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Study Guide Questions

1.     North America and South America are separated by what man-made body of water?
2.     The plains of the Orinoco River country are called the: a. Chaco b. Llanos c. Pampas d. Altiplano
3.     The largest river in the world is the: a. Orinoco b. Amazon c. Paraná d. Plata
4.     This major port city lies 1,000 miles from the ocean. a. Manaus b. Belem c. Cartagena d. Asunción
5.     Sugar Loaf stands guard in the harbor of which South American city? a. Cartagena b. Buenos Aires c. Puerto Arenas d. Rio de Janeiro
6.     What two countries share the grandeur of Iguassú Falls?
7.     The "Paris of South America" is: a. Asunción b. Buenos Aires c. Cartagena d. Quito
8.     The grassy plains of Argentina and Uruguay is called the: a. Chaco b. Llanos c. Pampas d. Altiplano
9.     In Buenos Aires, the months of December, January, and February constitute the season of: a. spring b. summer c. autumn d. winter
10.     Which South American country has two capital cities?
11.     The highest peak in the Andes is Mount: a. Atacama b. Paine c. Aconcagua d. Cotopaxi
12.     South America's major desert region is the: a. Atacama b. Paine c. Aconcagua d. Cotopaxi
13.     The highest city in the world is the Bolivian mining city of: a. Sucre b. La Paz c. Cerro Rico d. Potosí
14.     The bleak plateau that dominates much of Bolivia is called the: a. Chaco b. Llanos c. Pampas d. Altiplano
15.     The highest navigable body of water in the world is: a. Titicaca b. Tiahuanaco c. Sacsayhuamán d. Urubamba
16.     Which of the following is not an Incan ruin? a. Tambo Machay b. Ollantaytambo c. Machu Picchu d. Huayna Picchu
17.     The capital of the Incan Empire was: a. Lima b. Quito c. Cuzco d. Tiahuanaco
18.     Which of the South American countries or landscapes would you like to know more about? Why?
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