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Study Guide Exam 2

Study Guide Exam 2

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Study Guide for Exam 2 Geography 3670 – Latin America Online This exam will be a compilation of definitions, fill

in the blank, short answer, and instead of a blank map section, there will be a matching section where you will be asked to match countries and capitals, as well as physiographic features. Review the maps of Latin America. For Chapters 8 – 14 know the following: Be able to define: ejido maquiladora Greater and Lesser Antilles isthmus Miscegenation Hispaniola Altiplano favela latifundia minifundia Patagonia Gran Chaco Pampas Chaco War War of the Pacific Treaty of Tordesillas Many say there are two Mexicos, one in the north and one in the south. What information gained this semester supports his notion? Brazil is the largest nation in South America and borders all countries except Ecuador and Chile. According to the text, Brazil can be divided into four major regions physiographically as well as culturally. Be able to give me a good description of these. In understanding the culture of a country or a sub-region within Brazil or Mexico for example, you must have a feel for the physical geography. So in reviewing, I want you to think of the geography in as much detail as you can. For example, if you were to describe the differences between The Gulf of Mexico region of Mexico and the Independent North, you would first think of the physical geography. The Gulf of Mexico is arid and made up of coastal lowlands. Their main exports are tied to agriculture and commercial fishing. Guaymas is renowned for their shrimp. The Independent North is mountainous and also arid. They are recognized for their cattle ranching and particularly for the mining industry. In the mountains, you have many mineral deposits and it was this activity that gave way to urban growth and industrialization.

For all of the above know the capitals. Hispaniola which is shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic). and its own sub-regions. Jamaica. and Mexico City. They have evolved differently. due largely to their colonial history. The Caribbean: Know the differences between the Greater and Lesser Antilles. I want you to think along these terms. the Humid Gulf Lowlands. South America: Andean America. Know the following features: Rivers Mountain Ranges Amazon Orinoco Parana-Plata Sao Francisco Andes Sierra Madres Gulfs. Brazil. Puerto Rico. You should know all countries in South America. The Oil Basin of the Gulf Lowlands. Central America: Know the different countries and their unique cultural traits. So be familiar with physical and cultural traits of the following: Mexico: The Independent North. and the Southern Cone MATCHING SECTION Know the following: COUNTRIES All the countries in Middle America (Mexico and Central America) with the following exception: in the Caribbean you will only be responsible for the islands in the Greater Antilles: (Cuba. The Central Breadbasket. The Borderland Subregion. Chiapas and the Yucatan. the Southern Mountains. Seas and Lakes Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Cortez Deserts Atacama Desert Mediterranean Sea Caribbean Gulf of California Lake Titicaca Lake Nicaragua Lake Maracaibo Rio de la Plata Estuary . the Arid Northwest.For each sub-region Latin America.

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