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Study Guide Questions

1.     The southern tip of South America is called: a) The Darién b) Tierra del Fuego c) Xochimilco d) Yucatán e) The Deep South
2.     The Mexican lowland peninsula that juts into the Gulf of Mexico is called: a) The Darién b) Tierra del Fuego c) Xochimilco d) Yucatán
3.     The swampy area in Panama that separates Middle America from South America is called: a) The Darién b) Tierra del Fuego c) Xochimilco d) Yucatán
4.     What is the major mountain range of South America?
5.     The high plateau region of Peru and Bolivia is called: a) Patagonia b) Iguazú c) the Altiplano d) The Pampas
6.     What is the largest river in the world?
7.     What is the world's largest waterfall?
8.     The flat region surrounding the Rio De Plata in Argentina and Uruguay is called the: a) Patagonia b) Iguazú c) the Altiplano d) The Pampas
9.     The world's tropical regions lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of: a) Aquarius b) Taurus c) Capricorn d) Gemini
10.     The Amazonian rain forest, with its abundance of trees, is also known as the: a) selva b) quebradas c) salares d) steppes
11.     The salt flats in the interior drainage of Chile's Atacama Desert are also called the: a)selva b) quebradas c) salares d) steppes
12.     The lowest and hottest altitudinal zone of Latin America is the: a) Tierra Templada b) Tierra Helada c) Tierra Fría d) Tierra Caliente
13.     The highest and coldest altitudinal zone of Latin America is the: a) Tierra Templada b) Tierra Helada c) Tierra Fría d) Tierra Caliente
14.     Which area has a greater range of climates, southern South America or northern Mexico?
15.     Name one of the summer months in Argentina.
16.     Why is the part of the western hemisphere that is south of the United States called Latin America?
17.     ____________________________ (Mestizos or Mulattos) have mixed Indian and European ancestry and constitute the largest percentage of people in Latin America.
18.     The capital of the Toltec Empire was: a) Xochialco b) Palenque c) Tula d) Teotihuacán
19.     The Native Americans who built a great civilization in the Yucatán, in Guatemala, and in Honduras were the: a) Mayas b) Aztecs c) Incas d) Zapotecs
20.     The______________________ built an empire along the western coast of South America. a) Mayas b) Aztecs c) Incas d) Zapotecs
21.     What was the most lethal influence that Europeans brought to the Native Americans during the early days of conquest and colonization?
22.     A Ladino _______________ (does or does not) follow traditional Native American cultural ways.
23.     What European peninsula served as the homeland for most of the conquerors and colonists of Latin America?
24.     The last Muslim stronghold in Spain to fall during the Christian Reconquest was: a) Córdoba b) Granada c) Segovia d) Lisbon
25.     The first European to reach the Pacific Ocean through the Americas was: a) Columbus b) Cortez c) Pizarro d) Balboa
26.     What is the dominant religion of Latin America?
27.     Which crop exported from the Americas probably had the greatest impact, from both economic and sociological perspectives?
28.     Under what circumstances did most African immigrants arrive in the Americas?
29.     Where is the greatest concentration of people with African heritage in Latin America?
30.     Which Latin American country is the biggest melting pot of cultures and races?
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