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The largest country in South America is? Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, or Columbia

Brazil

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The Andes are South America's greatest? River chain, desert regions, mountain range, or island chain

Mountain range

2

guinea highlands rise in southern? Venezuela, Peru, surname, or Paraguay

Venezuela

3

which of the following is the largest playing in South America? Brazilian Highlands, Altiplano, Angel Falls, or Amazon River basin

Amazon River basin

4

South Americans pampas is a wide area of? Plains, grasslands, mountains, or plateaus

grasslands

5

Tierra del fuego is an island divided between Argentina and? Uruguay, Chile, Columbia, or Bolivia

chile

6

what is the world's largest river in volume? Orinoco, Llanos, Amazon, or parana

Amazon

7

The driest region in South America is? The Peru current, the atacama desert, chili central valley, or the Amazon River

The Atacama Desert

8

what is El Niño? The region's largest lake, a tropical rain forest, a type of tree, or an ocean and weather pattern

an ocean and weather pattern

9

South America's largest oil reserves are found in? Venezuela, French Guiana, Brazil, or Uruguay

Venezuela

10

true or false: farming began in South America only about 500 years ago

false, 5000

11

true or false: The Inca founded south America's greatest early civilization

true

12

true or false: although the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro tried to conquer the Inca Empire he was unsuccessful

false, successful

13

true or false: the south American Indian population rose dramatically during the colonial period

false, dropped

14

true or false: Portuguese settlement South America began in the 1530s along the eastern coast of what is now Brazil

true

15

true or false: the Spanish colonies of South America gained their independence between 1910 and 1930

false, 1810 and 1830

16

true or false: Bolivia's population has the largest percentage of south American Indians

true

17

true or false: people in South American countries speak Spanish but most Brazilians speak Portuguese

true

18

true or false: the cities of bogota, La Paz, and quito lie in high Andean Valleys

true

19

true or false: the majority of South American today are protestant Christian

false, Roman Catholic

20

when the largest states from the colonial period we're broken up, small farms known as_were created

minifundia

21

_Produces more coffee than any other country in the world

Brazil

22

The South American country of_specializes and producing and exporting wheat and beef

Argentina

23

countries in the southern part of South America have formed a trade organization known as_

Mercosur

24

One third of the people who live in Chile now live in or around the city of_

Santiago

25

The large slums that surround the major cities of Brazil are known as_

favelas

26

overall the governments in South American countries have become more_but challenges remain

democratic

27

The great rain forests of the_River basin are a vital source of oxygen for the whole planet

Amazon

28

A war during the 1880s left the country of_landlocked, or without the border on the ocean

Bolivia

29

terrorism is common and South America today, particularly in the country of_

Columbia