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Geo 10

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The Andes are the longest continuous group of mountain ranges in the world. True
Correct order, north to south, of the countries that make up the bulk of the Andean region in South America. Peru, Bolivia, and Chile
Which term describes the area of Peru between the Andes and Pacific? Desert
What causes the weather disturbances called El Nino and La Nina? Changes in wind patterns and ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean.
Which of the following statements about mineral resources of the Andean and mid latitude countries of South America is accurate? Copper mining is an important industry in the Andean region.
Both Chile and Argentina have had women as presidents. True
Which statement accurately describes an aspect of Inca civilization? The Inca built a complex toad system for travel.
Who held the highest positions in the Inca's highly structured society? Emperor and high priest.
Which Spanish conquistador conquered the empire of the Inca? Francisco Pizarro
For what purpose did the Inca use the device known as the quipu? Counting
Which generalization about South America governments is most valid? In the first half of the 20th century, many South American governments were dictatorships.
Buenos Aires is the capital of Chile? False
How does the population of Peru differ from other countries in the region? More of the population is of African descent.
Why do coastal portions of the region have the highest population density? The coastal areas offer fertile land and easy transportation.
Which phrase accurately describes Isabel Allende? Contemporary South American writer.
Guarani customs and folk art are an important part of the culture in which South American nation? Paraguay
Why did four South American countries from Mercosur in 1991? To encourage free trade within the region.
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