Flashcards in Chapter 12 SQ and Chapter Review Deck (47)
On which coast are most of Colombia's ports?
The Caribbean coast
What lowland wilderness do the Caribbean countries share?
What made Venezuela the richest country in SA?
The discovery of oil fields
What European nations, besides Spain and Portugal, had colonies in SA?
The British, Dutch, and France
What is the only foreign controlled region in SA?
What Indians built the biggest civilization in South America?
What is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the New World?
Why is Peru's coast a desert?
The Andes block rain
How has being landlocked hurt Bolivia?
It has hurt their trade
What nation has 2 capitals?
Describe 2 unusual features of Lake Titicaca
It's very high. It had mountains on both sides
Name the 3 regions of Chile
The northern desert, the Central Valley, and the southern archipelago
What is the 2nd largest city in SA? Why is it so big?
Who liberated Argentina and chile from Spain?
Jose de San Martin
What country colonized Brazil?
Why are southern cities more prosperous than NE cities in Brazil?
The NE cities have poor soil
Brazil leads in world production of what 3 products from the Brazilian Highlands?
Oranges, beef cattle, and iron
What mineral products come from the Amazon Basin?
Iron, bauxite, tin
Why is the soil poor in the Amazon?
There is a lot of rain fall, and the vegetation is decaying,
3 plateau regions of SA are:
Mato Grosso, I can only find one
3 major SA river systems are:
The Amazon, the Sao Francisco, and the Paraguay
What piece of land joins North and South America?
What illegal drugs first came from SA?
Heroin, cocaine, and marijuana
What is the most fertile grassland in SA?
Mixed black and Amerindiam
A grassy plain
Flesh eating fish
Huge block shaped mts