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Learning about L. A.

Social Studies 7 - Chapter 8

QuestionAnswer
Where is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world? Mexico City
What important resource does the Amazon rain forest provide? oxygen
What area of Latin America is most populated? coastal cities
European influence is evident in Latin American people's _______________. religion
What do people who live at a higher elevation have to adapt to? lower temperature
Why do rural Latin Americans move to cities? jobs
Where is the world's largest rain forest located? Brazil
What geographical feature separates the people of western South American from those living in central and eastern South America? Andes Mountains
What kind of temperature would you expect in the tierra fria? cold
Who established many of the first colonies in Latin America? Spanish
What term describes the ethnic diversity of Latin America? melting pot
What are people of mixed Indian and European descent called? mestizos
What do people living in the Pampas region of South America do for employment? farming/ raising cattle
What is the Rio de la Plata river system's importance? transportation
What is the only navigable river in Middle America? The Rio Grande
Why do many Latin American countries have trouble using their natural rescources? they are difficult to reach
What is the longest river in Latin America? Amazon
What is the hot, lowland tropical zone of Latin America called? tierra caliente
Where do many of the descendants of enslaved Africans live today? the Carribean
How do people of Latin America differ from Canadians? mixed ancestry
What two types of graphs are used to create a climograph? bar and line
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