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LA Geography Test St

Latin America Geography

QuestionAnswer
What mountain range is located in Mexico and central America? Sierra Madre
What body of water is located north of South America? 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
Where do most Brazilians live? On the southeastern coast
Large amounts of arable land are most helpful to what industry? farming
What are the two primary languages of Latin America? Spanish and Portuguese
What types of plants flourish or thrive in the rainforest? orchids, vines, and ferns
What might be lost if the rainforest is destroyed? plant-based medicines, animal habitat, and oxygen
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 democracies
Which two European countries have Prime Ministers? UK and Russia
What is name of the group of European nations that work together to solve common problems? European Union
Most EU countries do a majority of trade with countries that use what currency? Euro
What century is 1521 in? 16th
What language family do Spanish and Portuguese derive from? Romance (Roman/Latin)
What is a main source of income for both Cuba and Mexico? Tourism
What is the main religion in Latin America? Roman Catholic
Created by: mgilmour