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Chapter 12: The Geography and History of Latin America
Section 1: The Land and People of Latin America
Section 1: Latin American Geography
Directions: Analyze the map and answer the questions below.
1. List the countries that border or are part of the Amazon Basin.
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2. What country is Patagonia located in?
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3. What is the capital of Brazil?
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4. What is the capital of Venezuela?
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Directions: For each question, write the letter of the BEST response on the line beside each question.
_______ 1. Which country is home to a canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific?
a. Argentina
b. Costa Rica
c. Guatemala
d. Panama
_______ 2. What is the name of the longest mountain range in the world?
a. Andes
b. Brazilian
c. Patagonia
d. Rocky
_______ 3. Which of the following countries is landlocked, or bordering no ocean or sea?
a. Argentina
b. Bolivia
c. Brazil
d. Peru
_______ 4. What is the driest desert on Earth, receiving below a millimeter of water annually?
a. Atacama
b. Brazilian
c. Mojave
d. Sahara
_______ 5. What is the most common language spoken in Latin America?
a. English
b. Portuguese
c. Quechua
d. Spanish
_______ 6. Who is the head of the Catholic Church?
a. pope
b. president
c. priest
d. prime minister
_______ 7. What is the common language spoken in Brazil?
a. English
b. Portuguese
c. Quechua
d. Spanish
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