Social Studies Unit 4 Test Vocabulary and Questions (6th Grade Latin America)

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Life Expectancy
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The average age that a person can expect to live to in a given country.
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GDP Per Capita
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The total value of goods and services produced in a country per person per year.
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Literacy Rate
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The percent of the adult population that is able to read and write.
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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The total value of goods and services produced in a country per year.
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Infant mortality rate
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This economic factor should be low in order to have a high standard of living in a country.
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Latin America
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Out of Latin America and North America, this region has a lower GDP, lower life expectancy, lower literacy rate, and a higher rural population.
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Culture region
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An area if the world in which many people shar similar beliefs, history, and language
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Deforestation
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The practice of cutting down forests for crops or urban use
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Population Density
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Number of people living per unit of area
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Rural
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Countryside
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Subsistence farming
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Farming to grow only enough food for families to eat, not to sell
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Sustainable
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Capable of being continued without changing the environment or using up resources permanently
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Urban
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Describing or relating to the city or suburbs
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Terraced fields, canals, suspension bridges
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The way the Incas adapted to life in the Andes Mountains.
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Cash crop
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A farm crop sold for profit
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Gold, God, Glory
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Why were Europeans interested in exploring and claiming land in this region?
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Americas, Europe, and Africa
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Triangular trade: who was involved?
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Raw Materials
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Traded from Americas to Europe
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Manufactured Goods
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Traded from Europe to Africa
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Slaves
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Traded from Africa to Americas
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51 miles
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How long is the Panama Canal?
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1904-1914
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When was the Panama Canal built?
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Shorter trade routes
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Why was the Panama Canal constructed?
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Cultural Characteristics of the Carribean
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Landmarks, diverse culture, foods, scenery, beaches, music such as reggae, calypso, soca, and salsa, holidays, and architecture
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Spanish
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What is the most common language in Latin America?
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Roman Catholicism
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What is the most common religion in Latin America?
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Puerto Rico
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Of Puerto Rico and Cuba, this country has a higher GDP, and more political freedom.
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Cattle Ranching
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What is the main reason for destruction of the Amazon Rainforest?

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