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Latin America Studyguide

Quiz by Betrease Lawson

Grade 6-8
ELA - History/Social Studies
Common Core

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  • Q1
    Constructed in 1914 across the Isthmus of Panama, this manmade waterway allows for the passage of vessels between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean
    Atacama Desert
    Sierra Madre
    Amazon River
    Panama Canal
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  • Q2
    Large body of water on the west side of Mexico that stretches down the entire western side of Central and South America
    Atlantic Ocean
    Gulf of Mexico
    Pacific Ocean
    Panama Canal
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  • Q3
    Series of mountain ranges extending along the eastern, western, and southern sides of Mexico; collectively this mountain system covers over 1,700 miles of terrain
    Caribbean
    Sierra Madre Mountains
    Atacama Desert
    Andes Mountains
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  • Q4
    Major body of water off the eastern coast of Mexico
    Amazon River
    Atlantic Ocean
    Pacific Ocean
    Gulf of Mexico
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  • Q5
    Located in South America, on its western central coast; it is located primarily in Chile and is over 600 square miles in size and is the driest place on Earth
    Amazon River
    Panama Canal
    Atacama Desert
    Sierra Madre
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  • Q6
    Extends down the western side of the entire continent for nearly 4,500 miles
    Andes Mountains
    Mexico
    Sierra Madre Mountains
    Atacama Desert
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  • Q7
    Flowing across the north central part of the continent and is located primarily in Brazil, nearly 4,000 miles long; the world’s second longest river after the Nile
    Caribbean Sea
    Gulf of Mexico
    Amazon River
    Pacific Ocean
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  • Q8
    Major body of water located east of Central America and north of South America
    Atlantic Ocean
    Caribbean Sea
    Gulf of Mexico
    Pacific Ocean
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  • Q9
    A country of central and northwest North America with coastlines on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
    Bolivia
    Mexico
    South America
    United States
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  • Q10
    A continent of the Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
    Colombia
    South America
    Brazil
    Venezuela
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  • Q11
    The world’s second-largest ocean touching the American continents to the west and Europe and Africa to the east
    Caribbean Sea
    Atlantic Ocean
    Gulf of Mexico
    Pacific Ocean
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  • Q12
    The U.S.’s southern neighbor and NAFTA trading partner
    United States
    Brazil
    Mexico
    Bolivia
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  • Q13
    A country of northern South America on the Caribbean Sea
    Venezuela
    Brazil
    Mexico
    United States
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  • Q14
    This country has the continent’s largest total land area, economy, and population
    Colombia
    Brazil
    Bolivia
    Canada
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  • Q15
    The only communist state in the Western Hemisphere; an island country in the Caribbean Sea south of Florida
    Panama
    Cuba
    Mexico
    Canada
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  • Q16
    A country northwest of South America with coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; most troubled nation on the continent, particularly as relates to the illegal narcotics trade
    Colombia
    Brazil
    Cuba
    Haiti
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  • Q17
    Country west of the central part of Brazil
    Latin America
    Bolivia
    Panama
    Mexico
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  • Q18
    Famous for its canal of the same name; major body of water off the eastern coast of Mexico
    Haiti
    Panama
    Cuba
    Mexico
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  • Q19
    Country of the West Indies comprising western Hispaniola and two offshore islands
    Haiti
    Cuba
    Caribbean Sea
    Brazil
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  • Q20
    How does geography play a role in Mexico City's air pollution problem?
    It lies in a bowl-shaped valley that traps air pollutants.
    It is one of the world's largest cities.
    The city has views of distant snow-capped mountains.
    The cars and factories send pollution such as lead, sulfur, and carbon monoxide into the air.
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