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true or false: the Amazon drains a larger area than any other river in the world

true

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true or false: South America extends across more than 60° of latitude

true

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true or false: people first entered South America from the north more than 60,000 years ago

false

3

true or false: the Spanish colonies all gained their independence from 1810 to 1830

true

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true or false: around 95% of the people who live in Paraguay have European ancestors

false

5

true or false: thousands of square miles of South American rainforest are cleared every year

true

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The capital of this country is Santo Domingo

Dominican republic

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this country is the only country in the Caribbean that has a command economy

Cuba

8

this country in Haiti have the large African populations in the Caribbean

Jamaica

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this country is a commonwealth of the United States

Puerto Rico

10

French and Creole are the official languages in this country

Haiti

11

this region is Mexico's poorest region

Southern Mexico

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this region is a cultural political and economic center of Mexico

Mexico City

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many cities in this region began as a colonial mining or ranching centers

Central Mexico

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this region as rich or oil and natural gas deposits

gulf low lands

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this region has become one of Mexico's most prosperous regions

Northern Mexico

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South America includes 12 countries and an overseas department of France known as French_

Guiana

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The collision of the Nazca and South American plates created the_

andies

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The largest country in South America is_

Brazil

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the_founded south America's greatest early civilization

Inca

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The South American city of_lies in a high Andes valley

quito

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_Has a large percentage of south American Indians

Bolivia

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_Grew rich from harvesting and shipping rubber

manaus

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_Is a trade organization made up of the countries in the southern part of South America

mercosur

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About one third of Chili's people now live in or around_

Santiago

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Sierra Madre Oriental at Borders the Mexican plateau on the_side

East

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Sierra Madre occidental borders Mexican Puerto on the_side

West

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Sierra Madre Delsur orders the Mexican poncho on the_side

South

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this term refers to a chain of high plateaus

tepuis

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this term refers to rock or sand layers that contain oil

tar sands