Special Sub-Topic: Latin American Geography Basics
|The temperate pampa is mainly located in which of the following countries?|
Argentina. Argentina has lately also yielded incredible numbers of finds in dinosaur bones, and even gave its name to one of the largest discovered sauropods, Argentinosaurus.
|The favorable soil and climate of the Caribbean has encouraged and been dominated by what agricultural industry?|
Sugar. The sugar plantations on the Caribbean Islands also encouraged slave labor, as the cutting of the plants is dangerous and painful, back-breaking labor.
|What is the name of the mountain chain that runs the western length of South America?|
|What southern river system in Latin America consists of the Parana and the Paraguay?|
The Rio de la Plata. The Amazon is, of course, in Brazil. The Orinoco flows through Venezula, draining the interior plains of that country into the Caribbean. The Rio Magdalena is in the northwest, in Colombia, which also flows into the Caribbean.
|What is the highest navigable lake in the world?|
Titicaca. Valparaiso and Callou are actually ports.
|Into what two groupings are the Antilles islands separated?|
|What is the highest mountain peak on the island of Hispaniola?|
Duarte Peak. Duarte Peak is located in what is now the Dominican Republic.
|Which of the following is farthest to the east?|
|Which of the following has been extremely conducive to cattle-raising, and allowed the area to become profitable through beef production, among other products?|
The Pampa. The area is also well-known for wheat production.
|What is the capital of Venezuela?|
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