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STUDY GUIDE FOR LATIN AMERICA. Geographic features  1. Caribbean Sea  2. Gulf of Mexico  3. Pacific Ocean  4. Sierra Madre Mountains  5. Panama Canal.

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1 STUDY GUIDE FOR LATIN AMERICA

2 Geographic features  1. Caribbean Sea  2. Gulf of Mexico  3. Pacific Ocean  4. Sierra Madre Mountains  5. Panama Canal  6. Atacama Desert  7. Amazon River  8. Andes Mountains

3  1. Mexico  2. Panama  3. Cuba  4. Haiti  5. Brazil  6. Venezuela  7. Columbia  8. Bolivia

4  3. One geographic feature that greatly affects Brazil is the  Amazon rainforest

5  4. Panama is part of a region known as Central America

6  4. What is the Panama Canal?  A human-made waterway that allows ships to travel between the pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail around South America

7  6. What poses the greatest threat to the rain forest in Brazil?  Logging in the rainforest

8  7. A leading cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is  Cattle ranching, growth of cities

9  8. How do mountains around Mexico City affect air quality?  They cause pollutants to linger in the air and create health risks

10  9. What is a major environmental concern in Mexico?  Air pollution in Mexico City

11  10. The climate in the Caribbean tends to be  Tropical

12  11. Which natural disaster would a citizen of Haiti fear the MOST?  Hurricanes

13  12. In which countries in Latin America would you find the most people?  In the large cities : Mexico City

14  13. Why did Mexico City MOST likely become a heavily populated area?  It is located close to a desert

15  14. What affect do surrounding mountains have on Mexico City?  The mountains trap air pollution causing environmental problems

16  15. Which two countries rely on oil exports to support their economies?  Mexico and Venezuela

17  16. How does the Amazon River affect where people live?  Due to isolated regions and high elevations, only a few people live in the Amazon

18  17. Spain colonized many countries in Latin America. How is Spain’s influence still seen in these countries?  Architecture  Most of these people are Roman Catholic

19  18. Which Latin America country is only one whose language and culture have been greatly influenced by Portugal, because it was the only colony of Portugal in the region?  Brazil

20  19. Which country has the most significant impact on the language and religion of Latin America?  Spain

21  20. The relationship between literacy and the standard of living in Latin America is  The higher the literacy rate, the higher the standard of living


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