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Study Guide Answers

1.     Each country and region of Latin America has a distinct ________________________ tradition.
     culinary
2.     Corn, beans, and chilies are basic foods in central and southern ___________________________.
     Mexico
3.     There are many __________________ variations in the way that foods are prepared.
     regional
4.     Many Latin American plant foods were originated in the ____________________________.
     Americas
5.     Dark ________________ or _________________ corn is used in Mexico for very special occasions.
     blue, black
6.     Traditional tortilla making starts by soaking maize kernels in ___________________ water and by grinding them on a stone to make a dough called "__________________________."
     lime, masa
7.     ___________________ leaves are often used to wrap tamales in southern Mexico and in Central America.
     Banana
8.     Avocados are combined with onion, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro to make "__________________."
     guacamole
9.     Bananas are originally from ______________________.
     Asia
10.     What are Latin Americans' favorite hot beverages?
     hot chocolate, coffee
11.     Argentine cowboys are called "_______________________."
     gauchos
12.     The Aztec Indians used ____________________________ beans as money.
     cacao
13.     Cabrito, young _________________________, is favored in northern Mexico.
     goat
14.     White fish from Mexico's Lake Pátzcuaro are considered a delicacy and can only be sampled locally. True or false?
     true
15.     The sweetener that's most popular in Latin America is extracted from _____________________ ________________________.
     sugar cane
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