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LA Geography Test St

Latin America Geography

What mountain range located in Mexico and central America? Sierra Madre
What body of water is located north of Venezuela? Caribbean Sea
What ocean is west of Latin America? Pacific
What physical feature is located in Chile west of the Andes mountains? Atacama Desert
What country is northwest of Cuba and borders the USA? Mexico
What large South American country borders Venezuela and Colombia? Brazil
How does geography impact Mexico City's air pollution problem? The Sierra Madre trap pollution
What is the major export for both Mexico and Venezuela? Oil
Where do most Brazilians live? On the eastern coast
Large amounts of arable land help are most helpful to what industry? farming
What are the two primary languages of Latin America? Spanish and Portuguese
If only 50% of the people can read and write in Haiti, what can you predict about the standard of living? It is low because the literacy rate is low.
A fisherman in Venezuela would impacted by what environmental concern? oil spills
Does the canopy keep plants from thriving in the rainforest? No
What might be lost if the rainforest is destroyed? plant-based medicines
What is person that is mixed Native and European called? mestizo
What would be helpful in improving standard of living? increasing literacy rate
Why must Venezuela import goods? They have only one main export-oil.
What type of economic system does the UK, Germany and Russia have? Mixed
What type of government does the UK (legislature chooses a Prime Minister)? Parliamentary Democracy
What do the governments of UK, Germany, and Russia all have in common? All republics or democracies
Which two European countries have Prime Ministers? UK and Russia
What is an example of a confederation? European Union
Most EU countries do a majority of trade with countries that use what currency? Euro
What century is 1521 in? 16th
Created by: mgilmour