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Latin America Today

SS6: Latin America Today Quiz

Largest country in South America Brazil
Mountain range located in Mexico Sierra Madre Mountains
2nd largest river in the world and flows primarily through Brazil Amazon River
Most spoken language in Latin America Spanish
Main religion of Latin America Catholicism
Type of government in Cuba Communist
Children of black slaves and Europeans Mulattoes
Important natural resource for Mexico and Venezuela Oil
Country that Mexico sends most of its exports to United States
Cuba has few natural resources; therefore, Cuba needs to import more products
Why is Latin America ethnically diverse? A blending of indigneous Americans, Europeans, and Africans
Reason that Latin America and the Caribbean are diverse, culturally blended areas Intermarriage of European settlers and indigneous peoples
Country that had the most significant impact on the language and religion on Latin America Spain
Spain colonized many countries in Latin America. What influence is still seen in these countries? Most of the people are Roman Catholic.
Colony of Portugal Brazil
High literacy rates = High standard of living
Brazil's government has a national government and 26 state governments, each with some reserved powers and shared powers. Name the type of government. Federal
Small group controls power in this type of government Oligarchic
Cuba's type of government (ruler or small group has absolute power and is not restricted by a constitution or laws) Dictatorship
Mexico's type of government Federal Republic
Created by: Lynn - TCMS



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