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6th Grade Ch9

Ch9 Test Review

Central America is a narrow strip of land, or ________, which lies between Mexico and South America. isthmus
Many Latin American countries are building factories to ______ their economies. diversify
The Amazon has hundreds of rivers and streams that flow into it, each of which is called a(n) ______. tributary
Down the center of Mexico is a(n)______, or large, mostly flas, highland area. plateau
The height of land above sea level is called _______. elevation
a region of plains in Argentina and Uruguay; grazing ground for Argentina's prized cattle pampas
The whole of Latin America is located in the Western Hemisphere
Mexico's Central Plateau is an important region because it: contains most of the country's most important cities and best farmland.
The soil in the farmland in Central America is made fertile by: volcanic ash
Some Caribbean islands are formed from the tops of underwater mountains while others are formed from: the skeletons of tiny sea animals.
When the price of oil goes down, how does that affect the economy in Venezuela? The economy suffers.
The types of _____ in the Andes are influenced in large part by elevation. crops grown by farmers
Farmers who live in the humid subtropical climates of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay may grow wheat and apples.
One of the uses of rivers in Central America is to produce hydroelectricity.
The drop in oil prices in the 1980's probably helped to convince Venezuela to diversify its economy.
The following are regions of Latin America: Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America
The long mountain chain that runs along the side of South America is called the Andes.
The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest tropical rain forest in the world.
One statement that can be made about climate in Latin America is that throughout the region it is different from place to place.
Among the factors that affect climate in Latin America are: elevation, the Equator, and wind patterns
Two South American countries that produce coffee as a key crop are Brazil and Colombia.
To reduce their reliance on one natural resource or crop, many Latin American nations have begun to diversify their economies.
Trade and travel among the regions of South America has been affected by high mountains.
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