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Study Guide Answers

1.     Brazil accounts for _________ of South America.
     half
2.     What river is the largest in the world?
     the Amazon River
3.     The __________ Indians were the first to inhabit Brazil.
     Aboriginal
4.     Brazil was discovered by a ___________ navigator.
     Portuguese
5.     The first major settlement in Brazil resulted from the __________ __________ in the 17th Century.
     sugar boom
6.     __________ was the first capital of Brazil.
     Salvador
7.     Brazil is the largest ____________ nation in the world.
     Catholic
8.     Late in the 17th Century, what was discovered in the present day state of Minas Gerais?
     gold
9.     Brazil is the world's largest producer of __________ and __________ gemstones.
     gems, colored
10.     Rio De Janiero was founded on _________ _________ __________ in 1502.
     New Year's Day
11.     What does Rio de Janiero mean?
     River of January
12.     The carnival in Rio occurs every year for five days before _________ _________.
     Ash Wednesday
13.     The _________ __________ is the only region of Brazil with four distinct seasons.
     South Land
14.     Manaus was born as a result of the _________ _________.
     rubber boom
15.     Belem links Brazil with _________ __________.
     North America
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