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On which coast are most of Colombia's ports?

The Caribbean coast

2

What lowland wilderness do the Caribbean countries share?

Pacific lowlands

3

What made Venezuela the richest country in SA?

The discovery of oil fields

4

What European nations, besides Spain and Portugal, had colonies in SA?

The British, Dutch, and France

5

What is the only foreign controlled region in SA?

Guiana

6

What Indians built the biggest civilization in South America?

The incas

7

What is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the New World?

Cusco

8

Why is Peru's coast a desert?

The Andes block rain

9

How has being landlocked hurt Bolivia?

It has hurt their trade

10

What nation has 2 capitals?

Bolivia

11

Describe 2 unusual features of Lake Titicaca

It's very high. It had mountains on both sides

12

Name the 3 regions of Chile

The northern desert, the Central Valley, and the southern archipelago

13

What is the 2nd largest city in SA? Why is it so big?

Buenos aires

14

Who liberated Argentina and chile from Spain?

Jose de San Martin

15

What country colonized Brazil?

Portugal

16

Why are southern cities more prosperous than NE cities in Brazil?

The NE cities have poor soil

17

Brazil leads in world production of what 3 products from the Brazilian Highlands?

Oranges, beef cattle, and iron

18

What mineral products come from the Amazon Basin?

Iron, bauxite, tin

19

Why is the soil poor in the Amazon?

There is a lot of rain fall, and the vegetation is decaying,

20

3 plateau regions of SA are:

Mato Grosso, I can only find one

21

3 major SA river systems are:

The Amazon, the Sao Francisco, and the Paraguay

22

What piece of land joins North and South America?

Panama

23

What illegal drugs first came from SA?

Heroin, cocaine, and marijuana

24

What is the most fertile grassland in SA?

Gran Chaco

25

zambos

Mixed black and Amerindiam

26

Creole

A language

27

Llanos

A grassy plain

28

piranha

Flesh eating fish

29

tepuis

Huge block shaped mts

30

landlocked

Not bordering the sea

31

Altiplano

High plain

32

estuary

Ocean inlet

33

Pampas

Low plains

34

selva

A flat basin covered by rain forests

35

slash and burn agriculture

Cutting down and burning of forest for agriculture

36

leaching

Rain carries nutrients away

37

deforestation

Logging

38

Line of Demarcation

The beginning of South America

39

Treaty of Tordesillas

Gave Portugal Brazil

40

Peru Current

Flows north from the Atlantic

41

Shining Path

A communist guerrilla group

42

Chapter Review

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SQ 308, 312

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44

Who liberated Argentina and Chile from Spain?

?

45

SQ 304

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46

Define terms

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SQ 298 & SQ 299

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