Sparks Latin America Study Guide

What are the main sources of pollution in Mexico City?
What are the main sources of pollution in Mexico City?
Cars and Factories

One major problem with deforestation is...
One major problem with deforestation is…
there is less forest to produce goods and meet human needs.

______ % of the world's oxygen comes from the Amazon rainforest.
______ % of the world’s oxygen comes from the Amazon rainforest.
20%

What has caused the coast of Venezuela to be polluted?
What has caused the coast of Venezuela to be polluted?
Oil

The most mined resources in Mexico is _______.
The most mined resources in Mexico is _______.
silver

Mexico does about ______ of its trade with the USA.
Mexico does about ______ of its trade with the USA.
75% (3/4)

Venezuela's large ______ helps it trade with other countries.
Venezuela’s large ______ helps it trade with other countries.
coastline

Most Mexicans and Brazilians live in _______ areas because the jobs in the factories/business.
Most Mexicans and Brazilians live in _______ areas because the jobs in the factories/business.
urban

Brazil has ______ seaports that help with trade to other countries.
Brazil has ______ seaports that help with trade to other countries.
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What is Cuba's major export?
What is Cuba’s major export?
sugar

The three main cultural groups of Latin America are Native Americans, Europeans, and _______.
Africans

Spanish and ______ are the two primary languages of Latin America.
Portugese

What is the government of Brazil and Mexico?
What is the government of Brazil and Mexico?
Presidential Democracy

What is the government of Cuba?
What is the government of Cuba?
Communist

Of all the Latin American countries, citizens of _____ has the least amount of freedom.
Of all the Latin American countries, citizens of _____ has the least amount of freedom.
Cuba

Tenochtitlan was the capital city of what empire?
Tenochtitlan was the capital city of what empire?
Aztec

The Aztecs had advanced knowledge of the world due to their irrigation systems, ________ , and mathematics.
The Aztecs had advanced knowledge of the world due to their irrigation systems, ________ , and mathematics.
calendars

_________ was a Spanish explorer that took over the Aztec Empire.
_________ was a Spanish explorer that took over the Aztec Empire.
Hernan Cortés

_________ was the Aztec emperor when Cortes arrived in Mexico.
_________ was the Aztec emperor when Cortes arrived in Mexico.
Montezuma

The Andes Mountains were home to the ______ civilization.
The Andes Mountains were home to the ______ civilization.
Inca

_____________ was the explorer that took over the Incan empire.
_____________ was the explorer that took over the Incan empire.
Francisco Pizarro

What animal did the Europeans introduce to Native Americans that made travel and trade easier?
What animal did the Europeans introduce to Native Americans that made travel and trade easier?
Horse

The ________________ was the moving of animals, plants, people, and diseases from the Old to New world.
The ________________ was the moving of animals, plants, people, and diseases from the Old to New world.
Colombian Exchange

Why do many Latin Americans have African ancestors?
Slavery

Toussaint L'Ouverture led the independence movement in ________.
Toussaint L’Ouverture led the independence movement in ________.
Haiti

Who led the independence movements in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia?
Who led the independence movements in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia?
Simon Bolivar

Who led the independence movement in Mexico?
Who led the independence movement in Mexico?
Miguel Hidalgo

Fidel _______ took over as dictator of Cuba in 1959.
Fidel _______ took over as dictator of Cuba in 1959.
Castro

The __________ helped build Cuba into a communist country.
Soviet Union

The Zapatistas do not like ________because the worry it will cause farmers to go out of business.
The Zapatistas do not like ________because the worry it will cause farmers to go out of business.
NAFTA

The Zapatistas support the ______ people of Mexico.
The Zapatistas support the ______ people of Mexico.
Native