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1.     Nicaragua is the only Central American country that lies within the tropics. True or false?
     false
2.     Briefly describe some of the diverse climates of Central America.
     description
3.     The Central American highlands are popular areas of living because of their cool climates. True or false?
     true
4.     What type of natural disaster has continually plagued Central America, causing death and destruction?
     earthquakes
5.     What are some of the many tropical crops produced in Central America?
     bananas, oil palms, coconut, sugar cane, cotton, cardamom, coffee, orchids
6.     What is the most important export crop for these countries?
     coffee
7.     Corn is a very important part of the Central American diet. True or false?
     true
8.     Cattle were introduced to Central America by _________________ (English / Spanish / Dutch) settlers.
     Spanish
9.     Urbanization is on the rise as people seek job opportunities that only the city can offer. True or false?
     true
10.     The city of __________________ has the highest standard of living in Central America.
     San Josť
11.     Which country is home to the controversial Sandinista government?
     Nicaragua
12.     How does Guatemala differ from other Central American countries?
     distinctive dress, Mayan Indian language, concentrated population centers
13.     The country of Belize was, at one time, the colony of British Honduras. True or false?
     true
14.     Political unrest is no longer a problem in Central America. True or false?
     false
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