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Latin American Geography (Grade 6)

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Latin American Geography

Why is the area south of Mexico often called "Latin America"?

Much of Mexico's border with the United States is formed by the
  1. Rio Grande
  2. Sierra Madre del Sur
  3. Sierra madre Oriental
  4. Gulf of Mexico
The body of water that lies to the east of Central America is...
  1. the Pacific Ocean
  2. the Gulf of Mexico
  3. the Arctic Ocean
  4. the Bay of Bengal
The West Indies, a 2,000 mile long chain of islands, are located in this body of water.
  1. Atlantic Ocean
  2. Pacific Ocean
  3. Gulf of Mexico
  4. Caribbean Sea
How many countries make up the mainland of Central America?
  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
Which Central American country does NOT have Spanish as its official language?
  1. Belize
  2. Panama
  3. Guatemala
  4. Costa Rica
Which is the most heavily populated country in Central America?
  1. El Salvador
  2. Honduras
  3. Guatemala
  4. Nicaragua
Located between North and South America, this structure gave a shorter distance for trade between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean
  1. Panama Canal
  2. Great Lakes
  3. Mississippi River
  4. Lake Lanier
The                                              joins Central America to South America.
List the islands that are part of South America.

Brazil is the largest country in South America.
  1. True
  2. False
The Amazon River Basin contains the world's largest rain forest.
  1. True
  2. False
About 80 percent of Chile is covered by
  1. the Andes mountain ranges.
  2. the Atacama Desert
  3. a marine west coast climate.
  4. snowcapped volcanoes
Vast, treeless plains in Argentina that support farming and ranching are known as
  1. Patagonia
  2. pampas
  3. llanos.
  4. estancias
What is the southernmost tip of South America called?                         
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