plantations in the
Caribbean was
a. coffee.
b. sugar.
c. bananas.
d. tea.
b.
sugar.
The Yucatán Peninsula helps
separate the Gulf of Mexico from
a. Lake Nicaragua.
b. the Pacific Ocean.
c. the Atlantic Ocean.
d. the Caribbean Sea.
d.
the Caribbean Sea.
All of the following constitute the
Caribbean islands except the
a. Greater Antilles.
b. Lesser Antilles.
c. Sierra Madres.
d. Bahamas.
c.
Sierra Madres.
Separating the mountain ranges
of Mexico is the
a. Sierra Madre del Sur.
b. central plateau.
c. Sierra Madre Occidental.
d. Sierra Madre Oriental.
b.
central plateau.
Although most of South America lies
within the tropical latitudes,
a. climate and vegetation differ greatly
in the region.
b. cold ocean currents keep the air cool
and dry.
c. there is little tropical vegetation on
the continent.
d. the abundance of highlands and
mountains keeps growing seasons short.
a.
climate and vegetation differ greatly in the
region.
The world’s single largest mass
of vegetation is found in the
a. Andes Mountains.
b. Amazon rain forests.
c. Gran Chaco grasslands.
d. Brazilian Highlands.
b.
Amazon rain forests.
The culture of Latin America
reflects all of the following except
a. Roman Catholicism.
b. Chinese cultures.
c. Aztec and Incan cultures.
d. Spanish and Portuguese
influences.
b.
Chinese cultures.
Tenochtitlán, the ancient Aztec
capital, stood on the site of
modern
a. Rio de Janeiro.
b. Buenos Aires.
c. Havana.
d. Mexico City.
d.
Mexico City.
The chief crop grown on the
colonial plantations in the
Caribbean was
a. coffee.
b. sugar.
c. bananas.
d. tea.
b.
sugar.
An important economic activity in
the Caribbean islands today is
a. coffee growing.
b. iron mining.
c. manufacturing.
d. tourism.
d.
tourism.
Latin American society is marked
by
a. large gaps between rich and
poor.
b. great equality of income.
c. declining population growth.
d. a growing middle class.
a.
large gaps between rich and
poor.
All of the following are regions of
South America except
a. the pampas.
b. the Amazon Basin.
c. the Andes Mountains.
d. the central plateau.
d.
the central plateau.
The only region of Mexico in
which mountains do not dominate
the landscape is
a. Baja California.
b. the Pacific coast.
c. central Mexico.
d. the Yucatán Peninsula.
d.
the Yucatán Peninsula.
Well over half of all Latin
Americans today live in
a. Bolivia and Ecuador.
b. rural areas.
c. the Amazon Basin.
d. urban areas.
d.
urban areas.
The largest country in Central
America is
a. Panama.
b. Mexico.
c. Brazil.
d. Nicaragua.
b.
Mexico.
The three island groups of the
Caribbean are the Greater
Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and
the
a. Andes.
b. Bahamas.
c. Guianas.
d. Windward Islands.
b.
Bahamas.
All of the following groups made
major contributions to Latin
American culture except
a. Europeans.
b. Asians.
c. Africans.
d. Indians.
b.
Asians.
Two great Indian civilizations of
the Latin American region were
a. the Portuguese and the
Incan.
b. the Aztec and the Mayan.
c. the Mayan and the Inuit.
d. the Spanish and the
Portuguese.
b.
the Aztec and the Mayan.
South America’s largest lowland
is the
a. Sierra Madre Occidental.
b. Llanos.
c. pampas.
d. Amazon Basin.
d.
Amazon Basin.
Spanish and Portuguese colonization made a
lasting impression on Latin American culture in
all of the following ways except by introducing
a.
Roman Catholicism to the region.
b.
the Spanish language to the region.
c.
silver and gold to the region.
d.
the Portuguese language to the region.
c.
silver and gold to the region.
Over half of Central America’s income
from exports comes from
a. mining of silver and gold.
b. crops such as wheat and corn.
c. crops such as coffee, bananas, and
cotton.
d. manufacturing of heavy machinery.
c.
crops such as coffee, bananas,
and cotton.
The main landforms of Mexico
are the Sierra Madres and the
a. central plateau.
b. isthmus of Panama.
c. Amazon Basin.
d. Andes.
a.
central plateau.
storm with winds of at least 39
miles (63 km) per hour
tropical storm
area drained by a river
basin
person of mixed European and
Indian ancestry
mestizo
rocklike skeletons of tiny sea
animals
coral
tropical storm with winds of or
exceeding 74 miles (119 km) per
hour
hurricane
warm ocean current that alters
weather patterns
El Niño
low coral island
cay
top layer of a forest
canopy
Tropical grasslands, or ____,
appear in the northern plains of
South America.
savanna
The ____ drained by the Amazon
River is a huge area.
basin
The warm current called ____
changes world weather patterns.
El Niño
The temperate grasslands, called
the ____ range over much of
Argentina and Uruguay.
pampas
A ____ has both European and
Indian ancestors.
mestizo
A spreading ____ often prevents
sunlight from reaching the floor of
the rain forest.
canopy
The rocklike skeletons of tiny sea
animals are called ____.
coral
In late summer and early fall,
Caribbean islands are often hit by
____, which have winds of at
least 39 miles (63 km) per hour.
tropical storms
Some Caribbean islands are
volcanic mountains. Others—lowlying islands made of coral—are
called ____.
cays
Each year, an average of six
Atlantic Ocean tropical storms
develop into ____ with winds of
at least 74 miles (119 km) per
hour.
hurricanes

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